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View your Newsletter online at www.krenekprinting.com CINCO RANCH ROTARY DONATES $25,000 TO LAUNCH THE BROOKWOOD COMMUNITY’S “CENTER FOR LEARNING” The Cinco Ranch Rotary recently donated $25,000 to The Brookwood Community in Brookshire, Texas. The donation was a result of proceeds from the 7th Annual Katy Wine Fest, held on November 9, 2012. The $25,000 grant will help underwrite the next steps in the Brookwood Community’s evolving training and outreach programs, as well as a future Center for Learning. The goal of these ventures is to share Brookwood’s philosophy, methods and best practices with others working in the broader field of disabilities and to provide venues for meaningful exchange with like-minded organizations and ministries. The 8th Annual Katy Wine Fest, scheduled for Friday, November 8, 2013, will once again benefit The Brookwood Community. The event will be held at The Tuscany Villa from 7 PM to 11 PM. Tickets are available for purchase by visiting the Katy Wine Fest website at www.katywinefest.com. Due to limited seating, those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase tickets early as the event is likely to sell out. For more information about the Katy Wine Fest, visit wwww.KatyWineFest.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/katywinefest. L-R: Cameron Connolly, Ben Lowery, Jake McCarthy, Daniel Carbone and Nick Carbone.

RESTLESS NOVEMBER AT CUREFEST 2013 Happy Fall Y’all!

Restless November, a local teen rock band from the Katy area, performed at CureFest 2013 on behalf of Katy Rocks, Inc. at the Humble Civic Center in August. This all-day music festival raised funds for brain cancer research and included many talented artists including Jason Chapman, Chris Boise, Darrell Supercinski, Elena and Country Music Artist, John Michael Montgomery. Members of the band, which consist of Daniel Carbone (15), Cameron Connolly

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Katy Youth Basketball 5-on-5 Winter League...Teams are still forming!!! PRACTICE: Begins late November at KISD Schools GAMES: Saturdays-beginning January 2014 through first week of March played at KISD Schools JR ROCKETS: Membership included for every player

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Leagues open to students 1st- 8th grades residing in KISD   (15), Jake McCarthy (15), Ben Lowery (15), Justin Partyka (15) NOTTINGHAM/KELLIWOOD and Nick Carbone (17), are grateful for the opportunity to TEENAGE JOB SEEKER’S LIST contribute their talent and time to the community. The boys spent their summer performing around Houston and plan If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added on studio time in the fall. To learn more about this group of to the teenage job seeker’s list, please completely fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate aspiring musicians, visit www.restlessnovember.com. (mon. & yr.), phone number (one only), year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdiviNOTTINGHAM COUNTRY GARDEN CLUB sion. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Email On Thursday, October 3, 2013, Nottingham Country Gar- to news@krenekprinting.com (preferred) or mail to Krenek den Club (NCGC) will feature Tricia Bradbury. Her program Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. Must will be on “Landscaping with Natives”. have parent(s) permission.

Meet and greet time begins at 9:30 AM and the program will start at 10:00 AM, followed by the NCGC meeting. Please join us at the Municipal Utility Building #81 at 805 Hidden Canyon Drive in Katy (77450). See our website: www.nottinghamgardenclub.org or call 281-579-7017 or 281-578-5558 for more information. We welcome all people interested in gardening and gardening-related areas from West Houston and the Katy area. You do not have to live in Nottingham Country to belong to our group! NCGC is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Houston Federation of Garden Clubs and the National Federation of Garden Clubs. The purpose of the club is to promote beautification in the community, support local and national educational and charitable organizations and educate the community about our environment. Donations from the NCGC are funded by our annual Spring Plant Sale and projects that vary each year. For all your home maintenance and repair needs call us today. No job is too small.

