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*Green Trails Phase II includes all homes belonging to the pools at the Gerri Ayers Recreation Center and on Park Cypress.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! THANKS
We would like to say a HUGE thanks to all our volunteers for helping make Green Trails a great place to live. Shannon Smith Jim & Summer Austin Christina Baldwin Rose Fowler Michelle Gregovic Consuelo “Chelo” Johnson Cyndi Kornegay Amy Kristynik James Nichols David Lehman Gordon Buffington Perry Cummins
Debra Kesseler Vageesh Srivastava Chris Abel Helen Fitzgerald Don Henry Cyndi Kornegay Linda Kushner Alida Leykauf Cheryl Mills Allen Ohnheiser Pankaj Parmar Brian Weatherall George & Carol Yard
Fan Xu Mark Holbrook George Yard Amjad Khan Jim Austin Craig Sarubbi Stephen Veillon James Nichols Michel Hendon Bryant Gaudette David & Candace Lehman Angie Martino
Brad Smith Cathy Staerker Kristin Abel Tiffany Gettleman Mary McGovern Kela Sumrall Elaine Kearney Susie Edwards Valerie Henry Brigitte Hobbesland Celeste Long Paul Tallas
Do you enjoy neighborhood events?
If you participate in the neighborhood events, we need you. We are in need of volunteers to help with community events. Without volunteers, there would be no events. Please consider volunteering and contact Kristie Poldervaart at Poldervaartk@gmail.com or 281-647-9483 to get involved.
The Website for Green Trails Phase II (www.greentrailstwo.com) has a “blast email” function. This feature allows the Association to send news to residents on a mass basis. The Board of Directors intends to start utilizing this function more frequently to disseminate important information, particularly in emergencies like Hurricane Ike. If you have not registered and would like to do so, please go to the “Join Our Mailing List” section of the Website. The only information that you need to enter is your email address. Each of the other items is optional, including your name. None of the information will be distributed to third parties.
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GREEN TRAILS TENNIS NEWSLETTER
PARENTS: Tweens and teens have been observed damaging our tennis courts and the equipment held within. Your maintenance fees pay for this vandalism directly. We try to keep these costs down while maintaining the nice amenities our neighborhood enjoys for all residents. Please let your children know if they are observed abusing our courts and/or their equipment, the Constable will be called to escort them home. Should you notice anyone abusing our courts, please contact the constable at 281-463-6666 and report it. Please note: tennis courts are for tennis only. Please let your children know that the courts are not for soccer, bike riding, skating or any other use. We want to keep our courts and amenities in good condition for the use they are intended for. Ladies Fall leagues are in play and those times are reserved on the sign up sheet on Monday and Wednesday mornings, 9 am-12:30 PM. If you are interested in playing ladies tennis, we can offer you a spot on league teams at the B level (Monday) or A and B levels (Wednesday). The Tennis Committee has approved court reservations for these times. Each league level is currently looking to add new resident players. If you are interested in joining a ladies league, please contact Elaine Kearney - number is below. Anyone, including tennis pros, wanting to reserve REGULAR court time in advance, must contact the committee through Elaine Kearney, 281-492-6848.
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Sign-up boards are located inside the tennis courts. Residents may sign up 48 hours in advance for a 1 1/2 hour time period (this means 3 blocks on the sign-up sheet). Should you sign up too early or for longer than 1 1/2 hours, your name will be subject to removal by a committee member. Also, remember to keep the gates locked at all times. Please do not prop open our gates, this damages the locking mechanisms. If you are a new resident and need access cards, please contact Karen Janczak at Crest Management, 281-579-0761. ONLY Green Trails residents should have access cards for the courts; please do not give extra cards to friends. Crest Management will be notified if non-residents have cards. You must have a card to access the tennis courts. If someone requests that you allow them entry to our courts, please do not allow anyone access that does not have a card. If you see that the brooms or water-remover rollers are lying on the court, we ask that you please make an effort to hang those in order to preserve them. Please be considerate and pick up any trash you have left on the court. Should you encounter any maintenance problems with any of our courts, please contact Brigitte Hobbesland, 713-591-0880.
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A Green Trails resident who is a USPTA certified tennis pro is available for private or semi-private lessons at the Green Trails courts for residents only. The tennis committee requests you book your lessons by signing up for the court 48 hrs. in advance during non-prime hours. (No evening lessons or weekend mornings). If interested, contact Laurence Sombito directly at 281769-2701 for more information.
The lights at the Gerri Ayers Recreation Center are numbered. Should you notice a light out on the court, please note the number before calling to have it repaired. Tennis court lights are on a timer. To turn on the lights, flip the switch to the “ON” position; lights will come on within 15 minutes. If the lights have been on and then turned off, it will take the lights 15-20 additional minutes to come back on. This one switch controls lights on all courts. Elaine Kearney/Chair Paul Tallas/Co-Chair Celeste Long/Secretary & Treasurer Brigitte Hobbesland/Maintenance Susie Edwards/Sign-up Sheets Valerie Henry/League Coordinator
281-492-6848 713-201-8454 281-579-1890 713-591-0880 281-579-2158 281-829-6292
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Expedited ARC Approvals
Remember to apply and get ARC approval before doing work that affects the exterior appearance of your house or yard. This includes replacing fences, repainting (even the same color) and re-roofing. Approval can take up to one month, so plan ahead. In many cases, you can now expedite the process by paying a $50 fee. For details, see the website, www.greentrailstwo.com or call Crest Management at 281-579-0761.
