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KATY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT WWW.KATYISD.ORG IMPORTANT DATES

September 2nd - Labor Day - Student/Staff Holiday

BOARD APPROVES CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR PROPOSED SECOND STADIUM

During its regular July meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved the conceptual design for the proposed second stadium. The stadium project is one of three projects being considered for the District’s Student Activities Facilities referendum this fall. Members of the community, as well as Katy ISD end users and support staff attended a two-day design workshop held on June 26th - 27th and developed the conceptual design presented at the July 15th Board Work Study meeting. The second stadium would support student growth and success with additional athletic and fine arts support facilities at the secondary level within the District. PBK Architects were deemed best qualified for the stadium project, having successfully completed numerous stadium projects across the state, including multiple projects at the Rhodes stadium complex. Two other architectural firms have been selected for the STEM Center and Agricultural Sciences Center that are also components of the Student Activities Facility Proposal. For more information on the proposed second stadium, visit the Katy ISD website.

BOARD NAMES NEW AREA ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

During its regular July Board Meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees named David Kendler as the new Area 3 Assistant Superintendent. Kendler is currently the principal at Taylor High School. David Kendler began his educational career in 1986 as a high school basketball coach at West Mesa High School. His experience includes serving as principal at Paul Revere High School and Sharpstown High School in Houston ISD. He has been in his current role as principal of Taylor High School since 2007. Kendler holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and physical education from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in education administration from the University of New Mexico. He has received many honors throughout his career including Secondary Principal of the Year while in Houston ISD and the Texas Music Educators Distinguished Administrator Award.

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CROSS CREEK RANCH IMPORTANT NUMBERS SECURITY Emergency (Police, Fire & Ambulance) Fulshear Police Department Fort Bend County Sherriff Precinct 3 Constable’s Patrol Fulshear-Simonton Fire Department 30626 5th St, Fulshear, TX 77441

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2013 - 2014 CRITERIA FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS

Katy Independent School District announced its policy for providing free and reduced price meals for children eligible under the federal income guidelines for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program. A copy of the policy may be viewed at www.squaremeals.com. Children living in households with incomes at or below the federally approved levels, based on household size, may be eligible for free or reduced price school meals. Transfer students approved for the program from another school district may either complete a Katy ISD application or provide documentation of their eligibility status. Foster children who are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court may also be eligible for benefits regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside. The Nutrition and Food Service Department encourages parents in all eligible households to complete an online application prior to the start of school. The online application can be found at the district website at www.katyisd.org. A Free and Reduced meal application form and an information letter was also distributed in the student’s first day packet. A paper application will not need to be completed if you submitted the application online. If your child was on the program at the end of the previous school year, they were eligible for the same benefit for the first 30 operating days of the new school year or until a new application is processed. A new application is required each school year.

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Applications are available online, at any district school and at the food service office. Applications may be submitted any time during the school year starting in August 2013. The information households provide on the application will be used for the purpose of determining meal eligibility. Application information may be verified by school officials at any time during the school year.

LAMAR CONSOLIDATED ISD WWW.LCISD.ORG IMPORTANT DATES

September 2nd - Labor Day - Student/Staff Holiday September 27th - Student/Staff Holiday

TEXAS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

NOW ENROLLING 2 YEARS OLD - 12TH GRADE

Texas Christian School is shooting for the stars!!! President Herc Palmquist is bringing on a fleet of new staff for 2013-2014 school year. Texas Christian School is now enrolling ages 2 years - 12th grade for the 2013-2014 school year. They are also continuing to accepted teacher applications as well. Texas Christian School is excited about their future and the future of their incredible students. Visit the Tigers at: www.TexasChristianSchool.org or 17810 Kieth Harrow, Houston, TX 77084; phone: 281-550-6060.

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TEXAS CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS TEAM WINS 3RD IN STATE!!!

Elisa Kendall, Afton Otwell and Bao Truong qualified to play in the TAPPS State Tennis Competition on April 24th - 25th in Waco, TX. Elisa Kendall won the 1A State Title while Afton Otwell and Bao Truong tied for 5th place in each of their divisions. The combined points earned by Elisa and Afton allowed Texas Christian High School to place 3rd over all in the 1A Girls Division. TCS could not be more proud of the team’s accomplishment! Way to go Tigers!!!

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The Nutrition and Food Service Department is located at 5364 Franz Rd, Katy, TX 77493. Staff is available Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 2:30 PM to assist parents in completing the application. Bring the names of all members of the household and their Gross Monthly Income. For any questions, call the Katy ISD Nutrition Department office at 281-396-6240.

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GARDEN TIPS FOR SEPTEMBER

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. Follow up with a dose of fertilizer the first week of September. • Plants come out of summer rest and go crazy. Insect populations explode as we get into cooler temperatures. Diseases that have been dormant wake up. - Citrus, croton, avocado and mango are susceptible to spider mites and thrips. Discourage them with a strong jet of water from a hose directed to the undersides of the leaves. - Hibiscus, citrus, palms, gardenia and ixora are susceptible to scale and mealybug. • Winter vegetable gardens and perennials get planted. • Wait until November to plant petunias and pansies. • Fire ants baits should be put out in September-October to lessen the number of eggs that make it to Spring. • St. Augustine grass gets its fall fertilizer during September. Continue to mow at maximum height. You want to leave a lot of leaf surface to produce carbohydrate reserves for the winter.

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WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR NEWS!!

We would love to give a month to month summary of what your subdivision or organization has been doing or is going to do in the future. We want to make YOUR newsletter more interesting to YOU. But we need your help! If you have any interesting news about your Association, organizations, clubs, fun groups, scouts, schools, etc., please.... let us know. You can submit articles to us by the 25th of each month that will go out after the 25th of the next month. It will be dated for the month following the month it goes out. Articles may be accompanied by pictures, which can be sent by email, regular mail or dropped off. Pictures will be returned, if you put an address on the back. There is no charge. Everyone likes to be informed on what’s happening in the neighborhood. Let’s make this newsletter “Fun” and “Interesting” to read. It is Your Newsletter! Email your news to news@ krenekprinting.com just make sure you put your subdivision name on it and a name and contact number (for our use only). Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095/Phone: 281463-8649/Email news@krenekprinting.com.

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If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number, (one only) year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Email to news@krenekprinting.com (preferred) or mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. Must have parent(s) permission. DISCLAIMER Neither the subdivision, 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 the subdivision 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.