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If you are an honorably discharged War Time Veteran or currently serving on active duty and want to associate yourself with fellow Veterans, please consider joining one of the following groups. (Each organization has its own requirements for membership.) AMERICAN LEGION: The Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of Katy Texas meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, at 7 PM at the Katy Elks Lodge #2628, at 1050 Katy-Ft. Bend Road, Katy TX. Meetings start promptly at 7:30 PM. The American Legion is the largest war time Veteran’s organization in the nation and invites all eligible Veterans to join. Proud sponsor of the American Legion Boy’s State Program. Greg Clock, Post Commander. Visit us at www.LegionPost164KatyTX.org for more information. VFW: The Floyd E. Breedlove Post 9182 of Katy Texas meets the first Monday of each month at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. in “Old Town Katy.” Meetings begin with a covered dish dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by the business meetings of the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary at 7:30 PM. David Brasell, Commander. Ladies Auxiliary President, Karon Cramer. MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART: Tri-County Chapter 723 of the MOPH meets the third Thursday of each month at the Katy Fire Station on Ave. D in Old Town Katy. Ed O’Neal, Commander. Additional information is available through the Veterans Memorial Museum at: 281-391-VETS (8387).

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KATY ISD BOARD CALLS FOR NOVEMBER BOND ELECTION 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. The authorization of the bond referendum by voters would fund the building of three new Student Activity Facilities:   Agricultural Sciences Center - $25 million The District has outgrown the current L.D. Robinson Pavilion and room for growth or expanded instructional opportunities is limited. Developing an Agricultural Sciences Center at the current Gerald D. Young facility on Katy-Hockley Road will address student safety and convenience; reduce animal safety risk caused by travel; address the negative impact on Katy HS and Leonard Merrell Center operations and allow for strategic investment in a long-term solution. STEM Project Center - $4.5 million The STEM Project Center will provide additional classroom and project space for students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses and activities. It will provide increased space for students to conduct large-scale experiments such as robotics and would lend itself to a variety of engineering projects such as boats, catapults and chip manufacturing. Physics teachers would also have the ability to video a large-scale demonstration at the S.T.E.M. Center while students are viewing from their classroom.

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14,000 Seat Stadium - $69.5 million A second stadium will address scheduling issues that will become increasingly difficult as future high schools are opened. Six Katy ISD high schools currently participate in varsity football, soccer and marching contests at Rhodes Stadium. With the opening of Tompkins High School, Katy ISD will schedule seven varsity football teams into Rhodes Stadium beginning in August of 2014. Scheduling seven schools in Rhodes Stadium will create a challenge for the District to comply with the U.I.L. 5-day rule. For more information about the Student Activity Facilities bond package, visit www.katyisd.org/facilities/ Pages/2013FacilitiesProposal.aspx.

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.  During the 2012 - 2013 school year, more than 15,000 parent and community volunteers donated almost 782,000 hours to the children of Katy ISD.  That’s the equivalent of 376 full-time staff members! For more information on the volunteer opportunities Katy ISD has to offer, visit www.katyisd.org. Partners in Education is the Katy ISD department that brings the community into the classroom.

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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!”

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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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BOY SCOUTS CUB SCOUT PACK 353 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 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. Recommended by If you are able to coach during the Basketball season please Tom Tynan, download the coaching form from www.kybb.org and fax it to 281-712-6770. SportsRadio 610 am 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.

KATY YMCA 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). Expect the Best with our Maid Service!

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NETBALL CLUBS Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play and learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston. We are also looking for interested players, adults and youth to play in a new Katy Netball club. No experience necessary. 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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Southwest Houston’s own brand new women’s flat track roller derby team is now forming. This isn’t the old school roller derby you’ve seen in the past. We train derby athletes to compete according to the rules and guidelines set forth by WFTDA, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. We are actively recruiting skaters, referees and volunteers. Skaters must be female and 18 or older. Referees and volunteers must be 18 or older. Email us at yellowrosederbygirls@yahoo.com for more information. You can also find us at www. yellowrosederbygirls.com and on Facebook. Join up now to become an integral part in founding and building our league.

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

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

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

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GARAGE SALES CINCO RANCH HIGH SCHOOL PTSA GARAGE SALE Saturday, October 12 th , 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.  

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

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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!  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.

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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.

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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. 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.

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LIVING WORD TO HOST FUN RUN AND FAMILY WALK Runners and Walkers - it is time to sign up! Living Word Lutheran Church is hosting the Connect to C.A.R. Fun Run and Family Walk on Saturday, October 19th to raise money for the important work of the Gallo Medical Clinic in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). The clinic provides malaria treatment and prevention, birthing rooms and medical care to thousands of families every year. You are needed to run and walk! This year, there will be at 5K, 10K and 1-mile family walk. Not a runner?  Volunteers are also needed. For details and online registration visit www.familyfaithlife.org/car-funrun.html. Registration closes October 5th.

