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patRIot’s pEn Conducted Nationwide, this VFW sponsored youth essay competition gives 6th, 7th and 8th graders an opportunity to write 300-400 word essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of awards for future educational endeavors. We invite you to join the more than 120,000 students who participated last year in this contest. You may access specific instructions by going to the VFW Website: VFW. ORG, choosing programs, then scholarships, then Patriot’s Pen. The 2012 theme is “What Would I Tell America’s Founding Fathers?� Entries must be submitted no later than midnight Nov. 1, 2012. Deliver to VFW #8905, 21902 Hempstead Hwy., Cypress, TX, 77429 (next to Carl’s BBQ) or mail to: VFW #8905, POB 2, Cypress, TX, 77410-0002.

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ChiLdren’s summer shOw “stuart LittLe” On stage June 4th-9th In the Main Stage Theatre, enjoy the “Stuart Little” an endearing classic about a mouse born into an ordinary New York family and his many adventures - both big and small - brought vividly to life in the story-theatre presentation. It’s fun for the whole family and all tickets are only $5! Go to for event information. registratiOn under way fOr may mini-term, summer and faLL Lone Star College-CyFair offers options and flexibility, so register now. Try a May mini-term course with classes starting may 14th. Sign up for Summer Session I classes that start June 4th. Enroll in Weekend College classes, which start June 8th. Sign up for Summer Session II classes that start July 12th. And it’s never too early to register for fall classes, which start aug. 27th. Go to for more information. Learn L.i.f.e. LessOns in may 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 include “Houston, All Shook Up” - may 9th; “Pat O’Brien’s Piano Bar at CyFair” - may 16th (in ART 102; “The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts” - may 23rd and “It’s Summertime and the Living is Easy” - may 30th. Go online to or call the library at 281-290-3214 for L.I.F.E. program information.


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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,

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 had a great time at this years annual Scout Fair, held at Reliant Arena. This event gives the Scouts a chance to participate in many games and activities and visit many informational booths. The older boys usually set up a large cooking area outside where you can sample numerous camping treats! The most popular being Cobbler in every flavor! We are looking forward to our May camp out which will be to Garner State Park and then Summer Camp which will be at Camp Constantine. 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. . We hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season!

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of the scouting program, a program designed with the concept of building up young men. I would like to invite your Webelos II Scouts to attend one of our weekly meetings, so that they can get an experience of the Boy Scout Troops in the area along with meeting one of their Arrow of Light requirements of meeting with a Boy Scout Troop and a Scoutmaster. Our Scout Troop participates in the local council activities and has a campout each month at locations that the boys pick. Each summer we send a group of boys on a High Adventure Trek and or a group of boys to a Summer camp. We would like to invite you and your scouter to join the Boy Scouts of America. Scouting has a reputation for helping youth develop leadership, self-reliance, strong character, respect for others, good citizenship skills and physical and mental fitness. Please join our Troop 827 for a look at the Scouting experience at 7 PM, Tuesdays at 16000 Rippling Water Drive, Houston TX. 77084. You’ll get a firsthand look at some of our troop activities and you can visit with our Scouts and their adult leaders. Troop 827 belongs to Sam Houston Area Council in the Texas Skies District. Our charter organization is Bear Creek United Methodist located in Bear Creek area off Highway 6 on Rippling Water. Our Troop is a smaller troop with 21 active boys, but has had some amazing summer camps. We have been to summer camps in: Texas, a Scuba adventure in South Padre Island, El Rancho Cima. Buffalo Trails. Boy Scout Camps in Colorado, Arkansas, Alaska spending a night in the Arctic circle, Washington DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Oklahoma, New Mexico – Philmont, Minnesota – Boundary Waters and London, England for the 100th anniversary of scouting. Our Troop has a tremendous amount of support but is a boy run troop and the adults serve as advisors. Our Troop is well rounded group of fine your men and we hope that you and your son has the chance to meet with us before he decides what Troop he would like to bridge into after the Arrow of Light Ceremony coming up. I look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings. For more information, contact Richard Young, Scoutmaster, 281-859-1406 or

