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BERKSHIRE HOLIDAY RAVE MOVIE NIGHT (Let’s have a RAVING good time!) Where: RAVE THEATER - YORKTOWN 15, 15900 Yorktown Crossing When: Thursday, December 8, 2011 (Save the date) Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM meet and greet in RAVE party room (free popcorn and drinks) 7:30 PM - Movie showing (free) Movie: TBA Attire: Holiday Casual Berkshire residents are invited to attend this annual family-friendly movie showing at the Yorktown 15 RAVE Theater. Berkshire residents will be in a theater designated just for us. The movie is free as well as the popcorn and drinks. Share some holiday spirit and meet other Berkshire residents. Remember, as a Berkshire resident, the family-friendly movie is of no charge to you. Again this year, Berkshire will participate in the Toys for Tots program to provide new toys to under privileged children. This charity event has been very popular with our residents. Please bring any new stuffed toy with you on December 8th to donate to this cause. What a joy to have this opportunity to brighten some child’s day. Many thanks to Berkshire Board member Beola Baker, coordinator and Berkshire residents, the John (Michelle) Riddle family for volunteering to assist with this event.

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On Sunday, December 11th starting at 8:30 AM. St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will be hosting a Blood Drive with a mobile unit set up in their parking lot. Registration and donor forms will be available in the Parish Hall. To donate you must be at least 17 years of age, at least 110 lbs. and in good general health. Remember, it takes about 15 minutes and one pint of blood to save three lives. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road, Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). Visit us at www.stcuthbert.org.

US Military K-9 Fund, Inc. US Military K-9 Fund, Inc. would like to thank our supporters, who are helping us send “care packages” designed especially for the military dogs deployed with our troops to the Middle East. We are so grateful to the Girl Scouts that have given some of their cookie money to us, Longenbaugh Vet Hospital, Rover Oaks Pet Resort, Animal Hospital Jones Road, Cypress Cares, Copperfield Women’s Club and others for enabling us to continue sending the “care packages” to the dogs that are saving lives. We are celebrating having been able to send over 150 boxes so far. And we have only just begun… With HELP from everyone who has dogs or loves dogs, we can make a difference in these dogs ability to keep our men and women safer by sensing what humans cannot. They go where machines cannot. They smell what machines cannot. And, they are a “force multiplier.” Help us send them dog boots, dog goggles, cooling/warming vests, toys, treats and grooming items. Their handlers get some things too! Go to www.usmilitaryk-9fund.org to learn more. Published by: Krenek Printing 7102 Glen Chase Ct • Houston, TX 77095 • 281-463-8649

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U.S. FLAG ETIQUETTE Those of us who have a flagpole on our property from which to fly the U.S. Flag should keep in mind key points of U.S. Flag etiquette, which we may have forgotten amid today’s maddening pace of life. Distilled from the U.S. Flag Code, at www.ushistory.org: The U.S. Flag, a representative symbol of a living country, should be treated as a living thing and cared for as such; • The U.S. Flag should never touch anything beneath it, including the ground; • The U.S. Flag traditionally is raised at sunrise and lowered at sunset; • The U.S. Flag must be properly illuminated if flown at night; • The U.S. Flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously; • The U.S. Flag should not be displayed on days when weather is inclement; (except if it is made of all-weather material); • If a State flag is also to be flown from the same mast, the U.S. Flag must be equal to or larger than the State flag; the U.S. Flag must always be at the top on the same halyard or raised first and lowered last if flags are on separate halyards. • The flag for any country is a source of pride and inspiration for the people. It deserves a certain amount of respect. The flag should be properly folded and cared for when not flown. • When proclamation by The President or Governor is given for the U.S. Flag to be flown at half-mast, the flag is first hoisted to the peak, then lowered to half-mast for the day. At the time for lowering, the flag is first raised to the peak and then lowered, (The exception is Memorial Day: The flag is flown at half-mast only until noon. At noon, the flag is again raised to the top and lowered at end of day).

Christmas & holiday events 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.