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West Katy Netweavers is here to help professionals their business. We are meeting at Essence Cafe at Cross Creek Ranch Welcome Center in Fulshear every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Breakfast meetings start at 7:30 AM and end at 8:30 AM sharp. We have much to cover in our hour together and the meeting format is structured, but attendees are welcome to arrive early and stay late for informal networking. The cost of attendance is $10, which includes breakfast and coffee. Members may bring a number of your business cards to exchange with others and leave one with us. For questions, contact me at tajanamesic@greengrovegroup.com or visit www.meetup.com/West-Katy-Netweavers.

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Scouts HOMESCHOOL PACK 164

Cub Scouts is a fun way to teach boys about character, respect, responsibility and many other traits. Pack 164 is a Christian, home school Cub Scout Pack that services the Greater West Houston/Katy area. Pack 164 promotes service to God, to country and to others. If you are interested and your son is entering 1st through 5th grade, please contact James Knox at james@kbscs.com.

HOMESCHOOL PACK 393

Cub Scout Pack 393 is a homeschool pack that serves the Katy area. If you have a boy between the ages of 6 and 10 (entered first grade through fifth grade this fall) and are wanting them to join an activity that is full of fun learning experiences, this is the group for you. To learn more about both scouting programs, upcoming summertime events and 393 please e-mail Sam Randolph at sumosam@sumofam.com

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In May, Girl Scouts Anusri Shah, Rebecca Clark and Veronica Miko earned the highest award a Cadette Girl Scout can earn, the Silver award. The trio of 7th graders accrued more than 60 hours supporting Katy’s Krause Center with various projects and events. They organized and led an Art Workshop for younger Girl Scouts, culminating in a large canvas to be displayed at the Krause Center. Using their creative energies, the Cadettes designed inspirational posters and assembled fleece pillows for the residents there. They also hosted a flip-flop decorating workshop at the Krause Center with more than 40 residents. Each of these girls is continuing on with Girl Scouting and plans to earn the highest honor, the Gold Award.

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GIRL SCOUT TROOP 17452

Girl Scout Troop 17452 bridged from Brownies to Juniors at a special ceremony highlighting their Scouting accomplishments. Together, the girls earned many badges, enjoyed field trips and gained valuable experiences selling cookies! They also supported the Katy Christian Ministries Food Pantry by collecting toiletries to help families in their community. As Juniors, the girls will begin their quest for the Girl Scout Bronze award.

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Sports BEAR CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH SPORTS

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 linda.newhouse@bcstaff.org or call 281-859-9900.

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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.denton@bcstaff.org or David.rutherford@bcstaff.org.

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KATY YOUTH BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES FALL AND WINTER LEAGUE REGISTRATION

Katy Youth Basketball is launching the 28th season of Youth Basketball for boys and girls. Two leagues are being formed this year, a Fall 3-on-3 league and the traditional Winter League. Boys and girls in 1st through 8th grade zoned to the Katy Independent School District are invited to participate. Players are placed on teams by grade. Registration for the fourth season Fall 3-on-3 League is currently underway online at www.kybb.org.

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KYB’s Winter League registration is Saturdays, September 14th and September 21st, from 9 AM to 3 PM at McMeans Jr. High. The Winter League has walk-up registration only. Practices will begin in November and games are played January and February, 2014.

Tues: 9 am Zumba Thur: 9 am Zumba Toning

Katy Youth Basketball depends on volunteers for its success. If you are able to coach during either season or for more information, please contact us at www.kybb.org.

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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.

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

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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. YMCA CHILD CARE 2013-2014: Need a fun, safe place for your child to go after school hours? 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. WINTER YMCA YOUTH AND TEEN SPORTS LEAGUES: Register now for fall youth NFL Flag Football Basketball. Teen Volleyball and Basketball registration also in progress. Registration deadline is December 1st ($10 late fee added after November 24th). YMCA HOMESCHOOL: 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. YMCA Y GUIDES & PRINCESSES OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, September 21st, 10 AM - noon. Learn about Y Guides, Y Princesses and Y Trails (formerly Indian Guides/Princesses). Come meet other participants and leaders of our program. Snacks and activities provided. In this program, fathers and their school-age children spend quality time together as well as participate in group activities, primarily weekend camping trips and day outings.

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Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play and learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston. We are also looking for interested players, adults and youth to play in a new Katy Netball club. No experience necessary. For more information, go to our facebook page, Houston Shooting Stars Netball Club or www.netballamerica.com or contact Ros at education@ netballamerica.com or call 832-790 3772.

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WOMEN’S FLAT TRACK ROLLER DERBY

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

VOLLEYBALL

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

WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE

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

7TH GRADE KATY COUGARS

Congratulations to the 7th grade Katy Cougars for winning the Prime Time Sports 2013 7-on-7 State Championship. With teams competing from all over Texas, the Katy Cougars came out victorious. The Cougars went undefeated throughout the tournament. The championship game featured the undefeated De Soto Navy Seals 2019 who fell prey to the Katy Cougars in College Station, TX on July 13-14, 2013.

KATY RUGBY CLUB

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

KATY VALKYRIES HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE

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

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE

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

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Children (grades 1-5) of the Katy-area community are invited to join Living Word Lutheran Church’s Choristers music program. The children will learn to read music by singing and playing bells. Choristers will meet on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:15 PM in the church Sanctuary beginning September 3rd. The group will sing during worship services about once a month. They will also participate in a city-wide choir festival in Houston that had 250 children and youth participating last year. In the spring, a children’s musical will be performed. Youth (grades 6-12) of the Katy-area community are invited to join Living Word Lutheran Church’s music program. They will learn to read music by singing and playing bells. If your child prefers to play a band or orchestra instrument rather than sing, they are also welcome to join the group. The group will meet on Sundays at 4-5 PM beginning Sunday, September 8th. The youth will sing about once a month in worship services and will sing in Living Word’s annual Christmas and Easter Cantatas. They will also participate in a city-wide choir festival in Houston that had 250 children and youth participating last year.   Church membership is not required to join Living Word’s music programs; everyone is welcome! For more information, please contact Susan Terry at SusanTerry@LivingWordKaty.org or 832-282-9333.

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KICK-OFF DAY

Kick-Off Day at Living Word Lutheran Church is an annual celebration of the start of our school year ministries, which include Sunday School, Confirmation (Jr. High age), Senior High, Mom’s Ministry and Junior Youth for Christ (elementary age, meets monthly). A moonwalk, snow cones, face painting, bungee run, obstacle course and information about the ministry programs will be available on the church lawn from 9 to 11 AM on Sunday, September 15th. Living Word Lutheran Church is located at 3700 S. Mason Road in Katy. To learn more about the youth programs at Living Word, visit www.familyfaithlife. org. For more information about Living Word Lutheran Church, visit the church website at www.livingwordkaty.org or call the church office at 281-392-2300.   