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“We are proud to partner with Carl’s BBQ to support such a worthy community initiative” said Rotary Project Director, Ray Young. “The community can order briskets for themselves or designate a local charitable organization such as Boys & Girls Country, Cypress Assistance Ministries or the Northwest Houston Salvation Army as a recipient.” Briskets must be pre-ordered by Monday, May 7th and may be picked up at Carl’s BBQ from 10:00 AM until noon on saturday, May 12th. For those unable to pick their brisket up at that time, arrangements can be made to pick up at a more convenient time. Order forms are available by contacting Ray Young at or 713-582-7564.

funDRaising evenT baby boTTle blessings 2012 Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is excited to announce that we will be starting up our Baby Bottle Blessings fundraising event. The event will run from Mother’s Day (5/13/2012) thru father’s day (6/17/2012). Local residents pick up Baby Bottles at their home church and fill them with change, bills and checks during the month long event. This event spotlights the extensive resources that Pregnancy Help Center provides to residents of 3 counties who are faced with circumstances surrounding a present, potential or former pregnancy. Pregnancy Test, Peer Counseling, classes for Moms and Dads, as well as limited ultrasound, and help with maternity clothing and baby items are just some of the services that the Center provides to their clients. Anyone interested in participating should contact the center at 281-5780078, please ask for Lisa. If you happen to have a bottle out from 2011, please know that Father’s Day would be a great time to add to it and return it to Pregnancy Help Center. We would like to extend our thanks, in advance, to our life saving churches, their parishioners and congregations for their gifts. Thank you for treasuring life thru the gifts of your treasure.


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All children who have completed K-5th grade (by June 2012) are invited to dive into a week of awesome Christian day camp led by the staff from Camp Lutherhill. It’s a fun week with music, games, art, Bible study and more!! Due to limited space, each child may only attend one week - either June 11th-15th or August 6th-10th. Go to for more information or to register online.

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This summer, the HFAC Actors Academy is offering 37 different 1 and 3-week performing arts camps for grades 1-12. HFAC camps run June 4 through August 26, 2012 and feature acting, singing and dance instruction as well as performance opportunities in musicals, dramas and comedies - especially designed for kids and teens! The HFAC Actors Academy 3-week Musical Theatre Performance Camps for grades 1-3 and 4-6 are A Year with Frog and Toad, Disney’s Cinderella Kids, Jack and the Giant, and Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids. HFAC is offering twelve 1-week camps for grades 1-6 that include Acting Up, Imagination Theatre, Triple Threat Fun, The Lights of Broadway, Nail that Audition, Disney Magic, Mix-up Melodrama, Musical Theatre Song & Dance, Fractured Fairy Tales, Actors Workshop, When You Wish Upon a Star and So You Want to be a Pop Star. HFAC has numerous performance opportunities for teens in grades 7-12 including a 4-week performance camp for 42nd Street, a 1-week Triple Threat Boot Camp, a 1-week Jazz Intensive, a 2-week performance camp for Lend Me a Tenor and a 3-week performance camp for the Gilbert & Sullivan favorite The Pirates of Penzance. All camps include two complimentary tickets to the show, a camp t-shirt, a script, costumes and other needed materials. For more info and to register for summer camps check the HFAC Actors Academy website at or call 281-685-2623.

The Family oF FaiTh Preschool summer camP Summer Camp starts June 4th! We are offering a different theme camp each week to children ages 18 mos. through 5th grade. The hours of the camp are 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM. Please contact us for registration details at 281-855-2950 or come by and take a tour at 16710 FM 529 Rd., Houston TX 77095.

camP cornersTone is The Place To be This summer For ages 2 Through comPleTion oF 4Th grade! Camp Cornerstone is a week-long camp facilitated by Cornerstone United Methodist Church and is for children ages 2 through the completion of 4th grade. Children must be 2 by June 1, 2012. Camp hours are 9:30 AM-1 p.m. There are 3 sessions throughout the summer and you are invited to participate in any or all!

