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JOIN US ON FACEBOOK Copperfield Crime Watch has launched the “Copperfield Safety and Security Facebook” page. You may reach the page by clicking on the Facebook graphic on the Copperfield website at: www.copperfield.org/watch.php. We encourage residents to “Like” the page to get regular updates and information to protect their possessions, property and family. In addition, we will be posting community safety and security events as they are scheduled. Since the Facebook page was launched we have over 440 people following the updates, tell your Copperfield friends to join us.
As a reminder, it is critical to be able to recognize something that is out of the ordinary. Although many residents don’t know all their neighbors, they usually know a few. They also become familiar with patterns of living, like when people leave for work, the cars normally seen in a driveway, etc. It is these patterns that become what we consider “normal.” Whenever we see something that is not normal, it should warrant our attention. It may be a vehicle parked in a driveway or street, it may be someone walking on the street from house to house or it may even look like someone who is working on a project. If anything looks suspicious, call the Sheriff. If someone knocks on your door, make certain you know who it is, before you open the door, it if sounds out of the ordinary call the Sheriff. If you in any way think something may be suspicious, call it in to the Sheriff. The Crime Watch Committee also asks you to consider becoming involved in our Crime Watch program. You may contact your village representative listed on the Copperfield website, in the Copperfield newsletter or visit one of our monthly committee meetings (dates listed on Crime Watch tab of Copperfield.org website). You may also visit the Copperfield Safety and Security Facebook page.
Copperfield Place Village (CPV) A WORD FROM THE BOARD
We remind you to review your deed restrictions and if at any time you would like clarification, you may contact SCS management or attend the next Board meeting. Check the Copperfield website for time and date for our next meeting.
(CPV) POOL & PARKS COMMITTEE
Please take a moment to read posted signs. Parents please remind your children that the playground is for small children and that they must also watch out for the children’s safety at the park. DOGS / PETS: We have had many complaints where homeowners walking their pets are allowing them to do their business on the sidewalk itself! This has to be stopped. When you walk you pet, please be considerate of others who use the sidewalks for walking or jogging. Pick up your pets business if it happens to be done on the sidewalk. No one likes to step on this!
(CPV) NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH
CRIME WATCH COMMITTEE When you observe someone that doesn’t seem to be in the right place, call the Sheriff’s Office at 713-221-2000. The officers will be able to check out the situation and make sure the person has a legitimate purpose for being there. This will help cut down on burglaries and other incidents in the area. Be sure to lock your cars when in the driveways and pay attention when leaving garage doors open for long periods. The officers have also suggested the need to back pickup trucks up to the garage so tailgates aren’t stolen which has been a recurring issue this year.
In order to receive updates you may register at the Copperfield website at: http://www.copperfield.org/sl_register.php to stay informed and receive crime watch updates.
As you are all aware of the current fire danger levels, please be extra vigilant in monitoring outdoor grilling with the nice fall weather hopefully coming soon.
Please continue to call in any and all suspicious activity you observe at any time, to the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 713-2216000 (Option 1 for dispatch). For life threatening emergencies call 911.
REMINDER: It is imperative that we try to get involved. Keep your ears and eyes open and report any suspicious activity by calling the non-emergency police telephone number, 713-221-6000.
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PARKING Do not park vehicles at the end of the Cul de Sac or at the Pool and Park area after 9:00 PM. Vehicles will be towed at homeowners’ expense. The pool and park closes at 9:00 PM.
Did you know that you are your worst enemy! 9 out of 10 times, you left your doors unlocked to your home or car. You don’t have enough lighting or no lights on your front or back porch. Your garage doors were left open in full view of all your goods stored in the garage. You did not arrange for your newspaper to be picked up or stopped when you left on vacation, which is a clear indication that you are not at home. All of the above are great invitations for thieves. You may go to the website and obtain a vacation form, if you are going on vacation and fax or drop it off at the Sheriff’s Department or community center. They will monitor your home while you are away. FOR NON EMERGENCY CALL HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DISPATCHER: 713-221-6000
(CPV) DEED RESTRICTIONS
HOMES Roofing, painting, landscaping, patios, sheds or any major changes must be approved by the Architectural Review Board. If you are not sure of the deed restrictions or what colors are allowable under the current deed restrictions please contact SCS Management at 281-463-1777. Many homes are in desperate need of painting or mildew cleaning! You may obtain your form for Architectural Board approval by visiting the Copperfield website at www.copperfield.org. Do not park vehicles at the end of the Cul de Sac or at the Pool and Park area after 9:00 PM. Vehicles will be towed at homeowners’ expense. The pool and park closes at 9:00 PM.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT BLOCK THE SIDEWALKS WITH TRAILERS OR VEHICLES, WHICH WILL DETER THE PASSAGEWAY FOR WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY! DO NOT BLOCK THE STREET AT THE END OF THE CUL DE SAC WITH ANY VEHICLE OR THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WILL ISSUE A TICKET IF THEY ARE CALLED TO THE SIGHT AND HAVE THE VEHICLE TOWED.
Easton Commons Village (EC) EASTON COMMONS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING AND IMPENDING BOARD VACANCY The Easton Commons Homeowners Association will hold its Annual Meeting for all homeowners and residents on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the Copperfield Community Center, 15409 Willow River. Sign-in for attendees will begin at 6:45 PM and the meeting will start at 7:00 PM. In addition to presenting the financial report and conducting other business, an election will be held to fill an impending vacancy on the Association Board of Directors. Any member of the Homeowners Association (homeowners and current residents) who is interested in serving on the board should call SCS Management Services at 281-463-1777.
