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IRETHORNE Unofficial Community Newsletter

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October 2013

CONCERT AND SILENT AUCTION OCTOBER 11, 2013

We’re super excited to announce our Fall Fundraiser supporting the LIVESTRONG Foundation and our climb to Mt Kilimanjaro. On October 11, 2013, we’ll be hosting a silent auction and concert at the Continental Club in Houston. There will be an auction in the early hours, an endless parade of bands for enjoying between 6 PM - 2 AM and to cap it all off… the reunion performance of the century: Haywood. All proceeds raised from the evening (both from the door and through the auction) will benefit the LIVESTRONG Foundation. We couldn’t be more excited to share this evening with our friends and family. Please hold the date! THE CONTINENTAL CLUB 3700 Main St, Houston, TX 77002 continentalclub.com/Houston.html 713-529-9899 Silent Auction 6 PM - 9 PM Live Bands from 6 PM - 2 AM Ticket presale information, coming soon! The auction will also be available online, in realtime. Even if you can’t make the event, auction items are still available for bidding from your smartphone. This is being hosted to give back to M.D. Anderson for their wonderful care for Bree Sandlin, a Firethorne resident.

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) program is dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of the early detection of breast cancer through a nationwide campaign. NBCAM started as a weeklong campaign in 1985 with 2 founding members. Today the American Cancer Society is one of many national public service organizations, professional associations and government agencies that form the NBCAM Board of Sponsors. During October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the member organizations of the Board of Sponsors join forces to spread the message that early detection of breast cancer followed by prompt treatment saves lives. The American Cancer Society recommends early detections. Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health. The third Friday in October each year is National Mammography Day, first proclaimed by President Clinton in 1993. On this day or throughout the month, women are encouraged to make a mammography appointment. To find a facility in your area, please call: American Cancer Society (800) 227-2345 National Cancer Institute (800) 4-CANCER Or visit nbcam.org or www.cancer.org for more information. Published by: Krenek Printing 7102 Glen Chase Ct • Houston, TX 77095 • 281-463-8649

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BBQs, gardening, swimming pools, hikes... and mosquitoes. Enjoy the outdoors, but remember to protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus. Your best defense against being bitten is simply to be prepared. Help Fight the Bite! • When outdoors, use an insect repellent containing the active ingredient DEET, Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535 to reduce exposure to mosquito bites. Always apply as directed on the label. Do not allow young children to apply repellent to themselves; have an adult do it for them. • If possible, wear long-sleeved clothing and long pants when outdoors at dawn and dusk, which are peak mosquito biting times. • Place mosquito netting over infant carriers when you are outdoors with infants. • Don’t feed the storm drains. Sweep up lawn clippings, leaves and tree limbs from sidewalks and driveways. • Remove/empty containers that can hold water such as flowerpots, buckets, tires, toys and plastic swimming pools. Birdbaths and pet water bowls should be changed at least twice a week. • Cover your boat or store in a covered place. Drain any standing water and make sure the bilge pump is working. Turn over canoes, kayaks and small boats to store upside down. • Keep rain gutters clean and draining and repair any outdoor household leaks. • When watering the lawn, be aware of any excess water that may accumulate. Fill in low areas around the yard. • When mosquitoes are noticed in your yard, spray with an outdoor mosquito spray. Be sure to use according to directions on the label. To control mosquitoes in your house, use a “flying insect spray.” Be sure to use according to directions on the label. • Household pets can be exposed to West Nile Virus (WNV). Contact your veterinarian for more information. Source: Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services

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GARDENING TIPS FOR OCTOBER

• Dig and store caladiums before the foliage dies. Allow the bulbs to dry in the shade, shake off the dried soil and dust with sulphur to control fungus. Store by hanging in open mesh bags or old panty hose. • Flowers planted for spring can begin when the temperatures are going to stay cooler. Shrubs and trees can be planted now. Woody plants concentrate on root growth through the winter and the more headstart they can get before summer, the better. • October 15th is about the time for dividing and planting daylilies. • Watch out for brown patch in St. Augustine grass. These circular brown patches are caused by a fungus that is activated by moist cool weather. Control with Daconil. • If you need to do any pruning, do it early in the month. The re-growth stimulated by pruning needs to harden off before that odd-ball frost of Halloween. Prune fruit trees when leaves begin to fall. Remove all dead, weak and over-crowded growth. Tip back main branches to control size and shape. Spray w/dormant oil when temperature is between 30-60 degrees. • Cut back tops of perennials after they have bloomed. Divide roots and transplant anytime from now until March, the earlier the better. • Get the ant baits down. This will greatly reduce your spring populations. • Clover left over from last year may be growing. It’s best to hit it with the post-emerge herbicides in October and November. At least two applications are usually needed, even if done this early. • For color throughout the winter, begin planting pansies.

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

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

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During the August Board work study meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees accepted a bond referendum recommendation by the Student Activity Facilities (SAF) Bond Committee and called for a Nov. 5th Bond election. It is projected that there will be no tax rate increase from the current rate of $.40 with the $99 million authorization.

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KATY ISD’S PARTNERS IN EDUCATION DEBUTS “HEY VO!”

If you’ve ever thought about being someone’s sweetheart, Katy ISD invites you to watch “Hey VO!” (http://vimeo.com/72830951) - the district’s new invitation to volunteers. Starring Cinco Ranch High School Choir Director David Lee and choreographed by Taylor Drill Team Coach Darby Boyd, the film features dancers and singers from all seven Katy ISD high schools and a cameo by Superintendent Alton Frailey. This cinematic call to action is a reminder that volunteering is fun and that every Katy ISD campus needs and welcomes volunteers. Last year’s volunteer video, “Call Us Maybe,” won the prestigious Crystal Award from the Texas Schools Public Relations Association. 

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SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT RETURNS TO KATY FOR 2014


Katy ISD announced recently that the Southland Conference basketball tournament will return to the Merrell Center on March 12 - 15, 2014. The men’s and women’s basketball tournament brings more than 15,000 visitors to the Katy area each March and is responsible for approximately 2,000 nightly rooms in local hotels. “The Southland Conference is again very pleased to bring our marquee Basketball Tournament to Katy and the Merrell Center,” said Tom Burnett, commissioner of the Southland Conference. “We’ve had a successful run over the last six years in Katy and the seventh tournament at the Merrell Center should be even more exciting for the teams and fans!” The Conference provides an opportunity for Katy ISD students to participate in a variety of volunteer capacities such as ball boys/girls and student trainers. Students can also earn hours for the National Honor Society. “This event is a great opportunity for Katy ISD students to participate in a major collegiate sporting event. The Southland Conference puts on a first class event and we’re thrilled to have them back to the Katy area,” said Ben Rolens, general manager of the Merrell Center. Schools currently representing the Southland Conference include: Abilene Christian University, University of Central Arkansas, Houston Baptist University, University of the Incarnate Word, Lamar University, McNeese State University, University of New Orleans, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Oral Roberts University, Sam Houston State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. For more information about the Southland Conference, visit www.southland.org.

