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BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
Celebrate the new school year with a splash at the annual Cinco Ranch Back to School Bash! Friday, August 23rd from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Cinco Ranch Water Park, 24126 Hamptonshire Lane (off Cinco Ranch Boulevard). All Cinco Residents and their guests are invited to this fun-filled family event! We will celebrate with a DJ, games and prizes. Food will also be provided.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE 2013 FATHER’S DAY FISHING TOURNAMENT!
A wonderful time was had by all at the 2013 Father’s Day Fishing Tournament. Trophies and Chick-fil-A goodie bags were awarded for the Biggest Bass, Biggest Catfish and Smallest Fish. First Fish Ribbons were given to the participants that caught their very 1st fish. Lucky raffle winners won some great prizes. We look forward to next years tournament….mark your calendars now! A special thank you to our sponsors who made this event one to remember! Astro Fence Chick-fil-A Batteries Plus TCS Panera Bread Native Land Design All Green A+ Family Dental Starbucks YMCA Katy Stadia Grill Taco Bell Chili’s Bushwacker Tractor Services Baker Street Pub & Grill Cody’s Tree Service
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SHERIFF’S VACATION HOME WATCH
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. For more information visit the websites below. Fort Bend County Residents: www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=815 Harris County Residents: www.harriscountytx.gov/CmpDocuments/32/Forms/c5vacation_watch_non_ editable.pdf Make sure to cancel the watch when you return home.
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Fort Bend County Road and Bridge Department is the contact for broken curbs in front of your home? FROM FBC ROAD AND BRIDGE: Residents can call the Road & Bridge Dept. at 281-342-4513 for all repairs related to the roadway. Keep in Mind the county does not maintain the sidewalks or driveways within the Right of Way (ROW). Follow up if desired by mailing to: 201 Payne Lane, PO Box 148 Richmond, TX 77406-0148 The Association notifies the County, as needed, for all main thoroughfares, interior streets and intersections that DO NOT have a residence on these streets. This includes all main streets, entrances, pass through streets, etc. If you have any questions, please contact the Management Office at 281599-0408.
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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. Pet waste is not fertilizer. It actually kills plants and grasses. 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!
HELP KEEP OUR LIGHTS ON
Cinco Ranch Residents pay a maintenance fee where a large portion includes the electricity to light our streets. Each streetlight costs the Cinco Ranch Associations approximately $30 dollars a month. This fee is billed to us whether the light is working or not. If you see a light(s) burned out, please help us by getting the number on the pole. You may submit the work order to Centerpoint Energy or report it to the Associations Office. To report the outage yourself you will either fill out the form available at: www.centerpointenergy.com/outage or you can call the information into Centerpoint Energy at 713-207-2222. The electronic form is much faster as
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you won’t be put on “hold.” You can also report dim lights, leaning poles, etc. on the electronic form. Copy the email to the Cinco Ranch Residential Office at: CincoRanchCustomerCare@pcmi-us.com so we can keep the list of lights reported. Thank you for your help in this matter. Cinco Residential Property Association, Inc.
CINCO AND CINCO SOUTHWEST SHARED USE AGREEMENT
Cinco has 7 pools available during the swim season. Cinco Southwest has three pools, the Lake House Pool and the Rosewood Pool and Rollingwood Pool. All of these pools are available for use by both Cinco and Cinco Southwest Residents. The shared use agreement was signed in October of 2009 through the end of 2013. At that time, the shared use agreement will be reviewed. All Recreation Facilities are open to both Cinco and Cinco Southwest Residents. This includes pools, tennis courts, parks, hike and bike trails and the Lake House Recreation Facility. There are charges for renting some of the facilities. Members must purchase their Pool Key Cards from their appropriate Management Company. If you live east of Katy Gaston Road, you are in the Cinco Association and can purchase your Pool Key Cards at 3022 Windemere Park Lane. Keys are $25 each. Bring a picture ID and a check or money order made payable to CRPA to purchase your keys. We do not accept cash or credit/debit cards. If you are a new homeowner, please bring in your closing paperwork. If you rent a home, please bring in your lease and a letter from your landlord stating you are in good standing. If you have any questions, please call the Association at 281-599-0408. If you live west of Katy Gaston Road, you are in the Cinco Southwest Association and can purchase your Pool Key Cards at the Lake House at 25202 Springwood Lake Drive.
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PET LEASH LAWS IN THE CINCO RANCH AREA 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.
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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.
WHO DO I CALL?
• 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.
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281-391-SOLD (7653) www.lizcarter.com Our Family Serving Your Family Since 1976 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 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 713-771-7665. • Call Before You Dig - 1-800-545-6005 or 1-800-344-8377.
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Recently, signs have been added to the area surrounding the lake at Lake Pointe advising residents not to feed the ducks at the park and lake. The duck population at Lake Pointe is a concern and feeding the ducks is encouraging the ducks to loiter. The ducks are a part of nature and the lake is a natural area, but feeding the ducks in this manner causes a duck population growth and subsequently the mess that goes along with it. Please keep this in mind the next time you are enjoying the park and lake.
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 - 281647-0673; 77494 - 281-574-1401) or visit their website at www.usps.com/ contactus
PROTECT STORM DRAINS
Just one quart of motor oil can ruin the quality of 250,000 gallons of water. Decomposing leaves and grass clippings can cause large amounts of algae to grow which depletes the oxygen level in the water and can lead to fish kills. The blowing, sweeping or dumping of grass clippings and other pollutants down the storm drain is against Texas State Law punishable by a fine of $5,000 for each offense.
PLEASE CALL 281-398-8211 TO REPORT OFFENDERS.
HOT WEATHER TIPS FOR PETS
Dogs and cats are much more susceptible than humans to hot weather related conditions such as dehydration and heat stroke. They have sweat glands only on their paws and mostly pant to cool themselves. Pets with “pushed-in” faces, like pugs, are especially prone to heat stroke as they cannot cool themselves as efficiently by panting. HEAT STROKE CAN BE FATAL. Dogs and cats can also suffer from sunburn. Fortunately, most of these problems can be easily prevented. Unfortunately, many pet guardians - even those who obviously cherish their four-legged family members - are unaware of these simple preventive measures. I’ve
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heard of a couple of fairly recent incidents in our area where dogs collapsed and died of heat stroke after being taken out for runs by their well-intentioned guardians. Here are some important hot weather safety tips: • Exercise your pet during the cooler parts of the day and never after a meal. Always carry cold water for your pet and allow him to drink periodically - he might be feeling overheated, thirsty and fatigued even if you’re not. Allowing your pet to drink from a pool of standing water is not safe - it may be loaded with bacteria, virus particles and organisms like Giardia. Easily portable pet water dishes are widely available. Soaking your dog’s coat with cool (not cold) water before exercising may help, especially if she’s long-haired. • NEVER leave your pet alone in a vehicle. Even with a moderate outdoor temperature and open windows, the vehicle can quickly become a furnace. A pet can die within minutes. • Make sure your pet is well-conditioned for a particular activity. Be especially sensitive to overweight and old pets. Remember that our pets age much more rapidly than we do. • Never leave your pet standing on hot asphalt. It may burn his paws. • For pets kept in the backyard or in a cat or dog “run,” provide plenty of water and shade. Bring your pet indoors during the hottest part of the day (which is most of the day during our summers)! Never leave your pet on a leash for prolonged periods. • Don’t shave your dog’s hair down to the skin. This takes away sun protection and may cause sunburn. • Biking and rollerblading with dogs on-leash is too hard on them, particularly in hot weather. In fact, in some cities (including those in cooler climates), it is against the bylaws to cycle with a pet on-leash. We can go much further on wheels before we tire out compared to our pets on their feet. Dogs will often push themselves to the point of collapse (and even death) to keep up with us. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY and can occur quickly. Signs are excessive panting, hot skin and dark pink or reddish gums. If these are present, soak your pet in cool water and take her immediately to the nearest veterinarian. Remember, prevention is key. Amba Balu, MD
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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 info., 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: cincoranchmomsclub-owner@ yahoogroups.com.
FORMATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN TENNIS CLUB AND VOLLEYBALL CLUB
We are looking for active Senior Citizens interested in forming a Tennis Club and a Sand Volley Ball Club to be played at the beach club (Between Peek/ Mason and Cinco Ranch Blvd./Westheimer Park). If interested, call 713298-4030. The purpose is to keep ACTIVE and FLEXIBLE in declining ages rather than to play a professional game.
GARDEN TIPS FOR AUGUST
• Time now to make plans for fall landscaping projects. • Clean up flowerbeds of fallen foliage, yellowed leaves and dead wood. Light green leaves may signify lack of iron (chlorosis). Correct with iron cheleates. • Cut off old dead foliage on irises. Scratch in a little bone meal around the roots. • Prune roses to reshape and groom plants for fall growth. • Wait until November to plant petunias and pansies. • Chinch bug damage is obvious now. You will have areas of thin and/or dead turf where they weren’t brought under control. There is a new generation going now. This batch causes the most damage. Use Dursban to stop the damage. • Until the weather gets back to the 80’s, St. Augustine grass grows slowly. If you fill in with sod, don’t expect a fast turnaround. The sod may look like it’s not growing while it puts down roots. You will need to water the new sod often and deeply to get it started but this also creates a disease environment. Water early so the sun can dry the turf.
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CINCO RANCH DISCLAIMER (TEENAGE JOB SEEKER LIST)
Neither Cinco Ranch HOA nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers from Cinco Ranch who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.
TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS
If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please completely fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number (one only), year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. Must have parent(s) permission.
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Katy ISD is preparing for tropical weather hazards and the 2013 hurricane season that officially began June 1st. The district reminds families to prepare, as well by making a plan, putting together a hurricane survival kit and staying informed. The Houston region has many helpful resources to guide students, parents and school personnel through these three steps. “In order for Katy ISD to be ready for storms, we need our community to be informed and prepared,” said John Bremer, Katy ISD emergency management coordinator. “Prepared families help by allowing us time to close schools and secure the buildings well ahead of any impending threats. If families are prepared, then we can make better decisions about school operations.” The Texas Department of State Health Services has a number of tools for families to use, including a brochure on Hurricane Preparedness, an emergency supply checklist and a video on surviving disasters. The Ready Houston regional preparedness page also has helpful information on how to prepare for disasters, including hurricanes at: www.readyhoustontx.gov. “Make a plan, put together a survival kit and stay informed are three steps Katy ISD uses to prepare for hurricane season; these are the same steps students, parents and school personnel can use to be ready,” added Bremer. District preparations include annually reviewing and updating the tropical weather annex of the emergency operations plan; maintaining flood control features and inspecting roofs of the schools and making sure that emergency resources are available and ready should a storm threaten the Texas Gulf Coast. In order to respond ahead of any storm, Katy ISD stays informed by working closely with the National Weather Service and by listening to regional partners at the City of Katy, Harris County and Fort Bend County.