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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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DO YOU LOVE TO SING? THEN JOIN THE WEST HOUSTON SINGERS

You will love the music of Houston’s newest community choir, The West Houston Singers. Based on a strong heritage of gospel music this exciting group guarantees that the tunes they sing will bring joy to those who listen. Their blend of gospel, patriotic, spirituals and fun secular music will thrill audiences of all ages. TWHS is composed of singers from the worlds of finance, engineering, travel, the corporate and retail worlds, moms and dads, grandmothers and grandfathers.   The choir rehearses on Thursday nights at 7:00 PM at Bridge Point Bible Church, I-10 and 13277 Memorial View.   TWHS is directed by long time conductor, producer and Minister of Music, Michael D. Wood   For more information contact Administrator, Woody Laywell at 281-4970640, www.thewesthoustonsingers.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.

KINGSLAND BAPTIST CHURCH WEEKLY EVENTS FOR ADULT 55+

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. For more information, contact Mike Kelley at 281-492-0785. Kingsland Baptist Church is located at 20555 Kingsland Blvd. We are located across from Taylor High School Tennis Courts. For more information, you can visit us online at www.kingsland.org or call the church office at 281-492-0785.

Bingo EPIPHANY BINGO

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

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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.

Community Events Garage Sales THE STAR OF DESTINY (KATY) CHAPTER GARAGE SALE

The Star of Destiny (Katy) Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will have a garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The sale will be held from 7:30 AM until 11:00 AM at Estates of Chesterfield Swim and Tennis Club, 1707 Briarchester, Katy, Texas 77450. There will be household items, furniture, toys, clothing, books and much more! The items are reasonably priced and this sale is our main source of funds for our patriotic activities with our troops, schools, libraries and military families. Please join us and check out all the treasures! For information, please contact us at: thestarofdestiny@yahoo.com or http:// texasdar.org/chapters/StarDestiny.

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GRAYSON LAKES ANNUAL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

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.

Fall Craft Shows & Festivals CY-FAIR WOMEN’S CLUB SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP MARKETPLACE

300 vendors selling unique items under one roof in air-conditioned comfort! Join us on Saturday, September 14th from 9 AM until 5 PM at the Berry Center on the corner of Barker Cypress and West Rd. in Northwest Houston. Lots of free parking and free admission. Onsite Day Care available and provided by Club Rewind (CFISD after school program).  All proceeds from this event benefit the Cy-Fair Women’s Club Scholarship Fund and numerous charities in in the Northwest Houston area. For more information, visit our website at CyFairWomensClub.org.    This event is generously sponsored by Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Hotze Health and Wellness Center and Towne Lake.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013 10 AM - 3 PM Firethorne Clubhouse 28800 S. Firethorne Rd Katy, TX 77494 From I-10 exit 1463. Left (north) onto 1463. Turn right onto S. Firethorne Rd.

ST PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL & CRAFT SHOW

Grab a friend and join us for shopping, children’s activities and BBQ. Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 5373 Franz Road, from 9 AM to 4 PM. FREE admission! Vendors, please contact Mary at sainttpaulschurch@charter.net.

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VISIT THE ST. MARY’S FALL GIFT MARKET!

On Friday, September 27th from 9 AM to 4 PM and Saturday the 28th from 9 AM to 3 PM, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is hosting its annual Fall Gift Market. This is the ideal event to kick off your holiday shopping and decorating! The convenient location at the corner of Louetta Road and N. Eldridge Parkway makes it easy to shop the selection of unique jewelry, home decor, creative toys, flower arrangements, handcrafted gifts, collectibles, pottery, candles and trendy clothing for ladies and children. The Fall Gift Market also features The Tea Room offering the famous taco soup, sandwiches, desserts and homemade baked goods, plus the Silent Auction benefiting church-affiliated projects and outreach. For more information, please visit stmaryscypress.org or call Jennifer (281-655-8774) or Michelle (832-559-8726).

ANNUAL ST. BARTHOLOMEW HAPPY HEARTS FALL FEST

Are you looking for unique gifts, scrumptious homemade desserts, a boutique and delicious homemade chicken tortilla soup? Then come prepared to shop and eat at The Annual St. Bartholomew Happy Hearts Fall Fest, 5356 Eleventh Street, Katy, TX 77493 on Saturday, October 5th, from 3 PM to 8 PM and Sunday, October 6th, from 8 AM to 4 PM. High quality hand made gifts, original designs by talented artists, doll clothes suitable for 18” dolls, delicious homemade desserts - cookies, cakes, pies, Czech noodles, kolaches, pigs in the blanket and mouth-watering, yummy chicken soup for a quick meal and available to take home. We are a friendly group and are looking forward to meeting and serving you!

ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH SECOND FALL CRAFT SHOW

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will host its second Fall Craft Show on
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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.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, K of C #8096 Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their 21st Annual Gingerbread Village Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please join us (Free Admission) and shop at over 100 booths featuring Seasonal Décor, Beautiful Art, Handmade Crafts, Name-Brand Merchandise and Gourmet Food. Enjoy lunch at our huge concession stand with BBQ Sandwiches, Spuds, Chicken Salad, Hot Dogs and Homemade Goodies. If you need any additional information, please email Monica Delgado at mon. delgado@sbcglobal.net. The Arts and Crafts Show is located at 6646 Addicks-Satsuma, Houston 77084, between N. Highway 6 and Eldridge and between FM 529 and W. Little York. FOLLOW the SIGNS for the best Holiday Bargains and One of a Kind gifts!

CYPRESS FALLS FFA CRAFT SHOW November 16-17, 2013 (Move in Friday night or Saturday morning) Register for a booth by contacting Cynthia Taylor 713-922-5057 cynthia.taylor@cfisd.net Location: Cy-Fair ISD Telge Exhibit Center 11206 Telge Road, Cypress, TX 77429

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 19TH ANNUAL PILGRIM FESTIVAL

CURRENTLY TAKING APPLICATIONS FROM CRAFT VENDORS OF HANDMADE CRAFTS ONLY. First Congregational Church will be celebrating its 19th Annual Pilgrim Festival on Saturday, November 19th from 10 AM - 4 PM, rain or shine. Booth space varies in price depending on size and inside or outside. Please email Sue Earl at jearl8925@sbcglobal.net for application or further information. The church is located at 10840 Beinhorn Rd, Houston 77024 (Voss/Bingle exit off I-10).

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Sports Tournaments 10TH ANNUAL KATY LIONS CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Katy Lions Club will be holding the 10th Annual Katy Lions Club Golf Tournament on September 16, 2013 at The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch, Katy, TX. Registration and lunch is at 12 noon with a shot gun start at 1:30 PM. Prizes and awards for First, Second and Third will be awarded. Players, donations and sponsorships welcome. Please contact for additional details: Bryan Lavers Katy Lions Club Golf Chairman, 713-269-1474, bryan.lavers@ gmail.com.