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Session I – Camp Liberty is June 4th-8th and will held at 15919 Ridge Park Dr.; Session II - Sunny Fun in the Funny Sun is July 16th-20th and will be at our new location 18081 West Rd.; Session III - Sticky, Oozy Science Doozy is August 6th-10th and will be at our new location 18081 West Rd. The cost per camp per child is $120. You may pay $60 now and the remaining $60 on the first day of camp. Registration forms are online or in the preschool office. To download a form from the Cornerstone website, go to and click on “preschool.” You can print the form and have it filled out before you arrive, saving yourself time! Before each camp session begins, you will hear from your child’s teacher so you can learn more about the camp and she will answer any questions you may have about the week-long fun. Each day


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your child will bring a backpack and a lunch as they enjoy each other and the special things they will do during the week. We look forward to having your child at camp this summer! It’s a great time for everyone and you don’t want to miss any of it! Registration will continue through May 11, 2012. Please call the preschool office at 281-859-1612 if you have any questions. The preschool office hours are: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 aM -1:00 PM and Friday, 9:00 aM-12:00 noon.

Calvary Community ChurCh artreaCh CamP Join us at Calvary Community Church for our annual kids arts camp June 11th-15th! Come experience five exciting days of fun and creative activities as kids express their God given creative talents through art, dance, drama, music and other talents. Kids get to explore their artistic gifts through interactive workshops while making new friends and having fun! Each day kids enjoy art, music, games, discovery time and one workshop of their choice. Each workshop encourages kids in their unique gifts and talents while we prepare for the Parents Program. Workshops are: Dance (lively and diverse styles of movement), Drama (for budding performers), Drawing (for creative artists), Prop art (create props and decorations for the program), Set Design (for builders) and Photography (colorful and artistic pictures). Some workshops are age restricted to 3rd - 5th grade. all workshops have limited space, so register early to get your first choice! On Friday kids present an original program showcasing their unique God given talents through art, dance, drama, music, props and photos for parents and friends. It will be a colorful, creative show everyone will enjoy!

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artReach 2012 begins each day at 10:00 aM and finishes at 3:00 PM. The cost for this five-day art camp is just $40 per kid and includes all activities, a delicious lunch and a t-shirt (while supplies last). Kids who have completed Kindergarten (and are age six by September 1, 2012) through 5th grade are invited to come. Registration begins May 1st and continues as long as space is available. Calvary Community Church is a Copperfield area church located at 7550 Cherry Park Drive, Houston, 77095. On Calvary’s website updated information and the artReach registration form are available. If you have questions, contact Sheryl Busch, the Children’s Minister, at or call the church office: 281-550-4323.

CyPress lakes to host a summer sCienCe CamP This summer Cypress Lakes Science Olympiad will host its 4th annual Summer Science Camp for kids ages 8-13 who are interested in science. The camp includes experiments, field trips, demonstrations, sports and other exciting activities. There will be a 1-week sessions offered this summer: June 18th - June 22nd. The camp costs $150 per week, goes from Monday - Friday, 9:00 aM - 4:00 PM and space is limited. For more information or registration you can visit our website This is a great opportunity for any child interested in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Engineering activities. Field trips have included Rice University, The Museum of Natural Science, The aquarium, NaSa, etc. See you there!

PresChool summer CamPs at Crossbridge Christian ChurCh

ages: 18 months - going into the 3rd grade Time: 9:30 aM-2:00 PM Camp 1 - June 18th-21st Summer Fun Camp 2 - July 16th-19th Ooey Gooey Camp 3 - July 30th-August 2nd Science & Discovery Camp 4 - August 13th-16th Nature & Water Fun Cost Per Camp: $135 under the Weekday Preschool tab 15415 West Road/Hwy. 6 N. 281-345-6438



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www. AwArd winning HFAC ACtors ACAdemy presents Les MisérabLes sCHool edition At tHe Berry Center The award-winning Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) Actors Academy is proud to present the school edition of the 8-time Tony award winning musical Les Misérables performed entirely by students! This compelling musical voyage into postrevolutionary France opened on Saturday, May 5th at the Berry Center 8877 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77433 and has 8 performances through Sunday, May 13th. The epic story presented in Les Misérables School Edition is a great way to introduce children to the magic of musical theatre. Broadway’s legendary musical, originally adapted from Victor Hugo’s timeless novel, has been specially adapted to meet the needs of young performers. Relentless in its musical drive, Les Misérables School Edition is filled with powerful imagery of darkness and light, highlighting, throughout its dramatic action, the struggle inherent in the human condition and the indomitability of the spirit, despite great suffering. Set in 19th century France, this classic and poignant musical, tells the story of Jean Valjean, a strong-hearted man jailed for stealing a loaf of bread. As he struggles to make a new life for himself given his new found freedom, he must grapple with questions of faith, fatherhood and allegiance to the law. PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Performance Location: The Berry Center 8877 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77433 (easily accessible from 290 and I-10). Performances: Wednesday, May 9th at 7:30 PM Thurs, May 10th at 7:30 PM Saturday, May 12th at 3:00 PM Sat, May 12th at 7:30 PM Sunday, May 13th at 3:00 PM TICKET PRICES: $16/adults, $14/seniors (65+), $12/students, reserved seating. Select your seats online at www.houstonfac. com or call the HFAC Box Office at 281-685-6374.