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Foster High School THE FOSTER FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT PROUDLY PRESENTS DISNEY’S MUSICAL:  BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Foster High School theater, choir, band and art students collaborate to tell this classic and timeless story in Rogers Auditorium. Showtimes are Friday, December 6th at 7:00 PM, Saturday, December 7th at 7:00 PM and Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 PM. Tickets are available at Foster High School, 4400 FM 723, Richmond. For more information, please call 832-223-3800. If you and/or your business would like to sponsor this event, please contact the Theater Director, Kendra Willeby via email: kwilleby@lcisd.org or phone 832223-3800.

FOSTER HIGH SCHOOL BAND

The Foster High School Band will present the annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 12th at 7:00 PM in Rogers Auditorium at Foster High School. Performing will be the award winning Concert Band, small chamber ensembles and the State and Nationally recognized Foster High School Wind Symphony. Admission is free. If you and/or your business would like to sponsor the Foster High School Bands’ Concert Season please contact Director of Bands, Jimmie Exline via email: jexline@lcisd.org or phone 832223-3800.

FOSTER HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR

The Foster High School Choir will present the annual Christmas Concert on Friday, December 13th at 7:00 PM in Rogers Auditorium at Foster High School. All Foster High School Choirs will be performing during the concert. Admission is free. If you and/or your business would like to sponsor the Foster High School Choirs’ Concert Season, please contact Choir Director Jason Carson via email: jcarson@lcisd.org or phone 832-223-3800.

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Cub Scout Pack 353, based out of St. Peter’s UMC, is in full swing once again. The Scouts had a great summer, filled with camping, archery, engineering, science, museum visits, hiking and service projects, just to name a few. The Scouts have several more fun activities planned this school year. If you have a son in 1st-5th grade and are interested in learning more about Scouts, please contact Victoria Salinas at vc_conde@hotmail.com or visit www.katycubscouts.com.

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 Jack M. Jones at ajpereg@ hotmail.com.

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Katy YMCA winter Program Registration is in progress. Contact the Y for details at 281-392-5055 or check out our website: ymcahouston.org. 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 year round. 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).

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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. Teams are forming for boys and girls in 1st through 8th grade zoned to the Katy Independent School District. Late Registration is available online at www.KYBB.org. Teams are formed by grade level and announced in late November. Katy Youth Basketball depends on volunteers for its success. If you are able to coach during the Basketball season please download the coaching form from www.kybb.org and fax it to 281-712-6770.

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Katy Youth Basketball is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a basketball program for all students within KISD in 1st through 8th grades. The organization is administered by an all-volunteer Board of Directors who share a common mission to provide an opportunity for boys and girls of similar age and dissimilar abilities to participate in an organized basketball program. For more info., visit www.kybb.org.

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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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

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.

WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE

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

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WEST HOUSTON COMEDY CLUB NIGHT

Join fun-loving, laughing neighbors at a Synagogue turned Comedy Club on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Congregation Or Ami, 4334 Wilcrest, Houston 77082. Nationally renowned comedian, Tom Ryan, will headline a real comedy club performance. Tom has appeared on “Late Night with David Letterman,” several times, has written for “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher” and has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, Jeff Foxworthy, Tim Allen and Dennis Miller. He regularly headlines corporate events for large companies like Coca Cola, Continental Airlines, Compaq and Morgan Stanley. Ryan believes the best comedy comes from the most unlikely sources. So, be prepared to witness original, audiencerelevant, time-relevant, side-splitting humor. For only $36/person admission, enjoy great comedy, in an authentic comedy club environment, along with snacks, wine, beer and other (soft) beverages. For tickets and additional information, call 713-334-4300 or email: houstonorami@gmail.com or visit their website www.oramihouston.org.

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Aglow International is a global, trans-denominational Christian organization. More than 200,000 women and men meet together each month through local fellowships. At the monthly gatherings, there is time to meet and visit with friends, enjoy corporate worship and prayer and hear from a guest speaker. You are most cordially invited to attend the Katy Aglow Lighthouse monthly meeting, Bible Fellowship and Prayer Connection. You will be glad you did. For more information about Aglow and the monthly events go to: www. katyaglow.com.                  MEETING DATE: October 22, 2013 (4th Tuesday of each month) TIME: Refreshments - 9:30 AM, meeting 10:00 AM SPEAKER/EVENT: Check out our web page for more information about monthly meetings, Bible Fellowship and Prayer Connection, www.katyaglow. com.           MEETING LOCATION: Fellowship Hall at Church on the Rock, 433 S. Barker Cypress, Houston, TX  77094. Dir: 1-10 Exit Barker Cypress Rd., go south 3 blocks to corner of Barker Cypress @ Kingsland Blvd. Follow signs to Main Entrance; inside Main double doors, go down the left hallway to room past the kitchen. Bible Fellowship, sharing the Word of God together, is held on the 1st Tuesday of each month and Prayer Connection, a time of powerful prayer, is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. For more information about Aglow International and about the Aglow group that meets right here in Katy, please visit the web page: www.katyaglow.com. Everyone Welcome!

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Christ’s Kids is an opportunity for kids to learn more about Jesus Christ, the gospel and the great truths of the Bible. K-5th graders are welcome the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month during the school year, from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM at Christ Church. This program is free of cost and registration is not required. We are excited to kick off this school year with a new program: GCP’s Catechism Club! The kids can look forward to: Bible lessons with an emphasis on learning more about the Christian faith through use of the First Catechism; games, music, prayer, snacks and a loving and fun environment to fellowship with friends and make new friends! Our new school year begins September 11th. For more information, please visit our website at www. cckpca.org or call 281-392-0002. Christ Church PCA is located at 10818 Gaston Rd, Katy TX 77494.

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Driving down Kingsland Blvd., it’s obvious that changes are taking place at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Katy. New walls are peeking up from behind construction fencing and dump trucks and cement trucks line up periodically as footings are dug and foundations are poured.

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A focus on children, youth and music motivated the congregation of St. Peter’s to raise $5.2 million to provide additional space for a children’s worship center, an expanded student center and a new rehearsal space for the church’s choirs and orchestra. Ground was broken for this building project on April 14th. In addition, the funds will allow for renovations to the sanctuary, nursery and welcome center. Construction is projected to be finished in early 2014.

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Game Day - Meet with us every Wednesday in the Crawford Fellowship Hall from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM as we fellowship around the table playing Chicken Foot, Scrabble, Cards, etc. Senior Aerobics offered at Kingsland Baptist Church Please join our Adult 55+ exercise class at 11:00 - 11:45 AM each Thursday morning in the gym at Kingsland Baptist Church. Peggy Skaggs is our trained and certified instructor and the class is open to all levels.

Dr. Pat Sparks joined St. Peter’s as the new senior pastor at the same time the construction was beginning. “On my first Sunday after I was appointed as St. Peter’s pastor, we had our groundbreaking service,” he said. “Now as I look outside of our office windows, the construction is really ramping up. It is exciting to see the walls on the new children’s worship building going up. I look forward to being a part of what God will be doing in the lives of the people who will worship, learn and play in these new facilities.” Mike Eastland, chairman of the Building Committee, said the building program will expand the vital children’s ministry area at St. Peter’s. “We will reach more children with our new children’s worship facility and the centrally located, enhanced nursery space will better serve families in both our contemporary and traditional services.” The new rehearsal space will allow the various choirs, ensembles and orchestra to assemble comfortably as they prepare for worship on Sunday mornings and also will provide storage areas for the musicians’ equipment. “The Music Department is grateful to the people of St. Peter’s who appreciate and support our music ministry,” said David Galasso, director of music ministries. “The financial support that will make this expansion possible is an expression of appreciation that inspires us to work even harder as we offer our musical gifts to God,” he said.

