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Happy Thanksgiving Helping Others During the Holidays

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

With the winter holiday season approaching, many people like to think of ways to give back to the community and those in need at this time of year. But with gift giving, winter holiday parties and other commitments also commanding your attention, it’s hard to find time to help others. Here are some tips to make giving back easy. In With The New, Out With The Old The winter holiday is a good time to go through the items you have in your home and decide if you no longer need them. With presents coming into your home, there’s a good possibility that you can get rid of some of your older things. You have many options for donating these used items: • As you take your fall clothes out of the closet and replace them with winter ones, ask yourself if you’ll wear them again. That’s especially true of winter coats and jackets, which are always in high demand at aid agencies. • For your old clothes, look for clothing drives. Many shelters and faith-based organizations accept donations year round and they make a strong push for more donations as the weather gets cooler. They appreciate it if you clean them before donating them. • For furniture, look to thrift shops or other non-profit organizations. Many of them will pick up your furniture for you, so call ahead and see if you can save yourself the trouble of lugging your furniture around. • As you’re shopping for your winter holiday dinners over the next couple of months, stop by the canned food aisle and pick up some extra food to give away. Donate them to organizations that support soup kitchens or run “meals on wheels” programs. • If you have older children, they probably have many toys they don’t play with anymore. Encourage them to choose some to give to kids who won’t be getting any new toys this time of year. Many organizations are especially in need of donated toys this time of year. • If you’ve been really good this year, perhaps someone will give you a new car, allowing you to donate your old one to a charity. In general, larger charitable organizations accept cars, and sometimes boats, as donations and some are even willing to pick it up for you. • Check Out Charities. One of the easiest ways to help others is to donate to charitable organizations. If you aren’t personally familiar with the organization you plan on giving to, check them out with your local Better Business Bureau to make sure your donation does as much good as you hope it will.

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Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, can be thrilling and stressful all at the same time.  With stores offering drastically marked-down prices on in-demand items on Black Friday, Thanksgiving Day sales bring big crowds and long lines are to be expected. To successfully make it through the mall without being pummeled by other moms looking for a good deal, we have some tips and tricks to make your holiday shopping spree a little easier: Weeks Before Black Friday: • Make a list of the must-have products that you are shopping for this holiday season, including the names of the people for whom you are shopping. This will make your day more organized, and will reduce the number of unnecessary purchases that you make. • Sign up for store e-mail updates so that you will be among the first to know what will be on sale. • Print out any online coupons you may have. • Sign up for free store club cards that offer discounts or coupons. Stores like Borders and Barnes & Noble offer such programs. • Consider outlet shopping.   The Day Before Black Friday: • Eat a lot of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. This will not help your shopping, per se, but will make you feel happy and satisfied. • Get a good’s night sleep the night before. Thanks to all that food in your belly it shouldn’t be too hard to fall asleep.

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The Day Of Thanksgiving Day Sales: • Know exactly the time that the stores you want to hit are open, and go to the store that has the best deals, and/or the gift you want to get the most first. Be there at least a half-hour before it opens if the gift is popular. • Leave the kids at home; this is not a day to worry about handholding and good behavior. • Be caffeinated and full – don’t shop on low energy and an empty stomach. • Pack snacks so that you don’t have to stop your marathon-shopping day to grab some grub from the food court. • Bring along a MP3 player or portable CD player to help pass the time when you are waiting to pay for your finds. •  Don’t worry about purchasing little gifts today, such as stocking stuffers, but rather focus on gifts that are bigger, harder to find, and more expensive. • Consider this a good day to look for that new winter coat or little black dress you need. Clothing sales are usually very good on Black Friday, because so many people are already in the stores looking for toys and gifts. • If a product is not available, but the store offers a rain check, take it. Make sure that when you cash in your rain check you are getting the price that the product was listed at for that day. www.kaboose.com.

Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

Homeowners in the south should give special attention to exposed water pipes during the winter months. Freezing pipes are a problem in warmer climates where they often run through un-insulated or under insulated attics or crawl spaces. Although we only have a few cold snaps per season, it’s still necessary to protect exposed water pipes. Leaving pipes unprotected can cause them to burst, which can result in a tremendous amount of damage to the home and the contents inside. You can drastically reduce your chance of property damage by preparing your water pipes before a hard freeze. The following suggestions can help you accomplish this task. What Kind of Water Pipes Freeze and When? Water pipes have the potential to freeze and burst when the outside temperature reaches 20°F or below. Pipes that are most vulnerable to freeze are usually exposed to severe cold, such as: outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines, water pipes in basements, water pipes in crawl spaces, water pipes in attics, water pipes in garages and water pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation.

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Prepare While the Climate Is Warm Drain water from the swimming pool and water sprinkler supply lines, following manufacturer’s or installer’s directions. Do not put antifreeze in these lines. Antifreeze is environmentally harmful and is dangerous to humans, pets, wildlife, and landscaping. Remove and drain outdoor hoses. Store in a shed or garage. Close inside valves supplying outdoor hose bibs if possible. Cover hose bibs with insulated covers. Check around the home for other areas where water supply lines are located and are in unheated areas. Look in the basement, crawl space, attic, garage and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets. A hot water supply line can freeze just as a cold water supply line can freeze if the water is not running through the pipe and the water temperature in the pipe is cold. Consider installing products made to insulate water pipes like a “pipe sleeve” or installing UL-listed “heat tape,” “heat cable,” or similar materials on exposed water pipes. Many products are available at your local building supplies retailer. Newspaper can also provide some protection to exposed pipes, as long as the cold temperatures are not frequent or prolonged.

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Take Action during Cold Weather • Keep the garage door closed if there are water supply lines located inside. • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate around the plumbing. • Keep the heating thermostat set at a consistent temperature both day and night. • If going out of town during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home. • Set the thermostat to a temperature no lower than 55°F, and open cabinet doors where there is plumbing. • If you are going out of town and have a heat pump system, and if the temperature is forecast to be extremely low, you may need to switch the setting to emergency heat and reduce the thermostat setting to 55°F. Thawing Frozen Pipes after the Storm If you suspect that the pipe is frozen, keep the faucet open. Water will begin to flow as you treat the frozen area, which will help to melt more ice in the pipe. Make sure you know where the main water valve is located outside of your home. The frozen pipe may already be broken and it will leak when the water is thawed. If this is the case, you’ll need to turn off the main water valve to your home until the leak is repaired. Apply heat to the frozen portion of the pipe. This can be accomplished by using the following sources of heat: a heating pad, electric hair dryer, a portable space heater or wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Make sure that electrical cords do not come into contact with water. Do not attempt to use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove or other open flame devices; they present a serious fire hazard as well as release lethal carbon monoxide fumes into the air. Apply heat until full water pressure is restored. Call a licensed plumber if you are unable to locate the frozen area, if the frozen area is not within reach or if you can’t get the pipe to thaw. Inspect all other faucets in your home to find out if additional pipes are frozen. If one pipe freezes, others may freeze also. www.texashelp.tamu.edu

GARDENING TIPS FOR NOVEMBER

• 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.

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• 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.

GARDENING TIPS FOR NOVEMBER

• 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

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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.

(CWC) COPPERFIELD WOMEN’S CLUB Women Serving the Community

At our October meeting, Decorating Den encouraged us to express our personal style by showing us dramatic before and after pictures of beautiful bedrooms, fun family rooms, elegant dining rooms and spicy kitchens! In November, as we begin our holiday celebrations, our members will attend a wine tasting at Wine Styles, where we will learn about the various types of wines. This year our holiday party promises to bring adventure to our lives! We are celebrating at Tapas Capriccio, where the expected, is the unexpected. We are looking forward to sharing this exciting adventure together! Remember, CWC is a service organization that gives back to the community, so all funds raised will go right back to the community in scholarships for graduating high school seniors, at Lone Star College, Cy-Fair and grants to other non-profits in our community, as well. Membership in the CWC is open to all ladies in Northwest Houston neighborhoods. Currently we meet the first Thursday of most months at

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TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

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

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Super Heroes at Cypress Christian School

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman! Actually, it’s super men and women serving our community and nation who recently visited with Cypress Christian School elementary students. Staff Sergeant Jonathan Bolding, U.S. Army Special Forces, visited the second graders and answered their questions about his job as a communications specialist, about parachuting out of an airplane and about his deployment experience. A few days later, kindergarten students enjoyed a “show and tell” visit from Houston police officers who brought a police dog, motorcycle, patrol car, horses and as a very special treat, provided a police helicopter “fly by.” It was an exciting week on the CCS campus as students learned more about those who serve us so faithfully and met some of the “super heroes” that they pray for throughout the year.

Houston Christian Students Trek the Silk Road across China

A group of seventeen Houston Christian High School (HC) students traveled 2,000 miles to China to follow the Silk Road west, visiting breathtaking landmarks. Students saw the urban giant Beijing and then trekked both eastern and western ends of the Great Wall of China. Navigating the length of the country, students learned about China’s history and culture and how it varies along the Silk Road. On the western end of China, students took a camel caravan across portions of the Gobi Desert - the fifth largest desert in the world, with sand dunes over 1,000 feet high! The trip was led by the Head of School, Dr. Steve Livingston, and is part of HC’s unique Globe Trek program designed to give students an opportunity to directly learn about other countries and cultures.

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Team Award.” The Herkie Award was given to the RCS Cheerleaders for exemplifying the qualities of leadership, values, teamwork and sportsmanship, which are an integral part of cheerleading and are the ideals on which NCA was founded. Rosehill also received other team awards including Superior ratings, the Motion Award and the SPOT Award. Freshman Jaycee Wright, Sophmores Jessica Froelich and Hannah Crocker and Junior Reagan Johnson were selected as All Americans. Rosehill Christian School cheerleaders are under the leadership of Jason Williams, Spirit Director.

Cy-Fair ISD www.cfisd.net

CY-FAIR IMPORTANT DATES

Nov. 21st – 25th – Student Holiday (21st & 22nd – Inclement Weather Day if needed) Dec. 21st – Student Holiday (Inclement Weather Day if needed) Dec. 22nd – Jan 3rd – Student Holidays

Cy-Fair ISD vOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

The Cy-Fair ISD volunteer theme for this year is “Teamwork is Key” in recognition of the combined effort that it takes to ensure student success. Our school district fully understands and appreciates that it takes district administration, teachers, school staff, parents, community partners and volunteers each doing their part to give our children every possible opportunity to reach their full potential.

Rosehill Christian School cheerleader news

Rosehill Christian School cheerleaders recently returned from the National Cheerleaders Association Camp held in Waco, TX where they received numerous awards. They were honored to receive the coveted “Herkie

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We are looking for community members who want to become Global Volunteers in order to be a part of our “team” and make a difference in the lives of children. If you are not the parent, grandparent or legal guardian of a student enrolled in the school at which you volunteer, you would be considered a Global Volunteer.

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We have many volunteer opportunities available at a school near you. Individuals are needed to perform a full range of activities and we have training available for specific tasks such as vision and hearing screening, tutoring, mentoring, Junior Achievement and other instructional presentations. If you have some free time and would like to learn more about becoming a Global Volunteer, please contact Kim Nash at krnash1@sbcglobal.net or call the CFISD Partners in Education Office at 281-894-3950. And remember: “TEAMWORK IS KEY”

CFISD Receives State Comptroller 2011 Texas Honors Circle Award

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is one of only 46 recipients, among  1,237 public school districts and charter schools statewide, to receive a five-star rating for academic and financial performance from Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller. The Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) assigned every school district in the state a rating from one to five stars, indicating success in combining costeffective spending with achievement of measurable student academic progress. A five-star rating reflects the strongest relative academic progress combined with the lowest relative spending. CFISD was one of 23 five-star districts to retain its designation for the second consecutive year. The Comptroller’s office ranked CFISD in the 91st percentile of composite progress, which, combined with a spending index of “Very Low,” amounted to the five-star rating. Recently, the Texas Education Agency released data that ranked CFISD’s administrative cost ratio as the lowest among Houston-area school districts. Administrative costs in the area range from  the highest cost ratio  (9.12 percent) in North Forest ISD to the lowest (3.67 percent) in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. Ratios are calculated comparing administrative to instructional-related costs.  More comparative information is located on the district website.   In addition to the district’s recognition for operational efficiency and effectiveness, 33 CFISD schools also received the Texas Comptroller’s 2011 Texas Honors Circle Award for strong academic performance while spending relatively little compared to their peers statewide. Only 313 school campuses statewide received this distinction for high rankings received in the 2011 Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST), meaning CFISD accounted for 10.5 percent of all Honors Circle campuses in the state. Elementary campuses receiving the award achieved a five-star FAST rating, while middle and high school campuses tapped for the honor achieved at least a 4.5-star FAST rating. The following CFISD schools were recognized in the Texas Honors Circle: Cypress Woods High School, Andre’ Elementary School, Ault Elementary School, Copeland Elementary School, Farney Elementary School, Hairgrove Elementary School, Keith Elementary School, Lamkin Elementary School, Lee Elementary School, Lieder Elementary School, Lowery Elementary School, McFee Elementary School, Owens Elementary School, Postma Elementary School, A. Robison Elementary School, Sheridan Elementary School, Tipps Elementary School, Walker Elementary School and Warner Elementary School.

Smith Middle School SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL SEEKING COMMUNITY MENTORS

Smith Middle School is seeking community mentors to serve as positive role models for our students. Being a community mentor is extremely rewarding and only takes a commitment of 30 minutes to an hour a week to mentor/meet with one of our 6th, 7th or 8th grade students. Mentors must attend a one-time district orientation before they begin mentoring at the school. Then, it just takes 30 minutes a week to truly make a difference in the life of a child. Once you have completed the training and background check, an administrator at

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Smith will work with you to match you with a student who would be the best fit for you. If you enjoy working with children and making a true difference in people’s lives, the mentor program at Smith Middle School is just for you!! We are especially looking for quality male mentors to serve as role models to our male students. District mentor training dates are being held on the following dates this school year: Nov. 8th, Jan. 26th, Feb. 7th and March 22nd. Please contact Melissa Laroussini, Mentor Program Coordinator, at 281-213-1026 or by email at Melissa.laroussini@cfisd.net for more information. Thank you!