Call the Constable and report any suspicious activity. The fastest dispatch for law enforcement in our neighborhood is to call the constable direct at 281-463-6666. An alert Green Trails resident recently foiled a car theft by calling the constable when something didn’t seem right. The suspects were arrested. Remember, “No call is too small.”
How Do We Look?
Curb appeal has a big impact on your property value, even if your home is not for sale. Buyers evaluate the neighborhood, not just one house. Stand back from your house and take a close look to see if it needs a mini-makeover. Think about security as well. Has your shrubbery become overgrown, covering windows or blocking the sidewalk? Do low-hanging limbs obscure the front? Does the lawn have brown areas or weeds? Is the siding mildewed or paint peeling? You may want to ask a friend’s opinion; it is easy to overlook things we see everyday. Make plans now to spruce up. Cars parked in the street are also a turn-off to buyers. Make the extra effort to keep cars in the driveway. It looks better, and is safer for your neighbors and your car.
Green Trails Ladies Club Welcomes You
The Green Trails Ladies Club welcomes you as a friend and invites your membership. Membership is open to women residing in west Houston, Katy and surrounding areas. Varied opportunities are provided for women to explore common interests and to develop friendships in the neighborhood settings. The club features interest groups and activities for its members such as: Bunco, Scrabble, Games for Couples, Women of the Word (a Bible study fellowship), Book Chats and Sweets (a book review fellowship), The Art Bunch (fine arts group), Potpourri (special interests and other special events throughout the year. New interests group form per member interests. You are welcome to all. Contact Kathy Sitarski at 832-788-4711 or Helen Connolly at 832-577-7177 for more information. If you wish to join us, submit the following information along with the annual renewable dues of $20 payable to the Green Trails Ladies Club, P.O. Box 573, Barker, Texas 77413-0573:
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“Tube” is Blue Gray Russian Blue neutered male, current immunizations, micro chipped. He’s shy around strangers, harmless ( a lover not a fighter), and will probably run from you if you approach him. However, if you have a way with cats, you may be able to sweet talk him into your home. He’s probably hungry and scared. We love and miss our beloved kitty.
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Green Trails Phase II Homeowners Association does not have a business relationship with or endorse any of the companies advertising in this newsletter. We remind residents to exercise due diligence when selecting contractors.
About Our Furry Friends
We have received complaints about dogs running loose. Harris County requires both dogs and cats to be vaccinated, licensed and kept in fenced yards or on leashes. This is for the safety of both our neighbors and your pets. Remember, that if you leave food outside for a dog or cat, you may be attracting other nuisance animals, including rats.
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STREET LIGHT OUTAGES
Please note that the association pays electrical charges for a streetlight whether the bulb is functioning or not. To report street light outages you can contact CenterPoint Energy at 713-207-2222 or www.centerpointenergy. com. Be sure to note the pole number and the street address.
Three Cheese Chicken Bake
1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 1 tbs and 1-1/2 tsp butter or margarine 1/2 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted 1/2 (8 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained 1/2 (2 ounce) jar chopped pimientos, drained 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 (8 ounce) package noodles, cooked 1-1/2 cups diced cooked chicken 1 cup ricotta or cottage cheese 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons buttered bread crumbs In a skillet, sauté onion and green pepper in butter until tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in the soup, mushrooms, pimientos and basil; set aside. In a large bowl, combine noodles, chicken and cheeses; add mushroom sauce and mix well. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 40 to 45 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with crumbs. Bake 15 minutes longer.
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4 large baking potatoes, baked 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/8 teaspoon pepper 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 4 green onions, sliced
Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-in. shell (save pulp for another use). Place potatoes skins on a greased baking sheet. Combine oil, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper; brush over both sides of skins. Bake at 475 degrees F for 7 minutes; turn. Bake until crisp, about 7 minutes more. Sprinkle bacon and cheddar cheese inside skins. Bake 2 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted. Top with sour cream and onions. Serve immediately.
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FLOWERS • Plants to set: Alyssum, Calendula, Canterbury Bells, Carnations, Columbine, Cornflower. Daisies, Delphinium, Hollyhock, Larkspur, Lobelia, Nicotiana, Pansy, Petunia, Phlox (Louisiana), Shrimp Plant, Snapdragon, Stock and Verbena. VEGETABLES • Plant beets, broccoli (plants), brussel sprouts (plants), cabbage (plants), carrots, cauliflower (plants), celery, Chinese cabbage (plants), chives collards (plants), endive, kale, lettuce (leaf and head), mustard, onions (plants), parsley, garden peas, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, tomato (seeds) and turnips. TREES AND SHRUBS • Finish all transplanting, get everything in the ground for a good spring spurt of growth. Transplant balled and burlap, container-grown, bare-root deciduous evergreen trees, shrubs, roses and vines while still dormant. • Finish pruning roses. Weed and cultivate lightly all beds. Replenish mulch as needed. • Control early spring insects like thrips on glads and aphids on young tender growth. Spray with Malathion, Diazinon or Orthene. • At the end of February: peach, apple and pear fruit must be thinned to insure quality production at harvest. • Give groundcovers a haircut. They will spread faster. • Divide daylilies, daisies and other perennials now.
West I-10 Fire DepARTMENT
Did you know that the West I-10 Fire Department is a department you can join? Members come from all walks of life and work together to serve their community. The West I-10 Fire Department is also committed to community involvement and as such would like all our citizens to know the best way to contact us. If you have an emergency, please dial 9-1-1, but if you have a question about the department or would like to inquire about a public relations event, please dial 281-675-3639 or visit our website at www.westI-10fd.org.
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FEBRUARY…… DID YOU KNOW?
