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A MapQuest poll regarding Thanksgiving traffic indicated that most people who travel by car for Thanksgiving, have more than an hour’s drive ahead of them and 25% have road trips that exceed 200 miles. With all those Thanksgiving travel cars on the road, traffic can get pretty messy. The busiest Thanksgiving travel days are Wednesday and Thursday. If your schedule allows, try to leave Tuesday. It feels early, sure, but nothing dampers the fun of a family holiday more than hours stuck in close quarters, as the highway - crowded with cars at a near standstill - stretches out interminably before you. And since you’ve started a day earlier than usual, you may then be able to avoid traffic jams post-Thanksgiving, by returning on Friday. The MapQuest poll suggests that Friday is the best day to return home for those traveling by car. Most people polled either leave Thursday night or stay for a long weekend. The time of day with most cars on the road appears to be between 9 in the morning and 12 noon. It follows, then, that either leaving very early or in the afternoon, should also cut down a bit on your time spent sitting in traffic during Thanksgiving week.


With the economy still slumping, a lavish Thanksgiving might not be on the table this year. But we can still - and should - feast. We just have to squeeze our fistful of dollars a little harder. GO FOR WHAT’S IN SEASON When planning your meal, first consult the calendar. This is no time for asparagus and artichokes. Buy produce in season and you will get much more for your money, not to mention livelier flavors. Brussels sprouts are at their peak in late November; farmers’ markets should have them in huge quantities, still on their stalks. (Serving them sliced rather than whole not only makes them more tantalizing but also helps them go further.) Fresh herbs have become available all year round, so it can be a better deal to buy a bunch rather than an expensive jar of the dried kind - fresh sage might be $1.99 compared with $6.50 for half an ounce dried, which could go stale by the next time you need it. BUY A SUPERMARKET BIRD In an ideal world we would all be eating heritage turkeys. They have outstanding texture and flavor and when we buy them, we help preserve unique breeds. But they are anything but a bargain: A 12 to 14 pound bird, which feeds eight, from Heritage Foods USA goes for $159 including shipping or more than $10 a pound. Supermarket turkeys can be fine alternatives for less than $2 a pound. Just be sure to buy a free-range or organic turkey rather than an industrial one injected with flavored oil. Plus, brining will add flavor and improve texture in even the least expensive birds, all for about $2.29 for a big box of kosher salt, an ingredient that can be used to season the rest of the meal. START FROM SCRATCH Some convenience foods are often ridiculously cheap, loaded as they are with high-fructose corn syrup and chemicals, yet they rarely taste better than homemade. To cut costs and ensure the

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• The Plymouth Pilgrims were the first to celebrate the Thanksgiving in the fall of 1621. • The drink that the Puritans brought with them in the Mayflower was the beer.

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• The Wampanoag Indians were the people who taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land. • The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days. • President George Washington issued the first national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation in the year 1789 and again in 1795. • The state of New York officially made Thanksgiving Day an annual custom in 1817. • Sarah Josepha Hale, an editor with a magazine, started a Thanksgiving campaign in 1827 and it was result of her efforts that in 1863 Thanksgiving was observed as a day for national thanksgiving and prayer. • Abraham Lincoln issued a ‘Thanksgiving Proclamation’ on third October 1863 and officially set aside the last Thursday of November as the national day for Thanksgiving. Whereas earlier the presidents used to make an annual proclamation to specify the day when Thanksgiving was to be held. • President Franklin D. Roosevelt restored Thursday before last of November as Thanksgiving Day in the year 1939. He did so to make the Christmas shopping season longer and thus stimulate the economy of the state. • Congress passed an official proclamation in 1941 and declared that now onwards Thanksgiving will be observed as a legal holiday on the fourth Thursday of November every year. • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States. But it was Thomas Jefferson who opposed him. It is believed that Franklin then named the male turkey as ‘tom’ to spite Jefferson. • The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition began in the 1920’s. • Californians are the largest consumers of turkey in the United States. • When the Pilgrims arrived in North America, the clothing of the Native Americans was made of animal skins (mainly deer skin). • On December 11, 1620 the first Pilgrims (or Puritans, as they were initially known) landed at Plymouth Rock. • By the fall of 1621 only half of the pilgrims, who had sailed on the Mayflower, survived. The survivors, thankful to be alive, decided to give a thanksgiving feast.


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

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• Brown patch will continue to plague St. Augustine lawns as nights get cooler and humidity and rain continue. Discolored circles will appear in low areas almost overnight. Apply a fungicide recommended for brown patch according to label directions. Avoid walking through brown-patched turf. It spreads easily from the bottom of your shoes. If brown patch appears in the same lawn areas every year, add an inch or two of sandy topsoil to eliminate those low spots. • Fertilize St. Augustine turf with a winterizing formula to promote root growth over the winter months. Lower your lawn mover blades now and mow on a schedule that cuts no more than one-third of the grass blade away. • As chrysanthemums and other perennials finish blooming, cut flowering stalks to the ground to permit all strength to be used in making root growth. • Feed roses lightly, but avoid nitrogen fertilizers. Do not prune now. Keep up spraying program and water deeply. • Remove dead foliage and plant debris to help eradicate insects and disease organisms. Thin out and transfer volunteer seedlings. Beds made now will benefit by weathering before being planted. If soil is heavy, dig six inches deep, leave rough, cover with gymsum and strawy manure, water and allow to mellow. • Bananas are more likely to bear fruit if the trunk does not die back in winter. Cut banana stalks back to six feet, wrap with newspaper and burlap. • Continue mulching for winter. Build up a thick top mulch to protect roots from freezing and winter drying. Don’t throw away those pine tree needles; they make great acidic mulch for azaleas, gardenias and next Spring’s impatiens. • Place pansies in beds after weather has cooled. Use a little blood meat mixed in soil under each plant. • Now is the best time to plant trees and shrubs.