ANNOUNCING THE 9TH ANNUAL AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE OF CY-FAIR GOLF TOURNAMENT

Grab your clubs and join with friends and sponsors to have some fun for a great cause. The 9th Annual Relay For Life of Cy-Fair Golf Tournament benefiting the American Cancer Society is on for Thursday, October 3, 2013 with a 1:00 PM Shotgun Start at Windrose Golf Club located in Spring, Texas (www.windrosegolfclub.com). The tournament format is a 4-Person Scramble.

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CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES!

Keep Kids Connected invites everyone to be a hero for seriously ill kids The 2nd Annual Superhero 5K benefiting Keep Kids Connected is scheduled for 8 AM, Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Villagio Town Center, located at the corner of Westheimer Parkway and Peek Road. An anticipated 400 runners and walkers of all ages will run the streets around the Villagio dressed as their favorite superhero to raise money for Keep Kids Connected, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing netbook computers to sick children in an effort to keep them connected to friends and family while undergoing treatment.    The event includes a competitive 5K and a non-competitive 1-mile event. Participants can register online at www.KeepKidsConnected.org through Friday, September 20th at 8 PM or pick up a race brochure at Luke’s Locker. All entrants receive a t-shirt and runner goodie packet. Participants who register for the 5K by September 1st will receive a dri-fit tech shirt. Walkers and those registering after September 2nd will receive a cotton t-shirt.   Awards will be given in the competitive 5K to the Overall Male and Female runners, Overall Masters Male and Female winners and the top three finishers in the following age divisions: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over.   A post-race party with free food and beverages will take place after the 5K in the courtyard of the Villagio. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero and enter the Superhero costume contest.  

LIVING WORD TO HOST FUN RUN AND FAMILY WALK

Runners and Walkers - it is time to sign up! Living Word Lutheran Church is hosting the Connect to C.A.R. Fun Run and Family Walk on Saturday, October 19th to raise money for the important work of the Gallo Medical Clinic in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). The clinic provides malaria treatment and prevention, birthing rooms and medical care to thousands of families every year. You are needed to run and walk! This year, there will be at 5K, 10K and 1-mile family walk.  All details and online registration is at www.familyfaithlife.org/car-fun-run. html. Registration closes October 5th.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE OF KATY

Want to help create a world with more birthdays and less cancer? The American Cancer Society is looking for passionate, committed volunteers to be a part of the 2014 Relay For Life of Katy planning committee! Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support and underwriting, coordinate the cancer survivor dinner, coordinate logistics, find refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment activities, engage students at local schools and more. Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track or park, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups and people from all walks of life - all aimed at celebrating the lives of those who have had cancer, remembering those lost and fighting back against the disease. If you would like to join the Relay For Life of Katy as a volunteer committee member, please plan to attend our informational meeting on Monday, September 23, 2013, at 6:30 PM, at the Cinco Ranch Library located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd. in Katy. If you are not able to attend, please express your interest to Erin Kasperek at the American Cancer Society by emailing her at erin.kasperek@cancer.org or calling 713-706-5652. Go to www.relayforlife. org/KatyTX for more information on the Relay For Life of Katy.  

“ALL THAT GLITTERS ISN’T GOLD” BENEFITING PEDIATRIC CANCER VICTIMS

It’s that time once more when the members of the Katy, TX based Bayou Belles Charity Service Organization, Inc. are tirelessly working to organize our Fourth Annual Charity Gala scheduled for October 12, 2013. The theme this year will be “ALL THAT GLITTERS ISN’T GOLD” benefiting Pediatric Cancer Victims. The venue (TBA). Our organization will be partnering with Texas Children’s Pediatric Cancer Center to select local families who are struggling with the expenses of having a very sick child.

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This heartfelt fundraiser will include an elegant dinner, cocktails, dancing and silent auction. This fundraiser is being dedicated to, but in NO way benefit: In Loving Memory of Jerald Paul Auzenne, Sr.    As you may recall, BBCSO, Inc. is a (non-profit 501c3) and is “Grass Roots” in nature. There are no salaries to tend with. Each and every member volunteer 100% their time. Being the founder of this community service organization, I am proud to say that I have currently donated over 7,000 hours of service between 2008 - 2013 to the benefit of various small, local and child-focused non-profits such as Texas EquuSearch, The Diaper Foundation, JoeJoe Bears Foundation, Katy Christian Ministries, The Amobi Okoye Foundation and The Krause Children’s Center.   It is with humble hearts that we approach you once more requesting your continued support of our work via one or more of the following options:    > May we plan on you attending this semi-formal event and your purchasing (2) $60 tickets? email: Angeline at CenterraRanchMontessori@yahoo.com   > May we count on you to volunteer (1 Hour), (2 Hours), (3 Hours) the day of this charity event? email: Angeline at CenterraRanchMontessori@yahoo.com   > Would you like to make a tax deductible donation directly towards the selected families? email: Angeline at CenterraRanchMontessori@yahoo.com.  

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Come help support the Love, Molly Fund on September 29, 2013 from 3-7 PM  at the SPJST Hall Lodge 88 in the Heights. The casino will be rocking with poker, blackjack, bingo and more! Your ticket includes food, a dessert bar and 500 points for game play. There are tons of great prizes, silent auction and raffle items. Come support our local dog rescue efforts in memory of Molly Long. For more information, like the Love, Molly Fund page on Facebook. You can also visit us at www.thelovemollyfund.com. Do good, feel good.

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Reunions 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 d’oeuvres. The event features the House of Blues New Year’s Eve and 80’s band, “Thunderpants.” 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.

Theater, Arts & Music THE LONE STAR SYMPHONIC BAND

The Lone Star Symphonic Band to launched its 21st Season in August. The group recently recorded a Christmas themed CD, which will be available for purchase at all concerts this season. The Band is based in west Houston, with rehearsals and concerts held at CrossPoint Community Church off of Westgreen Blvd. and I-10 (The Katy Freeway). Five concerts are slated for the Lone Star Symphonic Band’s 21st Season, with tickets for all concerts available on the Band’s website, www.lssband.org, for $5.50 each and will be available the day of the concert at the door for $10 each. All concerts begin at 4:00 PM and feature the Lone Star Dixieland Band for 30 minutes prior to the main performance in the foyer. On October 13, 2013, the Band will perform a concert titled “Life in Living Color.”  All selections performed will feature life’s many colors. December 15, 2013 will be the Lone Star Symphonic Band’s Christmas and Hanukkah themed concert, titled “Celebrate the Season.”  On March 2, 2014, the Band will perform “Lone Star,” a concert as big as Texas! The Lone Star Symphonic Band will perform on May 4, 2014, a spring-filled concert titled “Spring into Fun!”  The annual patriotic concert, titled “We Hold These Truths,” will be held on June 29, 2014.