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2013 ST. JUDE GIVE THANKS WALK AT THE HOUSTON ZOO! NOVEMBER 23, 2013  You can register at givethankswalk.org. For additional information, please contact Anyoleth Sanchez at anyoleth. sanchez@stjude.org or 713-599-1441. 

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

HOUSTON FAMILY ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON MEMORIES AND TRADITIONS The award-winning Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) proudly announces its 2013-2014 Season Subscription Program. Season subscriptions offer incentives and discounts to new and returning patrons for every performance in our 2013-2014 season. Subscribers save 20% off the regular ticket price. Compared to the individual ticket price, it is like getting two shows for free. Not only do patrons save money and get to choose the best seats, but they receive exclusive perks, including recognition in every Playbill and two complimentary concession items for every show. The HFAC 2013-2014 season includes the following productions: • 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)

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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 281-497-4904 or visit our website, www.Decibelles.org. PS: We are starting rehearsal for this Christmas Show. You have time to prepare for it.

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

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NATURE PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN Enjoy the outdoors with your child, age 2 1/2 to 5, at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered every Tuesday and Wednesday morning, 10 to 11 AM, from mid-September until mid-May at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Boulevard. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, hands-on activities and walks in the woods. Upcoming programs include:

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The cost is $5 per child per session or a 5-session card can be purchased for $20. The child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Please park in the Memorial Drive Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive, enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate and proceed down the path to the log cabin. For more information, please visit the website, www.houstonaudubon.org and click on “Titmouse Club” under the Audubon Docent Programs heading or contact docent@houstonaudubon.org or 713-464-4900.

SATURDAYS IN NATURE

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:

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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.

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YMCA TURKEY DASH REGISTRATION NOW OPEN 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 addition to racing fun, participants and families can enjoy a post race area that features a kids fun zone, games and food. Visit www.ymcaturkeydash.org for more information. Early Bird registration ends October 31st.   Race Day Schedule 7:10 AM - 1 Mile Kids Fun Run 7:45 AM - 10K 8:15 AM - 5K 9:15 AM - 1 Mile Walk/Run

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).

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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.

ANNUAL ST. BARTHOLOMEW HAPPY HEARTS FALL FEST

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

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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 TH 16 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 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.

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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.

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, 7615 FM 762, Richmond 77469.

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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!

CHURCH NEWS 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, audience-relevant, 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.

KATY AGLOW LIGHTHOUSE 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

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CHRIST’S KIDS AT CHRIST CHURCH PCA 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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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.

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In addition, the funds will allow for renovations to the sanctuary, nursery and welcome center. Construction is projected to be finished in early 2014. Dr. Pat Sparks joined St. Peter’s as the new senior pastor at the same time the construction was beginning. “On my first

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

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EVENTS • CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS’ TO DISCUSS ‘THE TIGER’S WIFE’ - The Night Readers’ book club will meet on Thursday, October 17th beginning at 7:00 PM, in Conference Room 2. The literary-review club is free and open to the public. • SHIFT INTO OVERDRIVE: AN EREADER WORKSHOP Thursday, October 3rd, 10:00-11:00 AM, Computer Lab. Learn how to download eBooks to your mobile reading device, such as a Kindle or Nook, from the library’s online digital library collection, OverDrive or from online bookstores.

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It is the law in Fort Bend County that all pets must be vaccinated for rabies, registered and restrained. All animals, when outside of an owner’s means of restraint (i.e., in a fenced back yard), must be on a leash. For the safety of all residents, please use all precautions with your pets and keep them on leashes when walking pets in the community EVEN IF YOU FEEL YOUR PET IS HARMLESS. If you see ANY animal roaming freely in the neighborhood, immediately call Animal Control at 281-342-1512. Even if you recognize the animal, be very careful approaching it, as you do not know how it will react; if you can safely retrieve the animal, then call the owner. Otherwise, Animal Control is your best and safest option.

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As a dog owner, you are responsible for the control of your dog. If your dog is one that ‘makes objectionable noise,’ you must make every effort to respect your Neighbor’s right to their ‘peace and quiet.’ When your dog is not in your yard, it is imperative that you keep your dog on a leash at all times. While your dog is friendly to you and your family, imagine the consequences if it were to harm someone while it was ‘roaming free.’