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Texas Christian High School Lady Tigers have been giving their all in practice and their season is looking very bright! The team took 3rd place in their preseason volleyball tournament on August 22-24, 2013. The tournament held some individual competitions where Megan Austin won 1st place in passing and Kortney Carmouche took 1st place in setting. The Coaching staff, parents and administrators at Texas Christian are extremely eager for the Lady Tigers Volleyball season to begin and see these girls grow in skills and have a winning season. Let’s go Tigers!



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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 KatyHockley 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. 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.

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The Briscoe Lady Eagles 8th grade B volleyball team also rolled through pool play in the LCISD tournament. In bracket play the Lady Eagles lost to Reading and then beat Needville for 3rd place. READING 9/12/13 The Briscoe Lady Eagles 8A girls volleyball team opened up their non-district part of their season with a loss to Reading in three games 11-25, 25-20 and 12-25. The Briscoe Lady Eagles 8th Grade B team lost to Reading in two games. The Lady Eagles lost 12-25 and 9-25.


The Lady Eagles 7A volleyball team was defeated by Reading Jr. High. The Eagles lost in two sets 25-16 and 25-18. Briscoe 7B opened the season with a loss to Reading, with scores of 13-25, 25-13 and 12-25. The Lady Eagles tried to battle back, but dropped the third game. GEORGE 9/19/13 The Briscoe Lady Eagles 8th grade A volleyball team defeated George Jr. High in two games 25-16, 25-13 The Briscoe Lady Eagles 8th grade B Team won in 2 games, 25-9 and 25-19. The Briscoe Lady Eagles 7A volleyball team beat the George Gators at home in two sets 25-12 and 25-10. The 7th grade B girls faced George and won in 3 games. Briscoe started strong with a 25-12 win in game 1, the Lady Eagles fell in game two 19-25 and the girls turned things around in game 3 pulling out a tight one 25-23.


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LCISD TOURNAMENT 9/21/13 The Briscoe 7B Lady Eagles Volleyball team placed 2nd in the 7th grade tournament. The Eagles won their pool play to earn 1st place going into bracket play. Briscoe opened up semifinal action with a tough 3 game win over East Bernard, 25-13, 14-25 and 16-14. The win advanced the Lady Eagles into the championship match against Reading Jr. High. The Lady Eagles played well but dropped two sets to Reading, placing 2nd. The Briscoe 7A Lady Eagles Volleyball team placed 2nd in the 7th grade tournament. The Lady Eagles won 6 straight matches in pool play and earned 1st place in bracket play before facing Needville in the semi-final. The Lady Eagles continued their win streak and defeated Needville in two sets and advanced on to the championship match against Reading Jr. High. The Lady Eagles played tough but dropped two sets to Reading and earned 2nd place overall.

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EL CAMPO 9/23/13 The Briscoe Lady Eagle 8A team defeated El Campo Jr High in two sets 25-16, 25-23. The 8th grade B team lost against El Campo in two games. They lost the first game 25-15 and lost the second game 25-13.   The 7A Lady Eagles Volleyball team traveled to El Campo, the Eagles lost the first set 19-25 and then won 2 sets defeating the Lady Ricebirds 25-16 and 25-23.   The Briscoe Lady Eagles 7th grade B team got off to a slow start versus El Campo dropping game one 21-25. Briscoe battled back to win game 2, 2522. Unfortunately, the girls dropped game 3, 9-15.  




The Briscoe JH cross-country team participated in the Humble met in September. Finishing in 1st place in the Boys Junior High Division was Chris Wise with a time of 11:30. In the Girls Junior High Division, Gracie Mikeska finished 3rd overall with a time of 14:15 and Ashley Meyer finished 14th overall with a time of 15:31.

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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 e-mail: or phone 832223-3800.

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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 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 and fax it to 281-712-6770.

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The first Cross Country meet attended by Katy’s Tompkins High School Varsity Girls proved to be very successful! The team raced against ten teams and won the meet! 4 girls earned a medal by finishing in the top 20! Elise Odegard led the way with a 2nd place overall finish, Julieta Verdejo-Parada was 10th, McKenzie Brunner was 11th and Rachel Warman was 18th. The team is coached by Amy Pitzel.


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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


Bear Creek Baptist Church is offering Upward Basketball and Cheerleading for K-8th Grade. Cost is $70 for Basketball and for Cheerleading. This year the cost does not include the basketball shorts or the cheer mock turtleneck. These can be purchased for an additional $15 each. They will have one hour of practices a week and on Saturdays they will have a game for one hour.

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Every practice and game takes place on our Campus. They will learn great new skills from encouraging coaches. Registration began October 15th. Each child needs to attend one evaluation session. Our first Evaluations will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, November 4th, 5th and 7th, between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM in our gym on the North side of our church. We will also have one on Saturday, November 9th between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon. We will kick off the season with a Skills Clinic on Saturday, December 7th and practices will begin the next week starting December 9th. You can register on line at (click on Register Now). For more information contact Linda Newhouse at Bear Creek Baptist Church at 5901 N. Fry Rd. Katy, Tx 77449, 281-859-9900.


Katy YMCA winter Program Registration is in progress. Contact the Y for details at 281-392-5055 or check out our website: 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). VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE YMCA TURKEY DASH The annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Dash would not be successful without the help of so many wonderful volunteers who make the day run smoothly. Help is needed at the Start/Finish line, as road marshals along the course, in the Kids Zone area and more. Youths as young as 15 can volunteer and earn service hours for school. All volunteers will receive a complimentary Race Crew t-shirt and the satisfaction of knowing they helped make a huge community event a success. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, go to and click on the Volunteer Ops tab or email


Sports Group 1 (SG1) is proud to announce that our U12 girls team took first place in the 30th Annual Houston Labor Day Soccer Tournament held at Katy and Bear Creek Parks. “The ladies worked together, overcoming the heat, lack of substitutions and still remained without a loss throughout the threeday tournament, we are extremely proud of their efforts,” said SG1 Director, Mr. Alex Parra.