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About thirty children and as many adults came to the Easton Commons Park on December 3rd to have Breakfast with Santa. It was a beautiful, sunny morning … just right for the Christmas festivities that were to take place. All
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(EC) TRUCKS PROHIBITED
There are still incidences of large commercial trucks parking along the street near the entrance to the subdivision and adjacent to the park. The entrance to a residential neighborhood is no place for such vehicles, which are a safety problem, as well as unsightly and may interfere with traffic. Signs are posted that indicate that the parking of these vehicles is prohibited. When a truck parks in the restricted area, residents are encouraged to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number (713-221-6000) to make a report.
(EC) PROBLEMS WITH OBSTRUCTED LINE OF SIGHT
Residents are reminded that Easton Commons Deed Restrictions do place limits on the size and placement of fences, planters, hedges and other items, which may restrict vision, particularly on corner lots. Basically, the deed restrictions prohibit placing any object on a corner which is over two feet high and which may interfere with line of sight. There are still many cars that cut through our subdivision to avoid traffic and lights on Highway 6 and West Road. Many of these do not comply with the 20 mile-an-hour speed limit which further aggravates an already dangerous situation arising from restricted line of sight. Residents who persist in violating this item of the deed restrictions are subject to warning/reminder letters and may be subject to further action if the situation is not corrected.
(EC) CRIME WATCH
We still need Block Captains. If you are interested, please contact Ken Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to receive Crime Watch information, contact Ken at the email address shown above and he will provide information as it becomes available.
(EC) HOME IMPROVEMENTS
To make changes to the exterior appearance of your home (i.e. painting, new windows, new roof, new fence, etc.) an ARC Application must be filled out and sent to SCS Management. All exterior changes must be approved via an ARC Application. You can find a copy of this form at www.copperfield.org under Easton Commons.
(EC) EASTON COMMONS NATURE PARK
The park has been closed since October 31, 2011 due to major construction of lighting and other assorted projects. Hopefully, it will be open as you read this.
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The rules for the park are not completed but several are already in effect. These are a follows: 1) No smoking anywhere in the park or parking lot. 2) All dogs must be on a leash at all times - No exceptions. This is also a Harris County Law. 3) No swimming as there are submerged hazards in pond, in the form of trees laid down to give the fish (catfish, blue gills and possibly some Bass) a more natural habitat to thrive in. The M.U.D. 179 Board is also working with Harris County Pct. 4 to slow traffic along the front side of the park and to also deter drivers from cutting thru Easton Commons Village. We are working on getting crosswalks and more stops signs along Easton Commons Drive and Chetland Place Drive Chuck Harley President of M.UD. 179
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For the month of November, teachers at Montessori Preschool at Copperfield introduced service as a way to inspire math-readiness in preschool children. By collecting cans and non-perishable food items for needy Cypress families, children (ages 18 months to 6 years) practiced counting skills, place value, addition and subtraction at an advanced level at an early age in the name of service. Children established a goal of collecting 65 food items in a month and surpassed their goal by 301 in two weeks. Teachers aided the counting process, introducing place value to understand the value of three-digit numbers and tracking total donations on a large chart. Kindergartners practiced three-digit addition and subtraction problems to account for the total number of food items. All food items will be donated to Cypress Assistance Ministries for Thanksgiving. In addition, students were taught the value of service and sharing, especially in tough economic times when it is difficult to give freely.
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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: 713-4091934, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 our annual Christmas party where they played games and had delicious snacks! We took a short break for the rest of the year but are back strong and preparing for our next camp out to Enchanted Rock State Park in Central Texas. The boys will work on climbing, hiking and basic camping skills. Rumor has it that there will even be some cave exploration involved! If you have a son in the 6th grade or higher that would like to join in the fun and adventure please contact us. Our Scout Master is Michael Widaski and his number is 713-376 5166. You can also contact our Committee Chairperson, Joseph Jefferson, at 281-684-5197 or check our website at www.bsat10. com. We hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season!
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If you are interested in your First Grade to Fifth Grade son joining in scouting and would like to learn more about Cub Scouts and Pack 435, please contact Rafe Poirrier, 281-858-7298 (Pack 435 Cub Master), join us for a Pack meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 PM, in the Copeland Cafeteria or check out our website at www.bsapack435.org.
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Hello Everyone! Welcome to this month’s exciting episode of “The Chronicles of Pack 445!” Wow! We can’t believe it’s a New Year! Where has the time gone? Our Scouts are very excited to get started on all our upcoming activities! We finished off the year with a great turnout for the “Parade of Lights.” Even though the weather was cold and rainy, we had many brave Scouts show up to ride on our very nicely decorated floats. The boys do a great job of decorating our floats every year and look forward to riding in them in the parade. We also had our Pushmobile races in December and had a great time watching the boys race up and down the track. The race is something the boys look forward to every year as well! January brings our next big event, which is Pinewood Derby! The boys will have the opportunity to attend two workshops to complete their cars for the big race at the end of the month. We’ll keep you posted on the winners! December and January bring ceremonies where our Webelo 2’s will crossover into Boy Scouts. We will miss them dearly, but know they have a lot of great things ahead of them! Remember, it’s never too late to join Cub Scouts! If you would like to become a part of our family and have a boy in 1st-5th grade, please visit our website at www.pack445.org. We’ll be waiting to hear from you!
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CY-FAIR SPORTS ASSOCIATION
Cy-Fair Sports Association is having baseball, football, cheerleading, drill team and wrestling sign ups right now. Check out the website for more information www.cy-fairsports.org.
WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE
Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information, contact Sue Crookson at 281-392-4913 email@example.com or Yana Dommert at 281-394-2481 yana@ entouch.net.