Cy-Woods High School CY-WOODS WRAP NEWS

WRAP 2012 planning is underway! WRAP is Cy-Woods High School’s parent-driven Project Prom organization. The purpose of WRAP is to provide a drug- and alcohol-free all-night party for the graduating seniors and their guests after their prom. Have you filled out your Parent Information Form yet? We need this to get you on our email list! MEETINGS: 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Cy-Woods Commons at 7 PM

Rachel Kitchens and Nicki Ahearn Release Video “Tolerance: It Starts With Us”

Rachel Kitchens and Nicki Ahearn, seniors at Cypress Woods High, have released their new video, “Tolerance: It Starts With Us.” The video is a personal response to the recent spate of teen suicides and is a plea for tolerance in an intolerant world. To further promote what they hope to accomplish through their video, Kitchens and Ahearn established October 7th as the second annual Tolerance Day at Cypress Woods High School. They asked everyone at the school to wear purple to promote tolerance as well as to honor the lives of those who have committed suicide due to bullying. They noted that this campaign has been very well accepted at the school and that over 200 people ordered purple shirts in honor of the campaign. The girls said that people have approached them to tell them how impressed and grateful they are for the change in message on the issue of bullying. Ahearn said: “In this year’s video, we really take a step forward and confront our own insecurities, things that we’ve been bullied for throughout our lives. By doing this, we aim to establish a sense of unity among all people; though we all have separate and individual differences, we should still tolerate each other’s individuality and treat each other with respect.”

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Kitchens explained: “It’s a human issue. We all deserve the respect of our fellow human beings, no matter what our differences. In this video and through this day of support and tolerance, we hope to show that while we all have our own issues that we are bullied for, the problems are universal, as is the solution to bullying. We should all be able to tolerate and accept each other, because we’re all truly in the same boat.” Ahearn also added that, “Our world today is proof that some people simply cannot accept people’s differences. This is a fact that we must deal with and confront. However, even if a person cannot accept the religious, racial or sexual differences of another, every person has the right to expect and receive respect. Maybe you can’t accept it, but you should be able to tolerate it and let people live in peace.” The girls’ mission statement is simple: it’s time to end bullying, and it starts with us.

Universities LONE STAR - CyFair COLLEGE PERSPECTIVE

9191 Barker Cypress Rd. Don’t miss the Holidays on the Lake free family event Get in the holiday spirit with the free Holidays on the Lake event set Monday, Nov. 28th at the Lone Star College-CyFair amphitheatre. Bring the family to celebrate from 4:30 PM to 7 PM with a variety of free deserts, photos with Santa and friends, games, activities, live entertainment and more. For information, call 281-290-3270 or go to LoneStar.edu/studentactivities-cyfair.

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L.I.F.E. Lessons Continue through December The Learning, Inspiration, Fellowship and Enrichment (L.I.F.E.) programs are free and held Wednesdays at 10 AM in the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library (Room 131.) Programs in November include: “Beads, Glorious Beads” Nov. 2nd, “Flambé et Brûlé” Nov. 9th, “Audio Books at the Library” Nov. 16th and “Vegetable Soup, Russian Style” Nov. 30th. Programs in December are: “The Courageous of Pearl Harbor” Dec. 7th and “Shrinky Dinks with Tracy and Rose” Dec. 14th. Programs will resume Jan. 11, 2012. Call the library at 281-290-3214 for L.I.F.E. program information.   Look What’s in the Center for the Arts On stage in November is a Symphonic Band concert “MusicMatters” Nov. 3rd and an opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” Nov. 17th through Nov. 19th. In December are a choral concert featuring the LSC-CyFair Symphonic Band “Carmina Burana” Dec. 2nd and Jazz Ensemble concert “JazzExpress” Dec. 7th. For tickets and event information, go to LoneStar.edu/boxoffice. In the Bosque Gallery will be the Student Art Show Dec. 1st through Dec. 8th with a reception and awards ceremony set from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM Dec. 1st. For gallery information, go to LoneStar.edu/bosquegallery.   Community Partners Day, T.I.P. and Job Connection Days Continue Lone Star College-CyFair hosts several community mid-day events each month in the College Center. On Community Partners Day, from 11 AM - 1 PM, visit with community partners to see what goods and services they have to offer. The next Community Partners Day is Nov. 15th. Watch for Transfer Information Program (T.I.P.) Days when, from 10 AM - 1 PM, representatives from four-year universities are on campus to provide transfer information. The next T.I.P. day is Nov. 8th. At Job Connection Days (mini-job fairs), from 11 AM - 1 PM, bring copies of your resume, wear business attire and meet with area employers recruiting for immediate openings. The next mini-job fair day is Nov. 8th. Check the events calendar at LoneStar.edu for future dates.

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Register Now for Mini-mester and Spring Semester Classes Catch up or get ahead this holiday season! Take a mini-mester course in December or register early for spring. Registration begins Nov. 9th. Minimester classes begin Dec. 19th. Spring semester weekday classes begin Jan. 17, 2012. For information, call 281-290-3200 or 832-782-5000 or go online to LoneStar.edu.

Scouts Boy Scout Troop 10

Boy Scout Troop 10 meets every Tuesday night during the school year at the West Houston Church of Christ on West Road and Queenston. Our meetings begin at 7 PM. We spend our time working on merit badges, planning for our monthly camp outs and having fun!! The boys will be going to spend the night on The Battleship Texas in November and are really looking forward to it! We would like to CONGRATULATE our newest Eagle Scout, Donald Banks Jr. He has worked very hard to earn this amazing accomplishment! Our Troop will be participating in this year’s Troop Fair, to be held Saturday, November 5th from 12-4 PM at the Family of Faith Lutheran Church on FM 529 (near Queenston). It will be in the parking lot. There will be many Scout related activities so come check it out! If you have a son in the 6th grade or higher that would like to join in the fun and adventure please contact us. Our Scout Master is Michael Widaski and his number is 713-376 5166. You can also contact our Committee Chairperson, Joseph Jefferson, at 281-684-5197 or check our website at www.bsat10.com. We hope to hear from you soon so you can come be a part of our family!

Rennell Elementary – Cub Scout Pack 438 Cell phones for soldiers

Cub Scout Pack 438 of Rennell Elementary is collecting old cell phones and/ or cell phone accessories as part of our annual Cell Phones for Soldiers collection campaign. Bring your old cell phones and accessories (gladly accepted, but not required) to our donation box at PostNet, located at 12321 Barker-Cypress Rd. #600 Cypress, TX 77429 in the Randall’s shopping center. The phones will be shipped to Cell Phones for Soldiers and either be reconditioned and reprogrammed for reuse, the ultimate form of recycling or dismantled and recycled. For every phone recycled, a deployed U.S. soldier will receive a prepaid calling card to stay in touch with loved ones. For more information on the program, visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com. Thank you for supporting our soldiers!

HOMESCHOOL CUB SCOUT PACK 164

Attention home school families!!! Homeschool Pack 164 is a Christian Homeschool Cub Scout Pack chartered by West Houston Home Educators (www.whhe.org) that serves the Greater West Houston/Katy area. Our Pack promotes God, Country and service! We are a part of the Sam Houston Area Council (www.shac.org) and Texas Skies District (www.texasskiesdistrict. org). If you have a boy entering 1st grade (age 6) through 5th grade (age 10), we invite you to please come join in the fun! Visit our website www. homeschoolpack.com for more information about our Pack registration and meeting times.

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Sports

Bear Creek United Methodist Church Celebrates our 10th Annual UPWARD Basketball League We are excited to announce registration for our 2011-2012 Upward basketball and cheerleading season Registration ends November 25, 2011 Evaluations are December 3, 2011 and December 10, 2011 Practices Begin January 2, 2012 First game January 28, 2012 Last game March 24, 2012 Awards Night March 25, 2012 Basketball $75 and Cheerleading $80 For more information visit www.hnwcc.org or call Larry Tyree at 281-463-2330, ext.119

Bear Creek Baptist Church Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

Nov. 7th, 8th and 10th between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Each child is needed to attend during one of these times. We will kick off the season with a Clinic on Sat., Dec. 3rd and practices will begin the next week starting Dec. 5th. You can register on line at www.bearcreekchurch.tv/sports and click on Upward Sports. For more information, contact Linda Newhouse at Linda.newhouse@ bcstaff.org or Scott Denton at Scott.denton@bcstaff.org. Bear Creek Baptist Church at 5901 N. Fry Rd. Katy, Tx 77449 - 281-859-9900.

Exciting Changes Ahead for CFSA Basketball Winter 2011 Season

Cy-Fair Sports Association will unveil new enhancements to the Basketball Program for the Winter 2011 season. Similar to the CFSA Baseball program, coaches will now be allowed to form “friendship” teams and play against other friendship teams. The “select” level of play will be expanded to achieve more competitive balance and will include a mid-season tournament with players outside the CFSA program. The traditional “classic” division will remain in place with teams selected based upon where players live and go to school. These changes will create a basketball experience that meets the diverse needs of the Cy-Fair community while continuing to attract new participants into the program. Online registration began October 15th with a pre-season skills clinic scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd. For more information, please visit the league website at www.cy-fairsports.com.

Bear Creek Baptist Church is offering Upward Basketball and Cheerleading for K-8th Grade. Cost is $75. They will have one hour of practices a week and on Saturdays they will have a game for an hour. Every practice and game takes place on our Campus. It is a great place where they will learn new skills for the game and cheer. Our first evaluation will be Saturday, November 5th, from 10:30 AM -1:30 PM in our gym on the Sonic side of our Church. The following week, we will have more evaluations, Mon., Tues and Thurs.,

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Holy Covenant UMC Soccer

What: Upward Soccer Where: Holy Covenant UMC 22111 Morton Road, Katy TX 77449 When: Evaluations are on January 14th and 21st at 9:00 AM. Who: Children ages 4 thru 5th grade Fee: $75, which includes a uniform Check out www.holycov.org for more information or call 281-579-1200.

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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 Sue Crookson at 281-392-4913 scrookson@houston.rr.com or Yana Dommert at 281-394-2481 yana@ entouch.net.

Men’s Drop-In Roller Hockey

Bear Creek Roller Rink is the new home of Men’s Hockey. If you are new to hockey or have played for years, we would love to have you join us. All ages and abilities are welcome. We play every Sunday from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. Come on out and give hockey a try!!!  For more information, please call David Bradford at 281-855-2615.

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Church News & Events Church Events St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church Coffee House

On Friday, November 11th from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will host their 2nd Coffee House. Come and hear Brothers and Sisters of Soul; the Semalee Bilbrey Band and the Cuthbert Coffee Houserockers. Admission is $3 with proceeds going towards St. Cuthbert’s ministries. Coffee, sodas and snacks with be available for a nominal charge. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road in Houston (77095). For more information, call 281-463-7330 or visit our website at www.stcuthbert.org.

Covenant Lutheran Church Holiday Kids Night Out

Need time for Christmas shopping, want a date night or just need a break? Covenant Lutheran Church (3785 Barker Cypress Rd.) is offering another Kids Night Out on Saturday, November 26th from 3:00 - 9:00 pm for children ages of 3 through 10 (must be potty trained). Kids will enjoy dinner, games, crafts, movies and music while Mom and Dad have an evening out! Children will be supervised by trained high school students and adults. Cost is $25

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for the first child, $15 for the second child, $10 for each additional child in the same family. Space is limited! See www.covenantlutheran.org (What’s Happening) for registration forms or call the church office (281-578-8799) for more information.

Church News CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH BETWEEN JOBS NETWORKING

Every Tuesday, 10:00 AM Limited Seating CAC is dedicated to helping, networking, educating and empowering those who still believe in the American dream. We believe that God has a job for you somewhere and it will take networking power to get the job. Information is power. It is all about job networking and helping one another. Come and network with others between jobs. Located at 5930 Hwy. 6 N., Suite F-1, Houston, TX 77084, 281-804-2520, Fax 281-741-1686.

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church

Job Search Assistance. Meets Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in room S209. The focus is on the job search process. You will receive information on how, when and where to search, what benefits to expect and how to make the most of job fairs. This group is for those who are looking for their first job as well as those who have work experience. Prayer Quilt Ministry - We meet the second Wednesday of the month in room S201 from 9 AM to noon and invite you to be a part of this important ministry that provides comfort to so many. If you have a sewing machine, please bring it; if you don’t have one, there are many other ways to help.

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Grace Notes Women’s Ensemble. - Come join the Grace Notes, St. Peter’s women’s singing and instrumental group that shares music with the Katy area. The Grace Notes perform in retirement, Alzheimer’s and nursing facilities as well as at many community events. Once a month we provide special music during St. Peter’s traditional worship services. Rehearsals are Tuesday mornings at 9:30 AM in room E106. Childcare is provided. We welcome singers and instrumentalists. Men’s Life - Meets Tuesdays at 6 AM in the Church Office Conference Room. This is a discipleship group for men to connect early before the day begins. Please join us and see how God will transform you into the godly man He created you to be. We are studying “Rich in the Things That Count the Most” by James Moore. Student Bible Studies and Worship - High school guys meet Mondays at 6 PM High school girls meet Sundays at 5 PM, Tuesdays at 7 PM and Wednesdays at 4 PM. Junior high students meet for “Rooted” on Wednesdays at 6 PM. Meet in the Wesley Student Center. Information on these and all programs at St. Peter’s is available at www.stpkaty.org or 281-492-8031.