• Birthstone is Amethyst? Characteristic is Sincerity? Flower is Primrose? • Supreme Court of the United States met for the first time on February 1, 1790. • By the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico gave New Mexico and California to the United States on February 2, 1848. • The last German troops surrendered in the Stalingrad pocket, completing the Soviet Union’s victory at Stalingrad, during World War II in February 1943. • Boy Scouts of America incorporated in February 1910. • Thomas A. Edison patented the phonograph on February 19, 1878. • Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., became first American to orbit the earth on February 20, 1962. • The United States acquired the Florida territory from Spain on February 22, 1819. • Some important people in history born in February: Charles A. Lindbergh, Aaron Burr, “Babe” Ruth, Ronald Reagan, Charles Dickens, William Henry Harrison, Thomas A. Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Galileo, Susan B. Anthony, Henry Adams, George Washington and William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody. • The following states were admitted as part of the United States: Oregon and Arizona.
GOOD THYME GARDEN CLUB WELCOMES YOU!
The Good Thyme Garden Club is open for new members. Anyone is welcome, whether you reside in the Green Trails/Grand Lakes area or not. Membership is free. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, with a 3-month break in the summer. For more information or to sign up, please contact Diane Noriega at 281785-1565 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to having you join our fun group!
TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS
Lauren Woltemate - B, H, PP, CPR, SL, SS, RCC, FAC 18 Simone Romero - B, SS, PP, RCC 16 15 Luke Ward - B, C, H, PP, L, T (Math, science) Haley Mangold - B, H, PP 17 Marcus Williams - B, C, T, L, CPR, RCC 17 17 Haley Markel - B, P Ashley Bretting - B, PP, FAC, RCC 15 16 Brooke Edwards - B, PP Emily Stewart - B, PP 17 Brandon Joe - B, P 15 16 Patrick Odell - PP Lydia Gregovic - B, PP 14 Yulia Berray - P 15
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TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS - green trails
(Students must be 12 before they can be added to the babysitting list.) Please fill in all information Job(s) _________________________________
q B -Babysitting
Name _________________________________ q SS -Safe Sitter Street _________________________________ q SL -Swim Lessons
q CPR -CPR Certified
Email _________________________________ q FAC -First Aid Cert.
q RCC -Red Cross Cert.
Birthdate - Mo/Yr_________________________ q P -Pet Care (only) Age ______ Yr HS Grad________ or Gr ________ q PP -Pet/Plant Sitter q H -Housecare
Phone _________________________________ q L -Lawncare Subd__________________________________ q T -Tutor
q C -Car Detailing
I give my permission for my child’s name and phone number to be published in the ‘Teenage Job Seekers’ section of our subdivision newsletter. Parent Signature ____________________________________________________
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Bottom row: Mason Grimes, James Baik, Gabrielle Walters and Jared Morris. Middle row: Nick Dittemore, Catherine McCoy, Emma Dyson, Christian Chong and Julius Jang. Back row: Brenna Hymowitz, Colton Doerr, Micah Grollitsch, Allison Polnac and Zachary Bucher.
Katy ISD Police Santa Cops Program
The Pattison Elementary Student Council collected money to buy gift items for the Katy ISD Police Santa Cops Program. The money collected sponsored 10 kids. On Dec. 3, 2011 they met at Target and purchased 1 outfit for each child (pants, shirt, shoes and jacket) and spent the rest on fun items for the kids. All toys were then wrapped and delivered to The KATY ISD police station for pick up by parents.
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Nottingham Country Elementary
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Over 20 Years Experience
Celebrating 30 years of Excellence! We invite YOU to be a part of NCE history! Our school is so fortunate to have so many wonderful resources and opportunities for our families, staff and community. In honor of our 30-year anniversary, we would like our families, past and present, to have the opportunity to have their names painted into one of the beautiful murals we have commissioned for our cafeteria!
With your TAX DEDUCTIBLE contribution of $50, you can help fund this magnificent project and help to create an engaging learning environment for future generations of NCE Knights!
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MCMEANS JR. HIGH
Carol Cox, Elia Wray, Nikki Bilbao and Megan Bucher.
McMeans Jr. High students chosen for Honor Choir
Students from Katy ISD, Houston ISD and Alief ISD auditioned for the Region 23 Junior High Honor Choir. Over 600 students auditioned and only 120 girls were selected, as well as 90 boys. The choir is under the direction of Anne Guess.
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On February 2, 2012, Fashion Extravaganza will be held at Taylor high School as a fundraising for Taylor’s Project Grad 2012. This will be the 6th Annual Fashion show, as well as a market with many vendors promoting substantial savings on their products and services. The fashion show includes fun fashions, designer gowns and tuxes modeled by our THS senior men and women. The products and services include restaurants, limos, florists and more. The show and market is a very fun event and one in which the students really enjoy participating. Tickets can be purchased for $5 in advance or $6 at the door and as I have said earlier, all of the proceeds go to Project Grad. www.thsprojectgrad.com.