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Our address is 5901 N. Fry Rd. in Katy, Texas 77449. Registrations can be made online at www.bearcreekchurch.tv/sports (click on specific camp or sport registration) or in our Church Office, Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. On Fridays, the office is open 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. For more information email email@example.com or call 281-859-9900. UPWARD SOCCER, UPWARD FLAG FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING: Bear Creek Baptist Church is offering Upward Soccer, Flag Football and Cheerleading this Fall. We will be having Upward Soccer for children 4 yrs. By September 1, 2013 through 6th Grade. Our Flag Football and Cheerleading will be for children in K this year through 6th Grade. Register before school starts. Our first evaluation is before school starts. Each child needs to attend an evaluation, not for the whole two hours, but for about 20 min. This year we have an early special price of $70 for those that register before August 18th. We have our first evaluation on Saturday, August 17th from 10:00 AM 12:00 PM in the back fields behind our parking lot. Our next evaluations will be Tuesday and Thursday, September 4th and 6th from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. On Saturday, September 8th between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Cost is $75. Our practices will begin the week of September 23rd. Our first games will be October 5th and go through November 16th. MEN’S OUTWARD FLAG FOOTBALL: Come join men 18 yrs and older for our men’s Outward Flag Football league coming this fall. Practice/Games will be on Saturday afternoons around 2:00 PM. The league will have a tournament at the conclusion of the season. Evaluations for all players will be Tuesday and Thursday, September 10th and 12th from 6:00-7:00 PM and Saturday, September 14th from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. These will take place on the fields behind the church. Cost for the league will be $35 per player covering cost of officials and jersey. First games will be October 12th and season concludes on November 9th with tournament. For more information call 281-859-9900 and ask for Scott Denton or David Rutherford or email us at Scott.firstname.lastname@example.org or David.email@example.com.
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Katy YMCA Summer Program Registration is still in progress. Limited Spaces Available. Contact the Y for details at 281-392-5055 or check out our website: ymcahouston.org. SUMMER DAY CAMP: Ages 6-15. No one does camp like the Y! Held at YMCA’s amazing Camp Cinco, behind Creech Elementary, there are still openings for mid-summer sessions. Drop off as early as 7 AM, pick up as late as 6:30 PM. Swimming, field trips, old fashioned camp experience! SWIM LESSONS: The Y has been teaching swim lessons for over 100 years! All ages and ability levels welcome. Morning, evening, group and private sessions available. SUMMER YMCA CHILD CARE 2013-2014 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Child Care provided at most Katy ISD elementary schools until 6:30 PM. Some schools offer both before and after school care. Please call for specific school offerings and prices. FALL YMCA YOUTH AND TEEN SPORTS LEAGUES: Register now for fall youth NFL Flag Football, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball. Teen Volleyball and Basketball registration also in progress. Registration deadline is September 1st ($10 late fee added after August 26th). YMCA HOMESCHOOL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Physical Education, Theatre Arts, Spanish, Art and more are part of the Y’s Homeschool curriculum. Meets M/W/F from 1 - 3 PM. Call for more information and pricing.
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NEW CREATION CHURCH WORSHIP CHANGE IS COMING! Starting August 18th, there will be two worship services on Sunday mornings to meet the needs of our growing congregation that gathers at the Irene Stern Community Center in Fulshear! The traditional Lutheran service accompanied by the Creation Choir is scheduled at 9:30 AM. The contemporary worship service led by Josh Peck and the band will start at 11:00 AM followed by a social time. COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS! A special “Blessing of the Children, Teachers and Administrators” will be held at both services to mark the first month of returning to school! Children of the community and their parents are welcome to join us for food and games held in the Community Center Park to mark the celebration after both services! COMING IN SEPTEMBER: Children in grades 6th through 8th will be offered the opportunity to prepare for Confirmation starting Wednesday evening, September 19th, at 7 PM. Celebration Choir rehearsal: 7:45 PM. Pastor Dale - 832 492-5136, newcreationfulshear.org.
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22765 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Texas 77450 281-395-3950 - thefellowship.org Located at the corner of Westheimer Parkway and Peek Road, The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch offers a variety of summer activities for elementary aged children. ALL programs listed are for children who have completed kindergarten through the completed fifth grade. SUMMER DAYS WITH PIZZAZZ Monthly Field Trip (August 21st) from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Join us for fun, educational day trips to local and Houston area attractions. Activities this year include SeaWolf Park in Galveston, San Jacinto Monument/Battleship Texas and Splashway Water Park. Van transportation is provided for trips. $25 Per field trip. Registration is available online at our website: thefellowship.org - Choose the Community section/Children’s ministry - events.
Aglow International is a global, trans-denominational Christian organization. More than 200,000 Aglow members meet together each month through local fellowships. At the monthly gatherings, there is time to meet and visit with friends, enjoy corporate worship and prayer and hear from a guest speaker. Many of the ladies share lunch afterwards. You are most cordially invited to attend the Katy Aglow group. You will be glad you did. DATE: August 27, 2013 TIME: 9:30 AM - Arrive/Visit; 10:00 AM - Meeting Starts SPEAKER: Christine Jackson TOPIC: Israel LOCATION: Fellowship Hall at Church on the Rock. 433 S. Barker Cypress, Houston, TX 77094 Dir: 1-10 Exit Barker Cypress Rd., go south 3 blocks to corner of Barker Cypress @ Kingsland Blvd. CONTACT: www.katyaglow.com for guest speaker and group information www.aglow.org for information about Aglow International
KATY CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION
Are you in the military or have ever been in the military? Is anyone in your family in the military? If so, Katy Christian Women’s Connection would like to celebrate and honor the common military sisterhood you share! Please contact us at KatyCWC@ gmail.com for more information.
Singer’s and Instrumentalists and Dancers are invited to join the “Grace Notes,” a performing group which shares music with the community in retirement homes, alzheimer’s and nursing facilities, country clubs and several churches. We sing a combination of Secular, Broadway, Patriotic, Sacred and Gospel Music. We also sing once a month for the congregation of St. Peter’s United Methodist church - during the traditional morning services. We rehearse and perform during the school calendar year on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 AM at St. Peter’s UMC in room E-106. Tuesday mornings are our “outing” days for performances in the community. Come and join this fun and wonderful music ministry! For more information, please contact Gail Shipley at 281-347-0233 or email@example.com.
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Trinity Baptist Church Senior Adults get together on Monday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 PM for a time of fellowship, prayer and games... Come join the fun! Trinity Baptist Church is located at 10000 Spring Green Blvd. (corner of Spring Green and Fry). For more information, visit www.trinity-katy.org or call the church office at 281-579-6724.
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Game Day - Meet with us every Wednesday in the Crawford Fellowship Hall from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM as we fellowship around the table playing Chicken Foot, Scrabble, Cards, etc. Senior Aerobics offered at Kingsland Baptist Church Please join our Adult 55+ exercise class at 11:00 - 11:45 AM each Thursday morning in the gym at Kingsland Baptist Church. Peggy Skaggs is our trained and certified instructor and the class is open to all levels.
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Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. THERE IS NO SMOKING ALLOWED DURING ALL BINGO GAMES. They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar and large cash prizes. Profits benefit charitable outreach programs. Epiphany Catholic Church, Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8:00 PM. For more info, call the bingo hall number at 281-578-3905.
ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH BINGO
At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs. The Church is located in downtown Katy at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. For more info., call 281-391-4758.
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The Grayson Lakes Community-Wide Garage Sales is scheduled for Saturday. September 21st from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This is a huge, multifamily, neighborhood-wide garage sale. Grayson Lakes is located on Katy Flewellen across from Woodcreek Jr. High.
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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will host its second Fall Craft Show on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM , 7615 FM 762, Richmond 77469. Vendors of all types of goods are welcome to register for this event!! To join in this event, the cost will be $35 and all proceeds will benefit the Camp Allen Scholarship Fund. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase and sell your wares for the fall and winter seasons! Fill out a form on the church website, www.stmarksfortbend.org, to reserve your space today. If you need additional information after reviewing the registration form, please contact us at 281-545-1661. We hope that you will be able to be a part of this great event!
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The Booster Club for the Seven Lakes High School FFA Chapter is hosting a Sporting Clays Tournament on Friday, September 20, 2013, at Westside Sporting Grounds. Check-in starts at 7:30 AM. Shooting starts at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided. The entry fee is $125 per person or $625 per fiveman team. Registration includes 100 sporting clay targets and ammunition (12 & 20 gauge). There are also opportunities for individuals or companies to sponsor the event. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-3955718. Information is also available at www.slhsffasportingclays.com. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
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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 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
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HOUSTON FAMILY ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON MEMORIES AND TRADITIONS
The award-winning Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) proudly announces its 2013-2014 Season Subscription Program. Season subscriptions offer incentives and discounts to new and returning patrons for every performance in our 2013-2014 season. Subscribers save 20% off the regular ticket price. Compared to the individual ticket price, it is like getting two shows for free. Not only do patrons save money and get to choose the best seats, but they receive exclusive perks, including recognition in every Playbill and two complimentary concession items for every show. The HFAC 2013-2014 season includes the following productions: • Arsenic and Old Lace, the classic comedy (Sept. 6 - Sept. 29, 2013) • The Crucible, spellbinding drama (Oct. 18 - Nov. 10, 2013) • Winter Wonderettes, a Christmas extravaganza featuring your favorite holiday pop songs (Nov. 29 - Dec. 22, 2013) • A Raisin in the Sun, a life-affirming drama (Jan. 10 - Feb. 2, 2014) • Peter Pan, the beloved classic and family musical (Feb. 21 - Mar. 9, 2014) • Godspell, a divinely inspired musical (Apr. 4 - 27, 2014) • The Beaux’ Stratagem, delightful period farce (May 23 - Jun. 15, 2014) • Les Miserables, dramatic tale of redemption (July 11 - Aug. 3, 2014) All performances are on the HFAC Garza Mainstage, recently named “Houston’s Best Gem of a Theatre” by the Houston Press, except for Peter Pan, which will be performed at the Berry Center. Season subscriptions are now on sale. Season subscriptions start as low as $100. For the best seating and lowest prices, become a season subscriber. Patrons can purchase their subscriptions online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374.