Seeking items for a Spanish church

“Primera Iglesia Apostolica” is a Christian church that is growing and it is looking for the following items: new or used chairs, tables, good size organizers, items for the children’s ministry (children bibles, notebooks, crayons, etc). If you have these items and would like to donate for a good cause. You can call at 281-861-6708 or email mcpulger@att.net.

BEAR CREEK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ATTENTION: CAREGIVERS OF ELDERLY PERSONS

Did you know that on the second Friday of each month Bear Creek United Methodist Church provides a caring, Christian atmosphere for your loved one? The program, scheduled from 10 AM to 1:30 PM. This gathering provides free time for caregivers and includes crafts, chair exercises, word games, entertainment, lunch and more. Caregivers are also welcome to stay and join the fun. For more information or to register, please call the church office at 281-463-2330.   Bear Creek United Methodist Church is located at 16000 Rippling Water Drive, near North Highway 6 and Kieth Harrow.

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“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matt 6:34   Held every 3rd Tuesday - 6:30-7:30 pm Omni Hotel Westside - Café on the Lake 13210 Katy Freeway Houston, Texas 77079 281-558-8338  

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West Houston Aglow Lighthouse

West Houston Aglow Lighthouse, part of Aglow International, a network of caring women, meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 am for worship, prayer Bible study and fellowship. Meetings are held at Deerfield Village Recreation Center, 4045  Deerfield Village Drive, at the intersection of Clay Road and Barker Cypress. For more information, email christinejackson@peoplepc.com.  

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The devotional is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month, from 4-5 PM and will be followed by a sharing of thoughts, ideas and ways to apply spiritual principles to one’s day-to-day affairs. Refreshments will be served. For details on the location or for answers to any other questions you may have, please call the Baha’i Faith of Fort Bend County at 281-395-9026.

CHRISTIAN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN OF PRAYER

We are a group of women from non-denominational backgrounds and various nationalities. We fellowship once a week by reading the Bible and praying for our needs in English and Spanish. Please feel free to join us every Thursday, from noon to 1:30 PM and together we can learn and grow in His word. For more information, contact Paula at 281-703-0670.

Senior Church Groups COPPERFIELD CHURCH SENIOR ADULTS

GAME DAY - The first Friday of the month - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BIBLE STUDY - Wednesday - 9:30 am - 11:00 am DAY TRIPS - Monthly - Schedule differs. For more info., www. copperfieldchurch.com or call 281-856-2273. WALKING GROUP (aka Holy Strollers) - 8:30 am - 9:30 am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Come, join our group! We are an active, fun-loving bunch. Once you come for a visit and get to know us, you’ll want to be a part of our Senior Adult Group. You do not have to be a member of Copperfield Church to be a part of our Senior Adult Group. 

Bingo EPIPHANY BINGO

Epiphany Bingo has been conducting bingo games on the west side since February 14, 1986. Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. There Is No Smoking Allowed During All Bingo Games. They have a jackpot game of $750. Maximum prize giveaways of $2,500, allowed by law, are given away every Bingo Night! They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar, and large cash prizes. Profits are used for charitable outreach programs, building expansion, and payment towards debt. Epiphany Catholic Church conducts its bingo games at the Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls every Friday night. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8:00 PM. For more information, call the bingo hall number 281-578-3905. During Bingo nights, you may also call the Community Center number, 281-578-5078. Come, have some fun, bring your friends and neighbors, win some money and make some new friends.

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St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church BINGO

At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. Maximum Prizes given away every evening of $2,500. Governed by the state of Texas. They have the most modern computerized BINGO equipment for verifying winnings, along with TV monitors for your viewing pleasure. The snack bar is maintained by the KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS 6950, with a variety of food and snacks with soft drinks. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs, to better serve the community. 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. Please call for more details to 281-391-4758. Please come play and win. We can accommodate large groups such as social and family groups.

Community Events Garage Sales Westcreek Garage Sale November 12th

Westcreek in Copperfield will have its community wide garage sale November 12th, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The rainy day back up date will be the following Saturday, November 19th. Come and check out all the great bargains!!

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Craft Shows & Festivals West campus of Second Baptist Church Celebrations Christmas Market

The CELEBRATIONS CHRISTMAS MARKET is one of the most anticipated and highly attended events in the West Houston area. The market will be open a full three days on November 3rd - 9 AM - 7 PM, November 4th - 9 AM - 5 PM and November 5th - 9 AM - 5 PM. CELEBRATIONS attracts vendors from several states. Hand crafted pieces, Christmas collectables, and one-of-a-kind gifts make this event an annual tradition for our community. With more than 100 vendors, on-going entertainment, vendors to purchase lunch from, this holiday shopping is truly an exhilarating experience! The West campus of Second Baptist Church is located between Fry and Greenhouse Roads. You may enter the campus from either Kingsland Drive or the feeder road of the Katy Freeway. For more information, please check our website at www.second.org or call 713-365-3081.

2011 Deerfield Christmas Bazaar and Market

We’re celebrating our 33rd Deerfield Christmas Bazaar and Market on November 4th and 5th. We are one of the highly selected bazaars in the area, known for our outstanding quality workmanship. Our merchandize includes lots of Thanksgiving and Christmas décor, Christmas ornaments, scenic paintings, sparkling stain glass, wood design pens, designer children’s clothes, scarves, flip flops, purses, gorgeous jewelry and delicious baked goods and jellies. We still have Deerfield Bazaar Cookbooks with all those delicious recipes for sale; they make great gifts.

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Wee Wuns 11th Annual Holiday Market

Bring your friends & family and join us for the 11th Annual Wee Wuns Holiday Market! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, November 5th, from 9 AM - 3 PM, at Cypress United Methodist Church in Cypress, TX. Come enjoy handmade crafts and unique designs from over 50 vendors! While you’re there, enjoy homemade treats from our bake shoppe and stay warm with a hot cup of cocoa or coffee! Proceeds from this event directly benefit Wee Wuns Weekday Ministries and support such causes as teacher education, the purchase of school supplies and more. We appreciate all past and future support of this great school! For questions relating to this event or to register as a vendor, please contact Lindsay Coker at lindsay.s.coker@gmail.com or 281-961-2546.

PINK HOLIDAY SHOPPING MARKET Presented by the Cypress Alumnae Chapter - Zeta Tau Alpha “Shop For The Cause” With your favorite Vendors! November 5, 2011 • 9 AM - 4 PM Cypress Saloon, 12710 Telge Road, Cypress, TX GREAT VENDORS! RAFFLE! HOURLY DOOR PRIZES! A percentage of all Vendor Sales will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness, Education & Research.

While shopping, take a break and eat lunch at PO’s Burgers! For every burger purchased, you will get one free entry into the Raffle Drawing!

NORWEGIAN CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

Friday, Nov. 11th (11 AM - 5 PM), Saturday, Nov. 12th (10 AM - 4 PM) Sunday, Nov. 13th (12 PM - 4 PM). Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 4309 Young Street, Pasadena. Take a trip to Norway in Houston! Unique holiday gifts such as handmade embroideries, Scandinavian crafts, trolls, Nisser, Swedish linens, Norwegian jewelry and dolls. Great Raffle prizes, including 2 round trip tickets on SAS to Norway!! Silent Auction. Demonstrations in Norwegian wood-carving and folk dancing. Visit our bakery selling Norwegian specialty cookies and breads. Wide selection of Scandinavian foods for sale. Take time for lunch in our cafeteria serving “open-faced” sandwiches and cream cakes. For more info., call 281-998-8366.

Holy Covenant umc 22nd Annual Heartwarming Craft Show Saturday November 12th, 9 am-4 pm 22111 Morton Road, Katy Over 68 artisans featuring a variety of handmade items Sandwich Shoppe and Tea Room with homemade baked items Silent Auction Baskets Proceeds support local missions Free Admission For more information, call 281-579-1200 or www.holycov.org

16th Annual Langham Creek Market and Craft Show

November 12, 2011 through November 13, 2011 (Sat. 9 am-5 pm & Sun. 10 am-4 pm) Join us at the Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center located at 11206 Telge Rd. just off Hwy. 290. Indoor facility with over 150 vendors selling a wide variety of products. Also concessions, games, free parking and clean restrooms! Fun for the whole family! All proceeds benefit Langham Creek FFA students. For questions or vendor applications regarding available booths, please email langhamcreekffa@yahoo.com or visit us on Facebook (search for  “16th Annual Langham Creek Market and Craft Show”).

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Area Parents of Multiples (KAPOM) Holiday Hop

Katy Area Parents of Multiples (KAPOM) will be holding their Holiday Hop vendor night and raffle on Monday, November 14th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The sale will be located at Crosspoint Church, 700 S. Westgreen Blvd. (at the corner of Kingsland and Westgreen). Vendors from all over Houston will provide shoppers with ideas for gift giving with their exceptional selection of merchandise, unique gifts, books, jewelry, fashion accessories and more. You will be able to find items for every member of your family, so make plans to attend this event. You just might be able to finish your holiday shopping in one night!

First Congregational Church’s 17th Annual Pilgrim Festival

We are currently taking applications for craft vendors of handmade by vendor only crafts. This is our 17th year for our unique festival. The date is Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. No admission fee; crafts, games and food. We have inside and outside space available. If interested in an application or for more information, contact Sue Earl at jearl8925@sbcglobal.net. We are located in the Hunters Creek Village at 10840 Beinhorn Rd. (I-10, exit Bingle/Voss).

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NEWCOMERS AND NEIGHBORS HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Newcomers and Neighbors of Greater Houston would like to welcome you to our HOLIDAY BAZAAR on Wednesday, November 16th at the beautiful Lakeside Country Club, 100 Wilcrest off I-10. The Bazaar will be held from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Reserve your place and join us for a buffet lunch and special program honoring women veterans for $25 or just come and shop the Bazaar…there will be Vendors, Raffle and Door prizes galore! Luncheon reservations and checks must be in by Wednesday, November 9th and sent to: Jeanne Fahrenholt, 11805 Meadowglen Lane #1179, Houston, TX 77082 or phone 281-556-0749. So come join the spirit and the fun of the holidays. And check us out on our website - www.nngh.org.

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1752 FM 1489, Brookshire, TX 77423 Tuesday, November 29th From 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Please join us for a Special Night of Christmas Shopping appetizers, food tastings, door prizes and more!! Revenues will help Brookwood operate independently of government subsidies and to help give innovative, educational and vocational opportunities for close to 200 adults with disabilities.

Epiphany of the Lord Frostyfest Craft Show

Epiphany of the Lord’s 17th Annual Frostyfest will be held December 3, 2011 from 9 AM until 3 PM at 1530 Norwalk Dr., Katy (South of I-10 off of Highland Knolls between Fry Road and Westgreen Blvd.). This show offers handmade merchandise from craftsman and artisans; no resale venders.  In addition to the more than 80 venders, there will be a quilt raffle, silent auction, bake sale and photos with Santa.

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In the past, we have had several hundred cars that drive through to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas - the birth of Jesus Christ. We are located at 18081 West Road at Barker Cypress, behind the CVS. For directions or more information, please call the church at 281-859-4141 or go to our website at www.cornerstoneumc.org.

First Christian Church of Katy 5th Annual “Living Nativity”

Join us on Saturday, December 10, 2011, from 6:30-8:00 PM. There will be three (3) live representations of the Nativity Scene lasting approximately 30 minutes each. Refreshments will also be provided in the fellowship hall throughout the evening. First Christian Church is located at 22101 Morton Ranch Road, Katy, Texas  77449. For more details, call the church office at 281-492-2693 or visit our website: www.fcckaty.com.

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What is Christmas without Handel’s “Messiah?”

To many people, Christmas is just not Christmas without singing or hearing Handel’s Messiah. The Chancel Choir of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Katy will host the fifth annual “Messiah Sing Along,” with full orchestra, again this year. The event will be held in the Sanctuary of the church (located at the corner of Shillington & Kingsland) Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm. For information, call 281-492-8031 or go to www.stpeterskaty.org. Please join us as either a singer or a listener. Loaner 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. There will also be scores for sale.  

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a ministry project devoted to reaching underprivileged children all over the world with the true meaning of Christmas. The project accomplishes this goal by collecting simple gifts complied into shoeboxes from people all over the U.S.A. These gifts consist of hygiene items, small toys, candy, school supplies, etc. The items are packed into shoeboxes along with the story of the Nativity, printed in their native language. The gift is so simple but the impact is huge. Last year, Epiphany Lutheran Church participated in the project and the response was amazing. The church collected over 80 full boxes to ship overseas from the congregation alone. “We felt such a strong connection to this cause. It was truly moving,” remarks one Epiphany member. This year, Epiphany has decided to take advantage of its new, more visible location on West Rd. and Jackrabbit, to become a collection center for OCC. This means that during collection week, anyone who wishes to participate in OCC can drop of his or her donations to Epiphany Lutheran Church. The church will transport the collected items to the nearest distribution center. Collection week is November 14th - 21st. For more information on Operation Christmas Child and directions to the nearest drop off location, go to www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/index.