VACCINATION Rabies vaccinations are a prerequisite for licensing dogs and cats because they are an important control measure for the public health threat of rabies. In addition to protecting pets, rabies vaccinations provide a barrier between infected wild animals and humans.

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Please respect other resident’s right to walk the common The Ft. Bend County Recycling center is located nearby in area ground without fear of attack from an unleashed dog.   Rosenberg (just 10 miles away) and accepts glass/bottles and Styrofoam that Waste Management doesn’t pick up. Visit the Laws are written to ensure that owned animals are confined Ft. Bend Co. government website for information: to their property or kept on a leash to free a community of www.co.fort-bend.tx.us. Some recycling facts: unrestrained and free-roaming animals. Although most dog bites occur on the property where the dog lives, unrestrained • It takes about 1-2 million years for glass to decompose. or free-roaming dogs do pose a substantial threat to the • It takes 1+ million years for Styrofoam to decompose. public. In addition, unrestrained animals are at increased risk of being bitten by rabies infected wildlife. Enforcement of For more facts on decomposition time, visit http://berestraint laws is essential in enhancing the animal control pro- healthyandrelax.com/2007/11/how-long-does-it-take-togram’s efforts to reduce the risk of rabies in our community. decompose. LICENSING OF DOGS AND CATS The primary benefit of licensing animals is identification, should that animal become lost. Licensing also: • Ensures that rabies vaccination are current. • Allows for quick identification in case of a bite incident. • Provides revenue to offset the administration costs of the animal control program.

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KATY COMMUNITY INTEREST GROUPS KATY AREA REPUBLICANS KATY’S CONSERVATIVE VOICE

Please check our Facebook page or our website www.katyrepublicans.com for information on meeting times and places. For further information, contact Kate Diehl at 832-643-0378 or ktuqt@consolidated.net.

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KATY AREA DEMOCRATS

Katy Area Democrats meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Briarchester club house at 7 PM. Great speakers each month as well as opportunities for community involvement. For information, contact Pat Darwish 281-647-0986 or pdarwish@comcast.net or visit our website www.katydemocrats.net.

KATY MOMMY PATRIOTS

Katy Mommy Patriots is a group of moms meeting together to join the fight to protect our children’s future by getting involved in community and political events. Come join us as we study the issues, work to elect candidates that will protect our rights and join with other groups across America to ensure that our voices are heard. We meet twice a month. For more information, call Kelly Horsley 281-858-8830 or Martha Mathis 832-321-4854.

THE 912ERS OF KATY

The 912ers of Katy is a growing group of Patriots supporting the 9/12 Principles advocated by Glenn Beck. We support smaller government at all levels, fiscal responsibility and term limits for all elected officials. Join us for lively discussions and other activities. For more information, please visit our Meetup Group website at http://912katy.org or email Milton Richards at mer@912katy.org.

GET INVOLVED!

Things are busier than ever at the Harris County Democratic Party and the Coordinated Campaign is looking for volunteers and interns here in Katy! Contact peter@hcdp.org or 281-578-2435 for more information!

KATY SUNRISE ROTARY

Katy Sunrise Rotary Club is a member club of Rotary International, a 100-year-old worldwide service organization. Katy Sunrise Rotary meets every Tuesday morning, at 7:00 AM, for breakfast at The Club at Falcon Point, guests and visitors are welcomed. For more information please visit www. katysunriserotary.com.

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Formed in 1946, the Rotary Club of Katy has a diverse membership of 30 business and professional men and women. The club meets each Thursday, from noon to 1:00 PM, at Hasta La Pasta, 1450 Grand Parkway, Suite E, Katy, TX 77494. For more information, call 281-392-0045 or visit www.katyrotary.com.

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KATY TOASTMASTERS

Do you need to improve your communication skills for presentations, interviews, networking or everyday conversations with co-workers, customers or volunteers? We are a supportive group of members who help each other become better speakers and leaders. We meet the first three Thursdays at Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, 25525 Katy Mills Park-

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PARK 10 TALKERS TOASTMASTERS CLUB

Need speaking skills? Improve your communication skills; lose your fears of public speaking; and learn skills that will help you be more successful in whatever path you’ve chosen in life. You are invited to visit the Park 10 Talkers Toastmasters Club every Thursday each month, at 11:45 AM, at NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, Houston, 77084; telephone 281-228-6287. For more information on Toastmasters, go to www.toastmasters.org.  