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The James E. Taylor Swimming and Diving Team participated in the Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association Gulf Zone Championships on November 18 and 19, 2011 at the Conroe ISD Natatorium. The men’s team took fifth place and the women’s team took ninth place out of 37 teams. Taylor team members qualifying for the meet included Kasey Palfreyman, Hanna Huston, Aila Taylor, Marie Saunders, Simone Romero, Carmina Alvarez, Galina Martin, Emily Roulston, Samantha Wong, Jordan Rodriguez, Megan Skinner, David Harlan, Anurag Gupta, Stuart Mossup, Alan Tankovich, James Taylor, Gavin Erdmann, Josh Kingma, Andre Romero, Skyler Phillips, Patrick Rozum, Travis Loveland, Galen Sulistyo, Kevin Hammack, Chris High and Christian Martin. Finalists included: - 200-yard medley relay - Women -7th place - Kasey Palfreyman, Hanna Huston, Aila Taylor and Marie Saunders. Men – 7th place - Stuart Mossup, Alan Tankovich, James Taylor and Gavin Erdmann. - 200-yard freestyle – Women - 5th Hanna Huston, Men – 3rd David Harlan. - 200-yard IM – Women -15th Marie Saunders, Men - 14th Stuart Mossup. - Men’s 50-yard freestyle – 7th James Taylor. - Men’s 1-meter diving - 11th Kevin Hammack, 14th Chris High and 15th Christian Martin. - 100-yard fly – Women - 6th Hannah Huston, Men - 13th Alan Tankovich. - Men’s 100-yard freestyle – 1st David Harlan and 13th Gavin Erdmann. - Men’s 200-yard freestyle relay – 7th David Harlan, Anurag Gupta, James Taylor and Gavin Erdmann. - Men’s 100-yard backstroke - 14th Gavin Erdmann. - 100-yard breaststroke – Women -12th Aila Taylor, Men – 1st James Taylor - 400-yard freestyle relay – Women - 7th Marie Saunders, Samantha Wong, Aila Taylor and Hanna Huston. Men - 7th David Harlan, Anurag Gupta, Alan Tankovich, Stuart Mossup and Josh Kingma. Congratulations to all the participants!
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Feb. 16th – Early Dismissal (Secondary 11:35 AM; Elementary 12:40 PM); End of Grading Period Feb. 17th – Student Holiday Feb. 20th – Student Holiday Feb. 21st – Grading Period Begins Mar. 12th – 16th – Spring Break
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March 1st – Ties and Tiaras. A Celebration of mentoring and fundraising event. 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Agave Rd.
STEPPING INTO THE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIPS
Drs. James Jacobs and Nicolas Manriquez, of Your Total Foot Care Specialist, are pleased to announce, two $1,500 “Stepping Into The Future” scholarships for 2012 KISD graduating seniors. Applications must be submitted to the offices of Your Total Foot Care Specialist by March 29, 2012, 5:00 PM. A third party committee will select the two winning applicants. The “Stepping Into The Future” scholarship program is available to seniors graduating with GPA’s ranging from 2.5 to 3.7. The scholarships are geared towards those students showing academic promise through a combination of demonstrated academic achievement and leadership potential. The two “Stepping Into The Future” scholarship recipients will be announced at the Katy ISD Awards Ceremonies during May.
One mentor, one student, one hour per week. KEYS brings adult role models into Katy ISD schools to motivate, encourage and inspire students on the brink of success. Mentors meet with their student on campus at a pre-designated time each week. As mentor and student build their relationship, they decide together how to spend their mentoring time. Whether spent playing games, reading or just talking, that one hour a week makes a tremendous difference in the life of a child. To be a KEYS Mentor, you need: • A belief in the potential of every child • Criminal history background check in compliance with the FCRA • One hour per week to spend with a child, on campus during the school day, during the school year • Participation in a brief campus KEYS orientation before you begin • Successful completion of a KEYS application and subsequent approval process
Community Education offers evening and on-line classes to adults for fun, enrichment and learning. Some of the classes offered are Foreign Languages, Arts and Crafts, Finance, Computer, Sewing, Dance and Music. For information on these and many other classes and to view the fall schedule, go to www.katyisd.org/com_edu or call 281-396-6365.
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PARENTS DAY OUT AT Church on the Rock
Wednesday-Thursday: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM Miércoles y jueves: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM Church on the rock is located at 433 S. Barker Cypress, Houston TX 77094. Phone: 281-599-9777. This is monthly event same days and time. Is a bilingual program.
Private Schools JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Located at 1400 Parkway Plaza (near Briar Forest and Eldridge), invites interested families to tour the campus during Catholic Schools Week. Tours will be given Monday, January 30th through Wednesday, February 1st, from 9 PM – 11 AM. Tours will begin on the hour and every ½ hour. Appointments are not necessary. Open House for prospective families will be held on Thursday, February 2nd, from 6 PM – 7:30 PM. Registration for new families begins on Saturday, February 11th. For more information about this National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, please call 281-496-1500 or visit www.jp2.org.
Holy Spirit Episcopal School OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 6:30 PM Holy Spirit Episcopal School, a co-ed day school, Infants - 8th Grade, is nearing its 50th anniversary (September 2012), founded in 1962, accredited by SAES, and is committed to providing a loving, nurturing and joyful environment supported by research-based academic programs that allow for enrichment, growth and optimism with a commitment to diversity. Located at 12535 Perthshire Road, Houston, Texas 77024.
Texas Christian School OPEN HOUSE
Texas Christian School will hold their annual Open Houses: Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 6:30 PM: View Science/Art Fair projects, tour the campus, visit classrooms. Educating 2-year-old - 12th grade for over 20 years using challenging Curriculum, character development and sports. Contact us at 281-550-6060, 17810 KiethHarrow Blvd., Houston, TX 77084 or visit www.TexasChristianSchool.org.
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West Houston Girls Softball Association Registration
West Houston Girls Softball Association invites you to come join the fun! Registration is now OPEN for our Spring 2012 season. Make some new friends and enjoy the outdoors in a fun and exciting way. No experience necessary! Girls, ages 5-17, are eligible to play! Every girl makes a team and every girl plays. Registration can be completed online, in-person or by mail (visit our website for forms and dates): www.eteamz.com/whgsa. If you have questions, please feel free to email Monica Canady at westhoustongsa@ yahoo.com.