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Fundraisers (Avenue CDC) Announces 15th Annual Art on the Avenue Fundraiser

Art on the Avenue, features the work of more than 250 Texas artists, who graciously donate a portion of silent auction proceeds from their work back to the nonprofit organization. Houston community leaders decorated mailboxes for the auction. Thursday, November 10th, 6 pm to 9 pm - first chance to view and purchase art! Preview Party - $100 - includes admission to Saturday night event (Admission is limited to 300 people and is expected to sell out!) Winter Street Studios - 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007 Food provided by: Beavers, Broken Spoke, Dharma Café and Smither Kitchen Entertainment: Two Star Symphony and a special tribute to the Village People by Red Door Productions ** Honoring Knobbie Award Recipients: Mayor Annise Parker and Dean Ruck Saturday, November 12th, 6 pm to 10 pm Art on the Avenue - $20 in advance and $25 at the door Winter Street Studios - 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007 Food provided by: El Patio and Georgia’s Market Downtown Entertainment: Texas Johnny Boy TICKETS: For ticket or sponsor information, call 713-864-8099, ext. 228, jenniferm@avenuecdc.org or visit www.avenuecdc.org. RAFFLE: Roy Lichtenstein “As I Opened Fire”, Triptych, 1966; Sheet: 25” x 20 5/8” (634 x 523 mm.), Image: 24” x 19 5/8” (609 x 498 mm.) Three offset lithographs printed in colors, 1966 (printed later), on three sheets of wove paper, with full margins, from one of several editions of more than 3,000 printed since 1966. Museum Quality Framed by Sarah Balinskas Fine Framing. Printed by Drikkerj Luii & Co., Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tickets are $20 or 6 for $100, 1,000 total to be sold, no presence needed to win. To purchase raffle tickets, 713-864-8099, ext. 228 or jenniferm@ avenuecdc.org. Avenue CDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing Houston’s Washington Avenue and Near Northside communities by developing affordable housing and economic opportunities, while preserving the area’s economic, cultural and historical diversity. For more information: 713-8648099, ext. 228 or www.avenuecdc.org.

The Cy-Fair Holiday & Health Festival/Layla Grace 5K

The Cy-Fair Holiday & Health Festival and Layla Grace 5K will be held at the Berry Center on Dec. 3rd. This family-friendly, community event is free to the public and will feature over 100 exhibitors to help Cypress residents get into the holiday spirit and help raise money for a good cause.  Attendees can shop for holiday gifts as they get professional pictures with Santa, sample food and drinks, enjoy shows by local dance troupes and children’s choirs, have health screenings and beauty procedures done onsite, bring the kids to play in the Best Buy Mobile/Gaming area and win prizes and raffles throughout the day.  The Cy-Fair Holiday & Health Festival is held in conjunction with the Layla Grace 5K. Layla Grace Marsh lost her battle with Neuroblastoma at age 2. Her parents, Cypress residents, formed the Layla Grace Children’s Cancer Research Foundation to fund research into high-risk pediatric cancers and to empower parents who have children diagnosed with cancer. The Layla Grace 5K Run/Walk and Kids One Mile Fun Run  begins and ends at the Berry Center. Entry fee for the 5K Run/Walk is $25 and for the Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run, only $15.

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For more information about the festival, visit www.holidayhealthfest.com. Show hours are from 10 am to 4 pm. To register for the Layla Grace 5K, visit www.laylagrace.org/5k. The race will begin at 9:15 am. 

FASHION WITH PASSION

Join us for Fashion with Passion a Dinner, Silent Auction and Fashion Show benefitting Jordan Merecka Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:30 to 10:00 PM Enchanted Cypress Ballroom 12603 Louetta Road, Cypress, Texas For sponsorship, volunteer, and ticket information contact: Teri Quance at teri@quancedesign.com Susie Pipkin at swpipkin@msn.com Terri Cesnik at terri.cesnik@sbcglobal.net Julie Saunders at jdsaunders@sbglobal.net Cynthis Gill at cynthis_gill@comcast.net

Woods High School was looking forward to three major milestones in his life: his prom on May 27th, his eighteenth birthday on May 29th and his graduation on June 5th. In April 2011, his health took a turn for the worse and he was admitted to Texas Children’s Hospital with heart failure symptoms and kidney insufficiency. He critically needed a heart transplant. Over the weekend of May 21st, all of his organs began to fail acutely and he could not breath on his own because his heart was so weak. On May 22nd, Jordan received the Total Artificial Heart that saved his life. Jordan missed his prom, but thanks to a diligent heart-failure team and the availability of the artificial heart, he celebrated his birthday at Texas Children’s on May 29th - a week after his surgery. On June 5th, Jordan watched his graduation ceremony online while his 16-year-old sister walked across the stage to accept his diploma on his behalf. His class rose to their feet for a standing ovation. Jordan has been accepted at Texas A&M University Galveston and looks forward to studying marine biology. But for now, Jordan’s focus is on gaining his strength and being ready for his new heart.

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Visit our Facebook page - “Fashion with Passion Fundraiser.” Tickets can be purchased at Quane Design Studio. Jordan Merecka was born with multiple congenital heart defects, including Dextrocardia (his heart was on the wrong side of his chest). As a child, he experienced two open chest surgeries, several surgical revisions and an implantable defibrillator. For many years after his early surgeries, Jordan was able to live an active childhood. As a teen, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father and at school, he participated in FFA (Future Farmers of America). But, in September 2010, Jordan’s heart began to fail and he was placed on a waiting list for a heart transplant. With medical treatment, he was able to attend school as he waited. At the start of 2011, the senior at Cypress

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Birdies for the Brave golf tournament Supporting Wounded Veterans and Their Families

For the fourth straight year the Katy Community is privileged to host the Birdies for the Brave Golf Tournament at Meadowbrook Farms and the Gala at Safari Texas. The Gala will be Saturday evening, Nov. 5th and the golf tournament is Sunday, Nov. 6th. All proceeds go to a variety of charities that serve veterans and their families. There are many opportunities for Katy residents and businesses to contribute and participate in the many inspiring activities of the event. For further information, contact Dayna Gurley at Meadowbrook Farms 281-693-4653, x218 or dgurley@heritagegolfgroup.com.

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Houston Family Arts Center

Performances are at Houston Family Arts Center Garza Main Stage, 10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070. Still playing the 2010-2011 Season: 2011-2012 Mainstage Season: The Sound of Music (Nov. 25 - Dec 18, 2011 on the Garza Main Stage) A Lesson Before Dying (Jan. 20 - Feb. 5, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage) Seussical the Musical (Feb. 24 - Mar. 11, 2012 at the Berry Center) The 39 Steps (Apr. 13-29, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage) The Fantasticks (Through - June 10, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage Guys and Dolls (July 13-29, 2012 TAG production at the Berry Center) Season tickets are now on sale. For the best seating and lowest prices become a season ticket holder. The HFAC season package is arranged so that any six or more shows constitute a package and patrons get to pick which 6, 7 or 8! Patrons can select their seats online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374.   GO TO http://www.houstonfac.com/id6.html for more information or to request an audition appointment.

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Theater, Arts & Music

November Trout Fishing in America 
6 PM, Saturday, November 12, 2011
 Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. The name, taken from a Richard Brautigan novel, seems almost as incongruous as a picture of this musical duo: Ezra Idlet (guitar) stands six feet nine inches and Keith Grimwood (bass), five feet five and one half inches. After three decades of writing, recording and performing together, Trout Fishing in America can look back at a body of work that is impressive and know they are just hitting their stride.
 Tickets: $8-15. Ars Lyrica presents “Musical Alchemy” 7:30 PM, Monday, November 14, 2011 Ars Lyrica, which means “lyric art,” specializes in music from the golden age of the 17th and 18th centuries, when all music aspired toward beautiful song. Based in Houston, this critically acclaimed ensemble of voices and instruments has delighted audiences and critics around the world with its superb performances and recordings. Tickets: $6 - $12. All performances are at The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Dr. Spring, TX 77379, 281-440-4850; www.cypresscreekface.org.

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company Museum of Dysfunction IV

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company and Obsidian Art Space present Museum of Dysfunction IV: a SHOWCASE OF SHORTS written by new writers from all over the world and directed and produced by the talented members of Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company! This year’s shorts focus on the agony of love and the roller coaster that is the human relationship. We have chosen the best of the best from over 200 submissions this year! Playwrights include writers from Milwaukee, Oregon, Texas, New York, California, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan. There are two alternating groups of plays, so you can come twice and see two different shows! Some adult situations and language, PG 13. WHO: Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company and Obsidian Art Space WHAT: Museum of Dysfunction IV WHEN: Dec. 1st, 3rd & 9th (Group 1) and Dec. 2nd, 8th & 10th (Group 2) with a mixture of both groups on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. All shows at 8 pm.

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Misc. Events NATURE PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

Enjoy the outdoors with your child, age 2 1/2 to 5, at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered every Tuesday and Wednesday morning, 10:00 to 11:00 AM, through mid-May at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Boulevard. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, crafts, hands-on activities and walks in the woods. The cost is $5 per child or a 5-session card can be purchased for $20. The child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. For more information, please visit www.houstonaudubon.org or contact docent@houstonaudubon.org or 713-464-4900. Upcoming programs include: November 1st & 2nd: Gardening for Kids November 8th & 9th: Terrific Trees November 15th & 16th: American Indians November 22nd & 23rd: no program - Thanksgiving break November 29th & 30th: Animal Homes

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Cowboy Dance - 7 - 11 PM, Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston, Texas 77064. Contact: Michelle Schilds, 281-6678985. Houston Metro Go Texan Committee Spring Branch/Memorial Subcommittee   Rhinestone Roundup Fashion Show - 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Weston Lakes Country Club. 32611 FM 1093, Fulshear, Texas 77441. Contact: Brian Graeber, 281-413-0807. Houston Metro Go Texan Committee Lamar/ Needville Subcommittee Saltwater Rodeo - 5 AM - 6 PM. Top Water Grill, 815 Avenue O. San Leon, Texas 77539. Contact: Michelle Cochran, 832-594-7712. Houston Metro Go Texan Committee Galveston Mainland Subcommittee Nov. 13, 2011 3rd Annual Junior Commercial Steer Shrimp Boil - 1:30 - 5:30 PM. Hideaway on Dunvale, 3122 Dunvale Rd., Houston, Texas 77063. Contact: Berry Summerour, 281-752-5562. Junior Commercial Steer Feeding and Management Nov. 19, 2011 Fried Turkey Sale - 10 AM - 5 PM. Crosby Fair and Rodeo Grounds, 14920 FM 2100, Crosby, Texas 77532. Contact: Clayton Bourque, 281-543-2206. Houston Metro Go Texan Committee Crosby/Huffman Subcommittee

Tamale Sale - 10 AM - 12:30 PM, Outback Western Wear, 30405 Dobbin Hufsmith Rd., Magnolia, Texas 77354. Contact: Shelley Krusleski, 281-7316848. Houston Metro Go Texan Committee Tomball/Magnolia/Montgomery Subcommittee

NOVEMBER EVENTS Nov. 12, 2011 Dance on the River - 8 PM - midnight at Riverside Inn, 17433 River Rd., Channelview, Texas 77530. Contact: Eddy Rawlings, 281-553-4509. Houston Metro Go Texan Committee Channelview/Sheldon Subcommittee

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December 6th & 7th: Geology Rocks! December 13th & 14th: Christmas in the Woods December 20th & 21st: no program - Winter break December 27th & 28th: no program - Winter break

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• For questions about the events above, please feel free to contact the individuals listed for each event. • For general information about the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, please contact Sarah Poole via email (poole@rodeohouston.com) or phone 832-667-1200.  • The 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo runs Feb. 28 through March 18, 2012. Visit www.rodeohouston.com for more information.

Libraries KATHERINE TYRA (BEAR CREEK) PUBLIC LIBRARY

16719 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084, 281-550-0885 Our hours are: Monday - 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tuesday/Thursday - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Wednesday -10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Friday - 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Saturday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday - Closed. Holiday Closings (Thanksgiving) - Wed., Nov. 23rd Branches close at 6 PM, closed Thurs., Nov. 24th through Sun., Nov. 27th.

Schedule of events Adults

• The Bear Creek Book Club - Wednesday, November 2nd, 7:00 PM. Join the Bear Creek Book Club to discuss The Milagro Beanfield War by John Nichols. • The Friends of the Bear Creek Library - Monday, November 7th, 6:00 PM. Planning Meeting: The Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization that raises funds for library programs and materials, is actively seeking new members. Did you enjoy a program at the library? If you did, thank the Friends. Better yet, join the Friends. Come to the meeting and see what it is all about! • New Volunteer Orientations - Monday, November 28th at 6:30 PM. Interested in volunteering at the library? We have periodic orientation sessions to introduce you to our library and what kinds of work you could do. Applications are available at the Information Desks (must be signed by guardian if volunteer is under 18). • The Bear Creek MYSTERY Book Club - Thursday, November 17th, 11:00 AM. The Library is hosting a mystery book club! All sleuths and amateur Sherlocks heed this call! Come to this lively group and share your passion for mysteries! This month we will discuss The 11th Victim by Nancy Grace.

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Weekly Programs

• Bear Creek Knitting Club - Every Thursday, 4:00 PM. The Bear Creek Knitters Club is a place to share ideas, to learn new knitting techniques or to teach someone else a new knitting skill. Don’t miss out on the weekly fun!! Make sure to bring your needles and yarn. All ages welcome! • Saturday @ the Movies - November 5th & 19th at 2:00 PM. Enjoy an action packed film with big sound and big screen; a deal that can’t be beat!! Check with the library staff regarding title and ratings information. • Beginning Computer Classes - First and Third Tuesday, 10:00 AM. Beginning Computer Classes: These classes are designed for people looking to learn about computers at a very introductory level. All classes are free of charge. The first twelve patrons will be accommodated. • ESL Classes - Every Wednesday at 6:00 PM and Saturday at 10:15 AM. Our library is offering ESL classes twice a week! Classes are free and open to the public.

Teen Programs

• Teen Programs - Every Monday, 4:00 PM. Want to do something fun and interesting after school? The library is hosting weekly Teen events. You can watch an anime, take part in a book or movie critic club and so much more!

CHILDREN

• Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - Preschool Story Time for children ages 3-5 years. • Tuesdays, 11:15 AM - Infant Story Time for children ages 0-18 months. • Tuesdays, 5:00 PM - Kid’s Korner Story time for school-aged children. • Wednesdays, 10:30 & 11:00 AM - Toddler Story Time for children ages 18 months-3 years. • Wednesdays, 5:00 PM - Tweeners for middle school-aged children. • 1st Thursday of every month, 10:30 AM - Infant Explorers: All materials are furnished. Recommended for children ages 0-36 months. • 2nd Thursday of every month, 10:30 AM - Free play for all. All ages. • 3rd Thursday of every month, 10:30 AM - Preschool Picassos Art Camp: All materials are furnished. Recommended for children ages 3-5 years. • 4th Thursday of every month, 10:30 AM - Build it! Recommended for children ages 3-5 years. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call 281550-0885 or log on to www.hcpl.net.