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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.

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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.

MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES ITS 2013-2014 SEASON!

CARNIVAL ROUND THE CENTRAL FIGURE by Diana Amsterdam. Regional Premier - November 7-23, 2013. A wild ride through theatrical terrain that sears the senses and impacts the audience at a visceral place, which also manages to be hilariously funny and heartbreakingly real in the five core scenes of a young woman’s visit to the death bed of her friend. Her moment of acknowledgment and comfort comes hard in the face of denial, moralizing, insane positive thinking, desperate chit chat and the existential fears we all harbor about the end moments of life - the great mystery. MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION IV - December 6-14, 2013. Short plays from 200 writers who submitted from all over the US and were chosen by a panel. Co-produced by Wordsmyth Theatre. ROME by John Harvey - World Premier - March 6-22, 2014. This original script is being written by local playwright, John Harvey, workshopped by designers, musicians and actors, video documented over a year and presented as a collaborative effort as our final play in the season. Located at Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007. All performances begin at 8 PM. Price - $18 regular/ $10 students and seniors. Pay as you can on Mondays and $25 for opening night with a party immediately after the show. More info/reservations: www. mildredsumbrella.com - info@mildredsumbrella.com or 832-463-0409.

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According to Ms. Baszile, EF Foundation host families represent the diversity of American culture - with varied economic, religious and social backgrounds. Among those who embrace the exchange experience are parents looking to give their children a glimpse of the world, without having to travel the globe. In addition, there are many successful host families who have no children or adult children who no longer live at home, who are looking for new ways to connect to their communities, while gaining fresh perspectives on the world. Host family applicants undergo a screening process to ensure that they are well suited for an exchange experience. To host, one adult in the household must be at least 25 years old. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, EF Foundation for Foreign Study is the leader in high school exchange. Committed to promoting international understanding and global awareness for over 30 years, EF Foundation brings more students to the United States each year than any other high school exchange program. Since 1979, the organization has matched over 100,000 enthusiastic students from around the world with caring host families across the United States. EF Foundation is designated by the United States Department of State as an Exchange Program Sponsor.
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EXCHANGE STUDENTS FROM AMERICAN COUNCILS

The U.S. Department of State sponsors exchange programs that bring high school students from over 50 countries from all over the world in the United State for an academic year to live with an American host family, attend high school and learn about American society. American Councils is always looking for interested and excited host families to host one of their students. For more information, visit http://inbound.americancouncils.org or email inbound@americancouncils.org. You can also contact Assia Baburi by email: assia.baburi@hccs.edu or by phone at 713-856-5020.

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Tammala Baszile, international exchange coordinator for nonprofit EF Foundation for Foreign Study, the leader in high school exchange, is currently accepting applications for host families for the 2013-14 school year. Host families open their homes to a 15-18 year old from one of 25 countries around the world. Students come for one or two semesters and attend the local high school. Through the exchange experience, both student and family get the chance to learn about a new culture and promote global understanding, right here in this community.

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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 began August 5, 2013. 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 theninjastar2@yahoo.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 towel and wear tennis shoes. Various times available daily. The machines are closed during class times.

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WATER AEROBICS - This one hour class is low-impact, which is easy on the joints. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:05 AM - 10:05 AM & 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:05 - 10:05 AM & 6:00 - 7:00 PM. ARTHRITIS AQUATICS - This class consists of range of motion, muscle strengthening and endurance-building activities. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM. MUST HAVE A RELEASE FORM SIGNED BY A PHYSICIAN. DEEP WATER AEROBICS - This hour class is a high cardio vascular workout. A flotation device is advised. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM. RECREATIONAL SWIM (call to reserve a spot) - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Thursday, 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM - Saturday & Sunday, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM.

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

2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy, TX 77494, 281-395-1311, Hours Mon. 12 Noon - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 9 PM, Fri. 12 Noon - 5 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. Closed. 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.

LIBRARY CLOSINGS

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EVENTS • CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS’ TO DISCUSS ‘THE VOW’ - The Night Readers’ book club will meet on Thursday, September 19th beginning at 7:00 PM, in Conference Room 2. The literary-review club is free and open to the public. • THE BASICS OF BUYING & SELLING ON EBAY - Thursday, September 5th, 10:00-11:00 AM, Computer Lab. Learn how to buy and sell items on eBay and how monetary transactions take place. Reservations are required. • SHIFT INTO OVERDRIVE: AN EREADER WORKSHOP - Wednesday, September 11th, 10:00-11:00 AM, Computer Lab. Learn how to download eBooks to your mobile reading device, such as a Kindle or Nook, from the library’s online digital library collection, OverDrive or from online bookstores. Bring your library card number and PIN and Amazon and Adobe usernames and passwords if available. Reservations are required. • ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES - All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab. Reservations are required. MS PowerPoint 2007 Survival Basics: Thursday, September 12th, 10:00 AM MS Excel 2007 Survival Basics: Thursday, September 19th, 10:00 AM

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MS Word Survival 2007 Basics: Wednesday, September 25th, 10:00 AM • LINEAGE DAY - Saturday, September 14th, 10:00-12:00 PM. The Star of Destiny Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will be hosting Lineage Day, a free genealogy workshop.We welcome you in joining us in hearing our guest speaker, Susan Kaufman, from Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research discuss topics such as finding sources organizing information, ancestral charting and utilizing resources. Star of Destiny will also have representatives to answer questions any prospective DAR members may have. For more information about Lineage Day or joining Star of Destiny, NSDAR email: thestarofdestiny@yahoo.com or visit our website at: http://texasdar.org/chapters/StarDestiny.