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Do you like to sing? Are you looking for a place to display your talents or just to have fun with music? You should be a Decibelle! We are a (ladies only) daytime chorus rehearsing every Friday morning from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Treemont Retirement Center, 2501 Westerland, near Westheimer and Gessner. Some of us read music, but it is not required. We are provided a CD to help in learning new songs. Our director, Martha Upton and assistant director, Cay Eckland will help you find out if you are a Tenor, Lead, Baritone or Bass. We have been performing in the Houston area for over 35 years. We prepare two types of shows each year; a Christmas show with old favorites, but always a new fun tune including props, narratives and choreography. Our regular show this year includes songs from the 1920s, as well as a Spiritual Medley that will start your toes tapping. Come visit any Friday. We would love to see you and if you decide to join us, we would be delighted. For more information, please call Pat at 281-4974904 or visit our website, www.Decibelles.org.
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Epiphany of the Lord Church at 1530 Norwalk Drive in Katy is hosting a Job Fair for Professionals on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The event is free and there will be 50 companies represented for jobs from Receptionist to Vice President in the areas of finance, healthcare, IT and engineering to name a few.Â Â This event is geared toward degreed, career-minded, professional job candidates. Candidates with no/some college but substantial related work experience would also be well suited for this event. Â Bring plenty of resumes.
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JAMES E. TAYLOR CLASS OF 1988 ANNOUNCES 25TH CLASS REUNION
The James E. Taylor Class of 1988 would like to announce its 25th Class Reunion. The reunion will be held on September 28th at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. The event will begin at 6:00 PM. There will be a meet and greet and heavy hors dâ€™oeuvres. The event features the House of Blues New Yearâ€™s Eve and 80â€™s band, â€œThunderpants.â€? The event will conclude at 11:30 PM.
Registration and other details regarding the reunion can be found at www. classcreator.com/Katy-Texas-Taylor-1988. For more information, please contact Holly Graham Murphy at 832-4283035, Jacqueline Guttman Dolezal at 281-222-9133 or Wendi Zedler Lacki at 832-492-7466.
Blood Drives MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF KATY BLOOD DRIVE
Memorial Lutheran Church of Katy, located at 5810 Third Street, will be conducting their quarterly Blood Drive on August 6, 2013, from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Loomis Center. Walk-ins are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Any questions, please contact the office at 281-391-0171.
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Tuesday, August 27th â€˘ 7:00 PM Golf Club @ Cinco Ranch Itâ€™s time to Kick-Off a new year of friendship, activities and community service! We have a new and enthusiastic executive board in place ready to facilitate our best year yet! As always, our first meeting is your chance to come see what CRLC is all about. Grab your new/old friends and neighbors and come to the Golf Club to learn about and join any of our sponsored clubs such as: Book Club, Bunco, Craft Club, Wine Club, Couples Dining Out Club, Movie Club, etc. We meet as an entire Club the last Tuesday of every month and yearly dues are $25 (cash or check). Most of our sponsored clubs meet once a month also. The CRLC is an easy and fun way to make new friends and strengthen existing friendships! Ask to join our Facebook group by searching for cincoranchladiesclub or look for us at cincoranchladiesclub.com. CRLC is for Cinco Ranch and areas physically surrounding Cinco Ranch. For more info., please contact Elizabeth Walker at 832-437-0446 or email@example.com.
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For the adults (18 and up), read 5 books or 600 minutes and get an entry for the countywide drawing for an e-reader. Pick up a passport at the library itself and read the various genres to receive entries in our branch-only reader’s gift basket drawings. Read five different genres and get an entry for our “grand prize.” The prize includes a Katy Budget Book gift card, Alamo Drafthouse tickets and a Kindle. Also, join us for our family summer reading programs. See below for our many adult only programs. All programs are free and everyone is welcome although the adult only computer classes do require registration! • DIY CRAFTS - The library is pleased to announce a new program series. On the second Wednesday of every month we will be hosting a fun adult craft time. This month, August 14th at 2 PM and 4 PM we will be doing decoupage. Come by and make beautiful boxes and other sculptures. • FREE INTERNET CLASSES - The library provides free 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 offered on August 13th at 10 AM. • SUMMER E-READING - How are you going to enjoy reading your books this summer? Visit the library on Saturday, August 17th at 1 PM to learn all about the HCPL e-book collection. Try out the latest gadgets in reading and
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gaming technology before you buy them including the Kindle2, SonyReader, Ipod Touch, Ipod, MP3 and more! • BASIC EMAILING - Ready for your own email account? The library will be hosting a one time class about basic emailing skills on Tuesday, August 20th at 7 PM. Learn about sending emails, attaching documents and more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Seating for this and all computer classes is extremely limited. Please call the library for more information and to register. • MICROSOFT EXCEL CLASS - Are you interested in getting more out of your Microsoft Excel program? On Tuesday, August 6th at 7:00-8:30 PM, the library will be hosting a basic class on Microsoft Excel. Can’t make it then? Don’t worry, the class will repeat on Thursday, August 2nd at 2:00-3:30 PM. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required. Seating is extremely limited for these classes. Classes fill up quickly, so don’t delay. • USED BOOK SALE - The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold their book sale on Saturday, August 3rd 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, August 2nd from 4:30 to 6:00 PM for our Member-Only book sale preview. Not a member yet? Not a problem, you can join at the door!
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• 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.
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SUMMER READING CLUB FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Young Adult Reading Club for Teens, thru August 3rd. The last day to pick up awards is August 31st.
SUMMER READING CLUB FOR CHILDREN
Summer Reading Club (SRC) thru August 3rd. The last day to pick up rewards is August 31st. To register online for any classes 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 281-6334610 or by visiting the library.
• CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS’ TO DISCUSS ‘BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP’ - The Night Readers’ book club will meet on Thursday, August 15th beginning at 7:00 PM, in Conference Room 2. The literary-review club is free and open to the public. • TEEN COMPUTER CAMP @ CINCO - Before school starts, Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present “Teen Computer Camp @ Cinco” for students between the ages of 13 and 18. The classes are designed to help teens navigate school assignments and create fun projects. The classes will begin at 2:00 PM, in the Computer Lab. Reservations are required. MS Excel (version 2010) Survival Basics for Teens: Thursday, August 8th, 2:00 PM
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MS Publisher (version 2010) Survival Basics for Teens: Thursday, August 15th, 2:00 PM MS Word (version 2010) Survival Basics for Teens: Thursday, August 22nd, 2:00 PM • SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS - MS Word Survival Basics for SpanishSpeaking Adults - Wednesday, August 7th, 2:00 PM, Computer Lab. This program is presented in Spanish. Reservations are required.
WEEKLY CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SCHEDULE • Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, provides caregiver/infant activities and songs especially designed for the youngest book-lovers, from age 1 month to 12 months. Mother Goose Time will take place on August 20th and 27th only this month. • 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 August 1st, 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th only this month. • Story Time: Tuesdays at 2:00 PM. Age 3-6, where they hear stories, watch movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities. Story Time will take place on August 20th and 27th only this month. • Pajama Night Story Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM - gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime. Pajama Night Story Time will take place on August 20th and 27th only this month.
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• Kinder Korner: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM. A time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities. Kinder Korner will not take place in August. The program will resume in September. • After-School Breaks: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 4:30 PM - crafts, movies, stories and more for children in first through fifth grades. The After-School Breaks will not take place in August. They will resume in September. • Family Story Time: 1st Saturday of the month at 10:15 AM. All ages welcome. • Young Adult Cafe: 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:00 PM. Designed for youth in grades 6 and up. The Young Adult Café will not take place in August. The program will resume in September. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.
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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. This class is on Saturday, September 14, 2013, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. Registration will begin August 5, 2013 for Harris County Resident & those who reside with the Katy City Limits, August 6, 2013 for those who reside outside Harris County or the City Limits of Katy.
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CHILDREN’S IMMUNIZATIONS - August 3, 2013, 0-18 years of age. Sign up at Mary Jo Peckham Park. MARY JO PECKHAM PARK FISHING LAKE: The lake is a stocked. Rules are posted out by the lake. Park hours are 6:00 AM-10:00 PM. If you have questions, please call the Parks Office at 281-531-1592.
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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 email@example.com (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
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POOL 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.
Volunteer Opportunities VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital has volunteer opportunities available. Whether you are interested in working in the nursery, at our reception desk, in our gift shop or even transporting patients, we have a place for you. For more information, please contact Brenda Kepner, Manager of Volunteer Services at 281-644-7581.
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Nestled among the live oak trees of Nottingham Country, Mason Creek Community Center is a formal banquet hall with a warm atmosphere. The Kingsland Ballroom offers a caterer’s kitchen, dance floor, outdoor patio and sound system. Let us help you make your wedding unforgettable. For more info call 281-578-7272 8 AM - 5 PM Mon. - Fri. Click on Community Center
HOUSTON AREA PROJECT LINUS
Houston Area Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that provides new, handmade blankets for children who are seriously ill or traumatized, can use the following items you might be discarding: • Fabri-cotton, cotton blends, flannel and fleece • Yarn • Crochet thread • Narrow ribbon If you have any of these items to donate or for information about Project Linus, please call Karen Hagin, Cinco Ranch resident and Project Linus blanketeer 281-693-7150 or Sally Burns, Houston Area Project Linus Coordinator 281-492-2679. More information about Project Linus can be found at www.projectlinus.org.
TEXAS WILDLIFE REHABILITATION COALITION, INC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WILDLIFE ADVOCATES
Enjoy a rewarding volunteer experience with wildlife. Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition, Inc. is a non-profit organization, which serves as an emergency care and rehabilitation facility for orphaned, ill, and injured native Texas wildlife. Volunteers are welcome in the areas of assisting in the daily functions of the center, assisting with public education programs, and wildlife rehabilitation. Located at 10801 Hammerly, Suite 200, the facility is open seven days a week to help wildlife in need. TWRC has a mentor program in place to assist volunteers with “hands on” training for those interested in becoming permitted rehabilitators. We invite you to join our organization in saving Texas wildlife – one animal at a time. Call the center at 713468-8972 x158 for more information or email the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com. 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
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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.
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.
SIRE, HOUSTON’S THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTERS
The only time our clients say they feel free is when they’re riding a horse in a brisk walk around the arena or driving a carriage through the wooded pastures or feel the nudge of a horse’s muzzle at their shoulder saying, “I’m glad to see you, my friend.” Nothing else can compare with therapy on horseback. Equine-assisted activities improve physical balance and coordination, mental acuity, emotional stability and social interactions. At SIRE, we see miracles on horseback happen every day. The work of our dedicated volunteers helps guarantee that children and adults with disabilities in the Greater Houston Area will have the programs they need to live longer, healthier, more productive lives.