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Do you live in west Houston and work in downtown Houston? If you would like to improve your communication and leadership skills, please contact Ed Young at edyoung2@hotmail. com for more information. We meet every Tuesday, at 7 AM and we’ve been serving the downtown area for 30 years!

CBMC (CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN COMMITTEE)

West Houston’s (CBMC) Christian Businessmen Committee small group ministry teams meet at the following days and times each week. Houston Metro Office 713-688-4343 www.houston.cbmc.com or www.cbmc.com/index.htm. • Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 AM, 8556 Katy Freeway #128, I-10 at Bingle. Leader: Joe Calvert, 713-461-5960. • Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 AM, 10810 Old Katy Road, Suite 100, U Tex Bldg., call 713-827-0777 for more info. • Friday, 7:00 - 8:15 AM, 4543 Post Oak Place, Suite 231. Leaders: John Montgomery, 281-477-4367; Paul McDonald, 713-871-8766.

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American Business Women Association’s Katy Charter Chapter meets the second Tuesday of each month, at Hasta la Pasta, located on the Grand Parkway. Networking begins at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner and meeting at 6:30. Please email RSVPs and inquiries to abwa.katy@gmail.com.

WEST HOUSTON ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS

The West Houston Chapter of International Assoc. of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) usually meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Embassy Suites Huston - Energy Corridor at 11730 Katy Freeway (N. side of I10 - Kirkwood Exit). Networking begins at 5:30 PM, dinner is served at 6:00 PM. Reservations are required. For additional info, please contact Caroline Champness CAP-OM at caroline.champness@bp.com or go to www.iaap-westhouston.org to visit our website.

ABWA WEST HOUSTON NETWORK

ABWA West Houston Network - Meets the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, at the Marriott Energy Corridor - I-10 Katy Freeway between Park Ten and Hwy 6. Visit our website at www.whenabwa.org for more info or to RSVP.

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL

Business Network International - BNI is the largest networking organiztion of its kind. Business Network International, (BNI)/Katy Group meets every Thursday, at 7:00 AM, at The Club @ Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, Texas 77494. Come visit us and introduce your business to our group. Chapter contacts: President, Gary Nething, 832247-2421 or Vice President, Angelo Molinas, 832-289-8488. For more information on Katy BNI, go to www.katybni.com.

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Business Network International, (BNI)/Cinco Ranch Group meets every Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 AM, for breakfast and business networking, at Willowfork Country Club at 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX 77450. Please RSVP to Len Tierney at 713-824-6960 or go to www.bnihouston.com and search for Cinco Ranch Chapter in Katy, Texas.

PARKWAY BUSINESS PARTNERS CHAPTER OF BNI

The Parkway Business Partners chapter of BNI meets every Wednesday at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. Meetings are held from 7:15 AM until 9:00 AM and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, please call Chris at 832-252-9413.

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InHouston-Katy Premier Professional Business Networking Mixer InHouston/Katy Group invites area business professionals to come join different business professionals for the InHouston/Katy – Premier Professional Networking Mixer. No cover charge. They meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:00-8:00 PM at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. For information, call Gail Stolzenburg 281-493-1955, gail@freedomnow.net or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622, newell@newellcheatheam.com or http://tinyurl.com/yjomekg.

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WEST KATY NETWEAVERS

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

FITNESS JOURNEY NETWORK

Fitness Journey Network is a NEW group of Katy health and wellness professionals meeting the first Thursday of each month, at various locations in the Katy area. Membership is free. If you would like more information or would like to be a part of our group, please contact Karen Narum at 281871-8920 or at fitnessjourney@live.com.

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Katy Neighbor’s Coffees are open to all women who live in the Katy Area. It is to promote friendship in the neighborhood among old and new residents. Coffees are held once a month on the last Tuesday, at 10 AM, at members’ homes. There are no officers of this club and membership is free to all. For more information please contact 281-578-2078 or 281-395-1730.