ST. CUTHBERT EPISCOPAL CHURCH 11TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF
St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will hold their 11th annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, January 28th, from 12:00-4:00 PM This event is open to the public and if you would like to enter your chili in the competition, there will be a $5 entry fee. Come and share your favorite chili recipe and see if you will be the grand prize winner. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road, Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). For more information, visit us at www.stcuthbert.org.
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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. Located at 5930 Hwy. 6 N., Suite F-1, Houston, TX 77084, 281-804-2520, Fax 281-741-1686.
BEAR CREEK UMC - 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.
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. 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 281762-8252.
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THE CYPRESS CREEK FACE 2011-2012 SEASON January Legacy concert: noeL BouLey - 3 PM, tuesday, January 10, 2012. Bass-baritone Noel Bouley received a master’s degree in vocal performance at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and he completed a bachelor’s degree in both vocal performance and music education at Louisiana State University. Bouley has performed as the bass soloist in major works such as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Bach’s Mass in B minor, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Bach’s Ich habe genug and Handel’s Messiah. Tickets: $6 - $12 Apollo Chamber Players presents “SoundScapeS of the WorLd: an expo in france” - 6 PM, Sunday, January 22, 2012. Join The Apollo Chamber Players for a program featuring music by the giants of the Impressionist movement, Ravel and Debussy, complimented by a set of Apollo-arranged folk melodies from around the world. Tickets: $6 - $12, WindSync’S peter & the WoLf - 10 AM, Saturday, January 28, 2012. Who took the cool out of classical music? Well, WindSync is here to put it back. A fresh, young and energetic ensemble, WindSync’s Peter and the Wolf program is dramatic and interactive, allowing audience members of all ages to explore and engage with the music. WindSync invites audiences to join the collaborative, creative process of musical imagination and expression by exploring elements of rhythm, culture, characteristics of the instruments, and the hip, story-telling nature of classical music in a staged and costumed production of Peter and the Wolf. WindSync is part of Cypress Creek FACE’s Free Children’s Series. All Free Children’s Series concerts are free and no reservations necessary. feBruary rhythmic circuS: feet don’t faiL me noW! - 8 PM, Saturday, february 4, 2012. A talented quartet of tap dancers team up with seven musicians/vocalists for an evening of nonstop percussive madness! Rhythmic Circus integrates rapid-fire tap with a wide variety of musical genres in a show “you have to see to believe”! Tickets: $30-60. All performances are at The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Dr. Spring, TX 77379, 281-440-4850; www.cypresscreekface.org.
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CWC WOMEN SERVING THE COMMUNITY
The women’s club closed the year with a wonderful Holiday Party at Tapas Capriccio. We celebrated with our friends and are ready to start the new year as “the cy-fair Women’s club.” Our first meeting in 2012 will be on January 5th at the West Houston Church of Christ at 7:00 PM. Start the new year on the right track and come join us. Make a difference in the community, while developing friendships for a lifetime. CWC is a service organization that gives back to the community, so all funds raised will go right back to the community in scholarships for graduating high school seniors, at Lone Star College, Cy-Fair and grants to other non-profits in our community, as well.
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ADULT ONGOING EVENTS & SPECIAL EVENTS (ADULT)
• InspIratIonal Book CluB - Monday, January 9th at 2:00 PM. Enjoy reading and discussing the many wonderful works of Christian Fiction that are on the market today. Learn about the authors, the stories and discuss the ideas presented in the books. This month, we are reading “The Borrower” by Rebecca Makkai. • reader’s perspeCtIve Book CluB - Monday, January 23rd at 2:00 PM. A book club where members read books and share the books that they have read with other book-lovers! This month, we are reading “Match Me If You Can” by Susan Elizabeth Phillip. • ClassIC readers Book CluB - Monday, January 30th at 2:00 PM. Forgot all those books that you read in high school or college? Want to read all the greats? Want to reacquaint yourself with Austen, Carroll, Hawthorne, Poe, Steinbeck or Stevenson? Then join us once a month for our classic readers’ book club! This month, we are reading “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy. • Texercise exercise class for seniors - tuesdays at 2:00 PM. Join us January 10th - March 27th for a twelve week exercise class for Seniors and friends. This low impact program was developed by the Department of Aging and Disability Services. • sTress free compuTer class - Wednesdays at 12:00 PM. These computer classes are designed for adults with a specific topic every week. The classes are an excellent opportunity to learn more about computers in a relaxed environment filled with smiles and laughter. All classes are free and open to the public. • siT & sTiTch - thursdays at 10:00 AM. Are you crafty? Come and join us for Sit & Stitch - bring knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, quilting or other projects!
• preschool sTory Time for children ages 3-6 - tuesdays at 10:30 AM. Children’s Librarian will read stories, lead everyone in song and direct the making of a craft project. • infanT Gymboree - non-walkers only - Wednesday, January 4th at 2:00 PM. Encourage development through play and learning with this program designed to support your child’s growth at their own individual pace. From sensory stimulation to problem-solving games and storytelling, this class uses play-based activities to stretch the body and mind. • baby book Time for children ages 0-18 months - Wednesdays (Jan. 11th, 18th & 25th) at 2:00 PM. Children’s Librarian will read a simple story, lead everyone through the performance of nursery rhymes and songs and encourage interaction between caregivers and babies through the use of educational toys. • Toddler sTory Time for children ages 18-36 months - thursdays at 10:30 AM. Children’s Librarian will read stories, lead everyone in song and direct the making of a craft project for this younger set. • children’s sTory & crafT for children ages 2-6 - saturday, January 14th at 10:30 AM. Cypress Creek High School FCCLA will present a story and craft. • children’s sTory & crafT for children ages 4-10 - saturday, January 28th at 2:00 PM. Cypress Creek High School Book Club will present a seasonal story and craft. NOTE: Children’s programs are free but require a ticket for admission. Tickets will be distributed beginning 30 minutes before the program begins. All programs are free and open to the public. Check our program listings online from our website or signage in the building for any changes or additions to this news release.