The Christmas Revels: Musical Theater in Celebration of the Winter Solstice The darkest time of the year casts a powerful spell over nearly every culture in the northern hemisphere, and has given birth to countless ways of celebrating the winter solstice. Many of the present-day holiday rituals in our country originate in the Nordic/ German traditions and come flavored with the spices of Europe. We invite you to take a little journey to early nineteenth-century Bavaria and the surrounding regions to explore the roots of modern Christmas. As always, this interactive family friendly show will include superb music, lovely costumes, and traditional dances. Our adult and children’s choruses will add to the warmth, as will performances by accomplished guest artists, including an Alphorn duet and yodlers, who are genuine interpreters of Bavarian culture. A keepsake booklet containing information about the Bavarian celebrations and songs featured in the show is included with the ticket. Don’t miss this heartwarming event and join in with our nationwide family of returning Revels fans.

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The 2011 Christmas Revels takes place December 10th11th& 17th-18thSaturdays 2:30 PM & 7:00 PM · Sundays at 2:30 PM Wortham Theater, entrance 16 from Cullen blvd. at the University of Houston Campus, Houston, Texas. Ample parking space available. Tickets are $17.50 - $40. For Tickets & Information 713-668-3303 or www.revelshouston.org, a non profit organization Revels Houston, Inc., P.O. Box 66829, Houston, TX 77266-6829, tune in to KUHF or call the Valk family at 281 398 0774.

Houston Repertoire Ballet Celebrates 10 Years En Pointe with “The Nutcracker” Sell-Out Performances Set for December 10th & 11th The Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB), the premier preprofessional ballet company in Northwest Houston, proudly presents the 10th annual “The Nutcracker” performance series on Saturday, December 10th at 2 pm and 7 pm and Sunday, December 11th at 1 pm and 5 pm at Tomball High School Auditorium, 30330 Quinn Road, Tomball, Texas 77375. This year features guest artists from two of the world’s premiere ballet companies: Jared Matthews, soloist with New York’s American Ballet Theatre and HRB alum, and Karina Gonzalez, soloist with the Houston Ballet. For ticket information, call 281-940-HRB1 (4721) or visit www. hrbdance.org. Ticket prices range from $15 to $18. The Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB) is a non-profit 501(c) (3), founded by Victoria Vittum and Gilbert Rome, both nationally acclaimed teachers and choreographers who served as its co-artistic directors. Today, Ms. Vittum oversees training and programming with an equal eye to serving the needs of the community. Although Mr. Rome is now retired, he maintains his interest and affiliation with HRB, performing as Drosselmeyer in “The Nutcracker” and as a guest teacher. The program attracts and develops some of the finest young dancers in the greater Houston area, with many of the dancers advancing to professional ballet companies throughout the country. Major funding for HRB is provided by Houston Endowment, Inc. and ConocoPhillips. Additional support comes from ExxonMobil and Marathon. School Outreach Program is generously sponsored by Target.

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Covenant Lutheran Church Las Posadas Covenant Lutheran Church (3785 Barker Cypress Rd.) is presenting its annual “Las Posadas” on Saturday, December 10th at 7:00 pm. Bring your friends and family to experience this symbolic journey by Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. Las Posadas is a Mexican tradition carried out by a group of people who get together to honor the birth of Jesus. This outdoor event will feature drama, scripture readings, prayer, carols in English and Spanish, and a candlelight processional, followed by traditional Mexican food for everyone!

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.  

Fourth HAMARA DESI CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

December 17, 2011 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Free Admission & Free Food!!

University Center, University of Houston, Main Campus Houston, TX  77581

Hamara Desi Christmas Celebration is intended to celebrate Christmas with people of different religions and faiths from India.The celebration is nondenominational. Please come and enjoy the celebration. Of course, Santa Clause will be there to give free gifts!! Let us enjoy the Christmas season with friends, great food, drama, songs,skits and Christmas cheer... Please RSVP through hamaradesichristmas.com Questions call: 713-423-5029; 832-275-8810; 281-686-4135

The EmPowerment Center’s Annual Christmas Toy Drive Join us for a Ho! Ho! Ho! weekend beginning Saturday, December 17th at 9 am with food, fun, entertainment and special guest Santa and friends with toys for the girls and boys. Then on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 9 am, come see, hear and enjoy the splendor of the Christmas Story by our Drama & Fine Arts Team in our Holiday Production along Santa and friends who will be giving out more toys to the kids. Everyone is welcome. For additional information, visit us online at www.beempowered.com or call our office at 281-578-3535.

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THEATER/ARTS Houston Family Arts Center Performances are at Houston Family Arts Center Garza Main Stage, 10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070. 2011-2012 Mainstage Season:

The Sound of Music (Through - 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)

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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.