WELCOME WAGON CLUB OF KATY

Welcome Wagon Club Katy will have our Fall Neighborhood Coffee on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The coffee is an informal gathering held in a members home. To attends the coffee, please call Peggy, 979-709-4497 for the location or email welcomewagonclubkaty@yahoo.com. The Welcome Wagon Club will host a Style Show from White House/Black Market for members and guests. There will be Gift Bags for all attending along with Door Prize drawing. The event will be Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 11:00 AM. Cost is $25; location of the luncheon is The Club at Falcon

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NEWCOMERS AND NEIGHBORS OF GREATER HOUSTON

You are cordially invited to join one of Houston’s friendliest women’s clubs! We have monthly luncheons and numerous monthly activities for all ages and abilities. Meetings are held at Lakeside Country Club, 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, TX 77042. Cost is $29 per person. Contact NNGH.org for reservations. For more info contact: Renee M Middleton- Publicity Chairman phone/fax: 713-977-9222; P. O. Box 19882, Houston, TX 77224-9882, email: NNGHMembership@yahoo.com Newcomers and Neighbors of Greater Houston (NNGH.org) was established in 1957 to provide friendly fellowship and fun activities for Houston women. From September through May, there are monthly luncheons (normally third Wed of each month) and numerous monthly activities for all ages and abilities (e,g., bridge, mah jong, bunco, bowling, beading, book club, play reading, sewing and crafts, movie and lunch bunch, creative cooking, wine tastings - just to name a few). NNGH is truly one of Houston’s friendliest women’s clubs and certainly the most active. In addition, we have events and activities throughout the year to benefit selected non-profit organizations. This year we are working with Boys and Girls Country and Houston SPCA.

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If you are a woman residing in west Houston and surrounding communities, we welcome your involvement in the Green Trails Ladies Club. Membership is open to residents of Katy, west Houston and surrounding areas. Varied opportunities are provided for women to explore common interests and develop friendships in the neighborhood setting. The club features activity and game groups of interest to the members. This currently includes: Bunco (3 groups), Scrabble, Games for Couples, Mah Jong, Book Chats and Sweets (a book review fellowship), Indian Vegetarian Cooking, Potpourri (a variety of events, excursions, seminars, and fun activities) Women of the Word (a Bible study fellowship group), Mom’s Play Date (a play group for moms with pre-school and elementary age children), The Art Bunch (fine arts and crafts) and Girls Night Out Movie Classics and Dinner (monthly). Get plugged into as many of these facets of our club as you are inclined! Don’t miss out on fun you can have. Become a member of the Green Trails Ladies Club. Submit the information requested below along with the $20 annual membership dues to: Green Trails Ladies Club, P. O. Box 573, Barker, Texas 77413-0573. Membership renewal is also now due for existing members who have not paid dues since May of 2009. Contact Helen Connolly at 281-5783382 for more information.

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GREATER KATY EXCHANGE CLUB

Greater Katy Exchange Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM, at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. $15 includes dinner and speaker (advance registration day before meeting). You can call or pay and RSVP at www.KatyExchangeClub. com. The Greater Katy Exchange Club is non-profit service organization of a group of men and women working together to make our community better place to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities and the Prevention of Child Abuse. Give back to your community by joining the Katy Exchange Club. Guest’s welcome. Advance reservations required by 12:00 PM day of meeting to Shivani Shah-Palaniappan 281-827-5795 or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622 or pay and reserve online at www.KatyExchangeClub.com.

KATY SINGLES (OVER 35+) MEETUP GROUP

The Katy Singles (over 35+) Meetup Group is a social club with free membership. Events are held in the Katy area. To learn more visit http://singles.meetup.com/1676.

TEXAS COASTAL CATTLEWOMEN

Texas Coastal Cattlewomen (TCCW), a chapter of Texas CattleWomen, meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at various locations throughout the Houston area. TCCW is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization whose purpose it is to promote beef by educating the public to its nutritional value and to the use of its many by-products in our daily lives. You do not need to be in the cattle business, but only need to want to promote beef. In addition, we award scholarships to applicants in the following counties: Harris, Fort Bend, Austin, Brazoria, Montgomery, Liberty, Waller and Wharton. If you are interested in becoming a member or desire more information, you may contact Sue Dinges at 281-238-8382 or cell 281-381-1987.

KATY ROCKS!

Life is too short so get out and enjoy it. Mix, mingle, socialize and network with singles ages 35+ or those that prefer to hang out with the over forty crowd. We have a variety of events each month such as; dinner & dancing, movies, girls night out, themed parties, picnics, weekend get-a-ways, recreational activities, daytrips and more. For more details, visit www.meetup.com/Katy-Rocks.