WEEKLY CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SCHEDULE

• Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, provides caregiver/infant activities and songs especially designed for the youngest book-lovers, from age 1 month to 12 months. • Toddler Time: Wednesdays at 10:15 AM and Thursdays at 10:15 AM and 11:30 AM - offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. • Story Time: Tuesdays at 2:00 PM. Age 3-6, where they hear stories, watch movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities. • Pajama Night Story Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM - gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime. • 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. • After-School Breaks: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 4:30 PM - crafts, movies, stories and more for children in first through fifth grades. • Family Story Time: 1st Saturday of the month at 10:15 AM. All ages welcome. • Tween Scene: 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 4:30 PM - activities for youth in grades 4 and 5. • Young Adult Cafe: 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:00 PM. Designed for youth in grades 6 and up. 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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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 713-468-8972 x158 for more information or email the Volunteer Coordinator at membership@twrc-houston.org. Visit our website at www.twrc-houston.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN KATY WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF SECOND CHANCES

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

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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

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PREGNANCY HELP CENTER SEEKS NEW VOLUNTEERS

Invest your time by volunteering with Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston educating and supporting men and women in making healthy choices for life in sexual integrity, unplanned pregnancy and post-abortion loss. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, facilitating small groups, administrative assistance, medical services, donation room and development. Discover your calling! For information inquire through the web site vsc@phckaty.org or call 281-578-0078, Volunteer Services Coordinator. The Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is a non-profit faith based organization.

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HOUSTON CHILDREN’S CHARITY

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

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.

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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 cinco-ranch.avc@sunriseseniorliving.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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SPANISH MEADOWS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

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

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

KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

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

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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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.

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.

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 vashbrook@thesolana.com . The Solana is located at 24001 Cinco Village Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77494.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: VANTAGE HOSPICE

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

THE THOMAS A. GLAZIER SENIOR EDUCATION CENTER HAS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

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

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KATY QUILTERS 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 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.

HEALTHBRIDGE VOLUNTEERING

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

Community Groups Support & Help Groups CANCER COUNSELING OFFERS FREE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP IN KATY/WEST HOUSTON AREA

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

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KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

HELP TO SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT The 24-hour Crisis Hotline number is 281-693- RAPE (7273). NON-EMERGENCY # 281-391-5262. The KCM Sexual Assault Center is run by a staff of three permanent employees and a dedicated group of volunteers who manage many vital functions. The Center offers many volunteer opportunities for interested persons, including clerical, crisis hotline and direct contact jobs such as sexual assault survivor advocacy. All volunteers must obtain training offered by the Center. KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES FOOD PANTRY PROVIDES: • Three day nutritionally balanced supplement of non-perishable food twice monthly • Hygiene items once a month • Birthday bags to our children for their special day • Fresh produce from yard gardeners & local farmers FYI • Referrals to WIC (Women, Infant, Child) government nutrition program for baby formula; dairy products. • Red Barrels in Katy area grocery stores benefit KCM. • 100% of all financial donations are allocated per donor request! NEEDS • Canned: Green Vegetables, Pork’n Beans, Carrots, Tuna, Corn, 8 oz. Tomato sauce, Fruit, Macaroni & Cheese • One lb. bags of: Beans, Rice • Family Size: Bath Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toilet Paper • Soap: Laundry, Dish Donation Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Thursday from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Katy Christian Ministries, 281-391-3730 (24 Hr. Voice Recording), 5011 5th Street (Admin. Office), Katy, Texas 77093.

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THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (TCF)

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

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

If you want to drink, that’s your business; if you want to stop, that’s ours. To find a meeting near you or for other information call: 713-686-6300 or go to www.aahouston.org.

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS HOUSTON WEST CHAPTER

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

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FREE MENTAL DISORDERS FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

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

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FREE MENTAL DISORDERS FAMILY EDUCATION COURSE This NAMI Family to Family 12-week Education Course (2 1/2 hrs. per week) is for family members of persons with bipolar (manic depression), anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, severe depression and other neurobiological disorders. For information, please call Vi 281-893-2493 or Debbie 713-849-5637.

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

FAMILY TO FAMILY NETWORK SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES WHO HAVE A CHILD WITH DISABILITIES

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

KATY OCD/ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS

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

KATY/WEST HOUSTON/ SUGAR LAND TOURETTE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP

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

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Different Strokes meets every Tuesday, at 10:00 AM, in the Senior Center, located at 13150 Memorial Dr., for fellowship, learning, sharing, exercising and loving. We meet together to share with one another. Please join us. If you have had a stroke or anyone you know has survived a stroke, please consider learning more about this group. We would love to have you. Call for further information: Kay Callahan 713-461-5604 or Roberta Owens 281-463-3490.

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THE ARC OF KATY

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

PALMER DRUG ABUSE PROGRAM (PDAP)

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

DRUG AND ALCOHOLISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

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

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ECI PROJECT TYKE

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

ST. PETER’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SUPPORT GROUPS

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church sponsors and hosts support groups for people in our community who are dealing with difficult situations. Complete meeting information is available at www.stpkaty.org or by calling 281-492-8031. • ADHD Parent Support Group • Alanon • Alcoholics Anonymous • Alzheimer’s Family Support • Autism Support Group • CoDA (Co-Dependents Anonymous) • Depression Bipolar Support Alliance • The Gathering Respite Care for Homebound Senior Adults • Grief Share Group • Narcotics Anonymous • Open Hearts for Family and Friends of Gays and Lesbians • Overeaters Anonymous • Women’s Cancer Support Group St. Peter’s United Methodist Church is located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd. in Katy.

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GRACE FELLOWSHIP UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church, located at 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, 77450, offers a safe setting for those who are hurting and healing from trials and difficulties of life. We offer the following biblically based support groups: • Parenting With Grace... Learning God’s timeless design for parenting. • Marriage Matters... Take your marriage to the next level. • DivorceCare... For adults and children dealing with divorce. • GriefShare... Dealing with the loss of a loved one. • HopeKeepers…Living with hope in spite of chronic illness or pain. • Recovery With Grace... Recovering from an unhealthy habit. • VIC…Women with cancer. • Men’s Sexual Purity Support Group…Support for sexual addiction struggles. • Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University…Get control of your money. Please call the Grace Fellowship Care Ministry at 281-646-1903 for further details or see our website, www.whatisgrace.org/care.html.

CROSSPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH

Celebrate Recovery is for those who want to celebrate God’s healing power in their lives through the Twelve Steps and the Eight Recovery Principles that Christ taught in His message from the Sermon on the Mount. It is uniquely designed for those who are seeking to recover from a wide variety of hurts, hang-ups, habits and addictions by sharing their experiences, strength and hope with one another. Celebrate Recovery meets at CrossPoint Community Church, 700 S.Westgreen Blvd. in Katy in the Warehouse at the SW corner of the property, every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. This is a free ongoing meeting, open to the public. For more information, go to www.crosspt.org/ classes or call 281-398-6464.

KATY AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP

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

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KATY ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP

The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch offers several support and growth recovery groups through its Merimnao ministry, all of our groups are Christ-centered and open to everybody in the community. Call the church at 281-395-3950 or go to our website at www.thefellowship.org/ministry/merimnao for more information.