Inward/Forward Basketball For College & High School Guys at Bear Creek Baptist Church
Be a part of one of our basketball leagues. Practice/Games will be on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday nights. Evaluations to help set the teams will be February 20th, 21st and 23rd between the hours of 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM in our Gym. You can register online at www.bearcreekchurch.tv/sports. Look for Register Now area and click on Inward/Forward Basketball. We will have registration forms available in the church office and in the Student Ministry area. Practices begin the week of March 19th and the league runs through May 5th. The cost of Inward/Forward Basketball is $20. If you have questions or would like more information you can contact us at 281-8599900. Ask for Scott Denton or Linda Newhouse or email scott.denton@ bcstaff.org or email@example.com.
Registration is open for spring Flag Football, Basketball and Soccer leagues in Katy! i9 Sports is the #1 provider of youth sports leagues, camps and instructional clinics in the country for kids ages 3-14. We focus on fun, skills and sportsmanship with a commitment to safety. Sign up during early registration to save $10. Leagues start March 31st. For more information, please visit www.i9sports.com or call 281-398-PLAY (7529).
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Katy Rugby Club
Fun for all the family. All ages welcome - boys & girls. Training every Sunday 2-4 PM, at Beck Junior High school Football Field. For more information, visit www.katyrugbyclub.com.
LADY SHARKS WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION (WGA)
The Lady Sharks WGA are inviting new members to join our Thursday morning play day at Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club. Our purpose is to promote women’s golf and fellowship among our members while enhancing the understanding of The Rules of Golf and improving play. For more information, contact Edna Hemingway at 281-579-7621, ednahem@hal-pc. org or Michele Hurlburt at 281-398-7696, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please join us for a different golf outing every Wednesday morning. We are a small, fun group playing mostly around the west Houston area. Please contact email@example.com or call Nancy at 281-550-2043.
Katy Valkyries Girls’ Lacrosse
The Katy Valkyries, a girls’ lacrosse league in the Katy area, is recruiting middle and high school girls to play in competition. Contact Liz Jones at 281 578-8439 or read more about the league on our website, www.katyvalkyries.com.
Women’s Basketball League
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Katy family ymca volleyball
Katy Family YMCA has open volleyball for Y members on Tuesday and Thursday nights for adults only, from 8:00-10:00 PM. If you know the rules and can enjoy volleyball, please join us.
Men’s Drop-In Roller Hockey
Bear Creek Roller Rink is the home of Men’s Drop-In Hockey. All ages and abilities are welcome. No commitment is required. Just show up and play!!! Games are played every Sunday from 7-9 PM. For more information, please call Dave Bradford at 281-855-2615.
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Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information contact Sue Crookson at 281-392-4913 email@example.com or Yana Dommert at 281-394-2481 yana@ entouch.net or Kathy Smith 815-715-3892.
CONGRATS TO NEW BLACK BELTS, TIGER CUBS, INSTRUCTORS & HIGH RANK!
The Katy TaeKwonDo Academy is pleased to announce its newest class of Tiger Cub graduates, black belt students reaching new milestones and instructors who each passed testing requirements for their next rank level during the December rank exam. Congratulations to these students who have earned their First Degree Level 1 “Probationary” Black Belt: Bryan Lightsey, Jennifer Lightsey, Dien Chau, Kolby Conaway, Kendal Gillentine, Samantha Lucia, Harris Masson,Michael Nevins, Michael Nguyen, Nicholas Schilhab, Tanmay Sharma, Aadhithya Sivakumar, Bernardo Vilchis, Bruno Vilchis, Joseph Brinkley and River Silversmith.
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Congratulations to these students who have earned their First Degree Level 2 “Decided” Black Belt: Bryce Amos and Caroline Rush. Congratulations to the following students for earning their Second Degree Black Belts: Quazi Asif, Max Conway, Teddy Gallas, Alex Maldonado and Damini Patel. The following students earned their Third Degree Black Belts: Tyler Blonder, Madison Brost, Ryan Brost, Joshua Boyce, Adam Mojtahed and Ryan Tough. A special congratulations goes to Nilesh Popat who earned his Fifth Degree Black belt! The Katy TaeKwonDo Academy is also pleased to announce these dedicated students who passed testing requirements during the instructor exam to earn tiered instructor status. Congratulations Luke Armstrong, Lindsey West & Grady West (Level 1) and Jason English (Level 2) on earning your new instructor stripe!
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We would like to invite children from 4 yrs (as of Sept. 1, 2011) to 5th grade to join us as we enjoy another season of T-Ball, Kid & Coach Pitch. We look forward to teaching your children the skills and watching them enhance their abilities. Registration forms are now available in our office or you can register online at www.bearcreekchurch.tv/sports. We will offer several evaluation days so we can check on their skills so we can even out the teams. The dates for these are February 27th, 28th and March 1st, between 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Also on March 3rd 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon. It only takes a few minutes for us to run them through the drills and then we will contact each player about practices. After March 5th we cannot guarantee a place on a team. They will practice for one hour a week on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Practices begin the week of March 19th and the league runs through May 19th. The cost will be $75. If you have questions or would like more information you can contact us at 281-859-9900. Ask for Scott Denton or Linda Newhouse or email firstname.lastname@example.org or linda.newhouse@ bcstaff.org. Register as soon as possible!
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Pope John XXII High School, 1800 West Grand Parkway N. Katy TX 77449, located on the corner of Franz and W. Grand Parkway, will host a Community Wide Garage Sale from 7:30 AM to 12 noon, Saturday, March 3, 2012, in the school gym (rain or shine). 12X12 Spaces are available to rent for $30, if interested. Please contact Ana Sanchez re: Community Garage Sale at ams1965@att.NET. Space is limited, so act fast!