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COMMiSSiONER STEvE RADACk, HARRiS COUNTy PRECiNCT THREE The Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center is located at 16600 Pine Forest Lane, 77084; one block south of the intersection of Hwy. 6 and Clay Road. All classes/programs are FREE for Harris County residents aged 55+. Must register in person with photo ID in order to participate in the program and attend all future classes. You may register Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. If you have questions, classes offered or need directions, please call us at 713-274-3250. If you are currently registered at Glazier - call us and ask about our new classes. You may register over the phone for any new classes. Volunteer Opportunities available, please call to speak to us about teaching your own class! MAy SCHEDULE - Must preregister in person (or by phone if already registered and participating at center), 713-274-3250. May 11th - Living Wills and Advanced Directives (Attorney Presentation); 1-2:00 PM May 15th - Know the Ten Signs of Alzheimer’s; 1-2:00 PM May 15th - Gift Box making; 10:00 AM-Noon May 15th - Emotional Health (part of the popular Brain and Memory Series) 10:00 AM-Noon May 16th - Butterfly Gardening (fun and inspirational!) 10-11:00 AM May 17th - learn to Make Memory Books; 1-2:30 PM May 17th - Meet Doctor Freytag - Nutrition and Back Pain Advice; 1-3:30 PM May 22nd - Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia? 1-2:00 PM May 23rd - Brain Repair and Memory; 1-3:00 PM May 25th - Cooking with Herbs and Spices (hands-on); 10-11:00 AM May 30th - BBB - latest Scams and Schemes Against Seniors in Houston; 1-2:00 PM May 31st - Who Get’s Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate? A great will class! 1-2:00 PM Computer classes year-round (must preregister).


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Houston Fire FigHters Making Houston tHe City witH tHe Biggest Heart For MDa It’s official, Houstonians through the Houston Fire Fighters raised a record breaking $509,961 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association making them the #1 Fill-the-Boot department in the country for the last 9 out of 10 years raising more than $6.3 million during that time.

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For more than 50 years fire fighters have helped MDA by filling their boots with donations from the citizens of their community. Houston Professional Fire Fighters Local #341 will continue their 2012 Fillthe-Boot fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Saturday, May 12th during the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM to collect funds for the campaign. The Fire Fighters rely on support and donations from the community for the success of the campaign. Proceeds raised during the street-side campaign will help support MDA services and research programs, including MDA’s outpatient clinics at Texas Children’s Hospital and The Methodist Neurological Institute. Money raised from Fill-the-Boot also sends young people ages 6-17 to MDA summer camp, held in Burton, Texas. For more information, please contact MDA Director of Business Development Carrie Dalton at 713-522-3679 or

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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. 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. CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH - BCCC offers anyone who has the basic knowledge of the French Language to join our French Language group, which meets at BCCC every Wednesday at 11:00 AM.

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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. Contact Gary at 281-3980333, email or Alan at 281-579-0480, email for more information. CLASSES R.A.D. - The Rape Aggression Defense System is a 5-day (15 hours) program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. June 4th through June 8th, 12:00 to 3:00 PM. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Art program. Please call BCCC for any questions and to register. mEET AND mINGLE - 65+ - Meet new friends! Come join us for coffee and cookies on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 7:00 to 9:00 PM at BCCC. For more info., call Angie at 281-550-0908.

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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.