In addition to their weekly work in the arena, many of our volunteers donate their time and talents at fund-raising events such as our annual Ride-A-Thon and the yearly Trailblazers Luncheon. Volunteers are on hand during the NARHA on-site certification and annual SIRE Show-Off and volunteers are vital to our Clients’ successes at the Top Hands Horse Show, during the Houston Rodeo and competition at the regional and state Special Olympics. Therapeutic horseback riding creates a bond of success between the rider and their horse. Volunteers are their own personal cheering section and the instructor is their mentor and coach. Clients become more empowered and better equipped to fully live their lives, each day. To volunteer, please call one of our arenas and ask to speak with a volunteer coordinator. SIRESpring, call 281-353-6160. SIREHockley, call 281-3567588. SIRE Fort Bend at Sienna Stables, call 281-431-1741.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT AUTUMN GROVE COTTAGE
Do you enjoy spending time with seniors? Autumn Grove Cottage is an assisted living facility for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia related illnesses. We are interested in volunteers socializing with our Residents. We are a small cottage, close to your neighborhood, with just 16 Residents. If you would like to volunteer in a cozy, home-like atmosphere then call the Volunteer Coordinator at 281-398-6845 or visit our website www. autumngrovecottage.com. Come be a part of our philosophy - “To honor our Residents and those who love and care for them.” Volunteers will need to complete a volunteer application and attend a brief training session.
BECOME A SUNRISE VOLUNTEER
Fond memories and treasured traditions start here! Enrich lives through your generous gift of service as a Sunrise Volunteer. Please call the 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. For more information, you can also visit our website at www.sunriseseniorliving.com.
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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.
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.
ADOPT A US SOLDIER
Adopt A US Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers and donors to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians with deployed soldiers and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to those serving in the United States Armed Forces. Adopt A US Soldier is sustained by its volunteer workforce located across the United States. After a supporter asked a soldier what they needed, his response was as follows: “No requests, just don’t want to be forgotten.” -LCPL O.J.T. III
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When registering for Adopt A US Soldier your involvement can range from writing letters and sending postcards, to mailing care packages full of items a soldier may need or want. Handwritten letters are most important and meaningful to soldiers. Adopt A US Soldier encourages civilians to adopt a soldier to show your support for those that are making sacrifices for our country. If interested, please go to www.adoptaussoldier.org to register.
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SPANISH MEADOWS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
In just 1 hour you could touch the hearts of at least 4 seniors. Do you have a little free time? Do you enjoy the company of seniors? We would love to have you volunteer your time and services to our wonderful residents. Spanish
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281-617-2231 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.
AN ART VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT HOUSTON APHASIA RECOVERY CENTER
Stephanie Schmadeke, Director of the Houston Aphasia Recovery Center (HARC), a not for profit facility which helps people recover from brain injury, is looking for volunteers to teach painting or drawing lessons to their clients. Their location is 6260 Westpark (in the West Loop/SW Freeway area). This would be perfect for someone who has time and a calling to help people or for students who are looking for community service and teaching experience. Even if you are new to art, you would have something to offer. Just give them what you know. That will be more than enough. (Paint mixing, pallets, brush choices, hand positions, perspective, shading, blending, etc.) All would be a great help to someone recovering from Aphasia. The times/days/number of students are all flexible. For more information, contact Stephanie Schmadeke, 713-628-9973 or to learn more about Aphasia, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphasia.
KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Katy Christian Ministries Resale Stores has an URGENT need for volunteers to help with receiving/sorting donations and various other activities. Schedule flexible Monday-Saturday. Please call Michelle Johns at 281-391-5261 or email email@example.com or visit www.ktcm.org for more info.
HealthBridge Children’s Hospital, www.healthbridgehouston.com, located in the Westchase District of Houston is looking for volunteers. Our 40 bed pediatric facility helps children ages 0-21 years of age as they transition from hospital to home. Volunteers can assist our team with direct patient interactions (play, baby holding, reading, mentoring) and indirect patient care (greeters, phone reception and administrative tasks). Volunteer hours vary, please contact Ellyn Poole at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
COMMUNITY OF LIFE VOLUNTEERS IN PARTNERSHIP AT KISSITO CANE ISLAND
Imagine if you had no one to share or even worse, you were limited in your ability to participate in the activities you love? Now, imagine how you would feel if someone volunteered to spend time with you and shared your enthusiasm? At Kissito Healthcare, we realize that when you make a difference in someone else’s life, you make a difference in your own. We recognize that our volunteers not only make a difference in the lives’ of our patients, they are the backbone of our Community of Life activities program. We invite you to be a part of the Volunteers in Partnership program at Kissito’s Cane Island facility in Katy, Texas. All of our programs and services serve a common goal: a better quality of life for the patient and ultimately isn’t that the goal we all have for ourselves? Kissito Cane Island is a post acute and long-term care facility. Here are just a few ways you can volunteer: • Like to read? Read to someone who has lost the gift of sight. • Like to play games? Our residents are always looking for participants. • Have a green thumb? Help us with our table top garden. • Got talent? Come entertain our residents and share your talent. • Do you love a party? Help with monthly events is always needed. • Got a friendly pooch? Ask how pet visits can boost a patients’ day. • Are you crafty? Help out with our arts and craft activities. • History Buff? Hear stories from those who were there.
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If you would like to volunteer your time and/or make a donation, please contact Vicky Ashbrook for more information. Kissito Cane Island is located at 21727 Provincial Blvd. Katy, Texas 77450. The facility phone is 281-7171302.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED AT BUCKNER HOSPICE OF HOUSTON
Buckner Hospice of Houston is in need of volunteers. We offer many different volunteer opportunities from Patient visits to office duties. Hours of very flexible to fit your busy schedule. You donate the number of hours you can. Please contact Toni Cruse Volunteer Coordinator at 281-493-6800 or 713918-9320 for more information.
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STAY ACTIVE. STAY ENGAGED. A new place for seniors to learn, located at 16600 Pine Forest Lane, near Texas 6 and Clay Road. Free classes available to Harris County residents 55 and older on subjects ranging from basic computer skills to digital photography to astronomy, photo editing and memory enhancement. We need you in our classrooms! Get free volunteer training. Teach your own computer class. Contact us now at 713-274-3250 or email us: email@example.com. Operated by Harris County Precinct Three Commissioner Steve Radack.
KATY QUILTERS NEEDS HELP FOR CHARITIES
Calling on all the quilters in the area to help make pillowcases and small blankets. This last year we donated over 200 pillowcases and small blankets to various charities. The demand is even higher with all of the families that have lost their homes because of the fires in and around our area. We need
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you and we have fabric that has been donated but we need your hands and time to make someone smile. If you would like to help, call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT TREASURED ONES FOUNDATION
Treasured Ones Foundation, a day habilitation program for young adults with special needs, located on 913 S. Mason Rd. in Katy, is seeking volunteer help to assist clients with arts and crafts, music, physical activity, computers and much more. For more information, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Janie at 832-766-0505 or 281-829-0284.
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The Solana is in need of Katy Texas great Volunteers. We need Volunteers to spend time with residents, deliver mail, go on outings, help with activity programs, shop with them and for them. We have great opportunities for volunteers to meet new people, make friends and touch lives. If you would like to volunteer your time, please Contact Vicky Ashbrook 281-395-9600 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org . The Solana is located at 24001 Cinco Village Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77494.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: VANTAGE HOSPICE
Do you enjoy helping others? Vantage Hospice is seeking volunteers who enjoy visiting with others. There are many opportunities for volunteers such as clerical help, helping with social activities in nursing facilities, sewing or minor handy work projects for our patients. Vantage Hospice will train all volunteers; please contact - Dawn Slezak, email@example.com or 281-878-9553.
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Support & Help Groups • KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES - Help to Survivors of Sexual Assault. The 24-hour Crisis Hotline number is 281-693- RAPE (7273). NON-EMERGENCY 281-391-5262. • THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (TCF) - meetings are held in the John Burns building of Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd in Katy, across from the Taylor High tennis courts. For more info. please visit our website, www.compassionatefriends-katy.org or contact Melinda Ginter, 281492-1262. • THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS HOUSTON WEST CHAPTER meets every second Monday at 7 PM at Tallowood Baptist Church at 555 Tallowood, Room ET102. Info. at www.compassionatefriends.org and the Houston West Chapter at www.tcf.tcu.edu/index.html or by calling Greg Williams 281-345-9707. • CANCER COUNSELING (FREE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP IN KATY) - meets Thursdays from 7-8 PM at Christus St. Catherine Hospital. For registration and info., contact Cancer Counseling, 713-520-9873 or www. cancerhouston.com. Spanish-speaking available. • FREE MENTAL DISORDERS FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS - Meets at a number of locations. Complete listing on www.namimetrohouston.org or call 713-970-4419. • NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY - free mental disorders family education course. For info., please call Vi 281-893-2493 or Debbie 713-849-5637. • DEPRESSION BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE - For info., call the DBSA office at 713-600-1131 or check out our website at www.dbsahouston.org. • THE KATY OCD/ANXIETY GROUP FOR PARENTS - meets on the last Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM at La Madeline restaurant in Katy. For more information check out our website: http://shyness.meetup.com/353/. • KATY/WEST HOUSTON/SUGAR LAND TOURETTE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP - meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 7 PM at Christus St. Catherine Annex Hospital, 2nd floor, Classroom B, 701 Fry Road. For further info., please contact the support group leaders, Daryl and Barbara Brister 281-395-5392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • PALMER DRUG ABUSE PROGRAM (PDAP) - For Ages 12 to 17, call 281870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25, call 713-647-8858. • HARRIS COUNTY WIC PROGRAM - For additional info. about WIC, call 713-439-6145 or www.houstontx.gov/health/WIC. For a recorded message listing all Harris County WIC sites, you may call 713-439-6130. • ECI PROJECT TYKE - If you know a child under the age of 3 who needs assistance in at least one area of development or who has a medical diagnosis or condition impacting his or her development, please call ECI Project TYKE 281-237-6647 or make a referral on our website www.katyisd. org. • DIFFERENT STROKES - a support group for stroke survivors meets every Tuesday at 10:00 AM in the Senior Center, located at 13150 Memorial Dr., for fellowship, learning, sharing, exercising and loving. Call for further info.: Kay Callahan 713-461-5604 or Roberta Owens 281-463-3490. • THE ARC OF KATY - Board meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7 PM. We meet at City Police Station located at 5456 Franz Rd. The ARC of Katy members are always welcome. Please visit www.thearcofkaty.org or call 832-754-9802 or 832-888-9265 for additional info. • FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS (FA) - meets at West Houston Community Center, 725 Bateswood. For times, please see our website at www.foodaddicts.org or call 281-392-8914. • WEST HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER - offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups and free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Informational/ Educational Classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8657.