Katy Area Parents of Multiples (KAPOM) garage sale
Katy Area Parents of Multiples (KAPOM) will be holding their next semiannual garage sale on Saturday, March 24th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. The sale will be located at The Church of Holy Apostles, 1225 W. Grand Pkwy. S. Katy, TX 77494. KAPOM’s consignment style sale will be selling gently used child related and household items. Lots of kids clothing, toys and equipment. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We will also be hosting a breakfast bake sale so come hungry!
BLOOD DRIVES MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF KATY BLOOD DRIVE
Memorial Lutheran Church of Katy, located at 5810 Third Street will be conducting their quarterly Blood Drive on February 7, 2012, from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Loomis Center. Walk-ins are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Any questions, please contact the office at 281-391-0171.
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Houston Family Arts Center
Performances are at Houston Family Arts Center Garza Main Stage, 10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070. 2011-2012 Mainstage Season: A Lesson Before Dying (Through Feb. 5, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage) Seussical the Musical (Feb. 24 - Mar. 11, 2012 at the Berry Center) The 39 Steps (Apr. 13-29, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage) The Fantasticks (Through - June 10, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage Guys and Dolls (July 13-29, 2012 TAG production at the Berry Center) Season tickets are now on sale. For the best seating and lowest prices become a season ticket holder. The HFAC season package is arranged so that any six or more shows constitute a package and patrons get to pick which 6, 7 or 8! Patrons can select their seats online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374. GO TO http://www.houstonfac.com/id6.html for more information or to request an audition appointment.
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5903 Hawthorne Garden 2107 Foreland 12611 Adams Run 11311 Stonecreek Bend 27422 N Saddle Creek 12755 Ridge Springs 2703 Golden Larch 19010 Cove Forest 19611 Cottage Park 13114 Avalange 9306 Adagio Ln 8123 Sweetgum Trace 15315 Paxton Landing 7034 Tallow Knoll 3627 Broken Elm 6318 Applewood Forest 22911 Silent Spring Crk 4434 Red Oak Grove 4114 Garden Branch 5419 Tyler Park 9727 Precious Stone 27014 Downing Park 26110 Savory Springs 5126 Shadow Breeze 2631 Rayburn Ridge 26111 Bent Meadow 3810 Rivermoss 5918 Scarlett Bay 21143 Beech Landing
2039 Broken Branch 8719 Everhart Trace 106 E. Fairbranch 11743 Quail Creek 4009 Pembrooke Way 6006 Spectrum Springs 28010 Everett Knolls 1384 Studer Street 7502 Crescent Lake 20935 Tranquil Shores 903 Woodland 23539 Deep Cliff 2411 Marquette Trail 20811 Garden Arbor 19303 Chislestone 25610 Greenwell Sprgs 25415 Skye Springs 25507 Granger Oaks 3402 S Lake Village 25311 Madison Falls 4410 Ruttand Park 10403 Mossback Pine 22414 Rolling Mdw 3227 Markstone 4742 Camden Brook 26631 Sandy Arbor 22207 Baron Cove 6922 Rosemont Park 6014 Coral Springs
26822 Wylie Valley 1415 Baldridge 5707 Cascade Canyon 184 W Shadowpoint 6310 S Saddle Creek 27803 Walsh Crossing 1335 Crescent Parkway 1302 Copper 6103 Harmony Park 2926 Fair Chase 15303 Hazen Point 21310 Twisted Willow 15302 Paxton Landing 28251 Chalet Park 26639 Richwood Oaks 27811 Charter Lake 2703 Zachary Bend 27006 Downing Park 9623 Moonstone Mist 22030 Windmill Bluff 26103 Allenford 23510 Brinmont Place 3026 Gilford 25410 Melody Canyon 5218 Summerside 24031 Northshire 5106 Grand Phillips 6414 Middlelake 6014 Royal Hollow
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OTHER DATED EVENTS 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. 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 begin their 2012 Fill-the-Boot fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Saturday February 11, 2012 during the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM. Fire Fighters will also be out March 10th, April 14th and May 12th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Valentine Card Making event on February 4th in the afternoon at Bonnie Holland Elementary. Last year the event was put together by a few moms in a playgroup and over 50 people showed up and they raised almost $2800. This year they are moving to a bigger venue and hope to have more children making cards for the kids at MD Anderson. Bingo Fundraiser on Saturday, March 3rd at 6 pm at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Old Katy. The event will start with an enchilada dinner from 5-6 pm for $6 for anyone who is interested. The Bingo Fundraiser is $25 per person for 12 games (on 9 cards for each game) with a free bingo dauber for each player. For more information, email email@example.com. Second Saturday Aluminum Can Collection - If you live in the Houston Area, please consider participating in our “Cans for a Cure” Recycling Program.