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Students will learn how to think outside of the box and create unique characters with interesting stories. The author, Melissa Williams, will discuss the way she used her own experiences with her pets to create the fictional characters in Iggy the Iguana and Turtle Town series while teaching the use of archetypes, conflict resolution and original storyline development tactics. Students will learn how to bring their own ideas to life through words and illustrations as professional illustrator Ryan Shaw explains the process of connecting to the author’s characters with art. During the week, the students will have the opportunity to use their newly learned skills to come up with their own character and develop a unique short story that will be eligible for publication in the “I Write Short Stories by Kids for Kids” contest.

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS BeaR CReek Baptist CHuRCH, VBs Join us at Bear Creek Baptist Church for Amazing Wonders Aviation Vacation Bible School and watch amazing things happen as kids come closer to God than ever before. See lives changed as they tour the wonders of God’s creation and explore His awesome power! AWA Flight PS147:5 departs every day at 9:00 AM and deplane promptly at 12:30 PM. the week of June 25th-29th. Passengers must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2012. Online registration begins monday, may 7th. There is no cost for this year’s VBS. Bear Creek Baptist Church is located at 5901 N. Fry Road in Katy, Texas. For additional information, please call 281-859-9900. In this one-week adventure, kids encounter God’s awesome power through Bible stories, crafts, motivating music and games. Can’t wait to see you there!

CoRneRstone uMC, VBs Cornerstone United Methodist Church (UMC) invites children ages 4 (as of June 1, 2012) through kids entering 5th grade on a Vacation Bible School (VBS) Deep Sea Adventure in FAITH and Daring to Go Deep With GOD at Operation Overboard! Our adventures include regular Deep Sea Voyages in Bible fun, creative crafts, exciting water science and energizing music.



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VBS will be held June 25th through June 29th from 9 am to noon at our West Road location (18081 West Road at the corner of West Road and Barker Cypress across from the Berry Center and behind the CVS). admission is $15 per child, which includes a t-shirt and pictures.

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Registration forms are available online at or in the church office at 15919 Ridge Park across from Lowery Elementary. If you have any questions or need directions call the church office at 281-859-4141. We look forward to seeing your little divers as they develop and grow as followers of God.

Come join us at Holy Covenant United methodist Church for Wednesday night encounter - a night of fellowship and a meal. Dinner is at 5:45 Pm. We have something to do for everyone. Come and bring a friend or two!

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Wee Wuns Weekday Ministry Celebrates 40 years Wee Wuns Weekday ministry of Cypress United methodist Church has been providing quality childcare for toddler and preschool aged children for 40 years. The celebration is set for sunday, May 6, 2012 at Cypress United methodist Church. Two morning worship services are planned with the focus of honoring Wee Wuns Weekday ministry. 8:15 am Traditional Service (in the Sanctuary) and 10:00 am Contemporary Service (in the Worship Center). a reception with children’s activities is planned at 12:00 Pm. For more information, go to or call 281-469-0730.

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.

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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.

If you have lost your job or if you are looking to improve your career, take advantage of the job search/career counseling services provided by George Gentry. mr. Gentry is a former human resources executive who can assist you in putting together a resume, counsel you on job search techniques and train you to improve your interviewing skills. He incorporates proven job search techniques with a Christ-centered approach, which helps to better prepare his clients for a successful new career. His clients include new college graduates, experienced professionals, managers and executives, all of whom he meets with on an individual basis. meetings are held at West Houston Church of Christ at 17100 West Road. To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact mr. Gentry at 281-830-6694. There is no charge for his services.

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Celebrating 16 years! Online registration is now open for summer soccer camps 2012! Sports Quest is a non-profit, professional soccer training organization, dedicated to developing and promoting the game of soccer at all levels in a Christian environment. Sports Quest summer camps offer a unique opportunity for players aged 5-12 years to develop their technical and tactical soccer skills and at the same time, addresses key issues relating to each child’s spiritual and character development. In addition to the high quality soccer instruction, campers will also receive a free hand stitched soccer ball, a free camp T-shirt and other commemorative gifts and awards. For further information/ registration, visit or call 832-593-7777.

albiOn HuRRicaneS (aHFc) SOcceR TRyOuTS Albion Hurricanes FC (AHFC) Soccer Tryouts and Draft begins in May and June for U9 to U19 Players. Please go to and register today! AHFC, established in 1989, is leading the way in South Texas youth soccer by inspiring and developing young men and women through world class soccer coaching and innovative techniques as well as instilling the proper framework, self-esteem, confidence and sportsmanship within our athletes.