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, from mid-September 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:

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‘Tis the season of over-indulgence in rich, delicious and unhealthy food. But panic not. You can still enjoy all the goodies of the season, thanks to sensible eating. Here are healthy eating tips for the Christmas season. • Feast for a couple of days, then return to normal. Buy less and don’t let the holiday season turn into an excuse for a month of bingeing. • Cut up a box of mini-sticks of celery and nibble on them when you need a snack. Celery keeps blood pressure low, and helps lower cholesterol too. • Keep reading the labels, but don’t be fooled. Are ‘lite’ potato chips or crisps really a great health option? Yes, you could save a worthwhile 20 calories on a packet - but they’re still a high-fat food, so go easy. • Out of sight is out of mouth. Hide away indulgent puddings, cream and other temptations in the salad drawer, so they don’t beckon every time you open the fridge door. • Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, which improves mood and reduces anxiety. Eat just 3 a day.

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BOY SCOUTS Boy Scout Troop 61 Young men between the ages of 11-18 are encouraged to visit Boy Scout Troop 61 at 7:00 PM Wednesday nights at Peace Community Church, 5151 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, Texas, 77084. They will get a hands-on experience of what Scouting has to offer and have the opportunity to visit with the Scouts and their adult leaders to learn more about the things the troop has done during meetings and activities. Scouting activities include camping, fishing, archery, rifle/shotgun shooting, hiking, first aid, wilderness survival, community service, citizenship, swimming, leadership, white-water rafting and much more. Troop 61 camps each month and has a group that goes to High Adventure Camp and to Merit Badge Camps each summer. Boy Scout Troop 61 meets from 7:00 to 8:00 PM every Wednesday in the Activity Room at Peace Community Church. Contact Mike Viator with Troop 61 if your son is interested in joining a local Boy Scout Troop. Cell: 713-409-1934, mike.viator@comcast.net.

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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School News CY-LAKES HIGH SCHOOL

FREE Christmas Gift Wrapping at Katy Mills Mall!!!!!4 Dec. 17th & 18th 10 AM – 6 PM

After a long day of shopping at the mall, let the talented members of the Cypress Lakes High School Color Guard festively wrap and label your purchases, at NO charge! Just bring your gifts to our gift-wrapping table near the food court and we’ll transform them into Christmas magic while you wait. Any questions or just need more info, please call Sylvia Contreras at 832-894-9683. Thanks for supporting Cy-Lakes Color Guard!

cy-fair independent school district www.cfisd.net CY-FAIR IMPORTANT DATES

Dec. 21st – Student Holiday (Inclement Weather Day if needed) Dec. 22nd – Jan 3rd – Student Holidays Jan. 16th – Student/Staff Holiday

Cy-Fair ISD vOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE 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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Join us on facebook.com/hccnorthwest Follow HCC on twitter @hcckatycampus @hccspringbranch 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 281894-3950. And remember: “TEAMWORK IS KEY”

Cypress Hoops Invitational The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation will host the Cypress Hoops Invitational on Thursday, December 8th - Saturday, December 10th. As a partner with the district, our goal is to create a successful high school basketball tournament that engages the entire community. Profits from the tournament will benefit our “Donate to Educate” program. This program provides college scholarships for district students as well as staff development grants to CFISD for innovative and creative teacher training. North Cypress Sports Medicine Center has generously agreed to underwrite the event for the second year. The tournament will have twenty-four teams including the ten CFISD boy’s varsity teams and fourteen out of district teams. Games will be held at the Berry Center, Cy-Lakes High School, Cy-Ranch High School and Langham Creek High School. Tickets can be purchased at the Berry Center during normal business hours. Ticket prices are: $20 for a 3-day tournament pass, $3 for an adult single game ticket and $2 for a student single game ticket.   For more information about specific game times and locations visit the Berry Center’s web site at www.berrycenter.net or contact the Cy-Fair ISD Athletic Department at 281-894-3980. For information on CFEF please visit www.thecfef.org or contact Marie Holmes at 281-807-3591.


CFISD – SALUTE TO OUR HEROES Saturday, February 11th at The Onmi Westside Houston. Salute to Our Heroes will honor the brave men and women who have served to preserve our freedom and liberty. Proceeds from this event will go to an endowment, enabling graduating students from CFISD to

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attend college. Inspirational speakers, entertainment, live and silent auctions will highlight this special evening. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available.