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• DRUG AND ALCOHOLISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP - Every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 PM. For more info., call 713-632-5237. • HOME ENCOURAGEMENT - a 501(c)(3) non-profit that nurtures healthy marriages and strong families. For info., contact Kellie Hurst of Home Encouragement at 281-347-LIFE or visit our website at www. homeencouragement.org. • KATY ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP - meets bi-monthly on the second Thursday of each month, at the Heritage Grand Clubhouse, 25125 North Heritage Grand Circle, in Katy at 4:00 PM. For info., contact Betty Ann Schwarz at 281-347-2194 or email email@example.com. • KATY ADHD PARENT GROUP - meets on the 2nd Sunday of every month, in room S201, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. For more info., contact Laura Peddicord at 281-3926064 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • GRACE FELLOWSHIP UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - located at 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, 77450, offers groups for those who are hurting and healing from trials and difficulties of life. Please call the Grace Fellowship Care Ministry at 281-646-1903 for further details or see our website, www. whatisgrace.org/care.html. • ST. PETER’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SUPPORT GROUPS – We offer many different types of groups. For more info., call 281-492-8031. Located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd. • THE FELLOWSHIP AT CINCO RANCH offers several support and growth recovery groups through its Merimnao ministry, open to everybody in the community. Call the church at 281-395-3950 or go to www.thefellowship.org/ ministry/merimnao for more information. • CHRIST CLINIC - No Insurance? Need medical treatment? Let us help. Christ Clinic located at 5504 First St., Katy, Texas 77493 (Next-Door to Katy Christian Ministries), 281-391-0190. • HOLY COVENANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUPS - Grief and Divorce care support groups. For more info., www. holycov.org or call the church 281-579-1200. • CROSSPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH - Celebrate Recovery meets every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. This is a free ongoing meeting, open to the public. For more info., go to www.crosspt.org/classes or call 281-3986464. • KATY/WEST HOUSTON FIBROMYALGIA & CHRONIC PAIN MEETUP GROUP – monthly meetings provide info. and support for sufferers/families regarding any of these or related disorders. Sign up for more info at meetup. com (search fibromyalgia and Katy TX to find us), email email@example.com
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or call 281-705-4395, Vickie Tway - Facilitator, for other info. and meeting schedule. • HOPEKEEPERS - national web site is restministries.org for more information or come to one of the local support groups. Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church (2655 S. Mason Rd) on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 10:30 AM. Epiphany of the Lord Church (1530 Norwalk Dr) on Mondays at 6:30 PM. • LIFEWAY INTERNATIONAL - an early enthusiastic substance abuse recovery program for adolescents, young adults and adults and their families, meets every Wednesday at 7:30 PM at Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S. Mason Rd, Katy. For more information call 713-270-6753. • BREAST CANCER SUPPORT MEETING - meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at Kathy Methodist Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094 at 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM. 832-522-1000
Parenting Groups • LA LECHE LEAGUE OF KATY AND WEST HOUSTON - Methodist West Houston Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094. Daytime Meetings 1st Wed. of month, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Evening Meetings, 4th Mon. of month, 7:00-8:45 PM. For further info., please call: Susan 281-8296833, Ariel 281-731-7313. La Leche League International’s website is: www. lalecheleague.org. • MOMS CLUB OF KATY - please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Laura Matre at 281-804-9109. • MOMS @ SECOND - WEST CAMPUS - Cost is $40 for entire year. Childcare provided for a minimal cost. For more info, call Faye at 713-4653408 x 1007. • BEAR CREEK BAPTIST MOPS – Meets the second and forth Friday of each month at 9:30 AM. The cost is $10 per meeting for childcare and MOPS dues. For more info, contact Kristi Brock at Kristig8@hotmail.com or 281-858-4202. • KATY MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL GROUP - For info., call Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit www.MomsInPrayer.org on the web. • MOTHERS’ SHARE GROUP - meet Thursdays, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM following the KISD schedule; at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450 in Room E221 (upstairs). For more info. or to confirm childcare, contact St. Peter’s UMC at 281-492-8031 or www.stpkaty.org.
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• MOCHA MOMS - a Stay-At-Home Support group for women of color. For more info, contact Hesma at 281-762-0262 or www.mochamomswesthouston.org. • IBLOOM - Young Moms…come share Monday mornings with us. Visit online at www.whatisgrace.org/ibloom. Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S Mason in Katy. • REAL MOMS OF KATY PLAYGROUP - This group is down to earth and drama free. Learn more at www.meetup.com/Real-Moms-of-Katy. • ALL MOMS OF KATY - come run AMOK with us! Contact membership at email@example.com to get involved. • WORKING MOMS OF KATY - group to support working moms in the Katy area Charlene Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org, 281-235-3043 or http:// groups.yahoo.com/group/workingmomsofkaty. • KATY MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL GROUP - For info., please contact Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit the Moms In Prayer website at www.MomsInPrayer.org. • KATY AREA PARENTS OF MULTIPLES (KAPOM) - meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at The Church of Holy Apostles located at 1225 West Grand Parkway S. For more info., please email membership@ kapom.org or visit our website www.kapom.org. • KATY PARENTS OF GIFTED AND TALENTED SUPPORT GROUP (KPGT) - an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting quality educational services for the gifted students in the school district. Visit our website at www.kpgt.org for a printable membership form. • KATY ASSOCIATION OF CHILD CARE PROFESSIONALS - meets the third Wednesday of each month at the MUD #81 building located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon. Refreshments are served. For more info., call 281-578-6376 or 281-392-0989. • PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS - For more info. about Parents Without Partners International, check out our website at www.parentswithoutpartners. org or Parent with Partners Greater Houston Chapter #63 at www. pwphouston.org. Contact Barbara 281-469-5646. • FAMILY TO FAMILY -an organization dedicated to helping families who have a child with disabilities. For more information, please all Joanie or Carolyn at 713-466-6304 or go to www.familytofamilynetwork.org. • BREATH OF LIFE CHILDREN’S CENTER CLINIC - We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For questions, please call 281-398-7353. • MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL - offers parenting classes, for info. call 713-222-CARE. • WEST HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER - offers parenting classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8065.
Community & Commerce Groups POLITICAL INTEREST GROUPS: • KATY AREA REPUBLICANS KATY’S CONSERVATIVE VOICE - For info., contact Kate Diehl at 832-643-0378 or email@example.com or check our Face Book page or our website www.katyrepublicans.com. • WEST FORT BEND COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN – For more info., contact Susan at 281-633-2277 or BurgerBizInc@aol.com. • KATY AREA DEMOCRATS - meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at Briarchester club house at 7:00 PM. For info., contact Pat Darwish 281-6470986, visit ww.katydemocrats.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • KATY MOMMY PATRIOTS - moms meeting to join the fight to protect our children’s future by getting involved in community and political events. Meets twice a month. For more info., call Kelly Horsley 281-858-8830 or Martha Mathis 832-321-4854. ROTARY CLUBS: • THE ROTARY CLUB OF KATY SUNRISE (RCKS) - meets every Tuesday morning, at 7:00 AM, for breakfast at The Club at Falcon Point, guests and visitors welcome. For more info. visit www.katysunriserotary.com. • THE ROTARY CLUB OF KATY - meets each Thursday, noon to 1:00 PM, at Hasta La Pasta, 1450 Grand Parkway, Suite E. For more info., call 281392-0045 or www.katyrotary.com. • WEST HOUSTON ROTARY CLUB - Tuesdays, 12:15 PM, West Houston Omni, North Eldridge at Katy Freeway. 281-627-0662.
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TOASTMASTERS: • KATY TOASTMASTERS - meets the first three Thursdays of each month at 7:30 PM at Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, 25525 Katy Mills Parkway, Katy, TX 77494. We are located behind Katy Mills Mall near Pin Oak Road. Visitors are welcome! Visit our website at http://katy.freetoasthost.org/ • PARK 10 TALKERS TOASTMASTERS CLUB - meets every Thursday at 11:45 AM at NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, Houston, 77084, telephone 281-228-6287. For more info. on Toastmasters, go to www.toastmasters.org. • EASY RISERS TOASTMASTERS - meets every Tuesday morning from 7 - 8 AM in the Fulbright Tower located at 1301 McKinney. For more info., contact Ed Young at email@example.com. BUSINESS/NETWORKING: • WEST HOUSTON’S (CBMC) CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN COMMITTEE - meet at various times and places. For more info call Houston Metro Office 713-688-4343 or visit www.houston.cbmc.com or www.cbmc.com/index.htm. • AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOC. KATY CHARTER CHAPTER - meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at Hasta La Pasta (Katy) 6:00 PM. Networking begins at 6:00 PM, dinner and meeting at 6:30 PM. Email RSVP’s and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. • W. HOUSTON CHAPTER, INTERN’L ASSOC. OF ADMIN. PROFESSIONALS (WHIAAP) - meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Embassy Suites Huston - Energy Corridor at 11730 Katy Freeway (N. side of I10 - Kirkwood Exit). (Caroline Champness CPS/CAP caroline. email@example.com). • ABWA WEST HOUSTON NETWORK - Meets the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, at the Marriott Energy Corrridor. For more info. or to RSVP, visit our website at www.whenabwa.org. • BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL - KATY - meets every Thursday, 7:00 - 8:30 AM, for breakfast and business networking, at The Club @ Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, Texas 77494. Please RSVP, Ron Orlando 281-398-5661. For more info. on Katy BNI, go to www. katybni.com. • (BNI) BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL - CINCO RANCH meets each Tuesday morning at 7-8:30 AM at Willowfork Country Club at 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Katy, TX 77450. For info., Len Tierney at 713-824-6960 or go to www.bnihouston.com and search for Cinco Ranch Chapter in Katy, Texas. • PARKWAY BUSINESS PARTNERS CHAPTER OF BNI meets every Wednesday at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. Meetings are held from 7:15 AM until 9:00 AM and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, please call Chris at 832-252-9413. • INHOUSTON-KATY PREMIER PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS NETWORKING - meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:00-8:00 PM at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. For info., call Gail Stolzenburg 281-493-1955, firstname.lastname@example.org or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622, email@example.com or http://tinyurl. com/yjomekg. • BIZPACK - “CONNECTING PEOPLE IN BUSINESS AND LIFE” Networking And Breakfast $5: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:309:00 AM at Carriage Inn 1400 Katy-Flewellen Road. For info., call Jane Moughon at 832-455-4579 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • THE ULTIMATE FITNESS AND WELLNESS NETWORK - Meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Membership is free. For more information, contact Karen Narum 281-871-8920 or fitnessjourney@ live.com. • WEST KATY NETWEAVERS - meets at Essence Cafe at Cross Creek Ranch Welcome Center in Fulshear every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM sharp. The cost of attendance is $10, which includes breakfast and coffee. For questions, tajanamesic@ greengrovegroup.com or visit www.meetup.com/West-Katy-Netweavers/ • KATY BAR ASSOCIATION - an Association of Attorneys who live or work in the Katy Area, holds its monthly meeting at 12:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Willow Fork Country Club. Contact Nick Nicholas at email@example.com or 713-752-4443 for more info.