NORTHWEST BRANCH HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

11355 Regency Green Drive, Cypress, TX 77429, 281-890-2665, www.hcpl.net Hours of Service - Monday - 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tuesday/Thursday - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Wednesday -12:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Friday - Closed, Saturday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Sunday - Closed. Holiday Closings

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• Inspirational Book Club - Monday, November 7 at 2:00 PM. Enjoy reading and discussing the many wonderful works of Christian Fiction that are on the market today. Learn about the authors, the stories and discuss the ideas presented in the books. • Reader’s Perspective Book Club - Monday, November 21st at 2:00 pm. A book club where members read books and share the books that they have read with other book-lovers! • Classic Readers - Monday, November 28th at 2:00 pm. Forgot all those books that you read in high school or college? Want to read all the greats? Want to reacquaint yourself with Austen, Carroll, Hawthorne, Poe, Steinbeck or Stevenson? Then join us once a month for our classic readers’ book club! • Stress Free Computer Class - Wednesdays at 12:00 pm. These computer classes are designed for adults with a specific topic every week. The classes are an excellent opportunity to learn more about computers in a relaxed environment filled with smiles and laughter. All classes are free and open to the public. • Sit & Stitch - Thursdays at 10:00 Am. Are you crafty? Come and join us for Sit & Stitch - bring knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, quilting or other projects! th

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Teen Activities

• Movie Night - Mondays at 4:00 pm. see a current movie and enjoy some refreshments!

Children’s activities

• Preschool Story Time for children ages 3-6 - Tuesdays at 10:30 am. Children’s Librarian will read stories, lead everyone in song and direct the making of a craft project. • Baby Book Time for children ages 0-18 months - Wednesdays at 2:00 pm. Children’s Librarian will read a simple story, lead everyone through the performance of nursery rhymes and songs and encourage interaction between caregivers and babies through the use of educational toys. • Infant Gymboree - non-walkers only - Wednesday, November 2nd at 2:00 pm. Encourage development through play and learning with this program designed to support your child’s growth at their own individual pace. From sensory stimulation to problem-solving games and storytelling, this class uses play-based activities to stretch the body and mind. • Toddler Story Time for children ages 18-36 months - Thursdays at 10:30 am. Children’s Librarian will read stories, lead everyone in song and direct the making of a craft project for this younger set. • Children’s programs require a ticket for admission. • Tickets will be distributed beginning 30 minutes before the program begins. NOTE: Children’s programs are free but require a ticket for admission. Tickets will be distributed beginning 30 minutes before the program begins. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information about the branch closest to you, call 713-749-9000 or log on to www.hcpl.net. Also, check our program listings online from our website or signage in the building for any changes or additions to this news release. * The Northwest Branch Library needs volunteers - call for more information.

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Monday through Thursday, 7 am - 10 pm; Friday, 8 am - 6 pm; Saturday, 8 am - 6 pm; Sunday, 1 pm - 6 pm. Holiday Hours: Wednesday, November 23rd, 7-4:30 pm; Thursday - Sunday, November 24th-27th, closed for Thanksgiving Holiday. • FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY - The Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library Friends Book Room is now accepting gently used books and offering them to the public for a set donation amount. The store is open six days a week and staffed by volunteers. Proceeds support library programs. Help support our community library.

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ADULTS

Book Clubs • 11/9: Sports Page Book Club (2nd Wed. of the month) - 1 pm, room 215 - Carry the Rock: Race, Football, and the Soul of an American City by Jay Jennings. • 11/17: Books without Borders - 1 pm, room 215 - Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera (New Zealand). • 11/18: Student Book Club (LSC) - 12-1 pm, room 215 - Room by Emma Donoghue. • 11/30: Club de Lectura en Español - 4-5 pm, salon 102 - Primer libro: El Sol de Texas (Under the Texas Sun). • 11/30: I Love a Mystery Book Club - 1:00 PM, TBA. Computer Workshops, library room 203 Tuesdays: 7-9 pm (various topics, see schedule). Saturdays: Alternating weekends/various times, please contact the library visit the website at www.lonestar.edu/library/15212 for current schedule. Crafts Wednesdays,  8:30 am-10 am,  LRNC 215 - Knitting, Crocheting and Needlework Group. ESL Library Outreach Program • ESL BOOK CLUB: Tuesdays, LRNC 102, 10-11 am • Free Talk Time (practice conversation) classes Monday, 9:30 am-10:30 am, 1-2 pm Tuesday, 1-2 pm Wednesday, 1-2 pm  Thursday, 1-2 pm, 2-3 pm, 5-6 pm  • Spanish Conversation Club/ Conversación en Español Basic conversational skill in Spanish is required, LRNC 102 Tuesdays, 9-10 am 

11/11:  1-2 pm, LRNC 215 -  Classic for Home Schooled Teens Book Club - Spartacus by Howard Fast. 12/4: 2-3 pm, LRNC 215 - Contemporary Book Club for Everyone - Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. 12/9: 1-2 pm, LRNC 215 - Classic for Home Schooled Teens Book Club - Emma by Jane Austen. SAT Prep 11/6: 4-5:30 pm, TECH 102- Math prep 11/28: 7-8 pm, TBA - English/Writing prep 12/4: 4-5:30 pm, TECH 102 - Math prep 12/12: 7-8 pm, TBA - English/Writing prep Special Needs Programs for Teens 12/14: 6-8 pm, LRNC 131 - 12/14: Pot-luck holiday dinner and soap making. * See website for details

CHILDREN

Certain children’s programs require registration in person, please contact the Kids Corner at 281-290-3211 for details.
 Please note age requirements for the programs. Limited space is available for each program and tickets are available in person, 1 hour before the program starts.

 Weekly Storytimes and Activities:
 Mondays: Baby Time (6-24 months) - 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am; Pajama Storytime (all ages) - 6:30 pm
 Tuesdays: Toddler Time (2-3 1/2 years) - 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am Family Storytime (all ages) - 6:30 pm Wednesdays: Preschool Time (3-6 years) - 10 am, 11 am
 Thursdays: Spanish Time (2-6 years) - 11 am; Craft Time (4-12 years) - 5 pm; Game Night (4+ years) - 6:30 pm. * See website for special activities and programs. All programs are free and open to the public.

TEEN

Book Clubs 11/6: 2-3 pm, LRNC 215 - Contemporary Book Club for Everyone Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.

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Volunteer Opportunities Cypress Assistance Ministries Volunteers Needed

When you volunteer you are giving to your community, but did you realize volunteering also benefits you as an individual? CAM volunteers often let us know the fun they are having, the friends they have made and the fulfillment they receive from helping others. The services provided at CAM, are made possible by many dedicated volunteers. If you enjoy working with the public, decorating or merchandising, then serving in CAM’s resale shop, Angels’ Attic, is the place for you. Our busy community donation area, the Cellar, is looking for people willing to serve by processing donations and restocking Angels’ Attic. Please plan to attend a volunteer tour and orientation by calling Tara Rauch 281-955-7683 or email at tarar@cypressassistance.org. For a description of the services provided at Cypress Assistance Ministries, Food Pantry requests, and a detailed description of volunteer opportunities, please see our web site, www.cypressassistance.org.

Enjoy a rewarding volunteer experience with wildlife. Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition, Inc. is a non-profit organization, which serves as an emergency care and rehabilitation facility for orphaned, ill, and injured native Texas wildlife. Volunteers are welcome in the areas of assisting in the daily functions of the center, assisting with public education programs, and wildlife rehabilitation. Located at 10801 Hammerly, Suite 200, the facility is open

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Houston Area Project Linus

Houston Area Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that provides new, handmade blankets for children who are seriously ill or traumatized, can use the following items you might be discarding: • Fabric - 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, at 281-693-7150 or Sally Burns, Houston Area Project Linus Coordinator, at 281-492-2679. More information about Project Linus can be found at www.projectlinus.org.

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary, 10655 Steepletop Drive, is in need of additional volunteers. They have a great need for volunteers to work in the gift shop and information desk. If interested, please contact the hospital at 281-897-3186 and ask for the volunteer desk.

Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition, Inc VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WILDLIFE ADVOCATES

Nichole F. Cole, MD • Jennifer Huebner, MD • Amina Sayeed, MD

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOSPICE CARE (CYPRESS AREA)

Volunteers are the Heart of Hospice, they are a vital part of the hospice team. What volunteers can do to show that they care is everything from providing caregiver relief, being the friendly visitor with the smile, holding someone’s hand, providing that extra loving care and being a good listener. Volunteering can include music or pet therapy and much much more. All those interested in volunteering, please contact Adrienne Harris at adharris@odyshealth.com or 281-463-3697 (VistaCare).

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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. StandUp For Kids needs supplies for our Houston program, which provides food, clothing, counseling and a safe environment for the homeless youth of Houston. If you or your organization would like to hold a food or clothing drive for StandUp For Kids please contact me at HeatherE@standupforkids.org to learn more about StandUp For Kids or how you can help visit our website at www.standupforkids.org. The single greatest need, for homeless and street kids is our continuous caring and real support. We must convince them that we care, we want them back and we want to help them get off the streets.

Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department

The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department provides fire, rescue and EMS services to 156 square miles of Northwest Harris County for the residents of Harris County Emergency Service District #9. By operating from 12 community based volunteer fire stations we are able to quickly and efficiently respond to help our neighbors in times of emergency. For more information on the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department or on how you can join the other 350 volunteers of our Department and be one of Cy-Fair’s bravest, call us at 281-656-3840 or visit us on the web at www. cyfairvfd.org.

Adopt A US Soldier

Adopt A US Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers and donors to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians with deployed soldiers and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to those serving in the United States Armed Forces. Adopt A US Soldier is sustained by its volunteer workforce located across the United States. After a supporter asked a soldier what they needed, his response was as follows: “No requests, just don’t want to be forgotten.” -LCPL O.J.T. III When registering for Adopt A US Soldier your involvement can range from writing letters and sending postcards, to mailing care packages full of items a soldier may need or want. Handwritten letters are most important and meaningful to soldiers. Adopt A US Soldier encourages civilians to adopt a soldier to show your support for those that are making sacrifices for our country. If interested, please go to www.adoptaussoldier.org to register.

Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization devoted to inspiring and preparing young students to succeed in a global economy. In partnership with businesses and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to schools, opening student minds to their true potential. Junior Achievement programs, taught by local business professionals, community volunteers and parents, build a bridge between school learning and young people’s future success in their work world and real lives by offering hands-on activities that further explore the topics of free enterprise, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement volunteers inspire young people to succeed and volunteers can see the difference they are making right away from the

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

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Interested in volunteering your time, talents and energy to a most worthwhile local cause? Consider joining the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts Volunteer Guild!

Several important committees need volunteers: • Day Trips • Hospitality • Membership • Student Art Contest Information about the Volunteer Guild can also be found on the Pearl’s website at www.pearlmfa.org under the Guild page. Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts Where Art is Just the Start! 6815 Cypresswood Spring, TX 77379 281-376-6322 The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit organization that is solely supported through Grants and private donations from community residents, businesses and friends of the museum.

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Heritage Groups • WEST HOUSTON ITALIAN CLUB, 3rd Fridays, 7:00 PM, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Addicks-Satsuma, Marie & Sam Ricca 281-373-5517. • Bear Creek Brit’s, (Serving the Westside) If interested, please phone Cath at 281-395-6701. • National Council of Jewish Women meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. For info, call Leda 713-572-9924 or mkarchmer@ sbcglobal.net. • Bear Creek Genealogy Society - meets the  2nd Thursday of each month, September-May, from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, at the Bear Creek Park Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston TX 77084. Contact:  Gary at 281-398-0333, email getober@hotmail.com, or Alan at 281-5790480, email Leeds3@swbell.net • Sam Houston Chapter - Sons of the Republic of Texas, 3rd Saturdays except April, 12 Noon, The Briar Club, 2603 Timmons Lane, www.samhoustonchapter.tripod.com, 713-647-0570 or 713-352-0993. • SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 2nd Tuesdays, (except January & August), dinner at 7:00 PM, The Spaghetti Warehouse in Downtown Houston (901 Commerce at Travis, 281-859-7125, email dshuster@ix.netcom.com or www.txsuv.org/Lea/Index.

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• ROBERT RANKIN CHAPTER TEXAS SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month (except June & July), 6:30 PM at IHOP - 11225 Katy Freeway. Visitors are always welcome! For more info., call John Davis at 832-725-2524. • CIVIL WAR REENACTING, - Enlist with Company C, “The Palmer Guards,” of the First Texas - call 281-579-3417 or visit www.texas-brigade.org. Select 1st Texas and then Co C. • Civil War Fife and Drum Corp, If interested, please contact Mus. C.C. Lyman at 281-797-1275. • Tejas Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution - For more info., please contact Lori Walters at 281- 491-2673. • CYPRESS, TEXAS NSCAR SOCIETY - For info, visit www.nscar.org or contact Melinda Sims, Organizing Senior Society President, 281-856-2536 or email melinda@mazzaroth.net. • ELISHA ROBERTS CHAPTER, DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - meets 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 PM at IHOP (26301 Northwest Fwy, Cypress, TX). For more info, email Laura Neal at lizardsareicky@sbcglobal.net. • AMERICAN LEGION POST 324 - meets every second Sunday of the month. For more info., please contact Jimmy Baughman at 281-256-6824.