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

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH SENIOR ADULT NEWS

Trinity Baptist Church Senior Adults get together on Monday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 PM for a time of fellowship, prayer and games... Come join the fun! Trinity Baptist Church is located at 10000 Spring Green Blvd. (corner of Spring Green and Fry). For more information, visit www.trinity-katy.org or call the church office at 281-579-6724.

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Come and study Matthew with the Central Evening Women’s Class each Tuesday, 6:50 PM, at Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway @ Voss, Houston, TX 77057.  Women and children (grades 1-12) are welcome.  Spanish and Chinese materials are available. Contact:  njac11@sbcglobal.net.

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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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At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs. The Church is located in downtown Katy at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. For more info., call 281-391-4758.

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CANYON GATE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

The fall community garage sale is scheduled for October 5th - the first Saturday in October; this date will be moved to Sunday, October 6th if it rains on Saturday. Canyon Gate is by S. Mason Road and 1093.

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CINCO RANCH HIGH SCHOOL PTSA GARAGE SALE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013 ~ Jersey Meadow Golf Course ~ 8502 Rio Grande, Jersey Village, Texas, 77040 ENTRY FEE $100/PERSON BY SEPTEMBER 20TH ENTRY FEE $110/PERSON AFTER SEPTEMBER 20TH 1:00 pm SHOTGUN START Scramble (best ball) – Entry Fee Includes: • Prizes & Awards • Lunch from 11:30 to 12:45 pm • Green Fee • Cart • Longest Drive Contest • $10,000 Hole in One • Closest to the Pin

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE & APPRECIATED • Eagle ($500) – 4 entry fees, hole sign displayed & name posted on council Facebook site. • Birdie ($300) – 2 entry fees, hole sign displayed & name posted on council Facebook site. • Par ($150) – 1 entry fee, hole sign displayed & name posted on council Facebook site. • 19th Hole ($25) – name presented at awards presentation & posted on council Facebook site. • Merchandise is needed for awards & prizes – name posted on council Facebook site.

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Saturday, October 12th, the Cinco Ranch PTSA is holding its Fall Community Garage Sale at Cinco Ranch High School located at 23440 Cinco Ranch Boulevard in Katy, Texas. This will be held in the parking lot of the school and will be from 7:00 AM until 12:00 PM. If you would like to participate, booth rental is $25 per space. For more information, contact Wendy Schiele at crhsptsafundraising@gmail.com or go to the PTSA website and down load the form at www.crhsptsa.org. This is a great event and there are many treasures to be found there. So get there early to get the best finds and support the Cougar PTSA.

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

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Fall Craft Shows & Festivals 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).

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.

ST. EDITH STEIN CATHOLIC CHURCH 3RD ANNUAL FOUNDER’S DAY FESTIVAL

On Saturday, October 5, 2013, St. Edith Stein Catholic Church will be hosting the 3rd Annual Founder’s Day Festival that is open to the community. Please come out between 11 AM and 10 PM to experience the following: International Food Booths, Games, Raffle, Bingo, Country Store, Sweet Shoppe, Live Entertainment, as well as a Beer Garden. St. Edith Stein is located at 3311 North Fry Road in Katy.

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23RD ANNUAL PICK-A-DILLY CRAFTS FAIR

Saturday, October 19, 2013 St. Peter’s United Methodist Church 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy (across from Taylor High School) 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Sponsored by St. Peter’s United Methodist Women (proceeds benefit mission projects) Indoor & Outdoor Crafts Booths, Silent Auction, Pumpkin Patch, Bake Sale, Great Food, Free Admission Contact: Beverly Phone: 281-856-6217

EMMANUEL ON MEMORIAL 16TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Come and join us for a day of shopping, food and fun at the Emmanuel on Memorial 16th Annual Holiday Bazaar, on Saturday, October 19th from 9 AM to 4 PM. Located at 15015 Memorial Drive, at the corner of Memorial and Eldridge Parkway, Emmanuel Episcopal Church welcomes you, your family, friends and neighbors to join us either as holiday shoppers, vendors or just to come by to visit. Mark your calendars now! With more than 50 Vendors, plus the Emmanuel Crafters Table, our Bazaar has continued to grow each year. Our craft Vendors will offer you a wide variety of Holiday shopping options, including jewelry, candles, scented soaps, wood turned items, clothing, fashion accessories, purses and

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handbags, Holiday home décor items, quilts, wrought iron designs, crosses and much, much more. During your shopping experience, you will want to visit us for lunch or a snack from our “Eats at Emmanuel” Kitchen Counter. Interested Vendors, please contact Warren Hussey at emmanuelbazaar09@ yahoo.com or call 281-550-8986. Inside booths measure 13’ wide x 6’ deep and cost $75. Outside booths measure 10’ x 10’ and cost $60.

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON CATHOLIC CHURCH GINGERBREAD VILLAGE HOLIDAY MARKET

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!

ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH SECOND FALL CRAFT SHOW

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will host its second Fall Craft Show on
 Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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LANGHAM CREEK HS FFA CRAFT SHOW

The 18th Annual Langham Creek FFA Craft Show is November 9th & 10th at the Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center at Telge/Hwy 290. The indoor facility will have over 100 vendors selling a wide variety of products just in time for holiday shopping. We will have concessions, silent auction and raffle, chicken bingo and more! Vendor booths are still available! Please email langhamcreekffa@ yahoo.com or call 281-734-1153 with questions or to obtain a vendor application. All proceeds benefit the LC FFA students!

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 23rd, 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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Fall Festivals & Pumpkin Patches PUMPKIN PATCH FEST!

The Seven Lakes Orchestras Parent Organization will hold its 8th annual Pumpkin Patch Fest on Saturday, October 19, 2013. In addition to the pumpkin patch and photo booth, activities will include a hayride, games & prizes, face painting, balloon creations, moonwalks, dunking booth and more! Don’t miss the vendors, food, bake shop and water balloon slingshot! Live music will be performed by Seven Lakes High School orchestra students. Children of all ages are welcome any time between 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Seven Lakes High School, 9241 South Fry Road, Katy, for fall family fun! Proceeds from this event help to support the orchestra program at Seven Lakes High School in Katy ISD. Interested Vendors, please contact: Fundraising@sevenlakesorchestras.org.

HALLOWEEN FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY FALLFEST AT CROSSPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH

Put on your favorite costume and come to CrossPoint Community Church on Friday, October 25th from 6-9 PM. This FREE festival is open to the whole community and will feature numerous events including: Laser Tag, the new-and-improved Trick-or-Treat Alley, live music, food trucks, pony rides, a costume contest, inflatable games and more! 