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• COMMUTE SOLUTIONS - programs like STAR Vanpool, Flexible Work Schedules, transit information and NuRide visit www. commutesolutionshouston.org or call 832-681-2589. • WESTSIDE OVER 50 CLUB - meets 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM for dinner and socializing. For reservations and info., please contact Kirk Hanson, 281-346-0459 or Frank Watson at 281-492-6202.
Craft & Hobby Groups • NOTTINGHAM COUNTRY GARDEN CLUB OF KATY - We welcome all people interested in gardening and the environment, from the West Houston and Katy area. You do not have to live in Nottingham Country to belong to our organization! For more information about the club, please call 281-578-1036 or 281-693-0016. • AMERICAN SEWING GUILD IN KATY - meets 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 PM at Quilt & Sew, 829 Mason Rd., Katy. For more info., go to www.asghouston.org. • THE PRIDE OF TEXAS DECORATIVE ARTISTS - meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. We meet at Bear Creek Community Center off Patterson Rd. in Bear Creek Park. For more info., call Gloria Ware 281-4920246. • WEST HOUSTON QUILT GUILD, 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 PM Bear Creek Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084, For more info., check our website at www.whqg.org. • KATY QUILTERS, Time and place will be scheduled in the Katy Area. Call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000. • THE BLUEBONNET STENCILERS OF TEXAS - meets 1st Monday of the month from 6:30 - 9 PM at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter (One block east of Sam Houston Toll Road West). For more info. concerning meetings, call 281-370-2005. • KATY AREA KNITTING GUILD – Last Monday of the month, 6:30 PM, Spring Creek Barbeque on Westgreen & I-10.
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• THE HOUSTON POND SOCIETY – Meets first Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more info., please visit our website www. houstonpondsociety.org. • WEST HOUSTON CHAPTER OF THE ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA - meets 2nd Saturday of each month. Visit us on the Web at www.whrwa.com for more info. on upcoming events. For more info. Chuck or Carol 281-550-8679. • FAIRBEE SQUARE AND LINE DANCE CLUB - dances each Thursday night, 7:30 – 9:30 at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, 12211 Memorial Drive @ Gessner. Info. may be obtained by calling Jerry & Nanette Tucker 281-498-3057 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • PRAIRIE PROMENADERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB - meets first four Friday nights at Westland Baptist Church, 1407 W. Grand Pkwy S. Lessons are from 7-8 PM. The Club dance follows from 8-10 PM. For questions, call 281-647-0559 or 281-550-3701. • HOUSTON SQUARE & ROUND DANCE COUNCIL, INC. - For info., call 281-392-0713 or visit the Houston area square dance web site: www. squarethru.com. • THE KATY 4-F BASS CLUB (FRIENDS FISHING FOR FUN) - is a small, low cost fishing club, based in Katy, Texas. For information on our club such as joining, tournament results and area lakes we fish, visit www. katy4fbassclub.com. • THE TEXAS TRIUMPH REGISTER (TTR) - an organization of Triumph owners and enthusiasts. For more info., contact Mike Hado at 281-807-4780, email@example.com or www.TexasTriumphRegister.org. • THE KATY BEAD GROUP - meets Wednesdays at 12:00 noon on the second floor of the Cinco Ranch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77494. For info, call Jean at 281-693-4398 or Carol 281-4926053 or email her at Fortijd@aol.com. • THE KATY POKEMON TCG LEAGUE - We meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 at DoubleDave’s Pizza at 1660 S. Mason Rd. Call Camille at 832-721-5481, email KatyPokemon@aol.com or check out www.Pokemontcg.com (look under Pokemon Organized Play) or www.PokemonBuzz.com for additional info.
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• KATY WOODWORKER’S GUILD - meets the last Tuesday of each month at the Katy Junior High School from 7:00-9:00 PM. Questions: Call Terry at 281-717-4215. • 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). For more info., call Preston and Carolyn Smith at 281-392-0713, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.houstonareawoodcarvers.com. • THE KATY CRUIZERS ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB - meets 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. Questions: Send email to email@example.com. • THE KATY AREA ARTISTS - Please contact the KAA Programs Officer at 281-352-8057 for more information on artist mentoring and monthly members’ meetings or visit www.katyareaartists.org. • 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. If interested, call Jim at 832-715-8206 (cell) for further information.
Heritage Groups • WEST HOUSTON ITALIAN CLUB - meets 3rd Friday of every month, 7:00 PM, at Cy-Fair VFD Admin building, 9630 Telge Road. For more info., call Hank Berti, 281-858-1944. • IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION - meets 4th Tuesday of every month. The meeting will start at 7:30 PM at the Harris County MUD #81 building located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon, in Katy. This is just west of Mason Road, one mile south of I-10 at Mason Road (exit #745). Call 281-395-3038 for more info.. • BRITISH AND EXPAT FAMILIES OF KATY - Social group open to all Brits and expats living in Katy and surrounding areas. For more info., www. meetup.com/british-and-expat-moms-of-katy or contact Vanessa Heintz 281-579-2832 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
• BEAR CREEK BRIT’S - British or married to a Brit? We meet regularly for coffee mornings, dinners, movies and children’s activities. If interested, please phone Cath at 281-395-6701. • NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN - Career Branch of NCJW has monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. For info., call Leda 713-572-9924 or email@example.com. • BAYOU BELLES SERVICE ORGANIZATION - Professional women from Acadiana, meet the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7 PM, Contact: Angeline Labbe’-Auzenne at www.BayouBelles.org. • CIVIL WAR REENACTING - Enlist with Company C, “The Palmer Guards,” of the First Texas - call 281-579-3417 or visit www.texas-brigade.org. Select 1st Texas and then Co C.” • THE SAM HOUSTON CHAPTER OF THE SONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS - meets 3rd Saturday of each month (except April). Lunch meetings are held at The Briar Club located at 2603 Timmons Lane beginning at 12 Noon. Visit us on the Web at http://samhoustonchapter.tripod.com or call John C. Thrash 713-647-0570 or 713-352-0993. • JAMES BATES SOCIETY OF THE CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - meets once a month from September to May on Sunday afternoons usually from 2:00 to 4:00 at different locations. Please contact the Senior Society President, Kathy Pritchett at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 713-876-6057. For more info., go to www.nscar.org. MILITARY • AMERICAN LEGION VETERANS - meets at 7:30 PM, at the Elks Lodge on Katy Fort Bend Rd., on the fourth Wednesday of each month. All past and current members of our armed forces are invited to attend. • FLOYD E. BREEDLOVE POST 9182 OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS - meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. near Ave. D. All U.S. veterans of foreign combat are welcome to visit or come join with us. For more details phone 281-391VETS(8387) or come see us! • MARINE CORPS LEAGUE: Tijerina Detachment meets the second Monday of each month at 7 PM at Katy Elks Lodge #2628. For additional information, call 281-799-9382 or 936-931-5945. Or visit us online at www. usmcmarine1.org. • CIVIL AIR PATROL THUNDERBIRD SQUADRON - Cadet program is open to boys and girls, age 12 and adults. Meetings are Tuesday evenings at 6:45 PM at 18000 Groeschke Road off Barker Cypress at the West Houston Airport. For further info., email email@example.com.
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• BEAR CREEK GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY & LIBRARY INC - meetings held 2nd Thursday of each month (September-May), from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, at Bear Creek Park Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084. For more info., contact Gary at 281-398-0333, email getober@ hotmail.com or Betty at 713-467-6302, email email@example.com. • GREATER KATY ALUMNAE PANHELLENIC - welcomes all NPC sorority members to come to their meetings. For further information, see their website at www.katypanhellenic.org. • SIGMA PHI - local chapter of a national organization, Sigma Alpha Sorority, whose mission is to build sustained friendships, allow for personal growth, while supporting charities. Please contact us: Lorilee Leyendecker, lorilee. firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-467-4972 or Gina DiLuzio, email@example.com.
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SPECIAL PALS SUMMER CARE FOR ANIMALS
Special Pals Shelter wants to remind you to keep your animals hydrated and cool this summer. Leave your pets indoors as much as possible, since there’s no guarantee on how much shade they’ll get being left in the yard. Never leave your pet in the car; it only takes a few minutes for your animal to be exposed to deadly heat stroke, even if the windows are cracked! If you take your dog out for walks or runs, be sure to bring a bowl and a container of water and only exert them in the hours when the temps are lowest. Checks may also be sent to: Special Pals 3830 Greenhouse Road Houston, TX 77084 Houston area for over 30 years. For more information, contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone (281-579-7387) or stop by our facility at 3830 Greenhouse Road (Houston, TX 77084).
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RESCUE - REHABILITATE - REHOME LONE STAR BOXER RESCUE Lone Star Boxer Rescue is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to the health and well being of the boxer breed. LSBR is run and managed by volunteers. Our main objective is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home boxers that come to us from many sources including local animal shelters, owner surrenders, and strays. Call 713-464-1381 or visit our website - www.lsbr. org, P.O. Box 541286 Houston, TX 77254-1286, email - email@example.com. ADOPT A PET - ADOPT A CAT, a non-profit cat shelter, has cats available for adoption at the Petco at Hwy. 6 and FM 529 on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 12:30 to 5:00 PM. Pets of the Week are always at Petco and available for adoption. The $70 fee includes spay / neuter, FeLV and FIV testing, some shots and de-worming. Call 281-580-6652 for more information. CITIZENS FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION IS A NON-PROFIT SHELTER MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF AN ORPHAN ANIMAL - ADOPT - Located at 17555 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77094. We are a unique example of humane housing for homeless animals & open 7 days a week. CAP’s Pet Supply Shop has everything you need for your pet or for the people that love them and at a reasonable price. Monday - Friday, 11 AM - 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM and Sunday, 1 PM - 5 PM. For more information, call 281-497-0591, www.cap4pets.org.