The Katy Essential Tremor Support Group meets bi-monthly on the second Thursday of each month, at the Heritage Grand Clubhouse, 25125 North Heritage Grand Circle, in Katy at 4:00 PM. For more information, you may contact Betty Ann Schwarz, Group Leader for IETF at: 281-347-2194 or email: schwarzrb@comcast.net.

Groups include the following: • Castimonia - A group for men struggling with sexual purity • Parakaleo - A group for women whose husbands are dealing with sexual purity • Adelphe - A “women’s issues” group • Divorce Support - A group for those dealing with divorce • Divorce for Kids - A group for children dealing with the divorce of their parents • Poimenes - A group for men in positions of spiritual authority • Parent Advocates - For parents of difficult or troubled high school aged children • Sozo - For women struggling with having had an abortion in their past • New Hope - For women dealing with the issue of breast cancer

The Katy Essential Tremor Support Group reaches out to persons of all ages, race and gender who suffer from tremors, a neurological disorder causing rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk. Local support groups are sponsored by the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF), which is a charitable, not-for-profit, membership-based organization, which provides patient support, educates the healthcare community about ET and funds research about the disorder. One goal of this support group is to create a supportive environment where each person can openly talk, exchange ideas about the challenge of living with ET and listen to informative educational programs about the disorder. New members are welcome.

HOME ENCOURAGEMENT

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

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EATING DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP

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

WEST HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER

West Houston Medical Center offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups. To inquire, please call 281-588-8657. West Houston Medical Center also offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Informational/Educational Classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8657.

CHRIST CLINIC

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KATY ADHD PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

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

OPEN HEARTS SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF GAYS AND LESBIANS

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

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP OF KATY

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

LIFEWAY INTERNATIONAL

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

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Are you having a hard time controlling the way you eat? Have you ever wanted to stop eating and found you just could not? Do you think about food or your weight constantly? Do you find yourself attempting one diet or food plan after another with no lasting success? If you answered YES to any of the above questions you may be a food addict...you are not alone. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a recovery program for people who suffer from overeating, under-eating and bulimia. The program is based upon the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues or fees and FA is open to anyone who wants to stop addictive eating. You visit the web site at www.foodaddicts.org to find out more about FA or call the FA World Service Office at 781-932-6300. Weekly meetings at the following times and location: Saturday, 10:00 AM, Sunday at 3:00 PM and Tuesday at 7:00 PM at West Houston Community Center, located at 725 Bateswood, Houston 77079. Wednesday, 10:00 AM - Council on Alcohol & Drugs - Houston, at 303 Jackson Hill Street, Houston 77077. Local information Janice 512-694-7384 or Iris 281-392-8914.

KATY FAS FAMILY SUPPORT

If you know what the acronyms FAS, ARND or FAE stand for then this is the place for you! A new support group is starting for families with children who are on the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum. This group will meet once a month at a designated location to share our stories, talk about our challenges and discuss strategies. Adoptive parents and birth parents are welcome. If you are interested in being a part of this, please send an email to fasupportkaty@gmail.com.

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SUPPORT AT MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL

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

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SEEDS OF HOPE

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

HOLY COVENANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OFFERS WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUPS

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

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HAND (HOUSTON’S AID IN NEONATAL DEATH) MEETING

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

Parenting Groups BEAR CREEK BAPTIST MOPS

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

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MOTHERS’ SHARE GROUP

Mothers’ Share Group serves as a valuable outreach for stay-at home parents. We offer a supportive network of moms, interesting and informative speakers relevant to parenting and family life, creative crafts, service projects, and the opportunity to make wonderful friends with others in the Katy area. We meet Thursdays, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM following the KISD schedule, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77450 in Room E221 (upstairs). Everyone in the community is welcome. Please join us for fun, food and friendship! For more information or to confirm childcare, please contact St. Peter’s UMC at 281-492-8031 or www.stpkaty.org.

MOCHA MOMS, WEST HOUSTON CHAPTER

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

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Do you ever feel like you’re the only mom who stays home? While being an at-home mother is rewarding, it can also be lonely. The MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) is a support group specifically for mothers who have chosen to stay home to raise their children. Local chapters offer scheduled activities, most of which take place during the day when at-home moms most need support. Our calendar includes activities such as weekly (ageappropriate) playgroups, park days, group outings, book club, mom and tot lunch, family events, community service projects, mom’s night out and more! Of course, children are encouraged to come along and moms may attend as many or as few activities as are appropriate for their family. Contact Laura Matre at 281-804-9109 or email momsclubkatyse@yahoo.com.

MOMS @ SECOND

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

MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL

Attention Moms! Do you worry about your children? Come experience how you can replace your anxiety and fear with peace and hope by praying with other moms. Moms In Prayer International gathers moms together to pray specifically and scripturally for our children and schools. Won’t you join with us in prayer for this next generation? Please come to our Back to School Prayer Event on Monday, August 26, 2013, from 9:30-10:30 AM at The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch, 22765 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX 77450. RSVP for childcare to Olivia Jones at 281-300-5000. If no answer, leave message with ages of children. Our mission is to impact children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray. Our vision is that every school in the world will be covered with prayer. If you would like more information about MIPI and the groups in Katy, please contact Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit the Moms In Prayer website at www.MomsInPrayer.org

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

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

ALL MOMS OF KATY

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

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Elliptical, ProAm Spacesaver DX. Best offer. 281-382-1775. Craftsman lawn mower, like new, Briggs & Stratton engine, power propelled, 22” multi-cut, $175. 713-562-8943. Doll Collection, 45 beautiful dolls in original boxes, plus many others. Many are Collectors items. All are in excellent condition. Total value over $2,000. Will take best offer. Contact at pst3@pdq.net. 2 Weather Ready PACK RAT® tool box Drawer Units, 4 compartments, 24 dividers each, MSRP $1,360, moderate use, 2008 model, $1,400 for both OBO. zaghloulj@gmail.com. White vertical blinds: 4 - 45.5Wx83H, 3 - 45.75Wx84H, 6 - 34Wx58.5H, 4 33.75Wx70.875H, 1 - 24Wx68.5H, 1 - 69.875Wx83.75H, 1 - 21.75Wx34.5H, $40 each OBO. Call 832-518-6051. Two cream, Italian leather sofas, 3 seaters, $600 pair; Thomasville cherry wood Armoir, 78x42x25, $350; white wedding dress, size 6, $100; cream, Italian leather circular sofa, 6 seater, $600. Call 832-302-0896.