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281-617-2231 We will be collecting items for our food pantry to help serve needy members of our community. So bring a canned good and join the fun at CrossPoint Community Church, 700 S. Westgreen Blvd. in Katy. For more information, go to www.crosspt.org or call 281-398-6464.

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL

Trinity Baptist Church will be hosting its Fall Festival, Saturday, October 26th, from 1-4 PM, at 10000 Spring Green Blvd, Katy. Children of all ages are invited to come for free games, inflatables, candy, popcorn and more. For additional information, visit www.trinity-katy.org or contact the church office at 281-579-6724.

Golf & Sports Tournaments 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. Registration is quick and easy online at www.hprelayforlife.com. Golfers can play as a team or as an individual. Registration Fee is $440 per foursome and includes greens fee, cart, range balls and 4-drink tickets. Lunch and dinner are provided. Silent Auction winners and tournament awards and prizes are announced at dinner following the tournament.

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“This is a great opportunity for golfers to have some fun and also contribute to the American Cancer Society,” said Stacie Hemann, event founder and organizer. “It is also the perfect time for local companies and organizations to become sponsors and join some of the great charitable sponsors we already have who will offer fun activities on almost every hole along with contests and giveaways. For 2013, our main event Platinum Sponsor is North Cypress Medical Center; Rudy’s BBQ is Lunch Sponsor and Lupe Tortilla’s is Dinner Sponsor.” Golfers interested in participating and any businesses and individuals interested in sponsoring this event can contact Stacie Hemann at 512-3190929 or hprelayforlife@gmail.com. PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AND REACH UNLIMITED GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 8096 of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church is teaming with Reach Unlimited, Inc. for our 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament to be held on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Jersey Meadow Golf Course. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Knights of Columbus Annual College Scholarship Fund and Reach Unlimited, Inc. special programs. We hope you are aware of the many fine programs Reach Unlimited, Inc. offers to assist people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization was founded on the belief that all people including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the capacity for growth and development based on their own unique combination of abilities. Please visit their website at www.reachunlimited.org for a complete list of their services, special events, participating organizations and their Mission Statement.

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We invite you to participate in this fun event as a sponsor, donor, player or make a merchandise donation towards event awards or door prizes to be given away at the tournament. For flyers, entry forms or if you have any questions, please contact Scott Chaffey at 713-898-3560 or schaffey@craworld.com. We will also be happy to pick up any merchandise you may wish to donate. Thank you for your time and your consideration.

Fundraisers COMMUNITY SHRED DAY EVENT

benefiting Down Syndrome Association of Houston (www.dsah.org) Shred Day Event at our 3 Katy locations/Tradition Bank on September 28th. 550 Pin Oak, Katy, Texas 77494 2117 North Fry Road, Katy, Texas 77449  1515 S. Grand Parkway, Katy, Texas 77494   A $5 donation per box the proceeds will benefit The Down Syndrome Association.

XANADU GALA, MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATRE COMPANY’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER, “YOU’VE GOT TO BELIEVE IN MAGIC!”

XANADU GALA, the next installment of outside-the-box galas from Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company, is schedule to take place on Saturday, September 28th, from 7 PM until 11 PM at the Brazilian Arts Foundation, 1133 E 11th St. Houston, TX 77009. The event supports the artistic mission of Mildred’s Umbrella and helps give a voice to smaller, local theatre companies and artists. Celebrating all things 70’s, guests are invited to feather back their hair, dust off their Farrah poster, turn on the disco ball and listen to the likes of ABBA all night long! From the “Jordache Look” to “Dallas” to being a disco diva, the costume possibilities for this dress up party are endless! Prizes will be given out for the Overall Best Costume, Best 70’s TV character, Best 70’s Rock Star, Best 70’s Couple!   This year’s event is chaired by Kim Stoilis and Mandy Graessle. Enjoy a 70’s movie marathon in the movie room, trip out in the black light lounge or dance the night away in the Mildred’s disco place! The fancy fondue bar will open with treats provided by John Watt/Prego Restaurant and Jim Benton of Houston! Not to mention libations provided by St Arnolds.   TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION Individual tickets for the event are $30 in advance and $40 at the door and may be purchased at www.mildredsumbrella.org. Underwriting levels are still available. For more information contact 713-823-8664 or visit our website.  

PATRIOT DAY 5K – AMERICA’S RUN

Patriot Day 5K has a very simple mission - to educate people about Patriot Day. In 2002, Patriot Day was designated as a Day of Remembrance honoring those killed by the terrorist attacks of September 11th. There are still many people across the United States who do not know about Patriot Day and what it means. We would like to change that. Join us Saturday, September 28th, at Minute Maid Park (501 Crawford St., Houston, TX 77002) for this chip-timed, certified 5K course. Our goal is to honor the victims of 9/11 and raise awareness for Patriot Day and its meaning.   We will also be raising money for our very worthy charity Partners: Voices of  September 11th, 9/12 Generation, Wounded Warriors, Jeep’s S.A.F.E.

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CONCERT AND SILENT AUCTION OCTOBER 11, 2013

We’re super excited to announce our Fall Fundraiser supporting the LIVESTRONG Foundation and our climb to Mt Kilimanjaro. On October 11, 2013, we’ll be hosting a silent auction and concert at the Continental Club in Houston. There will be an auction in the early hours, an endless parade of bands for enjoying between 6 PM - 2 AM and to cap it all off… the reunion performance of the century: Haywood. All proceeds raised from the evening (both from the door and through the auction) will benefit the LIVESTRONG Foundation. We couldn’t be more excited to share this evening with our friends and family. Please hold the date!

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The auction will also be available online, in real-time. Even if you can’t make the event, auction items are still available for bidding from your smartphone. This is being hosted to give back to M.D. Anderson for their wonderful care for Bree Sandlin, a Firethorne resident.

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“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 501(c)3) 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.  

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

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2013 CGG SADDLE UP! FOR SIRE RIDE-A-THON AND FAMILY CARNIVAL

Ride-a-thon provides more than 10% of SIRE’s budget, underwriting scores of therapeutic rides for our clients. 100% of SIRE’s clients and families report improvements from riding. First words, first steps, first smiles - generously supported by those who care for SIRE, our horses and riders. We welcome community trail riders, SIRE client riders, families, friends and volunteers. Come to ride, come for the carnival, the music, the barbecue and more. October 19th at 7iL Ranch in Cat Spring, Texas. Trail Riders $60 entry ($75 after Oct. 14th). Not riding? $10 entry. Go to http://sire-htec.org for more information and to register online!

ZETA TAU ALPHA CYPRESS ALUMNAE THIRD ANNUAL PINK TIE AFFAIR

The ladies of the Zeta Tau Alpha Cypress Alumnae chapter have plans under way yet again for their Third Annual Pink Tie Affair to be held on October 26, 2013 at the Sterling Country Club at Houston National! The prior Casino and Silent Auction nights have been great successes raising over $7,000 each year to benefit breast cancer awareness. With last year nearly selling out, be sure to mark your calendars to join the fun and to help support a great cause, Breast Cancer awareness and education! DATE: LOCATION: TICKETS:

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Animal Fundraisers SUNDAY FUNDAY WITH CANINE CASINO!