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BP Partners will host an informal coffee in a member’s home at 10:00 AM. For date and location of the event, please email Phyllis Crouch, phylliscrouch@comcast.net or call Jeaneen Stastny at 713-398-4180. BP Partners is a local organization that fosters friendship and support for the spouses and partners of BP employees and retirees. Monthly activities include Luncheon or Coffee, Book Club, Bowling, Bunco, Bird Watching, Craft Group and Lunch Bunch and evening events. For membership information, contact Darshi Shah at darshis@gmail.com or go to www.bppartnershouston.com to check out our website.

KATY AREA RETIRED EDUCATORS

This dynamic organization meets at 11:30 AM, on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Merrell Center, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy. All retired school employees in the Katy, West Houston area are invited to become members of KARE. It does not matter from which school district you retired. KARE’s theme this year is “KARE Keeps on Learning.” Join us as we learn about a variety of topics via interesting and informative meetings, fun side trips and camaraderie with other retirees. Lunch is provided at a small cost. For information contact Luanne Zacek at 281391-8464 or lzacek@hotmail.com.

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Tired of sitting in traffic on your daily commute? Commute Solutions can help you get some sanity back in your life! With gas prices soaring and commute times getting longer, more and more commuters in the Houston-Galveston region are turning to the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Commute Solutions Program for relief. Commute Solutions offers programs like STAR Vanpool, Flexible Work Schedules, transit information and NuRide, a free program where you can find a carpool and get rewarded for taking “greener” trips. Commute Solutions also has grants available up to $72,000 for employers who allow their employees to telework from home a few days a week. Imagine being able to take the HOV lane and get rewarded for it at the same time or being able to work from home a few days week. When you’re ready to find a Commute Solution that works for you, visit us at www.commutesolutionshouston. org or call 832-681-2589.

WESTSIDE OVER 50 CLUB

If you are 50 and over, you are invited to join us at Willow Fork Country Club on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM for dinner and socializing. We also have activities throughout each month, including day trips by bus. Couples and singles are invited. For reservations and information, please contact Kirk Hanson 281-346-0459 or Frank Watson at 281-492-6202.

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

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The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. The Houston West Chapter meets every second Monday, at 7 PM, at Tallowood Baptist Church at

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

FREE MENTAL DISORDERS FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

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families of children with disabilities by providing information, referral, support, training, a mentoring program, a local leadership and advocacy training program, Lending Library and as well as a website created specifically for parents of students receiving special education services. The F2F-Katy Chapter meetings are held during the day at Crosspoint Community Church and in the evening at St. Peters United Methodist Church. For more information call 713-466-6304. Please see Calendar of Events at page for a current schedule of Katy Events at www.familytofamilynetwork.org.

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

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KATY OCD/ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS

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

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KATY/WEST HOUSTON/ SUGAR LAND TOURETTE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP

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

ECI PROJECT TYKE

ECI Project TYKE is a year round Early Childhood Intervention program (ECI) in the Katy Independent School District that specializes in working with children who need extra help. The program provides developmental services to children who may need assistance in attaining developmental milestones or who may have a disability. Services are provided to children from birth to three where they live, learn, or play. ECI Project TYKE

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develops a supportive partnership with families by providing educational and emotional supports, which enriches the daily routines and relationships that will enable their child to reach his or her maximum potential. Anyone (parent, family, friend, caregiver, professional) can refer a child to ECI Project TYKE. If you know a child under the age of 3 who needs assistance in at least one area of development or who has a medical diagnosis or condition impacting his or her development, please call ECI Project TYKE 281-237-6647 or make a referral on our website www. katyisd.org. ECI services are available statewide to help families. Early is best!!!!!

DIFFERENT STROKES

“DIFFERENT Strokes for Different folks� Different Strokes is a wonderful group dedicated to serving and supporting people who have survived strokes themselves and for their caregivers. Although our needs are different, care is given to fill the needs for all of us. Different Strokes meets every Tuesday, at 10:00 AM, in the Senior Center, located at 13150 Memorial Dr., for fellowship, learning, sharing, exercising

and loving. We meet together to share with one another. Please join us. If you have had a stroke or anyone you know has survived a stroke, please consider learning more about this group. We would love to have you. Call for further information: Kay Callahan 713-4615604 or Roberta Owens 281-463-3490.