Bear Creek Baptist ChurCh cHeeRleading camP 2012 Come join our First Cheerleading Camp for ages 6-14, June 7th-9th. Our Camp is led by our Upward Cheerleading Co-Coordinators, Jennifer Wilson and Carrie Jaquay. Time will be 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (lunch not included, snack will be provided). Our address is 5901 N. Fry Rd. in Katy, Texas 77449. Cost of the Camp is $40, with a discount for the second child. Registrations can be made on line at www.bearcreek-

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Come join our Hoops Camp for ages 6-14, July 16th-19th. Our Hoops Camp is led by Jim Stephens, Basketball Coach at Cy-Falls High School in Cy-Fair School District. Choose from two sessions for the best time for you. The first session is from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and the second session is from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Cost of the Camp is $50, with a discount for the second child. Our address is 5901 N. Fry Rd. in Katy, Texas 77449. Registrations can be made on line at (click on Hoops Camp Registration) or in our Church Office, Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. On Fridays the office is open 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

uPwaRd SOcceR, uPwaRd Flag FOOTball & cHeeRleading aT beaR cReek baPTiST cHuRcH Bear Creek Baptist Church is offering Upward Soccer, Flag Football and Cheerleading this Fall. Our address is 5901 N. Fry Rd. in Katy, Texas 77449. We will be having Upward Soccer for children 4 yrs. by Sept. 1, 2012 through 6th Grade. Our Flag Football and Cheerleading will be for children in K this year through 6th Grade. Register begins in July. Our evaluations start before the start of school. You can register on line at www. - click on Upward and register or register in the Main Office, Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. Each child needs to attend an evaluation, not for the whole two hours but for about 20 minutes. Evaluations will be Tuesday and Thursday, September 4th and 6th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the back behind our parking lot. On Saturday, September 8th between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Cost is $75. We will be holding a clinic for the league on Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in our backfields. Our practices will begin the week of September 12th. Our first games will be October 13th and go through November 17th. For more2012 information, Connections May contact Linda Newhouse or Scott Denton at 281-859-9900.

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New women›s cowboy boots: Justin Ropers, $50. Lucchese smooth ostrich, $200. Dan Post kangaro skin, $100. Sizes 5.5, 6 and 6.5. In Copperfield. Cell 713-557-0889. Solid wood decorative display cabinet, dark stain, good condition, $150. 281-463-8655. Whirlpool large capacity washer and dryer, with agitator, good condition, $165 for set. 281-463-8655. Carpet - used. Earth tone, 4 rooms, good condition, $100. 281-463-8655.

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Extra-long twin bed, $75. 2 dresser wall unit with desk and shelves, white, $100. Black lacquer, 9 drawer entertainment center/dresser, $150. 281-463-0163. Aeropilates machine (QVC #F09610, $450 w/S&H), rebounder, magic circle, DVDs, $175.00. 281-395-4274. Antique (1940) Jenny Lynn crib, maple, great condition, appraised at $1,100, best offer over $700. 281-728-8429. Love seat, chair, ottoman, wood, cotton fabric, floral design, good condition, $150. 281-550-2116.

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Two IKEA style white bookshelves, $40 each. One small light wood, 2 shelf bookshelf, $20. Blonde wood dresser top with two drawers and a mirror, $75. If interested, call Jennifer at 713-306-5682. Two leaf dining room table, 86x40 w/6 chairs. Matching china cabinet, 54x80, light oak, $400. Call 281-550-0330.

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Gorgeous round dining room, solid pine pedestal table with 6 antique side chairs. Superb condition. 46” round extends to 74” oval. This eclectic set will add style to your dining room. Pictures available, $975. 832-723-3384. GE refrigerator, Profile 23.6 cft., double door, water/ice dispenser, $350. Dot Matrix printer, XX-P1124, $50. Modern computer table, $30. Water bed cover, $10. Hutch with dining table and 6 chairs, white wash finish, $600. Call 281-550-6308.