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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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.

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Theatre, Arts & Music SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL PRESENT TWELVE ANGRY JURORS

Seven Lakes High School’s award winning Studio VII Theatre Company will present Twelve Angry Jurors, based on the Emmy award winning teleplay by Reginald Rose and adapted for the stage by Sherman Sergel, on October 10-12, 2013, in the SLHS Performing Arts Center (PAC). Go inside the Jury Room and witness first-hand the dilemma of 12 jurors as they decide the fate of a 19-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing his father. What looks to be an open-and-shut case unravels when Juror #8 is the sole holdout of the initial guilty vote. Tempers flare, arguments grow heated and they become “Twelve Angry Jurors.” Will they end up finding the defendant innocent or guilty? Will they sentence him to death? How will their personal biases and prejudices affect deliberations? Will “reasonable doubt” result in a “hung jury?”   Don’t miss out on all the intense legal drama of Twelve Angry Jurors, presented by Studio VII Theatre Company, directed by Chocs Landgrebe, with Technical Direction by Joshua Heerssen.   Performances will be held October 10th, 11th and 12th, at 7 PM, each day, with a 2 PM Matinee on October 12th. Presale Reserved General Admission Tickets go on sale the week of September 30th. Prices are $8 for Students, $10 for Adults and $5 for KISD Gold Card holders. PAC Box office hours are from 10 AM-3 PM Monday through Friday. Advance Ticket reservations can also be made by calling the box office at 281-237-2836. Full Price Tickets are $10 for Students and $12 for Adults and will be sold at the door prior to each performance.  

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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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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: • The Crucible, spellbinding drama (Oct. 18 - Nov. 10, 2013) • Winter Wonderettes, a Christmas extravaganza featuring your favorite holiday pop songs (Nov. 29 - Dec. 22, 2013) • A Raisin in the Sun, a life-affirming drama (Jan. 10 - Feb. 2, 2014) • Peter Pan, the beloved classic and family musical (Feb. 21 - Mar. 9, 2014) • Godspell, a divinely inspired musical (Apr. 4 - 27, 2014) • The Beaux’ Stratagem, delightful period farce (May 23 - Jun. 15, 2014) • Les Miserables, dramatic tale of redemption (July 11 - Aug. 3, 2014) All performances are on the HFAC Garza Mainstage, recently named “Houston’s Best Gem of a Theatre” by the Houston Press, except for Peter Pan, which will be performed at the Berry Center. Season subscriptions are now on sale. Season subscriptions start as low as $100. For the best seating and lowest prices, become a season subscriber. Patrons can purchase their subscriptions online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374.

DECIBELLES (A BARBERSHOP CHORUS)

Do you like to sing? Are you looking for a place to display your talents or just to have fun with music? You should be a Decibelle! We are a (ladies only) daytime chorus rehearsing every Friday morning from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Treemont Retirement Center, 2501 Westerland, near Westheimer and Gessner. Some of us read music, but it is not required. We are provided a CD to help in learning new songs. Our director, Martha Upton and assistant director, Cay Eckland will help you find out if you are a Tenor, Lead, Baritone or Bass. We have been performing in the Houston area for over 35 years. We prepare two types of shows each year; a Christmas show with old favorites, but always a new fun tune including props, narratives and choreography. Our regular show this year includes songs from the 1920’s, as well as a Spiritual Medley that will start your toes tapping. Come visit any Friday. We would love to see you and if you decide to join us, we would be delighted. For more information, please call Pat at 281-4974904 or visit our website, www.Decibelles.org. PS: We are starting rehearsal for this Christmas Show. You have time to prepare for it.

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Saturdays in Nature is a hands-on science program for families to do together offered by the Audubon Docent Guild at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary the second Saturday of each month, September - May. Naturalists of all ages will enjoy quality time outdoors, fun nature themes, crafts and guided nature walks (walks offered at 10 and 11 AM). Upcoming programs include: Saturday, October 12th Theme: All About Reptiles Craft:  Snake Sand Painting Saturday, November 9th Theme: Tree Walk Craft:  Leaf Printing Art Saturday, December 14th Theme: Winter in the Woods Craft:   Nature Ornaments 

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THE TEXAS MASTER NATURALISTS COASTAL PRAIRIE CHAPTER CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

The Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter is please to host Bob Honig as the speaker for our monthly program. The topic for the October program is the “Christmas Bird Count” program. As an added bonus, Bob will also entertain any questions attendees may have with regard to butterfly counts. Bob is an environmental consultant who serves as a board member and volunteer for the Katy Prairie Conservancy. He is also a member of the Houston Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, The Wilderness Society, the Ornithology Group of the Outdoor Nature Club of Houston and other natural history organizations. He has a wealth of experience in leading field trips, presenting programs and performing bird surveys. This program will take place on Thursday, October 3rd, at 7 PM. The meeting will be preceded by a social at 6:30 PM and will be held at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center located at 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg, 77471. The meeting is free and open to all interested persons. The Texas Master Naturalists program is sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. For additional information, call 281-633-7033 or email mmcdowell@ag.tamu. edu.

Join us for the 11th annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Dash presented by Reliant. Taking place on November 28, 2013, the event features something for everyone, including a competitive 10K and 5K as well as a Kids 1 Mile Fun Run and a 1 Mile Walk. An estimated 6,000 people will participate. In

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skills for people who would like to learn how to set up and maintain a blog. Discover ways to earn money by blogging. Reservations are required. • YOGA BASICS FOR SPANISH-SPEAKING ADULTS - Thursday, October 17th, 6:30-8:30 PM, Meeting Room. This program is presented in Spanish. Discover how yoga and meditation can improve a person’s emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. Those attending the program are invited to bring a yoga mat. • ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES - All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab. Reservations are required. MS Excel 2010 Survival Basics: Thursday, October 10th, 10:00 AM MS PowerPoint 2010 Survival Basics: Tuesday, October 15th, 10:00 AM MS Word Survival 2010 Basics: Wednesday, October 16th, 10:00 AM MS Excel: Intermediate: Thursday, October 24th, 10:00 AM MS PowerPoint: Intermediate: Tuesday, October 29th, 10:00 AM

WEEKLY CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SCHEDULE

• Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, provides caregiver/infant activities and songs especially designed for the youngest book-lovers, from age 1 month to 12 months. • Toddler Time: Wednesdays at 10:15 AM and Thursdays at 10:15 AM and 11:30 AM - offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. • Story Time: 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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FULSHEAR/SIMONTON BRANCH LIBRARY (FT. BEND CO. LIB.)

8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear, Texas 77441, 281-633-4675 Hours: Mon. 12 Noon - 8 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 6 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 8 PM, Fri. 12 Noon - 5 PM, Sat. 9 AM - 1 PM, Sun. Closed. Website: www.fortbend.lib.tx.us Public Information Office - 281-341-2677. To register for any events online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib. tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281633-4675 or by visiting the library.