GUEST SPEAKER: Keni Thomas. Army Ranger Involved in “Black Hawk Down” Mission Keni Thomas, Bronze Star for Valor recipient, is an engaging speaker whose story captivates audiences from beginning to end. The highly successful movie “Black Hawk Down” is based on his Army Company’s mission in Mogadishu, Somalia. In addition to speaking, Thomas is a recording artist with two critically acclaimed projects.

CFISD VIPS FALL CONFERENCE It was barely 8:00 AM in the morning on Friday, Oct. 14th. They were beginning to arrive. Upon checking in; name badges were handed out along with a bright red folder full of the day’s agenda and the conference material. There was even an eco-friendly tote bag full of coupons and goodies generously donated by local area businesses. The room was huge and full of tables decorated with bright paper blocks spelling out the main part of this year’s theme, “Teamwork.” This was the annual VIPS Fall Conference held by the CFISD VIPS Executive Board at the Berry Center in Cypress. The schedule was full. It consisted of everything from learning how to turn a popsicle stick into a fun treat for a teacher or volunteer to tips on helping our students handle stress. The attendees could choose from a variety of 50 minute sessions that covered topics such as: Internet Safety; Reaching Out to Diverse Volunteers; Guidelines and Best Practices for Fundraising; and even Taking Care of Your Personal Health While Maintaining a Busy Lifestyle. Something was most impressive about this conference to one volunteer. This audience of 200 plus was comprised of men and women, volunteers and school staff - not limited to Cy-Fair ISD. There were 4 other area districts represented at this conference:

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Alief ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Houston ISD and Spring ISD. The current budget environment has left our school districts vying to be first in line for every resource of financial and physical support they can find. But for one day in October, the district boundary lines came down. There was no competition. There was no hidden agenda. Despite the traffic and everyday challenges, educators and volunteers from schools all over our county came together for a common purpose: improving their volunteer program thereby affecting the students in a positive way. This was simply an opportunity to attend an event that focused on several different areas of how to build on their volunteer resources in order to enhance the children’s education. While that volunteer sat looking out over the diverse crowd; she couldn’t help but see a universal theme, “Yes, in this room, it’s truly all about the students.”

GRAND OPENING Friday, December 16th thru Sunday, December 18th Noon - 2 am

Largest Recognized District in Texas - Once Again For the fourth consecutive year, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is the largest Recognized school district in Texas. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) confirmed that an appeal was granted and CFISD’s accountability rating was changed to Recognized. The increase in rating came as a result of an appeal to recalculate the TAKS science passing percentage for Dean Middle School. The decision changed the campus’ accountability rating to Academically Acceptable.

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STAAR TEST TO REPLACE TAKS TEST STAAR, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, has replaced TAKS. As the Texas Education Agency distributes information to the district about this new assessment program, we will post on the website at www.cfisd.net. TEA may not finalize all information until the beginning of the spring semester, so we encourage you to revisit the website throughout the school year. Be assured, we will post information as soon as it is available to the district.

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You can access information in several ways: 1. STAAR information will be posted on each campus’ web page. 2. STAAR is accessible from Quick Links on the homepage of the district website. 3. A STAAR resources link is posted on the homepage of the district website under District News. 4. Campuses will include information in parent newsletters. If you have any questions, please contact your school principal, CFISD curriculum and instruction team or TEA.

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Open family registration will be held on Thursday, February 9 at 10:00 AM in the church sanctuary. We are located at 15919 Ridge Park Drive in the Copperfield subdivision, Southdown Village. For further information, please call 281-859-1612. th

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Cornerstone United Methodist Church Preschool has been serving the needs of the Copperfield area since 1985. Cornerstone is a State Licensed facility operating five days a week. We offer programs for children 15 months through five-year-old preschoolers. CUMC Preschool will be offering tours every Tuesday at 10:00 AM beginning January 17th and continuing through February 7th. Join the Preschool directors in the sanctuary where they will answer questions and discuss our program (curriculum, activities, special events, schedules, etc.) with interested families in the community. Families that attend one of our tours can register before our open family registration. Come and find out how!

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The CRBS Volleyball Team from left to right: Samantha Skrehot, Morgan Morel, Kandice Lara, Julia Burt, Yvette Picazo, Hannah Riley and Coach Patrick Stewart

CRBS VOLLEYBALL WINS CHAMPIONSHIP Incredible 16-game winning streak! Clay Road Baptist School (CRBS) Middle School volleyball team took the West Houston Christian Athletics Conference (WHCAC) championship on October 20, 2011, at the finals held at Logos Prep Academy in Sugarland, TX. The first match was very difficult, but ended with a win for CRBS with a score of 25-23. Calvary Episcopal School won the second match with a score of 25-15. During the final match, which led to the championship title, Samantha Skrehot hit a “hotspot” with 12 straight serves leading CRBS to a championship win with a score of 15 -2. CRBS played against twelve teams in the WHCAC from August to October.