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL LITERACY MONTH

Millions of people have difficulty reading. That’s because, despite what many people think, literacy issues are not just relegated to children and young adults. To improve literacy in America, we must consider readers of all ages and backgrounds. Here are some tips to help you improve and encourage reading and literacy. Here’s How: 1. Read books every day and let people see you do it. You may be a role model (to your child, your niece or nephew or some other individual in your family or circle of acquaintances). 2. Get involved with your local library. Many libraries offer literacy programs, which encourage reading in your community. See what you can do to help. 3. Talk about reading. Ask questions about what the individuals in your life are reading.

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1934 Krakauer Brothers Baby Grand Piano. It is 4’9” across and 5’9” deep. It is in very good condition, with original bench and all ivory keys in perfect condition. Asking $3,300. (This includes the cost of moving the piano to you anywhere in Houston.) Contact Celeste Dannelly. Cell, 832-492-0172. Email me at mcpick3@gmail.com for a picture. Memorial Oaks Cemetery companion crypt (perpetual care), $12,000. 281807-1103. Riverside desk with glass topper, in excellent condition, 57 3/4”x 24”x 30”, bottom drawer to be used as a locking filing cabinet, $500; Ashley Furniture TV stand, 52’’x 20”x 42”, $275. Request pictures at nikki_1520@yahoo.com. Antique theatrical dressing stand, a must see for collectors, worth $300+, OBO; antique retro doll house furniture (many rooms), also a must see for collectors, never used, entire collection worth at least $2,000, OBO. Serious inquires only. Call after 10:00 AM at 281-859-0953 to schedule a visit. Kayak, Current Designs 14’6” Whistler, sea touring capable. Includes spray skirt and cockpit cover. Garage stored, like new, total 3 hours in water, $1,200 OBO. Call 281-394-2789.

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Hammerhead 150 GoKart, $750 as is; 2010 Mirra Icon BMX bike, $100; 2006 Honda CRF70, $900. Well maintained, bikes in good working condition. 281-844-7923. Dark wood desk 30”Wx60”Lx28”H with side drawers, w/chair mat and chair, $40 OBO; student desk 43”Lx53”Hx24”W with shelves and drawer, $30 OBO; child’s “safari” room decor, includes wall pics, twin bedding, rug, decor pillows lamp, gently used, $30 OBO. Call 281-859-0953 after 10:00am. Willing to send pictures. 14 Formal dresses, perfect for homecoming and/or holidays. Varied contemporary styles, name brands, short and long. Sizes Jr. 3 to Misses 10. Most worn once, $20-40 each. 713-816-6777. Hooker Hampton Collection entertainment center, paid $4,500, will take $2,800. Like new condition. Call 281-455-0507. Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. jordon98@hotmail.com.

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Four(4) Dunlap Rover M/T 255-70R-16 tires with factory Chevrolet 16 inch, 6 bolt configuration wheels. Tires have about 100 miles on them, $500. Contact Mark at 713-906-0545. 2005 Honda CR-85R. Bike is in excellent condition and has low hours, $1,800. Please contact Mark @ 713-906-0545.

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Caregiver, afternoons. Assist mother to care for special needs girl. Will train. Great second job. Copy of Social Security and must pass back ground check. Call 281-392-5239.

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Local Welcoming Service seeking an Appointment Setter whose job will be to contact prospective businesses in the Katy & Cypress areas to schedule appointments. Work from home and set your own hours. Commission based. If interested, submit resume to info@lonestargreetingservice.com. Before/After School Counselors. Responsible adults needed to supervise children in local Katy ISD elementary child care sites either before school, after school or both. High School Diploma or GED required. Must love working with children and embody the 5 core values of the YMCA - Faith, Honesty, Caring, Responsibility and Respect. Part-Time. Shifts available Monday—Friday: 6:30-8:30 AM and/or 2:30-6:30 PM. Submit applications to Sherry Hubbard; sherryh@ymcahouston.org or call 281-392-5055 ext. 235. YMCA Youth Sports Officials Needed. The Katy Y is looking for Volleyball, Soccer and Flag Football officials. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and be able to work Saturdays. Part time (approximately 15-20 hours per week). Submit applications to Justin Puente, Sports Director, at the Katy YMCA and follow up with an email to Justin.puente@ymcahouston.org.  Earn $50 to $75 dollars an hour promoting and selling women’s designer fashion jewelry. Work part-time and earn full-time pay with flexible hours. Earn trips, car allowance, free jewelry, plus money. Training provided, must have car and computer. Paid weekly. No experience is needed, but previous direct sales are rewarded. Must be 18 years or older. Contact Amber, amberfolk@att.net or 713-505-4250. If no answer, please leave a voice mail message with reference to job and phone number. Become a Players Assistant (Marshall) at Bear Creek Golf Course. Great benefits and fellowship, please contact Ron Haren at 713-705-4550 or 281859-8188 or pick up application in pro-shop.

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Salon Picasso looking for experienced stylist and full time salon coordinator. Call 281-861-9911. Now hiring security officers, part time/full time. No experience necessary. Retirees welcome. All shifts available. Accepting applications Monday Thursday, 8 AM - 11 AM. Located at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, Texas 77079. Phone: 281-759-1010. Sales persons wanted to sell Replacement Windows and Window coverings. Ownership opportunity available. Call Replacement Windows of Katy at 281-392-5353. Martial Arts USA is hiring qualified Tae Kwon Do Black Belts with WTF certification, over 18 years of age, background checks and interviews will be conducted. Contact Master Shin or Master An at 281-463-9333 or email YoungAn@cyfairtkd. com. Location, 17121 West Rd. Suite 200 Houston TX 77095. Plumbers or Apprentices for repair. Bilingual preferred. Please call 281-256-2239. Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-4019828 or send resume to info@discovery-schoolhouse.com. Now Hiring! Do you love children? Small private preschool is now accepting applications. Must be dependable and energetic. Will train. Must have copy of High School Diploma or GED and copy of Social Security Card. Apply in person to 16618 Clay Road, Suite 400. 281-656-2273. The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person.

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Looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to be the front desk for a new dental office in Katy area. Candidate should be knowledgeable about dental insurance and have great communication skills. It is a paperless office so computer skills is a must. Experience is necessary, minimum 2 years. Need to know how to schedule, run daily/monthly/yearly reports, submit insurance claims electronically and manually, work on accounts receivable, manage patient charts, discuss and present treatment plans, verify insurance, pretreatment estimates and so on, handle patient upsets, deal with software support, etc. Please forward resume to assistdds@hotmail.com. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to randy@westhoustonelectric.com.

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For sale by owner: 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, theater and playroom, dining, study, spacious kitchen, 2 car garage, backyard patio, crown molding, 4,300 sq. ft. with a lot of upgrades. Former model home, must see! Lakemont Shore subdivision, Richmond, TX 77407, $330,000. Call for more information/ pictures, 281-766-4101 or 281-215-3433.

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