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• Overqualified & Experienced Job-Seekers: How to Rebound & Get Noticed - Monday, October 14th, 12:00-1:00 PM; Meeting Room. In this webinar, career expert Andrea Santiago will address the seasoned employee who loses a job and then faces the difficulty of finding employment because he is considered “overqualified.” Job-seekers will learn strategies that will help them regroup and reposition their experience so that potential employers will see them in a different light. • Strega Nona - Monday, October 14th, 3:00 PM, Meeting Room. Performed by Houston Grand Opera’s “Opera to Go,” this family-friendly light opera, sung entirely in English, is about a woman named Strega Nona who has a magical touch. Her helper, Big Anthony, is tempted to try his own hand at magic when Strega Nona leaves town. Can he resist the temptation? This story is a great way to learn about the importance of paying attention and respecting other people’s property. It is intended for children in grades 2 through 8. • Friends of the Library Host Fall Book Sale - Saturday, October 19th, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM; Meeting Room. Discover great bargains on gently-used adult and children’s books, magazines, DVDs and videos, all at prices that are hard to beat. Prices range from 25¢ for paperback books up to $5 for select hardback books.

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• Salute to Sci-Fi - Library staff member Chris Holthe will exhibit his collection of science-fiction memorabilia from the popular Star Trek series. Ship models and action figures will be arranged in action/battle scenes with scenery and images from Star Trek episodes over the years. The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of October.

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• Fulshear Book Club - Monday, October 21st, 12:00 noon, Meeting Room. The book to be discussed is Interred with Their Bones, written by Jennifer Lee Carrell. • Fulshear Night Readers Guild - Monday, October 28th, 6:30 PM, Meeting Room. The book to be discussed is Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, written by Candice Millard. All computer classes will take place in the Meeting Room. Reservations are required. Technology Q&A Hour: Monday, October 7th, 12:00 noon MS Word Survival Basics: Thursday, October 10th, 12:00 noon MS Excel Survival Basics: Thursday, October 17th, 12:00 noon Intro to LinkedIn: Thursday, October 24th, 12:00 noon

WEEKLY CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SCHEDULE The library presents a variety of free children’s programs - Toddler Time, Story Time and School-Age Programs - every month. These programs are free and open to the public. • Toddler Time - Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. • Story Time - Wednesdays at 10:15 AM, 3 to 6 years of age, presents stories, movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities. • After-School Breaks – 4th Tuesday of the month at 4:30 PM. Crafts, movies, stories for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5. For more information on any of the above-mentioned events, call the library or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

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

HOUSTON AREA PROJECT LINUS

Houston Area Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that provides new, handmade blankets for children who are seriously ill or traumatized, can use the following items you might be discarding: • Fabri-cotton, cotton blends, flannel and fleece • Yarn • Crochet thread • Narrow ribbon If you have any of these items to donate or for information about Project Linus, please call Karen Hagin, Cinco Ranch resident and Project Linus blanketeer 281-693-7150 or Sally Burns, Houston Area Project Linus Coordinator 281-492-2679. More information about Project Linus can be found at www.projectlinus.org.

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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.

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CROSSROADS mentors are regular people, just like you, who prevent or reduce youth involvement with the juvenile justice system by fostering positive mentoring relationships. The goal is crime prevention! Our mentors must be 21 years of age and volunteer a minimum of 1 hour a week. There are many sites, areas and available times of the week for mentors to meet with their assigned child. We desperately need loving and caring mentors for boys and girls that do not have anyone visiting them!

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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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SIRE, HOUSTON’S THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTERS

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

POOLS, HARDSCAPES & LANDSCAPES • NEW POOL CONSTRUCTION • • POOL REMODELS & REPAIRS • • POOL CLEANING SERVICE • Weekly pool maintenance • PATIO COVERS & ARBORS • • DECKS • Flagstone, pavers, spray deck & stamped concrete • LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION • Custom landscapes, water features and stonework • IRRIGATION (Lic. 8260) • Sprinkler system / drainage installation and repair • LAWN CARE • Basic lawn maintenance & full-service packages

To volunteer, please call one of our arenas and ask to speak with a volunteer coordinator. SIRESpring, call 281-353-6160. SIREHockley, call 281-3567588. SIRE Fort Bend at Sienna Stables, call 281-431-1741.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT AUTUMN GROVE COTTAGE

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

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

HOUSTON CHILDREN’S CHARITY

Join a group of people dedicated to improving the lives of children. If you are searching for a good cause to lend a hand to, you need look no further. Houston Children’s Charity is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for underprivileged, abused and disabled children who have been otherwise left behind. The scope of our support is limited only by the availability of resources. Our goal, the rainbow that we chase, is to leave no legitimate request for assistance unanswered. Do you have the time and desire to volunteer to help a great cause? We are always in need of volunteers to help throughout the year. This is a great way for school age kids to get in community service hours. Do you have gently used children’s

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clothing, shoes and jackets? At Houston Children’s Charity we are setting up the “HCC Closet.” All of the items donated will be given to children – not sold at a retail store. Please contact our office at 713-524-2878 or visit our website www. houstonchildrenscharity.org for more information on our organization.

STANDUP FOR KIDS

How would you feel if you saved a kid’s life? StandUp For Kids is an all volunteer organization dedicated to saving the lives of at-risk and homeless kids through volunteer outreach efforts. Our volunteers search the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives. Every day throughout the US thirteen kids die on the streets from abuse, disease and suicide. According to recent statistics Houston has up to 2,500 kids living on the streets at any given time. Texas has the highest rate of homeless youth in the U.S. StandUp For Kids needs supplies for our Houston program, which provides food, clothing, counseling and a safe environment for the homeless youth of Houston. If you or your organization would like to hold a food or clothing drive for StandUp For Kids, please contact me at HeatherE@standupforkids.org to learn more about StandUp For Kids or how you can help, visit our website at www.standupforkids.org. The single greatest need, for homeless and street kids is our continuous caring and real support. We must convince them that we care, we want them back and we want to help them get off the streets.

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Adopt A US Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers and donors to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians with deployed soldiers and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to those serving in the United States Armed Forces. Adopt A US Soldier is sustained by its volunteer workforce located across the United States.

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When registering for Adopt A US Soldier your involvement can range from writing letters and sending postcards, to mailing care packages full of items a soldier may need or want. Handwritten letters are most important and meaningful to soldiers. Adopt A US Soldier encourages civilians to adopt a soldier to show your support for those that are making sacrifices for our country. If interested, please go to www.adoptaussoldier.org to register.

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.

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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.

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Even if you are new to art, you would have something to offer. Just give them what you know. That will be more than enough. (Paint mixing, pallets, brush choices, hand positions, perspective, shading, blending, etc.) All would be a great help to someone recovering from Aphasia. The times/days/number of students are all flexible. For more information, contact Stephanie Schmadeke, 713-628-9973 or to learn more about Aphasia, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphasia.

KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

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

HEALTHBRIDGE VOLUNTEERING

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

COMMUNITY OF LIFE VOLUNTEERS IN PARTNERSHIP AT KISSITO CANE ISLAND

Imagine if you had no one to share or even worse, you were limited in your ability to participate in the activities you love? Now, imagine how you would feel if someone volunteered to spend time with you and shared your enthusiasm? At Kissito Healthcare, we realize that when you make a difference in someone else’s life, you make a difference in your own. We recognize that our volunteers not only make a difference in the lives’ of our patients, they are the backbone of our Community of Life activities program. We invite you to be a part of the Volunteers in Partnership program at Kissito’s Cane Island facility in Katy, Texas. All of our programs and services serve a common goal: a better quality of life for the patient and ultimately isn’t that the goal we all have for ourselves? Kissito Cane Island is a post acute and long-term care facility.

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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.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED AT BUCKNER HOSPICE OF HOUSTON

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

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

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.

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

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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.

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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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.

FOSTER CHILDREN: PREPARATION FOR ADULT LIVING (PAL)

When foster children reach age 18, they are considered independent. That’s difficult for kids who have been wards of the state, with necessities arranged by caseworkers with state funds. Now they’ll have to figure out how to organize themselves and make their money last a whole month. Fortunately, Child protective Services offers them a program to help prepare for independence: Preparation for Adult Living (PAL). The year-long course culminates in an all-day workshop hosted by the National Council for Jewish Women (NCJW). The course is held at Junior Achievement’s BizTown, using computer kiosks sponsored by local businesses.

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Community Groups Support & Help Groups • KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES - Help to Survivors of Sexual Assault. The 24-hour Crisis Hotline number is 281-693- RAPE (7273). NON-EMERGENCY 281-391-5262. • THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (TCF) - meetings are held in the John Burns building of Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd in Katy, across from the Taylor High tennis courts. For more info. please visit our website, www.compassionatefriends-katy.org or contact Melinda Ginter, 281-492-1262. • THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS HOUSTON WEST CHAPTER meets every second Monday at 7 PM at Tallowood Baptist Church at 555 Tallowood, Room ET102. Info. at www.compassionatefriends.org and the Houston West Chapter at www.tcf.tcu.edu/index.html or by calling Greg Williams 281-345-9707. • CANCER COUNSELING (FREE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP IN KATY) - meets Thursdays from 7-8 PM at Christus St. Catherine Hospital. For registration and info., contact Cancer Counseling, 713-520-9873 or www. cancerhouston.com. Spanish-speaking available. • FREE MENTAL DISORDERS FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS - Meets at a number of locations. Complete listing on www.namimetrohouston.org or call 713-970-4419. • NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY - free mental disorders family education course. For info., please call Vi 281-893-2493 or Debbie 713-849-5637. • DEPRESSION BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE - For info., call the DBSA office at 713-600-1131 or check out our website at www.dbsahouston.org. • THE KATY OCD/ANXIETY GROUP FOR PARENTS - meets on the last Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM at La Madeline restaurant in Katy. For more information check out our website: http://shyness.meetup.com/353/.

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• KATY/WEST HOUSTON/SUGAR LAND TOURETTE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP - meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 7 PM at Christus St. Catherine Annex Hospital, 2nd floor, Classroom B, 701 Fry Road. For further info., please contact the support group leaders, Daryl and Barbara Brister 281-395-5392 or email darbar4@comcast.net. • PALMER DRUG ABUSE PROGRAM (PDAP) - For Ages 12 to 17, call 281870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25, call 713-647-8858. • HARRIS COUNTY WIC PROGRAM - For additional info. about WIC, call 713-439-6145 or www.houstontx.gov/health/WIC. For a recorded message listing all Harris County WIC sites, you may call 713-439-6130. • ECI PROJECT TYKE - If you know a child under the age of 3 who needs assistance in at least one area of development or who has a medical diagnosis or condition impacting his or her development, please call ECI Project TYKE 281-237-6647 or make a referral on our website www.katyisd.org. • DIFFERENT STROKES - a support group for stroke survivors meets every Tuesday at 10:00 AM in the Senior Center, located at 13150 Memorial Dr., for fellowship, learning, sharing, exercising and loving. Call for further info.: Kay Callahan 713-461-5604 or Roberta Owens 281-463-3490. • THE ARC OF KATY - Board meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7 PM. We meet at City Police Station located at 5456 Franz Rd. The ARC of Katy members are always welcome. Please visit www.thearcofkaty.org or call 832-754-9802 or 832-888-9265 for additional info. • FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS (FA) - meets at West Houston Community Center, 725 Bateswood. For times, please see our website at www.foodaddicts.org or call 281-392-8914. • WEST HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER - offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups and free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Informational/ Educational Classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8657. • DRUG AND ALCOHOLISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP - Every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 PM. For more info., call 713-632-5237. • HOME ENCOURAGEMENT - a 501(c)(3) non-profit that nurtures healthy marriages and strong families. For info., contact Kellie Hurst of Home Encouragement at 281-347-LIFE or visit our website at www. homeencouragement.org.

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• KATY ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP - meets bi-monthly on the second Thursday of each month, at the Heritage Grand Clubhouse, 25125 North Heritage Grand Circle, in Katy at 4:00 PM. For info., contact Betty Ann Schwarz at 281-347-2194 or email schwarzrb@comcast.net. • KATY ADHD PARENT GROUP - meets on the 2nd Sunday of every month, in room S201, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. For more info., contact Laura Peddicord at 281-3926064 or laurapeddicord@comcast.net. • GRACE FELLOWSHIP UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - located at 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, 77450, offers groups for those who are hurting and healing from trials and difficulties of life. Please call the Grace Fellowship Care Ministry at 281-646-1903 for further details or see our website, www. whatisgrace.org/care.html. • ST. PETER’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SUPPORT GROUPS – We offer many different types of groups. For more info., call 281-492-8031. Located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd. • THE FELLOWSHIP AT CINCO RANCH offers several support and growth recovery groups through its Merimnao ministry, open to everybody in the community. Call the church at 281-395-3950 or go to www.thefellowship.org/ ministry/merimnao for more information. • CHRIST CLINIC - No Insurance? Need medical treatment? Let us help. Christ Clinic located at 5504 First St., Katy, Texas 77493 (Next-Door to Katy Christian Ministries), 281-391-0190. • HOLY COVENANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUPS - Grief and Divorce care support groups. For more info., www. holycov.org or call the church 281-579-1200. • CROSSPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH - Celebrate Recovery meets every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. This is a free ongoing meeting, open to the public. For more info., go to www.crosspt.org/classes or call 281-398-6464. • KATY/WEST HOUSTON FIBROMYALGIA & CHRONIC PAIN MEETUP GROUP – monthly meetings provide info. and support for sufferers/families regarding any of these or related disorders. Sign up for more info at meetup. com (search fibromyalgia and Katy TX to find us), email vtway@comcast.net or call 281-705-4395, Vickie Tway - Facilitator, for other info. and meeting schedule.