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Even more impressive was the fact that the team did not receive one goal against during the entire tournament. Fredy Sanguinetti, who prepared the girls for the rigors of multiple pressure packed games, coaches the team. Coach Fredy said “They played great and deserve that first place trophy.” Sports Group 1 - U12 Girls Team Roster Izabela Gonzalez - Wertheimer Middle School (Lamar CISD) Grace Hunter - Woodcreek Junior High (Katy ISD) Sabrina Lopez - Slabatura Middle School (Pearland ISD) Sarah Narum - Alexander Elementary (Katy ISD) Rachel Obermam - Beckendorff Junior High (Katy ISD) Skylar Parker - Beck Junior High (Katy ISD) Trinity Schaffer - Cinco Ranch Junior High (Katy ISD) Emma Thompson - Beckendorff Junior High (Katy ISD) Caitlin Tomberlin - Beckendorff Junior High (Katy ISD)

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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 for more information. You can also find us at and on Facebook. Join up now to become an integral part in founding and building our league.



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Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play and learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston. We are also looking for interested players, adults and youth to play in a new Katy Netball club. No experience necessary.

Please contact Dean at 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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The 30th Annual Labor Day Cup, is Houston’s premier youth soccer tournament presented by Texas United Futbol Club with games taking place at Bear Creek and Katy Park. Over 400 teams from North and South Texas and Louisiana participated in the 2013 edition of the Tournament. For more information, visit:

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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 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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Since 2006, Living Word Lutheran Church in Katy has partnered with Luz Divina Lutheran Church in Marquéz, Perú, to carry out the Future Seekers program, a youth and family ministry that addresses the physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of the Luz Divina community. The program provides hot lunches for the children on school days, school supplies, uniforms, after-school tutoring services, cultural and sports activities, life skills counseling for teens and weekly gatherings for parents on parenting topics and Christian formation. You are invited to come and celebrate this ministry during Living Word’s annual Future Seeker Fiesta, which will be held from 5 to 7 PM on Sunday, November 3rd at El Jarrito, 21724 Highland Knolls Drive in Katy. Enjoy the live music and have dinner if you would like. Financial gifts of all sizes are needed to meet this ministry’s needs. For more information about the Future Seeker program, contact Vonda at

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Stop by the Fulshear Kroger’s Store on Hwy. 1093 at Spring Green November 16th and take part in the New Creation food drive to benefit the local Katy Christian Ministries Food Bank! Just select a pre-packaged grocery bag and donate it to KCM as you check-out. The groceries will be distributed before Thanksgiving. Remember, hunger doesn’t take a holiday! For information: Pastor Dale 832-492-5136.

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NOTTINGHAM COUNTRY WARD: FAMILY 50’S STYLE SOCK-HOP Best hair, best dressed contests, games, music, refreshments, photo booth, dancing and more. All ages are welcome. Saturday, November 9th, 6-8 PM. Located at 1603 Norwalk Dr. Katy, TX 77450. Visitors Welcome!



Have you cleaned out your fabric collection lately? A group of quilters from New Creation Church that meets with the Fulshear Community quilting ladies in the Bob Lutz library has a bargain for you! The ladies meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 1 PM and will take your excess fabric and sew it into beautiful ‘kid’ quilts. These comfort quilts will be distributed by the Fort Bend County Women’s Shelter and the clients of Katy Christian Ministries’ Domestic Abuse program. Baby quilts will also be sent to the Lutheran World Relief agency for use by victims of natural disasters and devastation from war. Check the closets of your families and friends. Recycle for a good cause! Fabric and colorful crochet yarn may be dropped in the Fulshear collection containers in the Bob Lutz Library during open hours and at the Irene Stern Community Center between 9 AM to 12 noon during the months of October and November.


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On November 19th, Benefits for Children with Disabilities, with guest speakers: Rosa Clay, Financial Professional, of The Prudential Insurance Company of America and Andrew Hardwick, Metropolitan Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration. Rosa will be providing an insurance sales presentation on how to help maintain government benefit eligibility for helping to secure your child’s financial future. Rosa will also be speaking on how you can help ensure that your child’s lifetime needs are met with appropriate insurance and financial products. Rosa has experience in working with families who have dependents with special needs and can help provide information on some of your most pressing questions about your dependent’s financial security needs. Please join us to learn how you can help create a more fulfilling life for your child now and after you’re gone © 2013. Rosa Clay, 713-826-8902,   Location: St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Asbury Hall, 20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450. Free childcare is available, but you must RSVP for a spot for your child(ren) at least 24 hours in advance to Sarah Morrison at You do not need to RSVP to attend the meeting. Contact for more info.

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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: or visit their website

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Delicious homemade Christmas cookies for that special loved one, last minute gift or holiday gathering. Choose from an assortment of goodies that will bring a smile to any holiday celebration. Come early for the best selection. All sold by the pound. For more information contact us at or call 281-392-0637.

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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:

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


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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 or call the church office at 281-492-0785.


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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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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: or chapters/StarDestiny.


Our residents have cleaned out their closets and can’t wait for you to stop by on Saturday, November 9th from 7 AM to 12 Noon! You’ll find treasures galore in our community-wide garage sale! Residents will be selling their items right out of their garages.


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For a map and list of items being sold at Westheimer Lakes and Westheimer Lakes North, don’t forget to stop by the SplashPad (located in the Westheimer Lakes section - 26103 Canyon Fields Drive, Richmond 77406, 832-2222355) on the day of the sale. For a map and list of items being sold at Cardiff Ranch, don’t forget to pick it up at the entrance to Cardiff Ranch, which is not far from Westheimer Lakes North (located off of FM 1463 and 1-2 miles from the FM 1093 intersection, Katy 77494, 281-394-7944) on the day of the sale. Don’t miss out!

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Fall Craft Shows & Festivals

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 or call 281-734-1153 with questions or to obtain a vendor application. All proceeds benefit the LC FFA students!

Friday, November 8th from 12 noon to 8 PM Saturday, November 9th from 9 AM to 4 PM Located at the Rec Center - 4045 Deerfield Village Dr. (Off Clay Road & Barker Cypress) Look for signs!! You don’t want to miss this one - Fabulous Show Free Admission If you would like, please bring non-perishable food item for local area food bank.


Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 22111 Morton Ranch Road, Katy, Texas 77449 will be having their 24th annual heartwarming Christmas bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 from 9 AM to 4 PM. We have 68 vendors, along with our Tea Room filled with homemade wassail and baked goodies, silent auction baskets and our Sandwich Shoppe with homemade chicken salad

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November 16-17, 2013 (Move in Friday night or Saturday morning) Register for a booth by contacting Cynthia Taylor 713-922-5057 Location: Cy-Fair ISD Telge Exhibit Center 11206 Telge Road, Cypress, TX 77429


Please join us for the “Crafts at the Creek” annual Mayde Creek Martinette Dance Team Craft Show, scheduled for Saturday, November 16th at Mayde Creek High School. Hours for the show will be 9 AM - 4 PM and admission

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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 for application or further information. The church is located at 10840 Beinhorn Rd, Houston 77024 (Voss/Bingle exit off I-10).


The 19th Annual Frostyfest Craft Fair will be held on December 7, 2013, at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, 1530 Norwalk Drive, in Katy, Texas 77450, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. There will be over eighty top Texan vendors selling HANDCRAFTED merchandise. Santa Claus is coming to Frostyfest for pictures, presented by Boy Scouts of Katy. Refreshments will be sold by the Knights of Columbus all day starting with breakfast tacos. Ladies Club will be having a bake sale and quilt raffle. There will also be a Silent Auction run by the Craft Club. For more information contact Brenda Cason at 371-781-0094 or


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Memorial Lutheran Church of Katy, located at 5810 Third Street, will be conducting their quarterly Blood Drive on November 12, 2013, from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Loomis Center. Walk-ins are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Any questions, please contact the office at 281-391-0171.


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.

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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 (Through Nov. 10, 2013) • Winter Wonderettes, a Christmas extravaganza featuring your favorite holiday pop songs (Nov. 29 - Dec. 22, 2013) • A Raisin in the Sun, a life-affirming drama (Jan. 10 - Feb. 2, 2014) • Peter Pan, the beloved classic and family musical (Feb. 21 - Mar. 9, 2014) • Godspell, a divinely inspired musical (Apr. 4 - 27, 2014) • The Beaux’ Stratagem, delightful period farce (May 23 - Jun. 15, 2014) • Les Miserables, dramatic tale of redemption (July 11 - Aug. 3, 2014) All performances are on the HFAC Garza Mainstage, recently named “Houston’s Best Gem of a Theatre” by the Houston Press, except for Peter Pan, which will be performed at the Berry Center.

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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, PS: We are starting rehearsal for this Christmas Show. You have time to prepare for it.

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By Christi Rickel The Cinco Ranch High School Cougar Stars Dance Team is proud to host their 10th Annual Holiday Parade of Homes on Thursday, Dec. 5th and Friday, Dec. 6th, from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Tour five local Katy-area homes. Tickets are $12 and are available at Beau Kisses, Curtain Call, Hauerland’s, Ya Ya Club or from your favorite Cougar Star.

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The Houston Lutheran Chorale will be performing two Christmas Concerts this year. The performances will be held on December 7th, at 7:00 PM, at Memorial Lutheran Church, Katy, Texas, 281-391-0171 and another performance will be held on December 8th, at 3:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 713-869-8486. The public is invited and tickets can be ordered by telephoning either church or they can be ordered on line at There will be an offering taken at each performance for the tickets.


Discover the magic of the holidays!! Welcome to Taylor High School’s Holiday Home Tour on Thursday, Dec. 12 and Friday Dec 13, 2013. Make it an event and enjoy five festively adorned homes. A Holiday Market Place is also one of your stops, with local vendors to help you fill all your holiday gift needs and wants! Tickets can be purchased at Hauerlands, Katy Floral Market and Taylor High School. Proceeds are in support of THS Project Grad 2014.

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To many people, Christmas is just not Christmas without singing or hearing Handel’s Messiah.


Come join the churches of Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community Church The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints St. Peter’s United Methodist Church as they present the ‘Messiah Sing-a-long’ with full orchestra featuring solos and choruses from the Christmas Portion, Part 1. We will also sing the “Amen” and “Hallelujah! Chorus.”

Please join us for some fun at Fall Team Bash, the only car event that aims to involve the entire family! From 11:00 AM-5:00 PM on Sunday, November 3rd at the Fort Bend Fairgrounds (4310 Texas 36) in Rosenberg, Texas. Car Clubs from all over Texas and surrounding states will come together for a tailgating car show atmosphere. Your kids will have a great time too in the kid’s zone! Bring your family, bring your wife and kids and bring your car club!

The event will be held in the Sanctuary of the Church at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy on Saturday, December 7th, at 7:30 PM.


We invite everyone in the community to join us, either as a singer or a listener. Scores will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis; however, given the limitations of available scores, you are encouraged to bring your own music. If you have any questions, please email us at dgalasso@stpkaty. org or - or call 281-492-8031.

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Enjoy the outdoors with your child, age 2 1/2 to 5, at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered 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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21322 Provincial Blvd. 713-471-0683 November 5th & 6th: Gardening for Kids  November 12th & 13th: Terrific Trees  November 19th & 20th: American Indians November 26th & 27th: No program - Thanksgiving holiday 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, and click on “Titmouse Club” under the Audubon Docent Programs heading or contact  docent@houstonaudubon. org or 713-464-4900.


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, November 9th Saturday, December 14th Ornaments 

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Start any time between 9 and 11:30 AM - no reservations are needed. Donations will be accepted to cover the costs of materials. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive and enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate. Proceed down the path to the log cabin. For more information, visit


The Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter is please to host Bob Honig as the speaker for our monthly program. The topic for the September program is the “Christmas Bird Count” program. As an added bonus, Bob will also entertain any questions attendees may have with regard to butterfly


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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, November 7th, at 7 PM. The meeting will be preceded by a social at 6:30 PM and will be held at the Cinco Ranch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd. in Katy, TX. 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.  