University Alumni & Parent Groups • ZTA Houston West Alumnae group - meets every month. For info, please contact us at houstonwestzta@yahoo.com. • NW Houston Alpha Delta Pi Alumni Group, Meetings 3rd Tuesdays, Kelly Hammons, 281-463-4242 for more info.. • AGGIE MOMS, 2nd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM, Houston Distributing Company, Inc. 7100 High Life Drive, Houston, TX 77066 just off Cutten Road and West of Beltway 8 and between 1960 & Hwy. 249, www.nwhcaggiemoms.com or email Robin Galvin - President, at rcq@qbpllc.com. •  Northwest Harris County Tri Delta Alumnae - meet on a monthly basis in the Northwest Harris County Area. We are a diverse group of ladies representing many schools nationwide. For more information, please contact Patsy at 281-370-8516 or Karen at trideltanews@yahoo.com. • Laureate Theta Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi - meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays. For more info., contact Pat at 281-371-2786 or Judy at 281-347-6753.

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Community & Commerce Groups POLITICAL INTEREST GROUPS: • CY-FAIR REPUBLICAN WOMEN, 2nd Tuesdays,  Meetings times vary, 281-550-9415, website at www.cfrw.net. • Cy-Fair Area Democratic Club, 1st Thursdays, 6:30 - 9 PM, Bear Creek Community Center, www.cyfairdems.org. LIONS CLUBS: • Houston Cy-Fair Lions Club, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 PM, at the Lions Den inside Bane Park, at West Little York near Gessner. We have a catered meal each meeting. Bud Casey, 281-469-5555 or Sandra Martin 281-550-2798. KIWANIS/ROTARY CLUBS: • BEAR CREEK/COPPERFIELD ROTARY CLUB, Thursdays, 12 Noon, Carrabba’s Italian Restaurant at 7540 Highway 6 North. Paula Allen - 281855-9664. • Bear Creek-Copperfield Rotary flag project - Please call Darlene at 281-463-4296 for info. On having flags set up, take down and store flags for the major flag holidays. • ROTARY CLUB OF WEST HOUSTON, Tuesdays, 12:15 PM, West Houston Omni, North Eldridge at Katy Freeway. 713-937-4835. • Cy-Fair Rotary Club - meets each Monday, at 12:00 noon, at Carl’s Bar-B-Que located at 21920 Highway 290 West, in Cypress, Texas. For further information, contact Justin Lindstrom at 281-493-1141. • CY-FAIR KIWANIS CLUB, Hearthstone Country Club, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM (cost of lunch is $10). John Carroll, 281-463-0373; George Crowl, 832-4671998 or Peggy Presnell, 281-304-7127 for more info and meeting dates. TOASTMASTERS: • TALK-OF-THE-TOWN TOASTMASTERS, Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, DeVry University (Room 1160), 11125 Equity Drive, Houston TX, 77041. Use Clay Road exit off West Beltway 8, Eddie, 713-408-6751, eddiemerla@yahoo. com or Thilippe Letellier, 713-857-8595. • FOUNDRY TOASTMASTERS, Thursdays, 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM, Foundry United Methodist Church, 8350 Jones Road, 713-466-3400. • Park 10 Talkers Toastmasters Club, every Thursday, 11:45 AM, NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, 281-228-6287 or www.toastmasters.org. •  Easy Risers Toastmasters Club, Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 AM, Fulbright Tower, 1301 McKinney, downtown Houston, conf room 2739! Ed Young: edyoung2@hotmail.com. • Cy-Fair Superspeakers, meets every Monday at 6:45 to 8:00 PM at the MET Family Life Center, 11403 Regency Green Drive, Cypress, TX 77429. For more info., www.cyfairsuperspeakers.org or call 832-523-4808.

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• Phoenix Risers Toastmasters - meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month at the University of Phoenix building between Kirkwood and Wilcrest on Katy Freeway. For further info, email Phoenix Risers@Phoenix. edu. BUSINESS/NETWORKING: • West Houston International Assoc. of Administrative Professionals, fourth Tuesday of each month at the Hilton Garden Inn (south side of I-10 at Dairy Ashford), 12245 Katy Freeway, Houston 77079. (Caroline Champness CPS/CAP caroline.champness@bp.com). •  Business Networking Group, Tuesdays, 7:00 AM, Holiday Inn, Hwy. 6 and I-10. 713-515-2998. •  WEST NORTHWEST SMALL BUSINESS NETWORK, Tuesdays, 7:00 AM, Sterling Bank, 6985 Highway 6 North. Leslie Lawson 281-345-1825 or visit www.dgurka.com for more info. • CY-FAIR EXPRESS NETWORK - held from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, the fourth Thursdays of the month, at Houston National Golf Club. For cost and reservation info., contact Anya Lucas at anya@lucascarcare.com. For info., on CYFEN, go to www.cyfen.org or send inquiries to info@cyfen.org. • 290 CYPRESS BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP - Meets every Thursday, at Cypress Station Grill (located at 26010 Hempstead Road - on the corner of Hempstead Road and Spring Cypress), at 7:30 AM. • HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS - National Country Club, at 11:30 AM, located at 16500 Houston National Golf Club, in Stonegate subdivision. Contact Gayla Skates for additional information gaylaskates@ yahoo.com. SENIORS: • C.A.P.S. HELPING AREA SENIORS, The Fifty Plus group meets Thursdays, 9:30 AM, 281-469-0730. • BEAR CREEK AARP, 3rd Thursdays, 12:00 PM for pot luck luncheon, Bear Creek Community Center, Bear Creek Drive and Patterson Road, 281-5506359. • AARP CY-FAIR CHAPTER #4543, 3rd Tuesdays, 9:30AM, Village on the Park, 12012 Steepleway Blvd, Paul Morgan at 281-807-9118. MISC COMMUNITY GROUPS: • METRO free ride-matching service, www.ridemetro.org/ridepro.  Click on the Register button to create an account to enter your home address, your work address, your schedule and your contact info. (don’t worry, your exact home address is hidden). •  Commute Solutions, METROVan, 1-888-606-RIDE or miniPOOL, 866-474-mini or www.commutesolutions-hou.com. • La-fundacion.net - is a 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Nonprofit Foundation whose mission is to provide Technology and Education to those being left behind by the Info. Age. For more info., call 713-460-5544, write to info@ la-fundacion.net or visit our web page at www.la-fundacion.net. • bear creek community center – 281-859-1566, www.pct3.hctx. net. • BP Partners - Local organization for the spouses and partners of BP employees. Monthly activities. For membership info., contact Phyllis Crouch at phylliscrouch@comcast.net or www.bppartnershouston.com.

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• HARRIS COUNTY MASTER GARDENER - Each lecture will be the fourth Tuesday of each month for eleven sessions. No registration is required. Free to the public - You can choose which classes to attend. For more info., call 281-855-5600 or visit http://harris-tx.tamu.edu/hort. • Spring Branch African Violet Club - meets the second Saturday of each month, (Jan. through Nov.), at 10:30 AM at the Copperfield Baptist Church, 8350 Highway 6 North, Houston, Texas 77095. Call 713-462-4257 to confirm meeting date and time. For more info: www.orgsites.com/tx/sbavc. • Cypress Creek Lakes Garden Club - a nonprofit group, meets the second Monday (September-May), from 7-9 PM. For more information, see blog spot at www.cypresscreeklakesgc.blogspot.com or email cclgc1@ gmail.com.

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25250 NW FREEWAY, SUITE 200 • CYPRESS, TEXAS 77429 • 281.463.4131 • FAX: 281.855.8204 • THE BLUEBONNET STENCILERS OF TEXAS, 1st Mondays, 6:30 - 9 PM, Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter, 281-370-2005. • PRIDE OF TEXAS DECORATIVE ARTISTS, 2nd Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Bear Creek Comm. Center (Patterson Rd. in Bear Creek Park), 281-492-0246. • WEST HOUSTON QUILT GUILD, 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 PM Salt Grass Building on Bear Creek Drive, near the Farm and Ranch Club, off Hwy. 6, For more info., check our website at www.whqg.org. • The Tri-County Quilt Guild - meets the 1st Tuesday of every month, at 7 PM till 9 PM, at Fairfield Baptist Church off 290 and Muescke Rd. Check out the website for more information www.tricountyquiltguild.org. • MOCKINGBIRD SMOCKING GUILD, 2nd Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, JoAnn’s Fabrics, Willowbrook, 281-859-6031. • 40 Something, 2nd Saturdays, 6:30 PM, Denny’s, located at Kieth Harrow and Highway 6.  Sandy, 281-858-7833 or JoAnn, 281-550-8162. • BUNCO FOR FUN, Looking for players to formulate a Bunco Club. For info., call 281-682-1750 or send an email to: taylil3511@yahoo.com. • MAH JONGG PLAYERS NEEDED, We love to play days, evenings or weekends (western version with card). Contact me for details: sniss1957@ gmail.com. • ANYONE UP FOR PLAYING PINOCHLE? For info., please call Lillian @ 281-682-1750 or email me at taylil3511@yahoo.com. • WORKING SINGLE WOMAN Looking for single women 45+ for a singles group. If you are interested please email me at sgsingles@hotmail.com. • Sounds of Cypress Band come out for practice on Tuesday nights at 7 PM at the Lone Star College College-CyFair campus in the Fine Arts Building. For more info., email the director, DeeDee Flores at ddftex@aol. com or call her at 713-410-8051.

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Parenting Groups • LA LECHE LEAGUE breastfeeding support group – at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Community, 6646 Addicks, the second Tuesday of the month, 10:00 AM. For further info., please call the Houston Area LLL Helpline at 713-383-2819 or visit www.LLLHouston.org. • Bear Creek Baptist MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) - Bear Creek Baptist Church, 5901 N Fry Road - 2nd and 4th Fridays 9:30 – 11:30 AM – 281-304-6778. • good shepherd (MOPS) - meets at Good Shepherd on the 2nd and 4th Friday mornings of the month during the school year. Please contact Renate Wheeler now at 281-246-4396 or email: renateqw@entouch.net for info. • bear creek umc mops - Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 9:30-11:30 AM. Located at 16000 Rippling Water Dr., Houston, TX 77084. For more information, cal 281-463-2330 or visit www.bearcreekumc. org. • Second Baptist MOPS- West Campus - Free childcare. For more info, call Laurie at 713-465-3408 x 1105. • METMOPS, Mother’s of Preschoolers - meets either the 1st and 3rd Friday mornings or the 2nd and 4th Friday mornings, from 9:15 11:45 AM. Childcare is provided with registration. www.metmops.org. • MOMS IN TOUCH INTERNATIONAL Go to www.MomsInTouch.org or contact Dana Grindal at 281-374-0892; email corey_and_dana@sbcglobal. net. • Moms In Motion/Heritage Presb. Church, 7934 N. Hwy. 6, 3rd Thurs. 7:30 pm, www.mimhouston.org. • Texas Early Childhood Intervention 1-800-250-2246 or www. dars.state.tx.us/ecis/. • PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS, www.parentswithoutpartners.org or Parent with Partners Greater Houston Chapter #63 at www.pwphouston.org. or Barbara 281-469-5646.

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• Childcare Professionals of Houston - meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month, at the Bear Creek Community Center. For info, please call 832-593-6656. • WEST HOUSTON HOME EDUCATORS, INC. 2nd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM, Cypress Family Fellowship Church, 17330 W. Little York, 281-500-6089, email info@whhe.org or www.whhe.org. • International Moms Club, go to www.momsclub.org for one closest to you • MOTHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN (MYC) - Mothers of Young Children is designed to minister to families with young children throughout our community. For more information, check out our web site at www.stcuthbert. org or call the church office at 281-463-7330. • Northwest Houston Mothers of Multiples (NWHMOM) meets at 7 PM, the third Thursday of every month, at the Coles Crossing subdivision clubhouse, 13050 Barker Cypress in Cypress. For info, visit www.nwhmom.org. • Muslim Mommies of Northwest Houston - provides an Islamic environment for mothers and children to learn, play and socialize. If interested, please email us at uhani0103@yahoo.com. • Mocha Moms, Inc. - serves as an advocate for those stay at home mothers and encourages the spirit of community activism within it’s membership. Visit NWHoustonMochaMoms.webs.com, email nwmochamoms@yahoo.com or call 281-852-2795. • MOMS CLUB OF CYPRESS-NORTH - meetings are the 2nd Thursday of every month. For more info., visit www.momsclub.org or contact Stephanie Hvezdos, President, at whizwine@aol.com or 713-444-0697 for location, directions or any questions. • Luna Moms Club - is a great group for moms and children to learn, grow and play together, while making new friends! For more info., please contact Ami Almquist at 713-705-3514 or amialmquist@strollerstrides.net. • MOMS Club of Far Northwest Houston a support network for stay at home moms who are ready to get out of the house and play! Find out more at our next monthly meeting! For more info., please email us at momclubfnw@gmail.com or log on to www.momsclub.org. • West Houston Medical Center offers FREE Mother and Child Play and Informational Support Group. For info, call 281-588-8065. The Doctor’s Center is located at 12121 Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 77082.

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Support & Help Groups CYPRESS ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES (CAM)

Cypress Assistance Ministries (CAM), located at 11202 Huffmeister, Houston, TX 77065, exists to provide a safe place for individuals or families to tell their story and be offered some measure of hope during difficult times. For a description of all our services and volunteer opportunities, please visit our website www.cypressassistanceministries.com. If you need further information, please give us a call at 281-955-7684. Donations to Cypress Assistance Ministries can be made Monday through Wednesday, from 10 AM-6 PM and Thursday through Saturday, from 10 AM-3 PM.