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• HOPEKEEPERS - national web site is restministries.org for more information or come to one of the local support groups. Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church (2655 S. Mason Rd) on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 10:30 AM. Epiphany of the Lord Church (1530 Norwalk Dr) on Mondays at 6:30 PM. • LIFEWAY INTERNATIONAL - an early enthusiastic substance abuse recovery program for adolescents, young adults and adults and their families, meets every Wednesday at 7:30 PM at Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S. Mason Rd, Katy. For more information call 713-270-6753. • BREAST CANCER SUPPORT MEETING - meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at Kathy Methodist Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094 at 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM. 832-522-1000

Parenting Groups • LA LECHE LEAGUE OF KATY AND WEST HOUSTON - Methodist West Houston Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094. Daytime Meetings 1st Wed. of month, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Evening Meetings, 4th Mon. of month, 7:00-8:45 PM. For further info., please call: Susan 281-8296833, Ariel 281-731-7313. La Leche League International’s website is: www. lalecheleague.org. • MOMS CLUB OF KATY - please email momsclubkatyse@yahoo.com. You can also contact Laura Matre at 281-804-9109. • MOMS @ SECOND - WEST CAMPUS - Cost is $40 for entire year. Childcare provided for a minimal cost. For more info, call Faye at 713-4653408 x 1007. • BEAR CREEK BAPTIST MOPS – Meets the second and forth Friday of each month at 9:30 AM. The cost is $10 per meeting for childcare and MOPS dues. For more info, contact Kristi Brock at Kristig8@hotmail.com or 281-858-4202. • KATY MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL GROUP - For info., call Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit www.MomsInPrayer.org on the web. • KINDRED (FOR MOMS OF PRESCHOOLERS) - Meets every other Friday, at 9:30 AM. Register online at Kingsland.org.

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• MOTHERS’ SHARE GROUP - meet Thursdays, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM following the KISD schedule; at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450 in Room E221 (upstairs). For more info. or to confirm childcare, contact St. Peter’s UMC at 281-492-8031 or www.stpkaty.org. • MOCHA MOMS - a Stay-At-Home Support group for women of color. For more info, contact Hesma at 281-762-0262 or www.mochamomswesthouston. org. • IBLOOM - Young Moms…come share Monday mornings with us. Visit online at www.whatisgrace.org/ibloom. Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S Mason in Katy. • REAL MOMS OF KATY PLAYGROUP - This group is down to earth and drama free. Learn more at www.meetup.com/Real-Moms-of-Katy. • ALL MOMS OF KATY - come run AMOK with us! Contact membership at allmomsofkaty@gmail.com to get involved. • WORKING MOMS OF KATY - group to support working moms in the Katy area Charlene Taylor charleneetaylor@yahoo.com, 281-235-3043 or http:// groups.yahoo.com/group/workingmomsofkaty. • KATY MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL GROUP - For info., please contact Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit the Moms In Prayer website at www.MomsInPrayer.org. • KATY AREA PARENTS OF MULTIPLES (KAPOM) - meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at The Church of Holy Apostles located at 1225 West Grand Parkway S. For more info., please email membership@ kapom.org or visit our website www.kapom.org. • KATY PARENTS OF GIFTED AND TALENTED SUPPORT GROUP (KPGT) - an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting quality educational services for the gifted students in the school district. Visit our website at www.kpgt.org for a printable membership form. • KATY ASSOCIATION OF CHILD CARE PROFESSIONALS - meets the third Wednesday of each month at the MUD #81 building located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon. Refreshments are served. For more info., call 281-578-6376 or 281-392-0989. • PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS - For more info. about Parents Without Partners International, check out our website at www.parentswithoutpartners. org or Parent with Partners Greater Houston Chapter #63 at www. pwphouston.org. Contact Barbara 281-469-5646. • FAMILY TO FAMILY -an organization dedicated to helping families who have a child with disabilities. For more information, please all Joanie or Carolyn at 713-466-6304 or go to www.familytofamilynetwork.org. • BREATH OF LIFE CHILDREN’S CENTER CLINIC - We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For questions, please call 281-398-7353. • MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL - offers parenting classes, for info. call 713-222-CARE. • WEST HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER - offers parenting classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8065.

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Invacare Wheelchair, heavy duty wheelchair, only used 4 months and in good condition. Has detachable foot rests and wheel brakes. Purchased new for $400 in Oct 2010, $200. 281-770-6678, leave message. Jazzy Select GT electric scooter/chair, complete with new charger. joystick hand controls. Heavy duty with weight capacity up to 300lbs. Purchased new in 2010 for $6,000, sell, $3,000. Can email specification sheet and photo upon request. 281-770-6678, leave message. Collection of retired, original Snow Village houses/accessories, $2-$100. 281-647-9929. KitchenAid 5-quart stand mixer, $75; Fender electric guitar w/case and amp, $75; vintage triple-mirror dressing table, very ornate, white, $250; vintage beaded handbag collection, $60-$150 each; vintage Blue Willow plates, cups/saucers, serving pieces, $6-$75 each. 281-647-9929. Hotpoint gas range, white, clean, excellent condition, $200. Email for photos or info. Copperfield area mmlane88@sbcglobal.net. Girls Ashley sleigh bedroom suite (Cottage Retreat), great condition, includes desk/hutch, bookcase, perfect mattress; Pottery Barn bedding; Nala train/ play table. Make offer! 281-795-5889. 2 United Airlines Club passes for sale, $60. Good thru August 31, 2014. Call Cheryl 281-543-2409.

Queen bedroom set: queen bed w/headboard and bedding. Dressing table/w mirror, chest, night stand, $225 OBO. Tel: 832-222-9969.

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Caregiver(s). All shifts. Assist residents with their daily activities and personal care. Excellent communication and nurturing heart required. Resumes to anewkirk@tuscanylivingvillas.com or 281-395-3496, Ref: CGALLKT. Caregiver/Certified Nursing Assistant: Our Care Senior Solutions is interviewing for full or part time Caregivers/CNA’s positions. Schedules will depend on client’s needs. Ideal candidates will have 2-3 years experience in caring for seniors. All applicants are subject to pre-employment drug screening and background checks. Resumes should be faxed to 832-8507122 or apply online at www.ourcareseniorsolutions.com.

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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.

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Advertising company - looking for sales/home welcomers in 77494 or 77095. Work part time on your own schedule. Visit new homeowners in your area and go over a packet of information. Add businesses to the packet and earn unlimited $. Call 281-855-6589 for more information. Lifetime Learners Child Development Center and Pre-School is now hiring teachers and childcare providers for our Katy location. Contact Mrs. Dana, 281-394-5437. Salon Picasso looking for experienced stylist and full time salon coordinator. Call 281-861-9911. 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. 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. Plumbers or Apprentices for repair. Bilingual preferred. Please call 281-2562239. Sales persons wanted to sell Replacement Windows and Window coverings. Ownership opportunity available. Call Replacement Windows of Katy at 281392-5353. 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.

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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.

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

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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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Vacation home for rent in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, beach, pool, tennis, golf, Mayan ruins. For more info Google VRBO 136406 or call, 281-463-4717. Timeshare: rent a lovely condo for a full week in Hawaii. Sleeps 4, fully stocked kitchen. What else needs to be said... It’s Hawaii! $795. For information contact Cheryl at 281-855-7427.  Las Vegas Timeshare - On the Strip near the airport, sleeps 4, full kitchen, dining & living; jacuzzi in room, 2 TV’s/2 Phones, 2 pools outside building, fitness room, washer/dryer/safe in room, 4 days $465 - 7 days $595. No added fees. Cheryl 281-543-2409.

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