• ipad Game niGhT - Wednesday, January 11th and 25th at 4:00 PM. Come learn about and play a new game app each time. • movie niGhT - Wednesday, January 18th at 4:00 PM. See a movie at the library.
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BOOk CLuBS • 1/11: SpORTS pAgE BOOk CLuB (2nd Wed. of the month) - 1 pm, room 215 - any book about Hockey. • 1/25: I LOvE A MYSTERY BOOk CLuB - 12:00 pm, room 215 - TBa. • 1/25: CLuB DE LECTuRA EN ESpAñOL - 4-5 pm, room 102 - The book selected for the new year is “Las aventuras de Don Chipote, o, Cuando los Pericos Mamen” by Daniel Venegas. COMpuTER WORkSHOpS, library room 203 Tuesdays: 7-9 pm (various topics, see schedule). Saturdays: alternating weekends/various times, please contact the library visit the website at www.lonestar.edu/library/15212 for current schedule. CRAFTS Wednesdays, 8:30 am-10 am, LRNC 215 - Common Thread: Knitting, Crocheting and Needlework Group. ESL LIBRARY OuTREACH pROgRAM Spring classes begin the week of January 30, 2012. THE ESL BOOk CLuB resumes January 30, 2012 at a time and location to be announced. SpANISH CONvERSATION CLuB/ Conversación en Español Basic conversational skill in Spanish is required, LRNC 102 Tuesdays, 9-10 am and 3-4 pm (new)
• TEEN BLOgS Teen Thoughts: a blog for teens: http://cyfairteenthoughts.blogspot.com. veni, vidi, vici: I Came, I Saw, I Conquered: http://venividiviciteens. blogspot.com (by teens who are transitioning from high school to college).
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WEEkLY STORYTIMES AND ACTIvITIES Mondays: Baby Time (6-24 months) - 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am; pajama Storytime (all ages) - 6:30 pm Tuesdays: Toddler Time (2-3 1/2 years) - 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am Family Storytime (all ages) - 6:30 pm Wednesdays: preschool Time (3-6 years) - 10 am, 11 am Thursdays: Spanish Time (2-6 years) - 11 am; Craft Time (4-12 years) - 5 pm; game Night (4+ years) - 6:30 pm. * See website for special activities and programs. * all programs are free and open to the public.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOSPICE CARE (CYPRESS AREA)
Volunteers are the Heart of Hospice, they are a vital part of the hospice team. What volunteers can do to show that they care is everything from providing caregiver relief, being the friendly visitor with the smile, holding someone’s hand, providing that extra loving care and being a good listener. Volunteering can include music or pet therapy and much much more. All those interested in volunteering, please contact Adrienne Harris at email@example.com or 281-463-3697 (VistaCare).
STANDUP FOR KIDS
How would you feel if you saved a kid’s life? StandUp For Kids is an all volunteer organization dedicated to saving the lives of at-risk and homeless kids through volunteer outreach efforts. Our volunteers search the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives. Every day throughout the US thirteen kids die on the streets from abuse, disease and suicide. According to recent statistics Houston has up to 2,500 kids living on the streets at any given time. Texas has the highest rate of homeless youth in the U.S. StandUp For Kids needs supplies for our Houston program, which provides food, clothing, counseling and a safe environment for the homeless youth of Houston. If you or your organization would like to hold a food or clothing drive for StandUp For Kids please contact me at HeatherE@standupforkids.org to learn more about StandUp For Kids or how you can help visit our website at www.standupforkids.org. The single greatest need, for homeless and street kids is our continuous caring and real support. We must convince them that we care, we want them back and we want to help them get off the streets.
CY-FAIR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department provides fire, rescue and EMS services to 156 square miles of Northwest Harris County for the residents of Harris County Emergency Service District #9. By operating from 12 community based volunteer fire stations we are able to quickly and efficiently respond to help our neighbors in times of emergency. For more information on the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department or on how you can join the other 350 volunteers of our Department and be one of Cy-Fair’s bravest, call us at 281-656-3840 or visit us on the web at www. cyfairvfd.org.
ADOPT A US SOLDIER
Adopt A US Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers and donors to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians with deployed soldiers and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to those serving in the United States Armed Forces. Adopt A US Soldier is sustained by its volunteer workforce located across the United States. After a supporter asked a soldier what they needed, his response was as follows: “No requests, just don’t want to be forgotten.” -LCPL O.J.T. III When registering for Adopt A US Soldier your involvement can range from writing letters and sending postcards, to mailing care packages full of items a soldier may need or want. Handwritten letters are most important and meaningful to soldiers. Adopt A US Soldier encourages civilians to adopt a soldier to show your support for those that are making sacrifices for our country. If interested, please go to www.adoptaussoldier.org to register.
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Interested in volunteering your time, talents and energy to a most worthwhile local cause? Consider joining the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts Volunteer Guild! The mission of the Pearl’s Volunteer Guild is to: • Promote volunteerism in the Northwest Houston area by providing vital, on-going volunteer support for the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts educational programs. • Develop leadership potential and knowledge within its membership • Further perpetuate the appreciation of fine art and the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts in the community. Several important committees need volunteers: • Day Trips • Hospitality • Membership • Student Art Contest Information about the Volunteer Guild can also be found on the Pearl’s website at www.pearlmfa.org under the Guild page. Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts Where Art is Just the Start! 6815 Cypresswood Spring, TX 77379 281-376-6322
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit organization that is solely supported through Grants and private donations from community residents, businesses and friends of the museum.