BEAR CREEK AL-ANON MEETINGS

The Bear Creek Al-Anon meetings are open to anyone who has been affected by someone else’s drinking. Meetings are held: Monday - 8:00 PM, West Houston Church of Christ, Room 207, 17100 West Road. Wednesday - 8:00 PM, Bear Creek Community Center, Hwy. 6 & Patterson Rd. behind Farm & Ranch Pavilion. Saturday morning - 9:00 AM, Heritage Presbyterian Church, 7934 Hwy. 6 N. For more information, call the Al-Anon Intergroup office at 713-683-7227 or visit www.hal-pc.org/`alanonpx.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

WEST/NORTHWEST HOUSTON DOWN SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP

Our group is a support group for the Down syndrome community. We will meet on the last Saturday of each month, at 10:00 AM, at the new Down Syndrome Resource Center located at 7015 W. Tidwell, Suite 108, Building C, Houston 77092. Specific topics of interest will be discussed and each meeting will include a presentation by a professional, knowledgeable on the subject. For more information, please call 713-682-7237 or visit our website at www.dsah.net.

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LYME DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP

The Support group is for Lyme Disease. We offer support to patients, family members and children with Lyme. We also try to educate the public on this fast growing epidemic.   Date - Second Saturday of each month. Time - 3:00-5:00 PM. Location - Kindred Hospital cafeteria. Address - 11297 Fallbrook. Teresa Lucher - Contact person: lucher@sbcglobal.net.

The Houston Lyme Disease and Chronic Illness Meetup Group

We are dedicated to helping people with Lyme Disease, CFS, Fibromyalgia, ADD, ADHD, Autism or any of the neurological diseases and we provide the latest nutritional research to fight these illnesses. This group is for those who are affected with any of these type of illnesses or for those who have loved ones that are affected. For information on meetings, call 713-581-8108 or visit www.meetup.com/Lyme-Chronic-Illness-Meetup-Group.

PALMER DRUG ABUSE PROGRAM (PDAP)

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

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

If you even think you or someone you care about may have a compulsive gambling problem, call the Houston Gamblers Anonymous hotline at 713684-6654 for information. The meetings are Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, at the Bear Creek Community Center, www.texasga.org.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Stop the diet/binge cycle! Join a 12-step support group. We meet on Mondays (year-round, including holidays), at 6:00 PM, at Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 16000 Rippling Water 77084, ROOM Coke #1. Contact Judy Russell at 281-345-8319 for further information.

What TOPS Can Do For You!..... Take Off Pounds Sensibly

• Affordable - Annual Membership is $26, Chapter fees, average of $5 per month. • Friendly environment - Join the journey to better health. • Accountability - Confidential weigh-in • Informational Programs • Support, suggestions and awards for your losses • Weekly meetings - Monday, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM. For more information, please call 832-771-0499. • Weekly meetings - Friday, 9:30 AM-10:30 AM. For more information, please call 281-550-1772 or 832-288-3980. Please visit us at Bear Creek Community Center.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating and bulimia. There are no dues or fees or weigh-ins at FA meetings. The second Houston meeting is every Tuesday at 7:00 PM, at the Memorial Drive UMC, located at 12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77079. Our

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original Houston meeting takes places every week on Sunday at 4:00 PM, at the same location. Call FA at 781-932-6300 or locally 281-392-8914. Visit our website at www.foodaddicts.org.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at Cypress UMC on the fourth Thursday of each month, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, in room W201. Family members and friends of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia are invited to attend. For more information, contact Marianne Johnson at 281469-2818. Visit our website at www.cypress-umc.org for other exciting programs and activities going on at the church. Cypress UMC is located at 13403 Cypress N. Houston Road in Cypress 77429. Call us at 281-469-0730 for more information.  

Cancer Center at North Cypress Medical Center

Dialogue - Cancer Support Group: This group is for individuals coping with various kinds of cancer, including patients, their families and friends. It provides an opportunity for those touched with cancer to share their experiences and assists them in learning how to live with cancer, monthly meetings every 1st Tuesday. All Support Group meetings will be held in the lobby of The Cancer Center at North Cypress Medical Center at 21216 Northwest Freeway, Suite 110, Cypress, TX, 1st floor of the Professional Building. For questions regarding any of these support groups, call Janet Kantenberger, LCSW, at 832-912-3658. Visit us online at www.ncmc-hospital.com.

Bearcreek MS SUPPORT GROUP

Bearcreek MS support group meets monthly on the Third Saturday, 1 PM 3 PM, at The Church Without Walls, 5725 Queenston Blvd, Houston, Texas 77083. For more information, contact Paula 281-530-3857 or Alicia 713-3942971. Please join us for an encouraging and informative meeting!

Northwest Houston Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

The Cancer Center at North Cypress Medical Center and the American Cancer Society are proud to sponsor the following free community support groups: Coping with Breast Cancer: This group is for women coping with breast cancer and offers an uplifting, safe place for women to come and share their common experiences, problems and solutions, as well as obtain information regarding community resources. Monthly meetings every 2nd Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Man to Man - Prostate Support Group: This group is for men and their families coping with prostate cancer. It is designed to promote education and emotional encouragement in a safe, uplifting, and supportive environment. Monthly meeting every 3rd Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM.

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The Northwest Houston Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM, at Cy-Fair Professional Building, 11302 Fallbrook near FM1960. Please contact Connie Crocker at 281-3735860 for information.

Bear Creek Baptist Church divorce Support Group

Heal the Hurt, Mend the Heart, Restore the Joy - help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.

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DivorceCare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable DivorceCare resources to help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. DivorceCare groups meet for 12 weeks and discuss topics such as loneliness, anger, depression, finances, new relationships and forgiveness. Are your children angry, hurt and confused about your divorce? Finding help for your children can be frustrating. DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids aged Kindergarten through Grade 6) and DC4T (DivorceCare for Teens Seventh Grade and up), provides a safe, fun place where your children will: • Learn to understand their feelings • Express their emotions appropriately • Feel better about themselves • Develop coping skills • Be introduced to non-denominational biblical based concepts that will bring comfort

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On Sundays, Bear Creek Baptist Church will hold Church Initiative’s divorce care family recovery ministry for adults, children, and teens. The sessions will run from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at the church campus located at 5901 N. Fry Road @ West Little York. Pre-register by calling Erin Wilkins at 281-8599900. Childcare will be provided for those registered.

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Hope Alive Ministries Counseling Services

• Siding Replacement & Repair

We have moved from the Bear Creek Assistance Ministries (BCAM) Impact for Life building. We are back at our old location at 16151 Cairnway, Suite 206, Houston, Texas 77084. We provide Counseling Service for Children (Play Therapy), Adolescents, Women, Marriage and Family. For more information, please call 281-656-2548.

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Peace Community Church 5151 Addicks Satsuma, Houston, TX, 281-8596843 www.peacecommunitychurch.org presents: In the early days of the Recovery Movement the Bible was the primary text and the God of the Bible was the source of power that made all things possible. Interested in connecting with your historical roots in a modern setting? Looking to “go deeper,” and know more about the Higher Power named Father, Son, Spirit? Come join us every Saturday evening at 7 PM and see where this experience fits into your recovery. (Not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous)

Cypress Calling Ministries Bunco for Babies

How about a fun night with some girls for a good cause? Cypress Calling Ministries (a non-profit corporation that helps mothers in need) is hosting Bunco for Babies in your neighborhood. Instead of entrance fee, bring a new $10 baby item (such as a pack of sleepers or blankets). Each month will have a new baby item theme. Even though there will be no collection of money, awesome prizes will still be given. Don’t know how to play Bunco? No problem! It is a simple and easy to learn game that you will become addicted to! To find out more please email CCM at jsimpson@cypresscalling. com or come check out our website www.cypresscalling.com for more info. If you are already part of a Bunco group and would consider playing twice a year for Bunco for Babies, we would love to talk to you about how this works. It is a great way for your group to give back to the community.

GIVE AN HOUR™ NETWORK Provides Free Counseling to Troops and Families

Since September 11, 2001, 1.8 million troops have been deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Persian Gulf, with 17 percent of returning troops suffering traumatic brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder. Given the military culture’s emphasis on confidence, strength and bravery,

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many service members are reluctant to expose personal vulnerabilities to professional counselors. Give an Hour™ provides services that are separate from the military establishment, offering options to service members who might otherwise fail to seek or receive appropriate care. Give an Hour™ is a nonpartisan, nonprofit national network of mental health professionals providing free counseling services to returning troops and their families. Give an Hour™ offers services to veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and their family members. Family members are loosely defined to include married or unmarried partners, parents, siblings, aunts/ uncles—anyone connected to the veteran who is suffering a psychological effect related to the veteran’s service. Banyan Counseling Network has an office located near the North Cypress Medical Center and is trained to provide individual and family counseling. Family support groups are also currently forming. People interested in receiving services through Give an Hour™ are encouraged to call 281-8551982 or log on to www.banyancounseling.com, (click Military Families link) or www.giveanhour.org to determine availability or to locate another provider in your area.

Bereavement Support Group

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Community church at 6646 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, Texas 77084-1599, has a Bereavement support Group. The group meets twice monthly, on the first and third Thursdays of the month, in Room 11 in the Family Life Center from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. If you need help through the difficult time following the death of a loved one, come join us for support. For more information, you can contact Deborah Jackson (281-550-3027) or Gini Buehler (281-861-6306).

Good Shepherd UMC support Groups

DIVORCECARE: Sundays, 4:30-6:30 PM. DivorceCare for Adults will be offered in conjunction with DivorceCare for Kids, This is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. Email ed.thomas536@yahoo.com to register. There is a $14 charge for workbooks and they can be purchased at the first meeting. GRIEFSHARE: Tuesdays, 6:15-8 PM. This group will offer support and resources for those grieving the loss of a loved one through weekly videos and discussion. $14 includes a resource book. Childcare available if preregistered. Register by emailing Robyn Bishop at robynb@goodchurch. us.

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Celebrate Recovery at Houston First Church of the Nazarene

Celebrate Recovery meets every Wednesday at 7:00 PM at Houston First Church of the Nazarene. Dinner is served at 6:30 PM. Celebrate Recovery is there for you if you are ready to be free from the hurts, habits or hang-ups that are holding you back. Make the choice to recover today. 10001 West Sam Houston Parkway, North Houston, TX, 77064; 281-897-0300.

Lifeline Group for Widows & Widowers

When one has lost a spouse by death, the initial feeling is shock followed a by merciful numbness. It is when this numbness recedes that the pain becomes so intense and the loneliness begins. At this stage Lifeline can be helpful. We provide companionship of people who have experienced the same emotional upheaval and trauma. Lifeline provides a place to belong and help for building a life without a partner because we understand the world doesn’t stop for your grief, no matter how bad your heart is broken. Lifeline Support Group for Widows and Widowers meets on the first Thursday of each month for a general meeting and has activities throughout the month. We are a mutual support group, call for details and come check us out. Contact Louise Sprawls at 713-467-5834 or Jackie at 281-497-2663.

Animal Information LOST YOUR PET?

Veterinary Public Health DIVISION

(Formerly called Harris County Animal Control) The Veterinary Public Health Division posts photos of all animals found on their website and updates it twice daily. If you have lost your pet, please check this website. www.countypets.com.

Veterinary Public Health DIVISION

Harris County Animal Control ordinance

Residents of Harris County must be aware of the regulations adopted by Commissioners Court to meet the standards of the “Texas Rabies Control Act of 1981.” This ordinance, enforced by Veterinary Public Health (formerly called Harris County Animal Control) is designed to protect the health and welfare of Harris County residents. • Requires the annual vaccination and registration of all dogs and cats four months of age and older. Vaccinated within the last twelve months, or; Vaccinated within the last 36 months provided that the animal was vaccinated twice within 12 months and the last vaccination was with a licensed 3-year vaccine. • Requires dogs and cats to be physically restrained at all times, without access to the sidewalks and streets. • Sets a REGISTRATION FEE for all dogs and cats: Updated 8/2011

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$15 LIFETIME: for neutered dogs and cats. Proof of neutering required. $15 LIFETIME; for dogs and cats belonging to persons 65 years of age or older. • NOTE: All pets with lifetime registration must be vaccinated yearly against rabies. $75 Triennial License: for dogs and cats with qualifying vaccination status. Must provide proof of two rabies vaccinations within 12 months and the last vaccination must be with an licensed 3-year vaccine $25 ANNUAL: fee for all other dogs and cats. $5 REPLACEMENT fee for Harris County tag. Sets an IMPOUNDMENT FEE plus a boarding fee to be charged for each animal picked up. Owner may also be issued a citation for allowing the animal to run loose. OTHER • Impounded animals shall be kept three days to allow the owner time to redeem them. • The occupant/head of household of any premises on which a dog or cat remains for a period of seven days is presumed to be the owner of that animal. • All animals suspected of rabies, or animals that bite, scratch or otherwise attack any person shall be impounded at the discretion of the County Health Officer, for a period of ten days under veterinary observation. • Violators of any provision of this order are guilty of a misdemeanor and are subject to a fine of up to $200 in a Justice of the Peace Court. SOURCE Harris county Health Department, Veterinary Public Health (formerly called Harris County Animal Control), 2223 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-3588, www.hcphes.org/vph.

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Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents. While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running at someone who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many children are afraid of animals and become frightened, which could result in the child getting hurt trying to avoid the animal. Veterinary Public Health (formerly called Harris County Animal Control) advises that “All dogs and cats must be kept under restraint while in the unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas. The custodian of a dog or cat is not authorized to have, harbor or keep any unlicensed dog or cat, nor to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.” Restraint is defined as “the control of a dog or cat under the following circumstances: 1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more than six (6) feet in length, if the line or leash is held by a human being, who is capable of controlling or governing the dog or cat in question 2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle 3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal does not have access to sidewalk or street.” While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work or play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained. Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for all our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only protect anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also the pet owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued for failing to properly restrain their pet.

REMINDER OF HARRIS COUNTY BANNING OF SALE OF ANIMALS ALONG PUBLIC ROADS

In 2007, Harris County moved to ban sales of animals along public roads and parking lots in unincorporated areas. A violation is a Class C misdemeanor which can mean a $500 fine.