Top Row: Coach Rob Tramuto, Christian Jefferson, Ashlend Taylor, Kyle Kitchen, Matthew Elliot, Grayson Wilson, Ty Wise, Blake Scott, David Scott. Coach Chris Kitchen Bottom Row: Hudson Hopper, Robert Doucet, Alexei Hahn, Jonathan Loebl

CRBS FLAG FOOTBALL PLAYS TOUGH Takes Second in Conference!

Clay Road Baptist School (CRBS) Middle School Flag Football team took second place in the West Houston Christian Athletics Conference (WHCAC) championship on Saturday, October 29th, held at Southwest Christian Academy. The CRBS Eagles held Calvary Episcopal School to two touchdowns in a heavily defensive game against a very tough, disciplined team until the very last play, with the final score being 20-0. CRBS played against eight teams in the WHCAC from August to October. Upcoming Events: January 18, 2012: Kindergarten Sneak Peek at 8:30 AM January 31, 2012: Preview Night/Early Registration Begins at 7:00 PM

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Texas Christian School OPEN HOUSE

Texas Christian School will hold their annual Open Houses: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 6:30 PM: “Meet and Greet,” tour the campus, visit classrooms, refreshments. Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 6:30 PM: View Science/Art Fair projects, tour the campus, visit classrooms. Educating 2-year-old - 12th grade for over 20 years using challenging Curriculum, character development and sports. Contact us at 281-550-6060, 17810 Kieth-Harrow Blvd., Houston, TX 77084 or visit www.TexasChristianSchool.org.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES BEAR CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH CHRISTMAS SERVICES AND EVENTS Wed., Dec. 7th - New Community Lord’s Supper: 7:00 PM Sun., Dec. 11th - Children and Preschool Christmas Party Sun., Dec. 18th - Christmas Concert: 9:00 AM, 10:15 AM and 11:30 AM Sat., Dec. 24th - Christmas Eve Services: 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM Sun., Dec. 25th - One Service Christmas Day: 11:00 AM. No children or adult Bible Studies

Covenant Lutheran Church “Blue Christmas” Worship Service Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it may trigger some other sadness; it may be a time that has always been difficult. The constant refrain on the radio and television, in shopping malls and churches about the happiness of the season, about getting together with family and friends, reminds many people of what they have lost or have never had. The anguish of broken relationships, the insecurity of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of isolation - all these can make us feel very alone in the midst of the celebrating and spending. We need the space and time to acknowledge our sadness and concern; we need to know that we are not alone. Our spirits sink, as the days grow shorter. We feel the darkness growing deeper around us. We need encouragement to live the days ahead of us. For these reasons, Covenant Lutheran Church, 3785 Barker Cypress Rd, Houston offers a special “Blue Christmas” (also known as “Longest Night”) service on December 21st at 7:00 pm.

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Come out and join in sharing and hearing prayers, scripture and music that acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who mourn, for those who struggle - and that God’s Word comes to shine light into our darkness. Everyone, regardless of church background (or lack of it) is welcome. The short service will be followed by a brief time for light refreshments and fellowship for those who care to linger.

St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church Christmas Services St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church welcomes everyone to come celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ during our Christmas Eve services on Saturday, December 24th at 5:30 PM with a Christmas Pageant and at 9:00 PM. There will also be a service on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th at 10:30 AM. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road in Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). Visit us at www.stcuthbert.org.

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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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You and your family are invited to celebrate Christmas with us at The Family of Faith Lutheran Church, 16710 FM 529 Road. Our Christmas Eve service will begin at 7 PM and Christmas Day service will begin at 10 AM.  

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.