THE THOMAS A. GLAZIER SENIOR EDUCATION CENTER HAS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
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If you want to drink, that’s your business; if you want to stop, that’s ours. To find a meeting near you or for other information call: 713-686-6300 or go to www.aahouston.org.
THE HOUSTON LYME DISEASE AND CHRONIC ILLNESS MEETUP GROUP
FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS (FA)
Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating and bulimia. There are no dues or fees or weigh-ins at FA meetings.
We are dedicated to helping people with Lyme Disease, CFS, Fibromyalgia, ADD, ADHD, Autism or any of the neurological diseases and we provide the latest nutritional research to fight these illnesses. This group is for those who are affected with any of these type of illnesses or for those who have loved ones that are affected. For information on meetings, call 713-581-8108 or visit www.meetup.com/Lyme-Chronic-Illness-Meetup-Group.
The second Houston meeting is every Tuesday at 7:00 PM, at the Memorial Drive UMC, located at 12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77079. Our original Houston meeting takes places every week on Sunday at 4:00 PM, at the same location. Call FA at 781-932-6300 or locally 281-392-8914. Visit our website at www.foodaddicts.org.
PALMER DRUG ABUSE PROGRAM (PDAP)
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PDAP is the only free outpatient substance abuse program for young people and parents in the greater Houston area. PDAP is spiritually based and is housed in churches. PDAP’s methodology is based upon the “Twelve Steps” of Alcoholics Anonymous. For ages 12 to 17, call 281-870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25 call 713-647-8858.
The Cancer Center at North Cypress Medical Center and the American Cancer Society are proud to sponsor the following free community support groups:
Coping with Breast Cancer: This group is for women coping with breast cancer and offers an uplifting, safe place for women to come and share their common experiences, problems and solutions, as well as obtain information regarding community resources. Monthly meetings every 2nd Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM.
Man to Man - Prostate Support Group: This group is for men and their families coping with prostate cancer. It is designed to promote education and emotional encouragement in a safe, uplifting, and supportive environment. Monthly meeting every 3rd Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM.
If you even think you or someone you care about may have a compulsive gambling problem, call the Houston Gamblers Anonymous hotline at 713684-6654 for information. The meetings are Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, at the Bear Creek Community Center, www.texasga.org.
Stop the diet/binge cycle! Join a 12-step support group. We meet on Mondays (year-round, including holidays), at 6:00 PM, at Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 16000 Rippling Water 77084, ROOM Coke #1. Contact Judy Russell at 281-345-8319 for further information.
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• Affordable - Annual Membership is $26, Chapter fees, average of $5 per month. • Friendly environment - Join the journey to better health. • Accountability - Confidential weigh-in • Informational Programs • Support, suggestions and awards for your losses • Weekly meetings - Monday, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM. For more information, please call 832-771-0499. • Weekly meetings - Friday, 9:30 AM-10:30 AM. For more information, please call 281-550-1772 or 832-288-3980. Please visit us at Bear Creek Community Center.
Dialogue - Cancer Support Group: This group is for individuals coping with various kinds of cancer, including patients, their families and friends. It provides an opportunity for those touched with cancer to share their experiences and assists them in learning how to live with cancer, monthly meetings every 1st Tuesday. All Support Group meetings will be held in the lobby of The Cancer Center at North Cypress Medical Center at 21216 Northwest Freeway, Suite 110, Cypress, TX, 1st floor of the Professional Building. For questions regarding any of these support groups, call Janet Kantenberger, LCSW, at 832-912-3658. Visit us online at www.ncmc-hospital.com.
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP
DivorceCare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable DivorceCare resources to help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. DivorceCare groups meet for 12 weeks and discuss topics such as loneliness, anger, depression, finances, new relationships and forgiveness.
Visit our website at www.cypress-umc.org for other exciting programs and activities going on at the church. Cypress UMC is located at 13403 Cypress N. Houston Road in Cypress 77429. Call us at 281-469-0730 for more information.
Are your children angry, hurt and confused about your divorce? Finding help for your children can be frustrating. DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids aged Kindergarten through Grade 6) and DC4T (DivorceCare for Teens Seventh Grade and up), provides a safe, fun place where your children will: • Learn to understand their feelings • Express their emotions appropriately • Feel better about themselves • Develop coping skills • Be introduced to non-denominational biblical based concepts that will bring comfort
The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at Cypress UMC on the fourth Thursday of each month, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, in room W201. Family members and friends of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia are invited to attend. For more information, contact Marianne Johnson at 281469-2818.
BEARCREEK MS SUPPORT GROUP
Bearcreek MS support group meets monthly on the Third Saturday, 1 PM 3 PM, at The Church Without Walls, 5725 Queenston Blvd, Houston, Texas 77083. For more information, contact Paula 281-530-3857 or Alicia 713-3942971. Please join us for an encouraging and informative meeting!
NORTHWEST HOUSTON MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP
The Northwest Houston Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM, at Cy-Fair Professional Building, 11302 Fallbrook near FM1960. Please contact Connie Crocker at 281-3735860 for information.
BEAR CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP
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On Sundays, Bear Creek Baptist Church will hold Church Initiative’s divorce care family recovery ministry for adults, children, and teens. The sessions will run from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at the church campus located at 5901 N. Fry Road @ West Little York. Pre-register by calling Erin Wilkins at 281-8599900. Childcare will be provided for those registered.