THE ARC OF KATY

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

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HealthRider Elliptical with iFit advanced console features. New, $1,200/asking $295. Call 409-363-2083. Thomasville “Trafalgar Square” bedroom set: queen, 4-poster bed, bed step, bow front triple dresser and mirror, 2 bedside tables. Dark mahogany finish with satin nickel hardware, $2,600 OBO. Pier 1 white wicker double headboard, shelf and waste basket, $115 OBO. Call, 281-871-1447. Dyson Ball DC50 animal vacuum cleaner, new in box, $400; LG Model WM3470HVA graphite steel washer, w/ base, like new, used three months, $800. 832-723-3384. Beautiful & rare vintage Beatrix Potter porcelain figurines by Beswick Pottery of Longton, Staffordshire, England: ‘Timmy Tiptoes,” $100; “Squirrel Nutkin,” (signed), $150; “Goody Tiptoes,” $125. Beatrix Potter music boxes by Schmid & Co, Toronto, Canada: Chippy Hackee music box playing “Feed the Birds,” $140; signed Squirrel Nutkin music box playing “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” $90. 14 Collectible ceramic cat coffee cups, $30. 4 Vintage Cat Liquor Bottles, $25/ea. 7 Vintage Sylvester Beverage Glasses, $40. 5 Cat Liquor Bottles, $8/ea. Pics Available. 832-723-3384. Queen bedroom set: queen bed w/headboard and bedding. Dressing table/w mirror, chest, night stand, $225 OBO. Tel: 832-222-9969. Dining room suite. Cherry finish, dining table extends to 9ft, velvet backed table protectors, 6 side and 2 carver chairs. China w/buffet, marble topped sideboard. Excellent condition. $2,950 OBO. Tel: 832-222-9969. 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.

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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.

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Classified Ads 2 United Airlines Club passes for sale, $60. Good thru August 31, 2014. Call Cheryl 281-543-2409. Ladies Huffy cruiser bike, turquoise and white, hardly used, $50. Call 832-406-2791. Antique furniture, chest of drawers, refrigerator, chairs, dining and end tables, lamps and other household items. Call for appointment, A. Marie, 713-504-9689, 2 PM - 4:30 PM or 7 - 9 PM. Riverside desk with glass topper, in excellent condition, 57 3/4”x 24”x 30”, bottom drawer to be used as a locking filing cabinet, $500; Ashley Furniture TV stand, 52’’x 20”x 42”, $275. Request pictures at nikki_1520@yahoo.com. Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. jordon98@hotmail.com.

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Motor Guide ET54 Trolling Motor and Minnkota 24LB Trolling Motors, never been used. Sell both for $350. Ken at 832-655-4746.

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Caregiver(s). All shifts. Assist residents with their daily activities and personal care. Excellent communication and nurturing heart required. Resumes to 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 832-850-7122 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. 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.

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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 713705-4550 or 281-859-8188 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.

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Plumbers or Apprentices for repair. Bilingual preferred. Please call 281-256-2239. Sales persons wanted to sell Replacement Windows and Window coverings. Ownership opportunity available. Call Replacement Windows of Katy at 281-392-5353. Martial Arts USA is hiring qualified Tae Kwon Do Black Belts with WTF certification, over 18 years of age, background checks and interviews will be conducted. Contact Master Shin or Master An at 281-463-9333 or email YoungAn@cyfairtkd.com. Location, 17121 West Rd. Suite 200 Houston TX 77095.

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Looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to be the front desk for a new dental office in Katy area. Candidate should be knowledgeable about dental insurance and have great communication skills. It is a paperless office so computer skills is a must. Experience is necessary, minimum 2 years. Need to know how to schedule, run daily/monthly/yearly reports, submit insurance claims electronically and manually, work on accounts receivable, manage patient charts, discuss and present treatment plans, verify insurance, pretreatment estimates and so on, handle patient upsets, deal with software support, etc. Please forward resume to assistdds@hotmail.com. Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-401-9828 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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CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT Hosted by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Knights of Columbus Council #8096 Benefiting Reach Unlimited Inc. & Knights of Columbus College Scholarship Fund

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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. 

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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. Vacation home for rent: Hill country vacation home, Cedar Creek Cabin, new 2/2 with loft, fully furnished, huge front porch, satellite TV, beautiful views, abundant wildlife, Frio River at Concan near Garner State Park, sleeps 8. Call 866-7CON-CAN or go to www.frioman.com for more information.

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

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

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