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DACHSHUND RESCUE OF HOUSTON - We are a small group of volunteers right here in Houston and the surrounding areas and we love dachshunds! Our primary mission is to rescue (from pounds and shelters) purebred (and a few mixed) dachshunds that end up alone, abandoned and/or abused and for many of them, it can be an 11th hour rescue. All of our rescued dachsies receive a complete health evaluation by our accredited veterinary clinics and are either spayed or neutered (if not already), given immunizations, dental care and are started on any necessary medical treatment(s). Our focus following rescue, is rehabilitation and relocation into a safe and loving foster home. These dachshunds are all in need of a second chance at life and simple basics like human affection, which they may have been without their entire little lives. And for that reason… We’re in desperate need of Foster Parents! As a foster parent, you’ll have the opportunity to help so many dogs. You’ll provide them a place to stay and be loved until they are healthy and strong enough to be adopted. Fostering is very rewarding, and the puppy kisses you’ll receive are priceless!
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GOLDEN BEGINNINGS GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE is a non-profit organization, staffed solely by volunteers, devoted to providing rescue and necessary veterinary medical care for unwanted, neglected, abused, homeless and displaced Golden Retrievers. We strive to place our Goldens in adoptive homes where they will receive a lifetime of love. Call 281480-4942 or visit our website at www.gbgrr.org. GBGRR, PO Box 19848, Houston, TX 77224-9848. GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE. Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, foster care, welfare and placement of Golden Retrievers in the Houston, Texas area. GRRH is an all-volunteer group that provides temporary shelter; quality medical care and permanent homes for unwanted, abused or abandoned Golden Retrievers. Call 713-521-9019. Or visit their website – www.grrh.org. Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston, Inc., PO Box 19594, Houston, TX 77224. GREYHOUND RESCUE - ADOPT A RETIRED ATHLETE! Greyhound Pets of America Inc. is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding responsible homes for retired racing greyhounds. Since there is never a lack of dogs waiting for adoption, potential parents have the opportunity to meet several dogs. It is our goal to find the perfect match for both pet and owner. For more information on adoption, volunteering, greyhound merchandise and tax deductible donations please visit our website at www.gpahouston. org or you may call us at 713-667-3804.
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FRIENDS OF BARC - a 501c(3) non-profit corporation that supports the humane care and treatment of animals. Cats and dogs at BARC are longing for forever homes. Visit BARC at 3200 Carr St., Monday - Friday, 11:30 AM -5:30 PM, Saturday - Sunday, noon - 4:00 PM. Or you can see animals at one of our many PetSmart adoption locations listed on our web site. Donate - Send a tax-deductible donation to Friends of BARC. Donate online or send a check to Friends of BARC Inc., P.O. Box 70315, Houston, TX 77270. Spay or Neuter - Encourage friends and family to spay or neuter their pets. Foster - Save lives by getting animals out of the shelter and preparing them for their forever homes. Volunteer - We have many volunteer opportunities including transporting animals to adoptions, counseling prospective pet parents and walking and bathing animals at the shelter. To learn more, visit www. FriendsofBARC.org or call 713-229-7300.
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HORSE RESCUE needs members, foster homes and contributions. www. bluebonnetequine.org or 888-542-5163. BASSET BUDDIES RESCUE OF TEXAS - We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization staffed solely by volunteers devoted to the rescue of unwanted, abused, and homeless basset hounds in Houston, TX and surrounding regions. Bassets are rescued from shelters or received directly from owners who feel unable/unwilling to continue to care for them. Basset Buddies Rescue of Texas, PO Box 130244, Houston, TX 77219-0244, 281-303-5496. NOAH’S ARK is an independent community-supported non-profit animal shelter that provides humane shelter and services for homeless, sick and abused animals. Through contributions from private individuals and organizations, the shelter is able to maintain its dedication to animals. Without the generous support of animal-lovers in this community and beyond. Visit the shelter at 18430 K-Z Road, Cypress, Texas 77433. For more information, visit our website at www.noahs-ark-sanctuary.org or call 281-351-NOAH. (SNAP) SPAY-NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, INC. provides free (to qualified individuals) and low-cost (to all) spay/neuter and wellness services for domesticated dogs and cats, and feral cats. SNAP provides sterilization services, vaccinations, heartworm tests and preventative, and flea preventatives. SNAP is a non-profit organization that has mobile clinics, a surgery clinic and a wellness clinic and has volunteer opportunities. Please visit us online at www.snapus.org or the Surgery Clinic at 713-863-0010, the Wellness Clinic at 713-862-8001 or the Mobile Clinic at 713-522-2337. SPECIAL PALS - Please help us keep our doors open so we can help the homeless animals. We have no choice but to send out a SOS “Save Our Shelter.” Please send your donation in today to: Special Pals, Inc, 3830 Greenhouse Road, Houston, TX 77084. Special Pals is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we need your ‘yelp’ in supporting our animal shelter. 3830 Greenhouse Road, Houston, Texas 77084, 281-579-PETS (7387). Hours are: Monday-Friday 12:00 - 3:00 PM, Saturday - Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 PM. S.T.A.A.R. (SOUTH TEXAS ANIMAL ADOPTION RESOURCE) is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and finding loving homes for dogs that have been discarded, or neglected. We are a no-kill, not for profit organization that is run entirely by volunteers. We hope that you enjoy our website, and that what you find there informs, endears and enlightens. Maybe you too will become
a part of the ever-growing S.T.A.A.R. family. Visit us at www.staarnet.org to see pictures of the available dogs or you can call 281-392-0927. Please donate online or by mail to: P.O. Box 6575, Katy, Texas, 77491. WEIMARANER RESCUE OF NORTH TEXAS has wonderful Weims available for immediate adoption in the Houston area. Visit www.weimrescuetexas.org for details or call 972-994-3572. Foster homes for these marvelous dogs are also urgently needed. Houston area Wiemarner’s can be found at this website.
Back to School BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY: MAKE IT A PRIORITY
As parents prepare for the start of a new school year, teaching children how to be safer needs to be at the top of their list of things to do. An analysis by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children of attempted abductions during the past five years found that children are at most risk when going to and from school or school related activities. Parents and other adults can help keep children safe by following these ten tips: • Teach your children to always TAKE A FRIEND with them when walking or biking and stay with a group while standing at the bus stop. Make sure they know which bus to ride. • Walk the route to and from school with your children pointing out landmarks and safe places to go if they’re being followed or need help. Teach your children they should NEVER TAKE SHORTCUTS and always stay in well-lit areas. • It is not safe for young children to walk to and from school, even in a group. Parents should always provide supervision for young children to help ensure
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HOW TO CHOOSE A BACKPACK FOR BACK TO SCHOOL
When shopping for a backpack for your child, keep these guidelines in mind:
1. Inspect before you invest. Check carefully for: • Sloppy stitching or loose threads, which can indicate poor manufacturing • Raw, exposed fabric edges, which can fray and weaken the fabric and possibly get stuck in the zipper • Zippers without covering fabric flaps. In our rain test, zippers that were not protected by flaps of fabric allowed water to seep in. 2. One size does not fit all. Ideally, the bottom of the backpack should align with the curve of the lower back and not be more than four inches below the waistline. A backpack’s shoulder-strap anchor points should also rest 1 to 2 inches below the top of the shoulders. 3. Comfort, convenience and safety are important. Features to look for include wide, padded, contoured shoulder straps that distribute the pack’s load over a large area of the shoulder, an abdominal strap, which can help distribute the pack’s weight evenly on the back, waist and hips and reflectors or reflective fabrics on the pack to add visibility when kids travel to and from school at dusk or dawn.
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4. Prevent injury with a lighter load. To prevent discomfort and injury, load and wear the backpack correctly. The American Occupational Therapy Association recommends carrying no more than 15 percent of your body weight in a backpack. But the less you carry, the better for your back. Visit www.consumerreports.org for more information on chosing the right backpack for your child.
DEALING WITH BULLIES
Bullying is a big problem. It can make kids feel hurt, scared, sick, lonely, embarrassed and sad. Bullies might hit, kick, or push to hurt people, or use words to call names, threaten, tease, or scare them.
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A bully might say mean things about someone, grab a kid’s stuff, make fun of someone, or leave a kid out of the group on purpose. Some bullies threaten people or try to make them do things they don’t want to do. BULLYING IS A BIG DEAL Bullying is a big problem that affects lots of kids. Three-quarters of all kids say they have been bullied or teased. Being bullied can make kids feel really bad. The stress of dealing with bullies can make kids feel sick. Bullying can make kids not want to play outside or go to school. It’s hard to keep your mind on schoolwork when you’re worried about how you’re going to deal with the bully near your locker. Bullying bothers everyone — and not just the kids who are getting picked on. Bullying can make school a place of fear and can lead to more violence and more stress for everyone. WHY DO BULLIES ACT THAT WAY? Some bullies are looking for attention. They might think bullying is a way to be popular or to get what they want. Most bullies are trying to make themselves feel more important. When they pick on someone else, it can make them feel big and powerful. Some bullies come from families where everyone is angry and shouting all the time. They may think that being angry, calling names, and pushing people around is a normal way to act. Some bullies are copying what they’ve seen someone else do. Some have been bullied themselves.
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BULLYING: HOW TO HANDLE IT Don’t give the bully a chance. As much as you can, avoid the bully. You can’t go into hiding or skip class, of course. But if you can take a different route and avoid him or her, do so.
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Stand tall and be brave. When you’re scared of another person, you’re probably not feeling your bravest. But sometimes just acting brave is enough to stop a bully. How does a brave person look and act? Stand tall and you’ll send the message: “Don’t mess with me.” It’s easier to feel brave when you feel good about yourself.
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Sometimes bullies know that what they are doing or saying hurts other people. But other bullies may not really know how hurtful their actions can be. Most bullies don’t understand or care about the feelings of others.
Gemma told her mom that this one kid was picking on her for having red hair and freckles. She wanted to be like the other kids but she couldn’t change those things about herself. Finally Gemma made friends at her local swimming pool with a girl who wished she had red hair like Gemma’s. The two girls became great friends and she learned to ignore the mean girl’s taunts at school.