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The Katy Christian Women’s Connection is offering Bible Studies at the Fellowship at Cinco Ranch Church, 22765 Westheimer Parkway, Katy - across from the Katy YMCA. If you are a member of the Katy YMCA, you will receive free childcare for your child during the study. For more information or to sign up, please contact Janet at 281-762-8252. For the latest updates, please visit our website: www.KatyCWC.org.    UPCOMING BIBLE STUDIES  Starting Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 AM Knowing God’s Will - The choices that we make often make us. The biblical book of Ruth is a story about choices and provides valuable insight into how we can make decisions that honor God and bless our own lives - 8 lessons. For information on this Bible study, please contact Joanne at 832-321-5895.   Starting Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Tuesdays from 12:30-2 pm Christ In Genesis 1 - The God of Creation - This is an exciting study detailing the biblical account of Creation as recorded in Genesis. The study covers history from Creation to the call of Abraham and the beginning of the nation of Israel - (12 lessons). For more information on this Bible study, please contact Janice at 281-220-1026.   

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Starting Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:30 AM - 10 Smart Things Women Can Do to Build a Better Life - This study openly addresses relevant topics while also sharing the Gospel. Learn innovative ways to manage emotions, live generously, resolve relationships, offload stress, grasp grace, and more - 10 chapters. For information on this Bible study, please contact Janet at 281-762-8252.

Power for Today Bible Study and Prayer “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  

LIFEPATH CHURCH Escuela Dominical en Español Domingos a las 10 de la manaña Te invitamos a estudiar la biblia. Ven con tu familia. Estamos en la escuela Watkins Middle School, 4800 Cairnvillage, Houston, TX 77084.

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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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.

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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. 

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AREA BINGOS 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.

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.

BEAR CREEK COMMUNITY CENTER 3055 Bear Creek Drive • 281-859-1566 www.pct3.hctx.net Please call for more information or to register for any of these classes ASAP. All classes are FREE OF CHARGE and are suited for adults, unless otherwise noted and are open to the public. ONGOING SENIOR DAY - Every Wed. at BCCC, join seniors for a day of fun and games. Bridge, Canasta, Pinochle and 42 are played starting at 9:00 AM. We also have afternoon bridge at 12:00 PM. WALKERCISE - BCCC offers walkercise every day at 8:00 AM. this is an indoor class that’s equivalent to a two-mile walk. Classes are free. STRETCH AND TONE - Stretch and Tone is designed to improve flexibility, strength and endurance. You will see better body composition, improved strength and range of motion. This class is geared for all fitness levels. Bring a mat or towel and join us Tues. and Thurs. from 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM. Classes are free. AEROBICS - Aerobics combines muscle toning exercise and lowimpact mid-intensity aerobics. Benefits include increased metabolic rate, which promotes efficient fat loss and improved body composition. Classes are free. Call BCCC for more information.

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NEEDLEWORK GROUP - The ladies of the BCCC Needlework Group are looking for new members. If you enjoy embroidery, cross-stitch or creative sewing, please join us Tues. mornings at 10:00 AM. FUN TIME ART GROUP - Every Thursday morning from 9:00 AM to noon, would like to extend an invitation to adults to visit and join this no fee art group. Painting is in all mediums of your choice and help is available from all members. Come have fun together! Call for more information. BEAR CREEK GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY & LIBRARY INC. - Welcomes all genealogical researchers, novice to expert, to join us. Meetings: second Thursday of each month, september through may from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Casual attire and pre-meeting lunch at the Omni Hotel. Genealogical research trips, speakers, workshops, special events and genealogy Library. More info: Gary at 281-3980333, email: getober@hotmail.com or Alan at 281-579-0480, email Leeds3@swbell.net. CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH - BCCC offers anyone who has the basic knowledge of the French Language the opportunity to meet with others in a conversational French class held every Wednesday at 11:00 AM. CLASSES BEGINNERS TAI CHI - BCCC is offering a beginners Tai Chi Class Mondays and Fridays which will start on Monday, January 9, 2012. No new participants will be able to attend after the third week is in progress. You must be able to attend both classes each week. The class is not limited at this time, although you must preregister in order to participate. Registration for this class will begin December 1, 2011. If you are interested go to BCCC to sign up or for more information.

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 - The library will be closed at 5:00 PM on Dec. 22nd and all day December 23rd - 26th for Christmas and Dec. 31st - Jan. 2nd for New Year’s.