On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11th, 11 AM, the Houston Astros and the Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution will honor all American Veterans with a free screening of the inspirational documentary Honor Flight: One Last Mission. Free tickets. Doors open at 11:00 AM. For ticket instructions:


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

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• CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS’ TO DISCUSS ‘AN IRISH COUNTRY DOCTOR’ - The Night Readers’ book club will meet on Thursday, November 21st beginning at 7:00 PM, in Conference Room 2. The literary-review club is free and open to the public. • THE BASICS OF BUYING & SELLING ON EBAY - Thursday, November 7th, 10:00-11:00 AM, Computer Lab. Learn how to buy and sell items on eBay and how monetary transactions take place. Reservations are required. • SHIFT INTO OVERDRIVE: AN EREADER WORKSHOP - Wednesday, November 13th, 10:00-11:00 AM, Computer Lab. Learn how to download eBooks to your mobile reading device, such as a Kindle or Nook, from the library’s online digital library collection, OverDrive or from online bookstores. Bring your library card number and PIN and Amazon and Adobe usernames and passwords if available. Reservations are required. • ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES - All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab. Reservations are required. MS Word Survival 2010 Basics: Tuesday, November 19th, 10:00 AM MS Excel 2010 Survival Basics: Wednesday, November 20th, 10:00 AM MS PowerPoint 2010 Survival Basics: Tuesday, November 26th, 10:00 AM


• 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. The library will be closed on November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday. • 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.

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• Kinder Korner: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM. A time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities. • After-School Breaks: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 4:30 PM - crafts, movies, stories and more for children in K through third 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. The library will be closed on November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday. • 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.


ON DISPLAY • Crafty Seniors - Throughout the month of November, craft projects, made by the senior citizens of the Fort Bend Seniors of Fulshear/Simonton, will be on display. BOOK CLUBS • Fulshear Book Club - Monday, November 18th, 12:00 noon, Meeting Room. The book to be discussed is Bones to Ashes, a novel written by Kathy Reichs. • Fulshear Night Readers Guild - Monday, November 25th, 6:30 PM, Meeting Room. The book to be discussed is Walking Across Egypt, a novel written by Clyde Edgerton. ADULT TECHNOLOGY CLASSES All computer classes will take place in the Meeting Room. Reservations are required. Technology Q&A Hour: Monday, November 4th, 12:00 noon (reservations not required) MS Word Intermediate: Thursday, November 14th, 12:00 noon MS Excel Intermediate: Thursday, November 21st, 12:00 noon


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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.

To register for any events online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib., 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.

• 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.


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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, 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


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

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functions of the center, assisting with public education programs, and wildlife rehabilitation. Located at 10801 Hammerly, Suite 200, the facility is open seven days a week to help wildlife in need. TWRC has a mentor program in place to assist volunteers with “hands on” training for those interested in becoming permitted rehabilitators. We invite you to join our organization in saving Texas wildlife – one animal at a time. Call the center at 713468-8972 x158 for more information or email the Volunteer Coordinator at Visit our website at


CROSSROADS mentors are regular people, just like you, who help prevent or reduce youth involvement with the juvenile justice system by fostering supportive mentoring relationships. These young people range from the ages of 10-17. The goal is to reduce juvenile crime and turn these young lives around to develop a positive attitude for positive results. Our mentors must be 21 years of age, willing to commit to one hour a week for one year and submit to fingerprinting and a background check. There are many zip codes available in and around the Katy area with suitable times of the week for mentors to meet with their assigned youth. We are in need of loving and caring mentors for young people that feel as though they are alone in this world. Please consider devoting a minimum of one hour a week that could possibly change a child’s life forever. Many times you are their only hope. Contact Denise Kennedy at or 713-295-2779. For more information on our mentorship program, visit our website at


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 or call 281578-0078, Volunteer Services Coordinator. The Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is a non-profit faith based organization.

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The only time our clients say they feel free is when they’re riding a horse in a brisk walk around the arena or driving a carriage through the wooded pastures or feel the nudge of a horse’s muzzle at their shoulder saying, “I’m glad to see you, my friend.” Nothing else can compare with therapy on horseback. Equine-assisted activities improve physical balance and coordination, mental acuity, emotional stability and social interactions. At SIRE, we see miracles on horseback happen every day. The work of our dedicated volunteers helps guarantee that children and adults with disabilities in the Greater Houston Area will have the programs they need to live longer, healthier, more productive lives. In addition to their weekly work in the arena, many of our volunteers donate their time and talents at fund-raising events such as our annual Ride-A-Thon and the yearly Trailblazers Luncheon. Volunteers are on hand during the NARHA on-site certification and annual SIRE Show-Off and volunteers are vital to our Clients’ successes at the Top Hands Horse Show, during the Houston Rodeo and competition at the regional and state Special Olympics. Therapeutic horseback riding creates a bond of success between the rider and their horse. Volunteers are their own personal cheering section and the instructor is their mentor and coach. Clients become more empowered and better equipped to fully live their lives, each day. To volunteer, please call one of our arenas and ask to speak with a volunteer coordinator. SIRESpring, call 281-353-6160. SIREHockley, call 281-356-7588. SIRE Fort Bend at Sienna Stables, call 281-431-1741.


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 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.


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 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


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


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


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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. After a supporter asked a soldier what they needed, his response was as follows: “No requests, just don’t want to be forgotten.” -LCPL O.J.T. III When registering for Adopt A US Soldier your involvement can range from writing letters and sending postcards, to mailing care packages full of items a soldier may need or want. Handwritten letters are most important and

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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.

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


Stephanie Schmadeke, Director of the Houston Aphasia Recovery Center (HARC), a not for profit facility which helps people recover from brain injury, is looking for volunteers to teach painting or drawing lessons to their clients. Their location is 6260 Westpark (in the West Loop/SW Freeway area). This would be perfect for someone who has time and a calling to help people or for students who are looking for community service and teaching experience. Even if you are new to art, you would have something to offer. Just give them what you know. That will be more than enough. (Paint mixing, pallets, brush choices, hand positions, perspective, shading, blending, etc.) All would be a great help to someone recovering from Aphasia. The times/days/number of students are all flexible. For more information, contact Stephanie Schmadeke, 713-628-9973 or to learn more about Aphasia, visit


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Katy Christian Ministries is looking for volunteers to help in various areas of the ministry and special events. If you would love to make a difference in the community by volunteering, please visit our website at, email or call 281-391-5261 for further information.