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Special Pals Food & Supply Drive

At Special Pals, we are dedicated to using our resources to improve the lives of those homeless companion animals in our local shelters by giving them a nutritious meal and health care. Help make a difference and join Special Pals in the fight against hunger. FOOD ITEMS NEEDED: 
Pedigree (small bites) dry & wet dog food
, Pedigree puppy dry & wet food
, Purinia dry & wet dog food, 
Friskies dry & wet cat food (not shredded or chunks), 
Purina dry & wet cat food (not shredded or chunks)
. Financial assistance for medical expenses, 
Kitchen trash bags 13 gal., 
Liquid bleach, 
Clay cat litter (non-scoopable) and 
Angled Kitchen brooms are also needed.    Checks may also be sent to: Special Pals, 3830 Greenhouse Road, Houston, TX 77084 Special Pals is a no-kill, limited intake animal shelter located west of Houston in Katy, TX. Special Pals provides medical care and temporary homes for up to 100 dogs and cats at a time. The shelter holds regular discounted shot clinics and events designed to educate the public on proper pet care. For donation and adoption information, visit www.SpecialPalsShelter.org or call 281-579-PETS (7387).

Pet Shelters & Organizations RESCUE - REHABILITATE - REHOME LONE STAR BOXER RESCUE Lone Star Boxer Rescue is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to the health and well being of the boxer breed. LSBR is run and managed by volunteers. Our main objective is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home boxers that come to us from many sources including local animal shelters, owner surrenders, and strays. Call 713-464-1381 or visit our website - www.lsbr. org, P.O. Box 541286 Houston, TX 77254-1286, email - info@lsbr.org.

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ADOPT A PET - ADOPT A CAT, a non-profit cat shelter, has cats available for adoption at the Petco at Hwy. 6 and FM 529 on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 12:30 to 5:00 PM. Pets of the Week are always at Petco and available for adoption. The $70 fee includes spay / neuter, FeLV and FIV testing, some shots and de-worming. Call 281-580-6652 for more information. Citizens for Animal Protection is a Non-Profit shelter MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF AN ORPHAN ANIMAL - ADOPT - Located at 17555 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77094. We are a unique example of humane housing for homeless animals & open 7 days a week. CAP’s Pet Supply Shop has everything you need for your pet or for the people that love them and at a reasonable price. Monday - Friday, 11 AM - 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM and Sunday, 1 PM - 5 PM. For more information, call 281-497-0591, www.cap4pets.org. Dachshund Rescue of Houston - We are a small group of volunteers right here in Houston and the surrounding areas and we love dachshunds! Our primary mission is to rescue (from pounds and shelters) purebred (and a few mixed) dachshunds that end up alone, abandoned and/or abused and for many of them, it can be an 11th hour rescue. All of our rescued dachsies receive a complete health evaluation by our accredited veterinary clinics and are either spayed or neutered (if not already), given immunizations, dental care and are started on any necessary medical treatment(s). Our focus following rescue, is rehabilitation and relocation into a safe and loving foster home. These dachshunds are all in need of a second chance at life and simple basics like human affection, which they may have been without their entire little lives. And for that reason… We’re in desperate need of Foster Parents! As a foster parent, you’ll have the opportunity to help so many dogs. You’ll provide them a place to stay and be loved until they are healthy and strong enough to be adopted. Fostering is very rewarding, and the puppy kisses you’ll receive are priceless!

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If you think you might be interested in fostering or maybe even adopting, please join us at Dachshund Rescue of Houston on Facebook or visit us and our “dachsies in waiting” on our website at www.dachshundrescueofhouston. org. DRoH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are taxdeductible, no matter the amount. ALL TEXAS DACHSHUND RESCUE is a non-profit organization consisting of volunteers dedicated to  the rescue  and placement of Dachshunds and Dachshund mixes into foster or permanent homes. If you would like to become a foster parent or adopt one of these wonderful little dogs, please check us out on the web at www.ATDR.org or email info@atdr.org. FRIENDS OF BARC - a 501c(3) non-profit corporation that supports the humane care and treatment of animals. Cats and dogs at BARC are longing for forever homes. Visit BARC at 3200 Carr St., Monday - Friday, 11:30 AM -5:30 PM, Saturday - Sunday, noon - 4:00 PM. Or you can see animals at one of our many PetSmart adoption locations listed on our web site. Donate - Send a tax-deductible donation to Friends of BARC. Donate online or send a check to Friends of BARC Inc., P.O. Box 70315, Houston, TX 77270. Spay or Neuter - Encourage friends and family to spay or neuter their pets. Foster - Save lives by getting animals out of the shelter and preparing them for their forever homes. Volunteer - We have many volunteer opportunities including transporting animals to adoptions, counseling prospective pet parents and walking and bathing animals at the shelter. To learn more, visit www. FriendsofBARC.org or call 713-229-7300. GOLDEN BEGINNINGS GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE is a non-profit organization, staffed solely by volunteers, devoted to providing rescue and necessary veterinary medical care for unwanted, neglected, abused, homeless and displaced Golden Retrievers. We strive to place our Goldens in adoptive homes where they will receive a lifetime of love. Call 281480-4942 or visit our website at www.gbgrr.org. GBGRR, PO Box 19848, Houston, TX 77224-9848. GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE. Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, foster care, welfare and placement of Golden Retrievers in the Houston, Texas area. GRRH is an all-volunteer group that provides temporary shelter; quality medical care and permanent homes for unwanted, abused or abandoned Golden Retrievers. Call 713-521-9019. Or visit their website – www.grrh.org. Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston, Inc., PO Box 19594, Houston, TX 77224. Greyhound rescue - Adopt a retired athlete! Greyhound Pets of America Inc. is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding responsible homes for retired racing greyhounds. Since there is never a lack of dogs waiting for adoption, potential parents have the opportunity to meet several dogs. It is our goal to find the perfect match for both pet and owner. For more information on adoption, volunteering, greyhound merchandise and tax deductible donations please visit our website at www.gpahouston. org or you may call us at 713-667-3804. Horse rescue needs members, foster homes and contributions. www. bluebonnetequine.org or 888-542-5163.

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basset buddies rescue of texas - We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization staffed solely by volunteers devoted to the rescue of unwanted, abused, and homeless basset hounds in Houston, TX and surrounding regions. Bassets are rescued from shelters or received directly from owners who feel unable/unwilling to continue to care for them. Basset Buddies Rescue of Texas, PO Box 130244, Houston, TX 77219-0244. www.bassetbuddies-rescue.org. 281-303-5496. Noah’s Ark is an independent community-supported non-profit animal shelter that provides humane shelter and services for homeless, sick and abused animals. Through contributions from private individuals and organizations, the shelter is able to maintain its dedication to animals. Without the generous support of animal-lovers in this community and beyond. Visit the shelter at 18430 K-Z Road, Cypress, Texas 77433. For more information, visit our website at www.noahs-ark-sanctuary.org or call 281-351-NOAH.

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Classified Ads FOR SALE

Floral sofa set, $175; swirl chair, $15; clear storage box $7; big flower planters, $5 each; Coleman steel cooler, $15. Please call 281-856-9621. 29-gallon aquarium and cherry stand with ample storage space, gravels included, good condition, $140. Call 281-290-0808. Hoveround chair; Kawai piano, walnut contemporary style, full keyboard, excellent condition. Call 281-256-0619. Kenmore 27” gas dryer, 800 series white, $300; Whirpool Gold washer Ultimate Care II, white, $200. Both excellent working condition. 281-5135612. Scrapbooking supplies for sale! Must go. Like new embellishments, stamps and tools. Julie 989-709-0932.

Office Setup: Full size dark cherry executive desk, rear section & hutch; dark cherry solid bookshelf; roll-up dark cherry floor mat (for carpet or tile); brush nickel / cherry floor lamp. Total Value $1,700. Selling for $500. Very good condition 832-510-6489. Memorial Oaks Cemetery companion crypt, perpetual care included, $8,700. 713-854-1994. Scrapbooking Supplies! Bear Creek area, new, name brand, paper, embellishments, tools, and more! I no longer have time! Call Julie 989-7090932. Omega Pro II Racquetball Racket with zip case, never used, $35; 8” animal gold trim/porcelain (some) plates, $15 - $20 each; Emmot Kelly clown, numbered/framed lithographs, $75 - $100 each. Cheryl 281-543-2409. Sliding mirror doors (one pair) for a wardrobe or closet, each door is 39 “W x 79”H, together the doors will be good for a 78”W X 79”H wardrobe or closet, comes with upper and bottom alum guide rails, the doors are similar to IKEA PAX MALM ward robe article # 900-745-72, picture available, asking $205. Contact School8007@aol.com.

AUTOMOTIVE

Rolex watch. Call for details. 281-414-3597.

Rare 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible, re-built, under warranty, 400 Pontiac motor-not matching no., less than 400 miles, totally restored, yellow with black interior, new paint, new disk brakes, new suspension, new interior & new black top with cover, new custom sound system, $24,000. Firm. 281455-5543.

Piano: Kohler & Campbell upright, excellent condition, includes piano bench with cushion, $1,100. 281-684-1821.

1996 Buick Roadmaster Ltd: White, leather seats, 76K miles, good condition, $4,500. Call Richie Anderson 281-463-1712.

Convertible crib/toddler bed and matching chest of drawers, Child Craft, all wood, excellent condition. Email for pictures jenduharte@yahoo.com.

Kenmore, apx. 26 C. Ft., s/b/s refrigerator, best offer; gold rim dishes for 12, all serving pieces, $50. 281-256-3480. Beautiful solid oak 3-piece entertainment center. It has 2 piers and a floating bridge. Each pier has many shelves with glass doors and many other compartments for all your electronics. The floating bridge can expand to fit up to 63” TV. It is priced at $400 for quick sell. Must see to appreciate the quality. 281-394-5640.

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89 Toyota pick up, 4 cylinders, very clean and in great running condition, $2,800. 281-744-2779. 1998 Suzuki 1500 Intruder, $3,550. Call for details 281-726-4305 Pat. 17” Dodge Ram 1500 wheels and tires, 265/70/17, $650 OBO. Call 713898-0912.

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WANTED

Wanted: To buy Rolex watches. 281-414-3597.

HELP WANTED - CARE

Mature female to live in and care for elderly female in Settlers Village. Duties include light cleaning and detailed personal care. 832-470-8045. Quadriplegic lady needs caregiver, will require lifting, will be trained, evenings and some weekends. 713-466-7890.

HELP WANTED

Experienced groomer, with minimum of 2-3 years of hair cutting experience (not your own dogs). Fill out application at 18310 FM 529. No calls.

S. GARCIA PAINTING & GENERAL REMODELING Interior/Exterior Painting • Tile • Siding & Hardi Plank Roofing • Fence Replacement • Pressure Washing Sheetrock • Carpentry & Custom Cabinets Kitchen & Bath Complete Remodeling S.W. Paint

Swimming Pool Tech: Looking for a highly motivated individual with the ability to work on their own providing swimming pool cleaning and maintenance in the Cypress and Northwest Houston area. Experience required and must have dependable truck with 2” receiver towing hitch. English speaking, have cell phone, and capable of lifting and carrying 100 pounds. If you meet these requirements please call 281-785-5939. Lease space available, upscale salon in Copperfield. Contact Leticia 713898-4484 or Craig 832-483-0114.

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Seamstress needed to sew woman’s pant suits. Call 713-466-7890. Salon Professionals - Experience hairstylist wanted for trendy salon in Copperfield. Lease space starting at $125 per week. Massage / facial suite also available. Call Dana 832-434-3644. About Hair Salon and Day Spa is seeking experienced stylists. Apply in person 15422 FM 529, Houston, TX 77095. Sandy’s Hair Studio is now hiring an experienced hair stylist; facialist and massage therapist. We offer great commission. Call 281-256-2279. LL Hair Studio Salon is hiring experienced stylists! Visit our website at www. LLHairStudio.com to learn more, or call us today at 281-550-5302. Now hiring Security Officers. Part time/full time on the job training. No experience necessary. Professional & reliable retired welcome. Must provide TDL, Soc. Sec. card, (clear criminal history). Excellent benefits, all shift available. Call today & set up interview. 281-759-1010. 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston TX, 77079. 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. Michelle’s Salon is looking for good experience hairstylist, massage therapist, nail tech and esthetician, lease or commission. 832-878-1052. 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. Dental Hygienist needed part-time, minimum 3 years experience, 2 days a week, 7 AM-4 PM, 9 AM-6 PM, days flexible, San Felipe/Voss. Fax Resume to 713-974-4760. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394.

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Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286.

TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES

Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900.

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 $355 - 7 days $500. No added fees. Cheryl 281-543-2409.

A growing residential construction co. locally owned & operated looking for advancement minded English speaking individual w/truck & tools. Call for more information 713-591-7825 or 713-446-6989.

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

Dental assistant position available. F/T, nonsmoker, experienced preferred, knowledge of Dentrix software and bilingual a plus. Must be state licensed; Front desk receptionist, bilingual preferred. Fax resume to: 281-861-7174. Or call 281-861-7500. Stylist position available at Salon Picasso Studios. Lease/commission. 281861-9911. Paralegal - Katy area law firm looking for candidate with 5+ years experience. Ideal candidate should be proficient in Word and WordPerfect, be a selfstarter, possess excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Send resume & salary requirements to 281-398-1380.

NOVENA

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.

NOVENA TO ST. JUDE

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 help 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 – JRM.C, PR, HM.

Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. 281-646-9928.

HOMES/CONDOS FOR SALE

Bay House in Sargent, waterfront property with boat access to house, built in 2003. 2 BR’s, 2 car garage, vaulted ceilings, central AC/heat, storage shed attached to house, carport, enclosed stairway, water & sewer system. Call Bill at 979-429-6853.

Have a great Thanksgiving!!

HOMES FOR LEASE

3-2 spacious home in Katy, $1,200 monthly. Call Fred or Nataly 281-3472494 for info.

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