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Senior citizen walker, $35. Shower chair, $50. Bath seat, $15. Electric scooter with battery charger included, 3 years old. Electric recliner, upright chair, $150. Allen & Roth faucet, light oil rubbed bronze, model #0097923, 8 in., still in Box, $75. Bathroom vanity top, sink, 36x19, light beige, $70. 2 seat patio lounger, new, $150. For pictures of all items, please contact

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Marcy Home Gym complete with self spotting bench, curling bar, latpull pully system & over 200 lbs. of weights. Also a chest-explosion machine & accessories for the pully system. Excellent condition. $325 or $350 delivered assembled. 281-881-6405. Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. Rolex watch. Call for details. 281-414-3597. 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 # 900-74572, picture available, asking $205. Contact

MOVING/GARAGE SALES Garage sale – Saturday, May 5, 2012 – 9 AM – 3 PM. 19923 Millstone Ridge Lane (2 streets north of Windystone, close to Fry Road). Knick-knacks, collector items, pictures and picture frames. Dishes, household items, bedding, lots of unique birdhouses, Christmas decorations, Christmas lights and craft items. Moving Sale - Dining room table plus leaf, eight matching chairs, small buffet table, $495. Twin size maple wood bed, matching dresser, mirror and nightstand, $250. Rectangular kitchen table, four matching chairs, $150. Two striped living room club chairs, $50 each. Two fruitwood end tables with marble tops, $40 each. Four upholstered rocking chairs, two ottomans, various lamps, bookcases and gas-grill. Call 281-217-7735. Moving - Ivory sofa, $150. Ivory club chair with matching ottoman, $75. Wood and glass coffee table and two matching end tables, $125. Bedroom dressing bench, $35. Glass computer desk, $50. Large 1,000 watt home theater speakers in original box. Assorted silver plated giftware. All in excellent condition and priced to sell. 281-435-4053.


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AUTOMOTIVE 2010 Ford F150 XLT with Extended Cab, 4.6L V8. Exterior color, silver, with tan cloth interior. Upgraded chrome wheels, 6 foot long bed with liner, power windows and doors, tinted windows, Sirius XM capable, less than 20k miles on it. Direct inquiries to, 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. 1998 Suzuki 1500 Intruder motorcycle, eggshell on white in color, black leather saddle bags, $3,000. 281-726-4305 Pat.

WANTED Wanted: To buy gold jewelry, 10K - 21K and old U. S. coins. 713-894-8490. Wanted: To buy Rolex watches. 281-414-3597.

HELP WANTED Wanted - Hairstylists. Looking for a fun and relaxing place to work, one that appreciates you? Look no further! Sheri Marie’s Salon & Co. is hiring great hairstylists. Call 281-463-7375. 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. About Hair Salon and Day Spa is seeking experienced stylists. Apply in person 15422 FM 529, Houston, TX 77095.

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LL Hair Studio Salon is hiring experienced stylists! Visit our website at to learn more, or call us today at 281-550-5302. 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. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. 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.



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PETS FOR SALE AKC Registered 16 week old, red, male Dachshund. Has a great personality, $375. 832-474-0869 or 281-392-1093. Cavalier King Charles puppies for sale - registered, champion bloodlines. Adorable! Call Karen at 281-743-3500. Little Miniature Schnauzer puppies for sale, registered. Guenther, 281-492-1618.

HOMES/CONDOS FOR SALE 1 story, 4-year-old, 3/2/1 townhome. 12602 Ravensway Center Dr. #610, Cypress. 1491 sq. ft., granite in kitchen and bathrooms, 18� tile floors, stainless appliances, $149,900. 281-630-1629. College Station Gateway Villas Townhome. Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, granite countertops, washer/dryer, refrigerator included. Call 281-744-5304. 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 Luxury Royal Sands Resort, Cancun, Mexico. 2 bed / 2 bath, oceanview timeshare, available one week only: November 10-17, 2012. Reduced to $1000. Incredible pools, spa, fitness center. Email for info and pictures of resort: Playa del Carmen private condo, 2 bed / 2 bath. 1600 square feet, beautifully furnished. 2 blocks from beach, 3 blocks from famous Fifth Avenue. Photos, rates, guest reviews at: Call Jeff, 713-856-7774. 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 for more information.

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