HealthBridge Children’s Hospital,, 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 for more information.


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.


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 713-918-9320 for more information.


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

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Calling on all the quilters in the area to help make pillowcases and small blankets. This last year we donated over 200 pillowcases and small blankets to various charities. The demand is even higher with all of the families that have lost their homes because of the fires in and around our area. We need you and we have fabric that has been donated but we need your hands and time to make someone smile. If you would like to help, call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281635-3000.


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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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. Want to help with PAL or other NCJW programs that help change lives with hands-on community service? Contact or see www. Join NCJW in celebrating 100 years of helping women, children and families in Houston through advocacy and community service. Celebrate our 100th anniversary with us at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on November 23, 2013 (


Become an essential part of a student’s life by signing up to be a tutor for the Literacy Council! The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County holds tutor training every other month. After 12 hours of training, outstanding volunteers are equipped to teach Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults. The trainings prepare tutors to organize and compile lesson plans, learn about various tutoring techniques, understand the purpose of the Literacy Council and much more. Tutors do not need knowledge of any foreign language, nor do they need formal teaching experience. We offer many locations for tutoring throughout the area, including locations in Katy. Tutoring sessions are offered during the day and at night. If you are interested in impacting someone’s life by being their tutor, please contact the Literacy Council at 281-240-8181 or visit the website at www.ftbendliteracy. org. Help us to “Change Lives Through Literacy!”

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• KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES - Help to Survivors of Sexual Assault. The 24-hour Crisis Hotline number is 281-693- RAPE (7273). NON-EMERGENCY 281-391-5262. • THE 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, 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 and the Houston West Chapter at 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. Spanish-speaking available. • FREE MENTAL DISORDERS FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS - Meets at a number of locations. Complete listing on 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 • 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: • 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 • 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 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 • 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 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 or call 281-392-8914. • WEST HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER - offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups and free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Informational/ Educational Classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8657.

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• HOPEKEEPERS - national web site is 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. • MOMS CLUB OF KATY - please email 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 us at or 281-859-9900. • KATY MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL GROUP - For info., call Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit on the web. • KINDRED (FOR MOMS OF PRESCHOOLERS) - Meets every other Friday, at 9:30 AM. Register online at • 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 • MYC - MOTHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN - meets every Friday from 9-11:30 AM and follow the KISD school calendar. Childcare is provided.

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281-617-2231 Registration is $25 per semester or $50 for the year, which covers books and materials. For information and to register, please visit mothers-of-young-children. • IBLOOM - Young Moms…come share Monday mornings with us. Visit online at 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 • ALL MOMS OF KATY - come run AMOK with us! Contact membership at to get involved. • WORKING MOMS OF KATY - group to support working moms in the Katy area Charlene Taylor, 281-235-3043 or http:// • KATY AREA PARENTS OF MULTIPLES (KAPOM) - meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at Spring Creek Barbeque in the banquet room. 21000 Katy Freeway Katy Texas 77449. For more info., please email or visit our website • 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 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. 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 • BREATH OF LIFE CHILDREN’S CENTER CLINIC - We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For questions, please call 281-398-7353.

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• MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL - offers parenting classes, for info. call 713-222-CARE. • WEST HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER - offers parenting classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8065.

Community & Commerce Groups • KATY AREA REPUBLICANS KATY’S CONSERVATIVE VOICE - For info., contact Kate Diehl at 832-643-0378 or or our website • WEST FORT BEND COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN – For more info., contact Susan at 281-633-2277 or • KATY AREA DEMOCRATS - meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at Briarchester club house at 7:00 PM. For info., contact Pat Darwish 281-6470986, visit or email • KATY MOMMY PATRIOTS - moms meeting to join the fight to protect our children’s future by getting involved in community and political events. Meets twice a month. For more info., call Kelly Horsley 281-858-8830 or Martha Mathis 832-321-4854. • THE ROTARY CLUB OF KATY SUNRISE (RCKS) - meets every Tuesday morning, at 7:00 AM, at Cinco Ranch Golf Club, guests and visitors welcome. For more info. visit • THE ROTARY CLUB OF KATY - meets each Thursday, noon to 1:00 PM, at Hasta La Pasta, 1450 Grand Parkway, Suite E. For more info., call 281392-0045 or • WEST HOUSTON ROTARY CLUB - Tuesdays, 12:15 PM, West Houston Omni, North Eldridge at Katy Freeway. 281-627-0662. • KATY TOASTMASTERS - meets the first three Thursdays of each month at 7:30 PM at Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, 25525 Katy Mills Parkway, Katy, TX 77494. We are located behind Katy Mills Mall near Pin Oak Road. Visitors are welcome! Visit our website at

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• PARK 10 TALKERS TOASTMASTERS CLUB - meets every Thursday at 11:45 AM at NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, Houston, 77084, telephone 281-228-6287. For more info. on Toastmasters, go to • EASY RISERS TOASTMASTERS - meets every Tuesday morning from 7 - 8 AM in the Fulbright Tower located at 1301 McKinney. For more info., contact Ed Young at • KATY CHAPTER OF PUBLIC SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION - meets 3rd Wednesday of every month from 11 AM - 1 PM at LaFinca Mexican Restaurant on Westheimer Parkway. For info., call Jane Moughon at 832-455-4579 or email Website: • AMERICAN BUSINESSWOMEN’S ASSOC. KATY CHARTER CHAPTER - meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at Hasta La Pasta (Katy) 6:00 PM. Networking begins at 6:00 PM, dinner and meeting at 6:30 PM. Email RSVP’s and inquiries to • W. HOUSTON CHAPTER, INTERN’L ASSOC. OF ADMIN. PROFESSIONALS (WHIAAP) - meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Embassy Suites Houston - Energy Corridor at 11730 Katy Freeway (N. side of I10 - Kirkwood Exit). (Caroline Champness CPS/CAP caroline. • ABWA WEST HOUSTON NETWORK - Meets the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, at the Marriott Energy Corrridor. For more info. or to RSVP, visit our website at • BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL - KATY - meets every Thursday, 7:00 AM, Willowfork Country Club, 21055 Westheimer Pkwy, Katy, TX 77450. If you are interested in growing your business, please come to a meeting. Call Kitty Tennison, President, 281-221-0016 or Susan Hendrix, Vice-President, 954-729-3870 for more information. • (BNI) BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL - CINCO RANCH meets each Tuesday morning at 7-8:30 AM at Willowfork Country Club at 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Katy, TX 77450. For info., Len Tierney at 713-824-6960 or go to and search for Cinco Ranch Chapter in Katy, Texas. • PARKWAY BUSINESS PARTNERS CHAPTER OF BNI meets every Wednesday at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. Meetings are held from 7:15 AM until 9:00 AM and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, please call Chris at 832-252-9413. • INHOUSTON-KATY PREMIER PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS NETWORKING - meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:00-8:00 PM at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. For info., call Gail Stolzenburg 281-493-1955, or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622, or http://tinyurl. com/yjomekg.