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Healthy Holiday Eating Who says you’ll gain weight during the holidays? Only YOU. You can avoid the extra pounds tempting you to overeat this holiday season with one simple tool: will power. Do check out these tips as you maintain - or even lose - weight these next few weeks: Eat before you go to a party. This is one of the best tricks to avoid overeating at gatherings. Add fiber rich foods (ex. 100% whole wheat) to whatever you eat so you’ll feel full. Plus, eating fruit will help curb that sweet tooth. Get up and move! Saying you’re too busy is not an explanation - it’s an excuse. You can exercise inside and outside the home - hit the gym, walking/running, tennis, bootcamp, yoga, jump rope, biking, anything. Most cable/dish networks even offer a fitness channel. Get moving. No excuses! Pre-cut your foods. Pre-cut your foods to turn 1 piece into 2, 3 or more pieces. Your plate looks fuller meaning you have enough food and won’t crave seconds. One tortilla chip can be broken into 4 or more pieces to avoid eating too many and dipping too much. Keep a food journal. Write down everything, starting NOW, that you eat. Review your entries daily and see what needs to be added and taken out of your diet. Don’t bring it home. Tempted by chips? Cookies? Pumpkin pie? Don’t buy it when at the market. Even better - avoid those aisles when shopping for food.

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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 th e 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 281-579-0480, 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. • 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. • Commemorative Air Force West Houston Squadron visit to see our WWII Aircraft and tour our WWII Museum on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, located at the West Houston Airport just east of Barker Cypress on Groschke Rd. (For detailed directions go to: www.westhoustonsqdn.org) • CIVIL WAR REENACTING, - Enlist with Company C, “The Palmer Guards,” of the First Texas - call 281-579-3417 or visit www.texasbrigade.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.

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• 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 CLUBS, PARENT EVENTS • 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.

COMMUNITY INTEREST 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.

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KIWANIS/ROTARY CLUBS: • BEAR CREEK/COPPERFIELD ROTARY CLUB, Thursdays, 12 Noon, Carrabba’s Italian Restaurant at 7540 Highway 6 North. Paula Allen - 281-855-9664. • 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, 832-467-1998 or Peggy Presnell, 281-304-7127 for more info and meeting dates.

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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, 713-4663400. • 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. • 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, 281-550-6359.

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• AARP CY-FAIR CHAPTER #4543, 3rd Tuesdays, 9:30AM, Village on the Park, 12012 Steepleway Blvd, Paul Morgan at 281807-9118. 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, programs like STAR Vanpool, Flexible Work Schedules, transit information and NuRide visit www.commutesolutionshouston.org or call 832-681-2589. • 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.

CRAFT/HOBBY GROUPS • 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.

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• 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. • 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), 281492-0246. • 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, 281-5508162. • 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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TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

Deborah A. Carey D.D.S., P.C. Family, Preventive & Cosmetic Dentistry

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If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number, (one only) year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095 or email to news@krenekprinting.com. Must have parent(s) permission. Erin Shaw - B, H, P Elvira Tobias - B Paula Serje - B, PP, H Gabriela Sanchez - B, H, P Edward Flores - C, H, P Christopher Tran - T, CPR

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FOR SALE Yamaha flugel horn, silver, $500; Holton trumpet, silver, $500; Olds cornet, silver, $300; Roland arranger, $250. All OBO and in excellent condition with cases. Call 281-676-4176. Croscill queen comforter, w/accessories, $35; TV, JVC 27”, CRT w/ glass door stand, $60; kitchen sink, double, stainless, with faucet, $50. 281-463-4898. Doll house, $65; toy chest, $35. Both need TLC by Grandpa/Dad for grandchild. 281-856-9000. GE refrigerator, profile 23.6 cft., double door, water & ice dispenser, $350; Dot Matrix printer, XX-P1124, $50; modern computer table, $35; cable modem, Westell Wirespeed, $10; beveled glass coffee table, $30; old model fax machine, $10; water bed water cover, $10. Call 281-550-6308. Hutch with dinning table and 6 chairs, white wash finish, $700. Call 281-550-6308. 50 piece spade Christmas Tree china and crystal, 8 of each dinner plates, salad plates, cups, saucers, wine glasses, iced beverage glasses, plus 2 large candle holders. Many pieces never used, all look new, $375. Many serving pieces avalible, many never used. Call for prices. 713-983-6063. Beautiful brass and glass lighted display cabinet, 83 1/2” x 32” x 16,” $400. Carol 281-463-1094. Breakfast table with 6 chairs, $299; TV armoire, $275; lamps, $50; Lajos Markos “Remember the Alamo” framed, signed artist proof, $2,500; Duncan Phyfe dining table with 6 Bombay Company chairs, $850; pedestal globe, $30; 2 model cars, $49; model ship, $25. 281-814-7436. 48” round Formica top kitchen table with 12” leaf and 6 maple chairs. Recently refinished, very good condition, $150; solid pine twin head and foot board with side rails, good condition, $75; upholstered platform rocker, blue, needs work, $35. Call 281-948-9924. .