her in contact with her friends and helped keep her spirits up when she was in the hospital for her treatments or unable to have visitors. Her wish is that every kid battling cancer or any life-threatening illness be given a computer so they can stay connected to their family and friends while they are going through their treatments. Her wish has become our mission. For more information about Keep Kids Connected go to the website, www.keepkidsconnected.org or check out their Facebook page! If you would like to get on the contact list for upcoming events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
69th ANNUAL KATY ISD FFA LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO
CPRA PRO RODEO ALL THREE NIGHTS Fairgrounds at I-10 & FM 1463 Next to the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas Thursday, February 23rd - 7 PM Friday, February 24th - 7 PM Saturday, February 25th - 7 PM Youth Events: Calf Scramble Stickhorse Race • Mutton Bustin Jr. Barrles • Jr. Breakaway Calf Roping Concessions • Carnival Rides • Free Parking • Family Environment • Parade • Area Accommodations (Special thanks go to our 2012 Katy rodeo Sponsor: West Engineering Services) Visit us online at KATYRODEO.ORG for information on Tickets, Apparel, History, Visitor Info, Weekly Event Schedule and more
NATURE PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Enjoy the outdoors with your child, age 2 1/2 to 5, at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered every Tuesday and Wednesday morning, 10:00 to 11:00 AM, from mid-September through mid-May at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Boulevard. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, crafts, hands-on activities and walks in the woods. The cost is $5 per child or a 5-session card can be purchased for $20. The child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. For more information, please visit www.houstonaudubon.org or contact email@example.com or 713-464-4900. Upcoming programs include:
The second Saturday of each month, Keep Kids Connected collects aluminum beverage cans at the Tradition Bank Pin Oak Branch location from 9 am-12 pm. The proceeds from recycling the cans helps fund the purchase of Netbook computers and pediatric cancer research.
Jan. 31st/Feb. 1st: Mice & Squirrels February 7th & 8th: Talk to the Animals February 14th & 15th: Bird Valentines February 21st & 22nd: Insects February 28th & 29th: Ladybugs
Invite your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to support this recycling pro-gram and donate their aluminum cans to Keep Kids Connected. Keep Kids Connected was created to help kids stay connected to family and friends while they undergo their treatment for cancer or any other lifethreatening illness. The idea for the organization was created by Caitlyn Mortus who is, herself, a cancer survivor. While going through her treatments, she was given a Netbook computer from a family friend. The computer kept
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Church News & Events DATED CHURCH INFORMATION Compassion Katy names Scott Bissell as 2011 Volunteer of the Year
Scott has been active with Compassion Katy for more than 5 years, leading many projects and is an incredible asset to Katy ServeFest. He resides in Katy and is a member at The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch. Scott is the most valuable type of volunteer; he can be counted on to help out in almost every situation. He is a great example of what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. Compassion Katy thanks Scott for all his hard work and dedication to Compassion Katy and Katy ServeFest! Also, we would like to remind everyone to save the dates for Katy ServeFest 2012, February 18 and 25, 2012. We will once again be working at the Katy YMCA’s Camp Cinco, Katy Christian Ministries Super Store and will be working with several families in need to help with home repairs. More information can be found online at www.KatyServeFest.org.
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Fire on the Altar
Worship and Prayer event hosted by the Great Southwest Prayer Center located at 26555 South Mason Road in the Epi Center will be held February 2 - 4, 2012. Churches from the Katy and West Houston areas will be participating in a worship event that will be held for 3 days and nights. Members of the Katy West Houston community are invited to participate at any time during this 3-day global prayer movement. Check out our website at www.firealter.com.
The EmPowerment Center
20910 Park Row Dr. Katy, Texas 77449 Join the fun and wear your favorite NFL Team Jersey, on NFL Jersey day, Sunday, February 5th at 9 am. Hey Guys & Gals, grab your Spouse and come enjoy “Couple’s Night Out” on Friday, February 24th at 7 pm. It’s that time again, Go Western Day! On Sunday, February 26th at 9 am. So put on your Cowboy duds and lets have a Yee-hah time. For more information, call us at 281-578-3535 or email us at info@ beempowered.com.
Aglow International is a global, trans-denominational Christian organization. More than 200,000 Aglow members meet together each month through local fellowships. At the monthly gatherings, there is time to meet and visit with friends, enjoy corporate worship and prayer and hear from a guest speaker. Many of the ladies share lunch afterwards. You are most cordially invited to attend the Katy Aglow group. You will be glad you did. DATE: February 28, 2012 SPEAKER: Mary Scantlin of Mary Scantlin Ministries TIME: 9:30 AM, Arrive/Visit; 10:00 AM, Meeting Starts LOCATION: Fellowship Hall at Church on the Rock. 433 S. Barker Cypress, Houston, TX 77094. Dir: 1-10 Exit Barker Cypress Rd., go south 3 blocks to corner of Barker Cypress @ Kingsland Blvd. CONTACT: www.katyaglow.com for guest speaker and group information www.aglow.org for information about Aglow International
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The combined choirs of Epiphany Catholic Church and the Katy Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). (Photographer: Marci Freeman)
LDS and Catholic Churches Presented Annual Christmas Concert
The combined choirs of Epiphany Catholic Church and the Katy Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presented their annual Christmas concert on Sunday, December 11th, at Epiphany Catholic Church. This marked the 18th annual Christmas combined concert. Over one hundred singers performed and were led in traditional Christmas pieces by Debbie Siebert and Jennie Larsen, both from the LDS Katy Stake. JM Mercado, the music minister from Epiphany Catholic Church, conducted a contemporary choir and also directed the production. A childrenâ€™s choir was also led by Amy Millet. Organist Merle Vahlkamp accompanied the choir along with a bell choir, a string quartet and various percussionists. Monsignor Jack Dinkins gave opening remarks and Katy Stake President John Allen gave remarks near the end of the program.
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www.txpta.org Valentine’s Kids Night Out
Parents, would you like a date night for Valentine’s Day or just a night out? Covenant Lutheran Church (3785 Barker Cypress Rd.) is offering another Kids Night Out on Saturday, February 11th from 3:00 - 9:00 pm, for children between the ages of 3 and 10 (must be potty trained). Kids will enjoy dinner, games, crafts, movies and music while Mom and Dad have an evening out! Children will be supervised by trained high school students and adults. Cost is $25 for the first child, $15 for the second child, $10 for each additional child in the same family. Space is limited! See www.covenantlutheran.org (What’s Happening) for registration forms or call the church office (281-578-8799) for more information.