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• THE ULTIMATE FITNESS AND WELLNESS NETWORK - Meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Membership is free. For more information, contact Karen Narum 281-871-8920 or fitnessjourney@ • WEST KATY NETWEAVERS - meets at Essence Cafe at Cross Creek Ranch Welcome Center in Fulshear every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM sharp. The cost of attendance is $10, which includes breakfast and coffee. For questions, tajanamesic@ or visit • KATY BAR ASSOCIATION - an Association of Attorneys who live or work in the Katy Area, holds its monthly meeting at 12:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Willow Fork Country Club. Contact Sarah Springer at or 281-646-0644 for more info. • KATY NEIGHBORS’ COFFEES - Meets monthly 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 281-5788-2078 or 281395-1730. • WELCOME WAGON CLUB OF KATY - please call Sharon at 281-3921658, or email • THE GREEN TRAILS LADIES CLUB - For more info., call Helen Connolly at 832-577-7177. • THE GREATER KATY EXCHANGE CLUB - meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM, at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. $15, includes dinner and guest speaker. For info., or call Newell Cheatheam at 281-3923034 or Kyle Simmons 281-497-7180 or RSVP is required. • TEXAS COASTAL CATTLEWOMEN (TCCW) - meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at various locations throughout the Houston area. For more info., contact Dorothy at or Sue at 281-238-8382 or cell 281-381-1987. • KATY ROCKS - Mix, mingle, socialize and network with singles ages 35+ Group has a variety of events each month. For more details, visit www. • BP PARTNERS - Local organization for the spouses and partners of BP employees. Monthly activities. For membership info., contact Darshi Shah at or • KATY AREA RETIRED EDUCATORS - meets at 11:30 AM, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Merrell Center in Katy. For information contact Luanne Zacek at 281-391-8464 or

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CHAPTER OF THE ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA - meets 2nd Saturday of each month. Visit us on the Web at for more info. on upcoming events. For more info. Chuck or Carol 281-550-8679. See Back For • FAIRBEE SQUARE More SavingsAND LINE DANCE CLUB - dances each Thursday 24604 night, 7:30 – 9:30 at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, 12211 Memorial Drive @ Gessner. Info. may be obtained by calling Jerry & Nanette Tucker 281-498-3057 or • PRAIRIE PROMENADERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB - meets first four Friday nights at Westland Baptist Church, 1407 W. Grand Pkwy S. Lessons are from 7-8 PM. The Club dance follows from 8-10 PM. For questions, call 281-647-0559 or 281-550-3701. • HOUSTON SQUARE & ROUND DANCE COUNCIL, INC. - For info., call 281-392-0713 or visit the Houston area square dance web site: www. • THE KATY 4-F BASS CLUB (FRIENDS FISHING FOR FUN) - is a small, low cost fishing club, based in Katy, Texas. For information on our club such as joining, tournament results and area lakes we fish, visit www. • THE TEXAS TRIUMPH REGISTER (TTR) - an organization of Triumph owners and enthusiasts. For more info., contact Mike Hado at 281-807-4780, or • THE KATY BEAD GROUP - meets Wednesdays at 12:00 noon on the second floor of the Cinco Ranch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77494. For info, call Jean at 281-693-4398 or Carol 281-4926053 or email her at • THE KATY POKEMON TCG LEAGUE - We meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 at DoubleDave’s Pizza at 1660 S. Mason Rd. Call Camille at 832-721-5481, email or check out (look under Pokemon Organized Play) or for additional info.

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• KATY WOODWORKER’S GUILD - meets the last Tuesday of each month at the Katy Junior High School from 7:00-9:00 PM. Questions: Call Terry at 281-717-4215. • THE HOUSTON AREA WOOD CARVERS CLUB - meets on the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, at Bayland Community Center in Houston (6400 Bissonnet). For more info., call Preston and Carolyn Smith at 281-392-0713, email or visit • THE KATY CRUIZERS ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB - meets the first Monday of each month at the Hacienda Mexican Restaurant on Mason Road (back room). Eat at 6 PM. Meeting from 7 PM until 8:30 PM. Questions: Send email to • THE KATY AREA ARTISTS - Please contact the KAA Programs Officer at 281-352-8057 for more information on artist mentoring and monthly members’ meetings or visit • CINCO RANCH MEN’S POKER GROUP - Looking for new players. We play once per month Friday night from 7 PM to 11 PM, at host member’s homes in the Cinco Ranch area. If interested, call Jim at 832-715-8206 (cell) for further information.