HOPE ALIVE MINISTRIES COUNSELING SERVICES
We have moved from the Bear Creek Assistance Ministries (BCAM) Impact for Life building. We are back at our old location at 16151 Cairnway, Suite 206, Houston, Texas 77084. We provide Counseling Service for Children (Play Therapy), Adolescents, Women, Marriage and Family. For more information, please call 281-656-2548.
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BEAR CREEK BAPTIST MOPS
Can’t remember the last time you ate an uninterrupted meal or had a moment to yourself? We at Bear Creek Baptist MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers ages birth - five) know how you feel. Join us the second and fourth Friday of each month, from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, for some quality mom-time, which will include parenting tips, food, door prizes, crafts, new friendships and fun. Childcare is provided. Being the mother of a preschooler is one adventure you don’t have to go on alone. Please contact Kristi Brock at Kristig8@ hotmail.com or 281-858-4202.
MOPS AT GOOD SHEPHERD
You are invited to a place designed specifically for you, a mother of preschoolers. You’ll experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth and spiritual hope, all to help you be the best mom possible. Good Shepherd is accepting registration for the 2009-2010 session of MOPS with the theme “Together on Planet Mom.” Contact Renate Wheeler at email@example.com more information, or visit the MOPS link under the “ministries” tab on our church website at www.goodchurch.us for registration information and enrollment forms.
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MOMMY! MOMMY! MOMMY! MOMMY! If I have your attention, you may be looking for us. We are Mothers of Preschoolers, a group of moms with kids from birth through kindergarten. Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 9:30-11:30 AM. Located at 16000 Rippling Water Dr., Houston, TX 77084. We are a nondenominational group of women from our 20s to our 40s who realize that we have, in our presence, one of this country’s most valuable treasures... our children. So if you are looking for some grown up conversation with women who know where you are coming from, please consider coming visit us. Our children participate in their own Christian program, MOPPETS, with wonderful loving teachers. So come, relax and get the fellowship you are seeking. Send Amy an email if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org or give the church a call for directions 281-4632330.
MOPS SECOND BAPTIST – WEST CAMPUS
Are you a mother of a preschooler? Are you looking for a fun time of fellowship with other mommies? Then MOPS is for you! Join us for monthly meetings with great speakers, crafts, demonstrations, small group discussion and of course delicious food. Free childcare is provided and this is a great night out for working moms and stay at home moms. This the only MOPS group in Katy that meets at night! For more information, please call Faye in the nursery office at 713-465-3408, x1007.
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CHILD CARE PROFESSIONALS OF HOUSTON
Childcare Professionals of Houston is a group of Registered Family Home Childcare Providers. CCPH meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month, at the Bear Creek Community Center. For more information, please call 832593-6656.
WEST HOUSTON HOME EDUCATORS, INC.
West Houston Home Educators, Inc. is a support group of home schooling families that meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at Cypress Family Fellowship Church, 17330 W. Little York, at 7:00 PM. For more information, call us at 281-500-6089, email us at email@example.com or see our website at www.whhe.org.
together for quarterly community projects and fundraisers. Projects include everything from community clean-up days to health fares, food drives and fundraising events such as March for Babies and Susan G Komen. We also get to enjoy free product samples from Luna! This is a great group for moms and children to learn, grow and play together, while making new friends! There is no age limit. For more information, please contact Ami Almquist at 713-705-3514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOCHA MOMS, INC
Mocha Moms, Inc. is a not-for-profit support group for mothers who have chosen not to work full-time outside of the home in order to devote more time to their families and communities. Mocha Moms serves as an advocate for those mothers and encourages the spirit of community activism within it’s membership. Visit our website NWHoustonMochaMoms.webs.com or email us at email@example.com. For further information on our bi-weekly meetings and monthly Moms Night Out and community service projects, call 281-852-2795.
MOMS CLUB OF FAR NORTHWEST HOUSTON
Ever feel like you are the only one staying at home? Would you like to meet more moms who have made the choice to stay home with their children? MOMS Club of Far Northwest Houston is a support network for stay at home moms who are ready to get out of the house and play! We offer park days, field trips, mom’s night out, playgroups and more! Newborns through preschoolers... there is fun for everyone! In general, we serve the area between Katy Hockley Road, Highway 6 and FM 529 and 290, as well as the area between 290, 249, 1960 and Beltway 8. We would like to invite you to join us and find out more at our next monthly meeting! For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www. momsclub.org.
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MOMS CLUB OF CYPRESS-NORTH, TEXAS
Are you an at-home mom looking for some fun distractions during the day? Why not try out MOMS Club of Cypress-North! We are a chapter of the International MOMS Club, which is a national, nonprofit organization that gives at-home mothers the opportunity to share activities and discussions with other mothers and their children. Activities are held during the day, when at-home mothers need support and interaction the most. Children are always welcome. We also organize community service projects throughout the year. Our members are moms of various ages and backgrounds with kids of all ages (newborn to high school age). Our business meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month. If you are interested or would like more information, please visit our web site at www.momsclub.org or contact Stephanie Hvezdos, President, at whizwine@ aol.com or 713-444-0697 for location, directions or any questions. We are happily welcoming new moms at each meeting. Hope to see you there!
MOMS GROUP STARTS AT CORNERSTONE UMC
The monthly Cornerstone United Methodist Church MOMS group meets from 9:15 AM to 10:45 AM in Room 220. We are located at 15919 Ridge Park Drive across from Lowery Elementary. The nursery will be open for all who need it. Please email Heather Finney at email@example.com for meeting dates, to RSVP or with any questions. Cornerstone membership or preschool enrollment is not required, so bring all of your friends that would like fellowship time with other Christian moms.
MOTHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN (MYC)
The moment a newborn baby wraps their tiny hand around a parent’s finger is a pivotal moment in the life of any parent. The baby not only tugs on the finger, but on the parent’s heart as well. It is in that awesome moment that the parent begins to understand the unconditional and abounding love that God has for each of us. But soon after the little miracle arrives so do all the questions and sometimes, without any clear answers. The Mothers of Young Children (MYC) group was organized by St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church to minister to families with young children throughout the Northwest Houston community. Both stay at home and working parents are invited to participate in the group. The group supports and prays for one another, shares information and ideas on child rearing and builds lasting friendships. Most importantly, MYC’s focus is on God and God’s presence in families. The MYC ministry includes: • Friday morning Bible study at 9:30 AM (childcare provided!) • Monthly Kids Night In • Mom’s Night Out • Playgroups throughout the year • Service ministries • Online discussion forum
The MYC group is an exciting ministry filled with open hearts and lots of energy (and that isn’t including the kids) with a desire to grow in Christ. St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church is located at 17020 West Road, at the corner of West and Queenston. For more information, check out our web site at www. stcuthbert.org or contact Tanya Avery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTHWEST HOUSTON MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES
Northwest Houston Mothers of Multiples (NWHMOM) meets at 7 PM, the third Thursday of every month, at the Coles Crossing subdivision clubhouse, 13050 Barker Cypress in Cypress. NWHMOM assists mothers of multiple birth children by lending them support; sharing information and relating experiences raising multiples. Welcoming all expectant, newly delivered and seasoned (veteran) multiple mothers. For more information, visit www.nwhmom.org.
MUSLIM MOMMIES OF NORTHWEST HOUSTON
Muslim Mommies of Northwest Houston is a faith-based playgroup for infants through preschoolers. We meet every Thursday at 10:30 AM at the Bear Creek Mosque for toddlers/preschool storytime and crafts. Feel free to come by any Thursday to get a feel for what we do. Please email before coming. Email: email@example.com. The purpose of the playgroup is to provide an Islamic environment for mothers and children to learn, play and socialize. The playgroup plans various activities every week like story-time, nasheed time, arts and crafts time and even free play time. We are always open to more ideas and encourage members’ input. If interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, we are compiling a list of Muslim babysitters in the NW/Katy/Copperfield/ Cypress area. If you would like to be added on the list, please email us at email@example.com with ‘Muslim Mommies’ in the subject line.
PARENTING CLASSES AT WEST HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER
West Houston Medical Center offers prenatal classes on an ongoing basis throughout the year. The following is a list of classes that are presently offered. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8065. • Childbirth Preparation/Lamaze Class (Weeknight and Weekend classes available) • Infant Care Class • Breastfeeding Class • Infant CPR Class • Infant/Child CPR Class • Community CPR Class (Infant/Child/Adult) • Sibling Adjustment Class West Houston Medical Center also offers a FREE Mother and Child Play and Informational Support Group. • Mothers with babies birth to six months meets every Wednesday from 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM in suite 201 of the Doctor’s Center. • Mothers with babies six to twelve months meets every Wednesday from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in suite 201 of the Doctor’s Center. The program features a weekly topic that mothers with babies are eager to learn as well as a time for questions and answers. It is a time to get to know other new mothers and for your babies to have interaction with other babies. The group is moderated by the Perinatal Coordinator who has over 20 years of experience in the field. Should you have additional questions you may call 281-588-8065. The Doctor’s Center is located at 12121 Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 77082.
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If you are British or married to a Brit, would you like to join the Bear Creek Brits? We meet regularly for coffee mornings, dinners and movies. If interested, please phone Cath at 281-395-6701.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN
The National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century - championing the needs of women, children and families. The Career Branch of NCJW has their monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. For information, call Leda 713-572-9924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Sam Houston Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas was chartered in Katy, Texas in 1987. The Sons of the Republic of Texas is a fraternal organization dedicated to perpetuating the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved the independence of Texas. Members are descendants of people who lived in the Republic of Texas from independence in 1836 until statehood in 1846. The Sam Houston Chapter meets on the third Saturday of each month except April. Lunch meetings are held at The Briar Club located at 2603 Timmons Lane beginning at 12 Noon. Visit us on the Web at http://samhoustonchapter.tripod.com.
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The West Houston Italian Club is a social, charitable and Italian Cultural organization that was formed in June 1990. We are located on the west side (off Hwy. 6). The club is also a member of the Italian Federation. Our monthly meetings are held the third Friday of every month, 7:00 PM, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Addicks-Satsuma. If you would like further information about the club, call Marie & Sam Ricca at 281-373-5517.
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Do you have an ancestor who fought for the Union during the American Civil War? If so, the Edward Lea Camp invites you to attend one of our meetings. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month (except January & August) at The Spaghetti Warehouse in Downtown Houston (901 Commerce at Travis). The meetings begin with dinner at 7:00 PM. A business meeting immediately follows. For more information, contact Scott Shuster at 281-859-7125 or email at email@example.com or visit our website at www.txsuv.org/Lea/Index.htm
CIVIL WAR REENACTING
Become a part of America’s fastest growing hobby. The First Texas Infantry Regiment, a part of the Nineteenth Century Living History Association Inc., a non-profit corporation, is looking for recruits. Though the primary impression is of the First Texas, a Confederate unit, the association is a non-political organization and often attends events as Federal troops. The mission of reenacting is to educate about the history of that time, and the lifestyle of the Civil War soldier. Come join us for monthly adventure, camaraderie, travel, fresh air and loads of fun. Enlist with “The Palmer Guards,” of the First Texas, visit www.texas-brigade.org. Select 1st Texas and then Co. C.