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Golf balls for sale. Gently used, clean, ready for play. 40 balls per bag, each bag includes 10 Titleist, $20 per bag. Please call 281-799-3433. Giant road bike, small frame, fits 5’2”-5’6,” $400; Treadmill, $200. 832-643-9119. Lots of outdoor x-mas lights, $250; Two large white outdoor wire wreaths with white lights, $75 each; A gazillion Legos, some robotic and Lego books, $300. 281-550-8113 or sobayer@aol.com. Beautiful diamond platinum engagement ring; white gold diamond wedding ring; ¾ carat diamond stud earrings; set of 6 each Waterford crystal Elberon flute, beverage & wine glasses-most never used. E-mail for pricing and pictures. bcdepaolis@gmail.com. Upright 16cf freezer, $75; beautiful mahogany antique round table w/6 chairs and 18’ leaf, $200; stainless vent-a-hood, $25. All in great condition. Call 713-417-4821.

For all your home maintenance and repair needs call us today. No job is too small.

Elegant pool table, builder Imperial International Pool Tables, in great condition, has only been used in rare occasions. Top cloth burgundy, side laminated cherry wood, two one inch thick slate pieces, top lamp and utility rack all included, plus accessories. Asking price, $900. 281-844-6896. Power lift recliner, brand new, never used, camel color, paid $1,200, asking $700 OBO. 281-858-1043. Rainbow Play System: 2 swings, 360 tire swing, 3 station swing beam, Jacob’s rope ladder, knotted rope w/ disc swing, slide, playhouse and more. Asking $1,400 OBO. Contact Joe 832-654-8886.

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Yamaha GH1B beautiful piano, polished ebony, like new, purchased in 2002, $7,000 OBO. 281-398-6870.

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Prom dresses, both long and short dresses, various colors and sizes; white bridal gown used for NCL presentation. Prices negotiable. 281-392-6518. 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.

MOVING/GARAGE SALES Estate Sale: Duncan Phife dining table, $350; dark Rattan barrelback chair & sectional sofa, $750; Ancient Minnesota peddle sewing machine, $100; Florida light maple bedroom set, 2 night stands, headboard, vanity w/mirror, $350; Admiral Signature 21 cu.ft. frost-free refrigerator w/ice maker, $125; Roper heavy duty large capacity electric dryer, $85; solid oak dining table w/six chairs, 2 leaves, $350; white Fossil Rock 2 end tables, sofa table and coffee table w/glass tops, $400; blue/white country plaid sleeper sofa, $175; solid pecan credenza, $125; Florida dark maple bedroom set, 2 nightstands, headboard, vanity w/mirror, $350. 281-856-0765

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AUTOMOTIVE 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. 281-455-5543. 1996 Buick Roadmaster Ltd: White, leather seats, 76K miles, good condition, $4,500. Call Richie Anderson 281-463-1712. 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 713-898-0912.

WANTED Wanted: Treadmill. 281-345-9364. 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.

HELP WANTED Swimming pool cleaner: Needed experienced pool cleaner to help with route maintenance in Cypress and Northwest Houston. 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. A local State Farm agent is seeking highly motivated telemarketers to work in a fun, upbeat office environment. Applicants should have telemarketing experience and reliable transportation. Please email resume to Tom@TomZellers.com for more information. Lease space available, upscale salon in Copperfield. Contact Leticia 713-898-4484 or Craig 832-483-0114. 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.

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.

About Hair Salon and Day Spa is seeking experienced stylists. Apply in person 15422 FM 529, Houston, TX 77095.

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.

Sandy’s Hair Studio is now hiring an experienced hair stylist; facialist and massage therapist. We offer great commission. Call 281-256-2279.

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. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. 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. 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. 281-861-9911. Paralegal - Katy area law firm looking for candidate with 5+ years experience. Ideal candidate should be proficient in Word and WordPerfect, be a self-starter, 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. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. 281-646-9928.

PETS FOR SALE Shih Tzu adorable puppies. 281-743-3500. Cavalier King Charles playful healthy little puppies for sale. 281-492-6763.

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.

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TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES

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. 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.

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 – TS, RYF DMR, SR, HM

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