Heritage Groups • WEST HOUSTON ITALIAN CLUB - meets 3rd Friday of every month, 7:00 PM, at Cy-Fair VFD Admin building, 9630 Telge Road. For more info., call Hank Berti, 281-858-1944. • IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION - meets 4th Tuesday of every month. The meeting will start at 7:30 PM at the Harris County MUD #81 building located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon, in Katy. This is just west of Mason Road, one mile south of I-10 at Mason Road (exit #745). Call 281-395-3038 for more info.. • BRITISH AND EXPAT FAMILIES OF KATY - Social group open to all Brits and expats living in Katy and surrounding areas. For more info., www. or contact Vanessa Heintz 281-579-2832 (


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Natuzzi Italian leather sectional, cream color, $550. rv_dmusquiz@ Two sofas, cherry coffee table, wingback chair, oak entertainment center, day bed, bachelor chest with hutch, computer desk with hutch.  Best offers, pictures on request. Garage refrigerator (free). Call 832-437-4834.  Wood blinds, mint condition, like new, standard window sizes. For sizes and prices, call 832-228-4247. 1934 Krakauer Brothers Baby Grand Piano. It is 4’9” across and 5’9” deep. It is in very good condition, with original bench and all ivory keys in perfect condition. Asking $3,300. (This includes the cost of moving the piano to you anywhere in Houston.) Contact: Celeste Dannelly. Cell, 832-492-0172. Email me at for a picture. Lovely solid maple wood hutch top with glass doors, $75 OBO. Beautiful 1 yr old outdoor sofa and ottoman with sunbrella cushions. New at Chair King $2,000, sell for $1,250. 281-787-1205. Free hot tub with gazebo top. Needs new pump motor. Call 713-705-0424. Pro-Form 14.0 CE elliptical machine. Less than a year old, perfect condition, need the room. New $799.99, asking $550. Call after 6:00 PM, 281-2133999. Rockets tickets, 2 seats, section 103, row 23, seats 16&17, $110/pair, face value season ticket holder. Great seats. 713-851-5431 call/text.

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GE top load washer and electric dryer for sale, excellent condition, only used for one month. Sold as a set, $700. Brown Chenille couch with throw pillows, very good condition, $225. 281-216-2708. Beautiful glass dining room table, $500; glass coffee table, $75; glass console table, $50. 713-805-5082. Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO.


2004 VW Passat Wagon GLS 1.8t, dark green with power windows, locks, mirrors, moonroof, black leatherette seats, ABS, ESP traction control, 6 airbags, heated seats & mirrors, no accidents, clean title, 100k mls, all scheduled maintenance with records, by owner, $7,500. 281-844-0976.


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2012 VW Jetta Sedan, 4dr, auto SE, super clean, drives excellent, great gas mileage, power windows & doors, CD,and more! Mileage 35,235, $15,499. 832-594-5856. 2000 Harley Davidson Sportster Hugger 883, low miles, $6,000; 2000 Harley Davidson Road King, award winning daily use, $18,000. Call 281-859-2362 and leave a message.



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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.


Wanted: old and collectable toys, tin, transformers, dolls, etc. 281-760-7175. Wanted: Rolex watches for collector. 281-414-3597.


Caregiver(s). All shifts. Assist residents with their daily activities and personal care. Excellent communication and nurturing heart required. Resumes to or 281-395-3496, Ref: CGALLKT.


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; or call 281-392-5055 ext. 235. Member Services Representatives: Responsible adults needed to work the front desk at the Katy YMCA to register members for programs, answer questions, greet, etc. Early morning, afternoon, evening and weekend shifts available. Must love working with the public and be strong at multi-tasking. Part-Time. Submit applications to Michelle Steffes; michelle.steffes@ or call 281-392-5055 ext. 214. Director/Assistant Director for Extended Care Program. Management position available for Extended Care Program at Faith West Academy. Candidates must have high school diploma equivalent and CDA or Director’s credentials. Experience of at least one year in education or related field and at least one year supervising the care of children in a licensed facility. Please call 281391-5683 x 222 or E-mail - for an appointment. Mother’s Day Out teacher, Tuesday/Thursday teacher position available for Mother’s Day Out (toddler) at Faith West Academy. Candidates must have high school diploma equivalent, CDA credentials. Experience of at least one year working with 2-year-olds and/or 3-year-olds in a licensed facility required. Please call 281-391-5683 x 222 or E-mail - yfitzgerald@faithwest. org for an appointment. Katy Memorial Power Washing is seeking a Power Washing and Roof Cleaning Technician. Requirements: must be a self-starter, flexible, team player, willing and able to work multiple jobs with minimum supervision; must

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be able to work on max height 2 story roofs; have a good driving record; must have 12’ trailer, towing experience and be proficient at backing trailer; no prior experience power washing or roof cleaning necessary, we train; live in the Katy, Texas area. Submit your resume via email to Lifetime Learners Child Development Center and Pre-School is now hiring for our Katy location; teachers and child care providers.Contact Mrs. Dana, 281-394-5437. Salon Picasso looking for experienced stylist and full time salon coordinator. Call 281-861-9911.


Plumbers or Apprentices for repair. Bilingual preferred. Please call 281-2562239.

Your Home Town Lawyers

Sales persons wanted to sell Replacement Windows and Window coverings. Ownership opportunity available. Call Replacement Windows of Katy at 281392-5353.

Courtney Cherry Attorney at Law

Sarah Springer Former Family & Probate Judge 33 Years Experience

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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 Location, 17121 West Rd. Suite 200 Houston TX 77095. 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 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 Now Hiring! Do you love children? Small private preschool is now accepting applications. Must be dependable and energetic. Will train. Must have copy of High School Diploma or GED and copy of Social Security Card. Apply in person to 16618 Clay Road, Suite 400. 281-656-2273. The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to


November 2013

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Khalid Alrashed, Agent

For real value on your family insurance, State Farm is there with up-to-date coverage, an affordable price and personal service. Whatever you insurance needs - -car, home, life, health, bank or 401k rollover – you can depend on me to treat you like a friend and neighbor. “If I can be any help, please give me a call, stop by my office or email me. After all, that’s what good neighbors are for.”

Khalid Alrashed, Agent 832-319-7507 Cell: 713-657-0606

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German Shepherd Mix Puppies for Adoption - Email for more information, adoption application and pictures. Mom is purebred German Shepherd, Dad is unknown. Please note: I am not a breeder, Mom and pups were rescued from the Animal Shelter when she gave birth to her puppies there. They are all looking for their furever homes now. Small adoption fee to cover vetting/fostering costs.

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.


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

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


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. 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 for more information.

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