CIVIL WAR FIFE AND DRUM CORP
The current musicians of the First Texas Volunteer Infantry Regiment are looking for new recruits to form a Civil War era fife and drum corp. We are an organization within the First Texas and devoted to recreating the history of John Bell Hood’s Texas Brigade. If you have previous playing experience on either the flute or piccolo/fife, then you are greatly needed. We are also looking for experienced drummers. If you are interested, please contact Mus. C.C. Lyman at 281-797-1275. New recruits are warmly welcomed.
Ladies: Do you know your family genealogy? Are you curious about your family genealogy? Do you feel it is important for your children to know their family history? The Daughters of the American Revolution and The Children of the American Revolution members have all verified their Ancestry to the American Revolution. We would like to invite you to explore your family history and see what history can bring to you. The Elisha Roberts Chapter, NSDAR of Cypress, Texas and the Wings of Freedom Society, NSCAR of Cypress, Texas would like to invite prospective members to our upcoming meetings. Please contact: Laura Neal – Regent, Elisha Roberts Chapter at 281-256-3545, firstname.lastname@example.org or Melinda Sims – Registrar, Elisha Roberts Chapter and Senior Society President, Wings of Freedom Society at 281-856-2536, Melinda@mazzaroth.net for more information.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 324 ATTENTION ALL WAR TIME VETERAN’S
The American Legion wants you. Come and join our post that meets in Jersey Village Texas. We meet every second Sunday of the month. Year Dues are $30 a year. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me, Jimmy Baughman I am the commander of the post and I live in the Villages of Cypress Lakes, Lakeside. My phone Number is 281-256-6824, please leave message and I will return your call as soon as possible.
LOCAL VETERAN GROUPS MEET
If you are an honorably discharged War Time Veteran or currently serving on active duty and want to associate yourself with fellow Veterans, please consider joining one of the following groups. (Each organization has its own requirements for membership.) AMERICAN LEGIoN: The Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of Katy Texas meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, at 7 PM at the Katy Elks Lodge #2628, at 1050 Katy-Ft. Bend Road, Katy TX. Meetings start promptly at
7:30 PM. The American Legion is the largest war time Veteran’s organization in the nation and invites all eligible Veterans to join. Proud sponsor of the American Legion Boy’s State Program. Will Miller, Post Commander. Visit us at www.LegionPost164KatyTX.org for more information. VFW: The Floyd E. Breedlove Post 9182 of Katy Texas meets the first Monday of each month at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. in “Old Town Katy.” Meetings begin with a covered dish dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by the business meetings of the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary at 7:30 PM. Peyton Lumpkin, Commander. Ladies Auxiliary President, Karon Cramer. MiLiTAry OrDEr OF THE PurPLE HEArT: Tri-County Chapter 723 of the MOPH meets the third Thursday of each month at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. in Old Town Katy. David Lemak, Commander Additional information is available through the Veterans Memorial Museum at: 281-391-VETS.
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The West Houston Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force invites you and your family, friends or group to visit our Hangar to see our WWii Aircraft and to tour our WWii Museum on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Our hangar is located at the West Houston Airport just east of Barker Cypress on Groschke rd. (For detailed directions go to: www.westhoustonsqdn.org) The Commemorative Air Force is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, restoring and flying military aircraft so that younger generations can appreciate the role of military aviation through history in the defense of our country and the preservation of our liberties. The CAF welcomes new members of all ages with an interest in Aviation or WWii History.
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Are you looking to reconnect with your ZTA sisters? ZTA Houston West Alumnae group meets every month. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com.
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Laureate Theta Pi is a women’s group, a non-academic, international sorority with no university affiliations. “Life, learning and friendship” is the motto, as it is for all chapters of Beta Sigma Phi, a non-profit organization with international friendship networking. We meet twice a month (Monday evenings) in members’ homes in this area. Because we are a social, cultural and service organization, our meetings are interesting and varied. if you are interested in joining or rejoining, please contact Pinky Stromek at 281-3956766 or Alice White at 281-599-8347.
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Cy-Fair Express Network (CYFEN) invites you to their monthly networking luncheon at Houston National Golf Club, 16500 Houston National Blvd. Bring plenty of business cards for networking. Please check date online and make reservations at www.cyfen.org or contact Melissa Rotholz at 713-256-9569. Our mission is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.
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C.A.P.S. HELPING AREA SENIORS
The Fifty Plus group is sponsoring a weekly Community Activities Program for Seniors (C.A.P.S.) every Thursday at 9:30 AM. The program is open to all senior citizens in the community and features a wide variety of activities, such as music, crafts and exercise. For more information on C.A.P.S. or other Fifty-Plus activities, contact the church office at Cypress UMC at 281469-0730.
AARP BEAR CREEK CHAPTER 4540
Our AARP Chapter cordially invite you to join us at the Bear Creek Community Center (3055 Bear Creek Dr.) every third Thursday at noon (12:00 PM). We bring a covered dish for our social gathering followed by a speaker and/or entertainment. There is a short meeting and drawings for door prizes.
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AARP CY-FAIR CHAPTER #4543
The AARP Cy-Fair Chapter meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at the Village on the Park Ice Cream Parlor, 12012 Steepleway Blvd. Our meeting starts at 10:00 AM with refreshments starting at 9:30 AM. Each month we have speakers who address our group on various subjects. For further information, call Mr. Paul Morgan, President, at 281-807-9118.
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Gasoline prices are heading up again, and you may be wondering how you can find a carpool, which will save you fuel costs, wear & tear on your vehicle and allow you to save time by accessing HOV lanes. METRO operates a free ride-matching service for carpools and vanpools. It is located at www.ridemetro.org/ridepro. Click on the Register button and create an account, which will allow you to enter your home address, your work address, your schedule and your contact information (don’t worry, your exact home address is hidden).
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