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Feel good about you. Nobody’s perfect, but what can you do to look and feel your best? Maybe you’d like to be more fit. If so, maybe you’ll decide to get more exercise, watch less TV, and eat healthier snacks. Or maybe you feel you look best when you shower in the morning before school. If so, you could decide to get up a little earlier so you can be clean and refreshed for the school day. Get a buddy (and be a buddy). Two is better than one if you’re trying to avoid being bullied. Make a plan to walk with a friend or two on the way to school or recess or lunch or wherever you think you might meet the bully. Offer to do the same if a friend is having bully trouble. Get involved if you see bullying going on in your school — tell an adult, stick up for the kid being bullied, and tell the bully to stop. IF THE BULLY SAYS OR DOES SOMETHING TO YOU Ignore the bully. If you can, try your best to ignore the bully’s threats. Pretend you don’t hear them and walk away quickly to a place of safety. Bullies want a big reaction to their teasing and meanness. Acting as if you don’t notice and don’t care is like giving no reaction at all, and this just might stop a bully’s behavior. Stand up for yourself. Pretend to feel really brave and confident. Tell the bully “No! Stop it!” in a loud voice. Then walk away, or run if you have to. Kids also can stand up for each other by telling a bully to stop teasing or scaring someone else, and then walk away together. If a bully wants you to do something that you don’t want to do — say “no!” and walk away. If you do what a bully says to do, they will likely keep bullying you. Bullies tend to bully kids who don’t stick up for themselves. Don’t bully back. Don’t hit, kick, or push back to deal with someone bullying you or your friends. Fighting back just satisfies a bully and it’s dangerous, too, because someone could get hurt. You’re also likely to get in trouble. It’s best to stay with others, stay safe, and get help from an adult. Don’t show your feelings. Plan ahead. How can you stop yourself from getting angry or showing you’re upset? Try distracting yourself (counting backwards from 100, spelling the word ‘turtle’ backwards, etc.) to keep your mind occupied until you are out of the situation and somewhere safe where you can show your feelings. Tell an adult. If you are being bullied, it’s very important to tell an adult. Find someone you trust and go and tell them what is happening to you. Teachers, principals, parents, and lunchroom helpers at school can all help to stop bullying. Sometimes bullies stop as soon as a teacher finds out because they’re afraid that they will be punished by parents. This is not tattling on someone who has done something small — bullying is wrong and it helps if everyone who gets bullied or sees someone being bullied speaks up. What Happens to Bullies? In the end, most bullies wind up in trouble. If they keep acting mean and hurtful, sooner or later they may have only a few friends left — usually other kids who are just like them. The power they wanted slips away fast. Other kids move on and leave bullies behind. Luis lived in fear of Brian — every day he would give his lunch money to Brian but he still beat him up. He said that if Luis ever told anyone he would beat him up in front of all the other kids in his class. Luis even cried one day and another girl told everyone that he was a baby and had been crying. Luis was embarrassed and felt so bad about himself and about school. Finally, Brian got caught threatening Luis and they were both sent to the school counselor. Brian got in a lot of trouble at home. Over time, Brian learned how to make friends and ask his parents for lunch money. Luis never wanted to be friends with Brian but he did learn to act strong and more confident around him. Some kids who bully blame others. But every kid has a choice about how to act. Some kids who bully realize that they don’t get the respect they want by threatening others. They may have thought that bullying would make them
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popular, but they soon find out that other kids just think of them as troublemaking losers. The good news is that kids who are bullies can learn to change their behavior. Teachers, counselors, and parents can help. So can watching kids who treat others fairly and with respect. Bullies can change if they learn to use their power in positive ways. In the end, whether bullies decide to change their ways is up to them. Some bullies turn into great kids. Some bullies never learn. But no one needs to put up with a bully’s behavior. If you or someone you know is bothered by a bully, talk to someone you trust. Everyone has the right to feel safe, and being bullied makes people feel unsafe. Tell someone about it and keep telling until something is done. Source: kidshealth.org Reviewed by: D’Arcy Lyness, PhD Date reviewed: August 2012
SIX STEPS TO SMARTER STUDYING
How did you learn how to ride your bike? Someone probably gave you a few lessons and then you practiced a lot. You can learn how to study in much the same way. No one is born knowing how to study. You need to learn a few study skills and then practice them. Why work on your study skills? It will make it easier for you to learn and do well in class, especially as you move up to middle school and high school.
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Here are six steps to smarter studying: Pay attention in class. Take good notes. Plan ahead for tests and projects. Break it down. (If you have a bunch of stuff to learn, break it into smaller chunks.) Ask for help if you get stuck. Get a good night’s sleep!
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1. Pay Attention: Good Studying Starts in Class Here’s a riddle for you: Did you know that before you even begin studying, you’ve already started? Huh? Here’s what we mean. When you pay attention in class and take good notes, you are starting the process of learning and studying. Do you have trouble paying attention in class? Are you sitting next to a loud person? Is it hard to see the board? Make sure you’re sitting in a good seat that lets you pay attention. Tell your teacher or parents about any problems that are preventing you from paying attention and taking good notes. 2. Good Notes = Easier Studying Not sure how to take notes? Start by writing down facts that your teacher mentions or writes on the board during class. Try your best to use good handwriting so you can read your notes later. It’s also a good idea to keep your notes, quizzes, and papers organized by subject.
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3. Plan Ahead and You’ll Be Glad You Did Waiting until Thursday night to study for Friday’s test will make for a homework night that’s no fun! It also makes it hard to do your best. We’re all guilty of putting things off sometimes. One of the best ways to make sure that doesn’t happen is to plan ahead.
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Ask for a cool calendar (something you like and can keep by your desk or study area) and write down your test and assignment due dates. You can then plan how much to do after school each day, and how much time to spend on each topic. Are lessons or extracurricular activities making it hard to find time to study? Ask your mom or dad how to make a schedule of what to do when.
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in 4. Break It Up! When there’s a lot to study, it can help to break things into chunks. Let’s say you have a test on 20 spelling words. Instead of thinking about all of the words at once, try breaking them down into five-word chunks and working on one or two different chunks each night. Don’t worry if you can’t remember something on the first try. That’s where practice comes in. The more days you spend reviewing something, the more likely it is to stick in your brain. There are also tricks called mnemonic (say: new-mah-nik) devices that can help you remember stuff. When you’re trying to memorize a list of things, make up a phrase that uses the first letter of each. For example, are you trying to learn the eight planets and their order from the sun? Think: My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nachos to remember Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Your teacher can give you ideas, too.
6. Sleep Tight! So the test is tomorrow and you’ve followed your study plan — but suddenly you can’t remember anything, not even 2+2! Don’t panic. Your brain needs time to digest all the information you’ve given it. Try to get a good night’s sleep and you’ll be surprised by what comes back to you in the morning. Source: kidshealth.org Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD Date reviewed: March 2010 Originally reviewed by: Chris Cortellessa, M.Ed, NCC
Another way to break it up is to study regularly instead of just the night before. You can always review your notes and read over the chapters you’re working on. Or, if you’re studying math or science, do some practice problems. How much studying should you do each night? Your teacher can help you figure it out. Most brains can only pay attention for about 45 minutes. So if you’ve been working for a while and find it hard to pay attention, try taking a break for some water or a walk around the house. Just fight the temptation to turn on the TV or stop working! 5. Lose the Confusion — Ask for Help You can’t study effectively if you don’t understand the material. Be sure to ask your teacher for help if you’re confused about something. You can check yourself by reading through your notes. Does it all make sense? If not, ask your teacher to go over it with you. If you’re at home when the confusion occurs, your mom or dad might be able to help.
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CINCO RANCH IMPORTANT NUMBERS TM
ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT Cinco I 281-599-0408 PCMI Inc. 281-870-0585 Cinco II 713-981-9000 Heritage Grand Office 713-932-1122 Simply Cinco - Sales Center 281-395-2200 Twin Villas 281-343-9178 Internet Web Page www.MyCincoRanch.com
TRASH / MUD Royal Disposal 713-526-1536 Waste Corporation of America (WCA) 281-368-8397 Republic Waste 713-726-7300 ST Water & Sewer (Cinco MUD’S) 281-579-4500 CornerStone MUD 713-405-1750 Willowfork Drainage Dist. 713-703-8605 www.WillowForkDrainageDistrict.com
POOLS CR Beach Club & Lifeguard Office Equestrian Village Greenway Village Pool North Lake Pool South Ranch Pool Cinco Ranch Water Park Highland Park Pool Party Reservations (Greater Houston Pool)
UTILITIES / POST OFFICE Center Point Energy 713-659-2111 Entex-leaking gas 713-659-3552 Reliant Energy 713-207-7777 Street Light Outages 713-207-2222 or visit www.ceneterpointenergy.com/outage Grande Communications 866-314-4880 Consolidated Comm. (Phone) 281-753-1793 Comcast Communications 713-341-1000 Katy - Park Row Post Office 1-800-275-8777 Katy Post Office 281-829-5062 Metro Park & Ride 713-635-4000 Fort Bend Motor Vehicle Registration 281-238-1490 Fort Bend Driver’s License Info 866-357-3639 Harris County Driver’s License Info 281-391-4874 Poison control 800-764-7661 Ft. Bend Animal Control 281-342-1512 Harris Ct. Animal Control 281-999-3191
LAW ENFORCEMENT EMERGENCY (Police, Fire, Medical) Non-emergency: Ft. Bend Ct. Sheriff’s Dept. Harris Ct. Constables Katy I.S.D. Police Dept. FIRE DEPARTMENT West I-10 Volunteer Dept. Harris Ct Ft. Bend ESD2 ( Willowfork Fire Dept) Community Fire Dept. (S. of Willowfork) Fulshear/Simonton Fire Dept
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281-395-4229 281-492-1614 281-395-4373 281-395-8633 281-398-7605 281-392-6607 281-392-4509 713-771-7665
911 281-341-4665 281-463-6666 281-237-4000
281-675-3600 281-395-0012 281-498-1310 281-346-2800
HEALTH DEPARTMENT Ft. Bend Ct. Health Dept. Harris Ct. Health Dept.
MEDICAL Memorial Hermann Katy Christus St. Catherine
LIBRARIES Maude Marks Cinco Ranch Katy Branch
281-492-8592 281-395-1311 281-391-3509
COMMUNITY The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch Katy Chamber of Commerce City of Katy Katy Christian Ministries Community Prayer Line
281-395-4653 281-391-5289 281-391-4800 281-391-5261 281-723-7729
SCHOOLS KISD Administration KISD Transportation Dept. Bus Schedules Griffin Elementary School Kilpatrick Elementary School Stanley Elementary School Beckendorff Junior High School Wood Creek Junior High Seven Lakes High School
281-396-6000 281-396-7560 281-396-2700 281-237-8700 281-237-7600 281-234-1400 281-237-8800 281-234-0800 281-237-2800
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