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Power for Today Bible Study and Prayer
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matt 6:34 Held every 3rd Tuesday - 6:30-7:30 pm Omni Hotel Westside - Café on the Lake 13210 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079 281-558-8338
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BIBLE STUDIES Katy Christian Women’s Connection
Join us for a prayer coffee and fellowship from 10 AM to 11:30 AM at La Madelaine’s - 23322 Mercantile Parkway, Katy, TX (Grand Parkway and I-10). Bring a friend and don’t forget to bring your Bible. 2012 Prayer Connection dates: February 9th, March 8th, April 12th, May 10th, June 7th, July 12th, August 9th, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th, December 6th For more information about our prayer connections, directions or to RSVP, please call 281-232-8338 or visit www.KatyCWC.org.
“FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE WORLD” BAHA’I FAITH OF FORT BEND COUNTY
Please join us for an informal devotional gathering, where we share music, prayers and inspirational readings taken from the major religions of the world, in an environment of unity and harmony. The Word of God, say the Baha’i Writings, provides inspiration, rejuvenates souls, gladdens hearts and renews one’s sense of purpose.
The devotional is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month, from 4-5 PM and will be followed by a sharing of thoughts, ideas and ways to apply spiritual principles to one’s day-to-day affairs. Refreshments will be served. For details on the location or for answers to any other questions you may have, please call the Baha’i Faith of Fort Bend County at 281-395-9026.
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Community Bible Studies: Ladies Studies - Thursday Nights at 7 pm - Grand Parkway & Westheimer Men’s Bible Study - Saturdays at 7:00 am - Katy Mills Denny’s Youth Bible Study - Sundays at 4:30 pm - 542 Applewhite Dr. Couples Bible Studies - Tuesdays at 6 pm - Long Meadow Farms Wednesdays at 7:00 pm - North Cinco Ranch Thursdays at 7:00 pm - Silver Ranch For more information, call 713-705-4878.
Epiphany of The Lord Catholic Church Ladies’ Club
We meet every second Friday of the month in our family center at 9:30 AM. All ladies are welcomed to attend. For any questions, please feel free to call CoPresident Pat Conner, 281-394-5101 or Co-President Kathy Phillips, 281-347-5127.
SENIOR CHURCH GROUPS ST. PETER’S UMC SENIOR GAME DAY (50+)
Mark your calendars for a fun day of games, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Everyone is invited to play cards, board games, dominoes, puzzles, etc. every fourth Tuesday of the month. Bring a sack lunch and drinks will be provided. Enter on the west side of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Drive and go to Room 106. If you have any questions, please call Richard Powell, 281-392-2941.
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Game Day - Meet with us every Wednesday in the Crawford Fellowship Hall from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM as we fellowship around the table playing Chicken Foot, Scrabble, Cards, etc. Bring a sack lunch (drinks provided) and we will eat together at noon. Group Exercise Class - The exercise class for adults 55+ meets every Wednesday at 8:45 AM for 45 minutes of exercise led by Christy Kennedy, a group fitness certified instructor. This is a great time to enjoy like-minded folks who are strengthening and conditioning their body for the long haul. Regardless of your present condition, Christy will help you improve while making the exercise fun and beneficial.
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Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. There Is No Smoking Allowed During All Bingo Games. They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar and large cash prizes. Profits benefit charitable outreach programs. Epiphany Catholic Church, Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8:00 PM. For more info, call the bingo hall number at 281-578-3905.
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At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs. The Church is located in downtown Katy at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. For more info., call 281-391-4758.
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• Book Discussion Clubs - The Library hosts two book clubs that meet monthly. The Evening Book Club meets on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. The Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM. If you are interested in joining either discussion group, extra copies of the books are available at the library. There are no dues and new members are welcome! • Volunteer at the Library - Volunteer opportunities abound at the library. Volunteers are needed to help shelve, count patrons and more. We will be holding
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our next volunteer orientation on Tuesday, February 15th at 7 PM. Students should be in high school and must be able to commit to two hours a week. If you would like to help in anyway, please contact Sarah Nelson at 281-492-8592. • Family MOVIE - School out for a long weekend in February. In honor of the upcoming Oscars we will be showing a special movie on February 17th at 3 PM. Unfortunately, we can’t print the name of the movie here but you can call the library or stop by for the mystery title. • Free Internet Classes - The library provides free classes in Internet Basics each month. You can learn how to navigate your way around the World Wide Web and use successful search techniques. You must know how to use a mouse and a keyboard. The next month’s classes will be on Tuesday, February 14th from 1:00 to 2:00 PM and on Saturday, February 11th at 10 AM. Pre-registration is required for the Saturday class ONLY. • Word Processing Class - Are you interested in getting more out of your Microsoft Word program? On Tuesday, February 14th at 7-8:30 PM, the library will be teaching the basics of how to use Microsoft word. Can’t come then? Don’t worry, the class will repeat on Tuesday, February 21st at 7-8:30. Registration begins February 1st at 10 AM. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required. • Jazz and Poetry - Come celebrate Black History Month in style! On Thursday, February 16th at 1 PM, Jazz Education Inc. will be at the library to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to our nation’s culture. Through music and poetry this 45 minute program is an inspirational lesson that celebrates the historic contribution and achievements of great Americans including Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. While you are here, check out our wall of who’s who in African American history. How many can you name? Join us for an afternoon of poetry and music as we celebrate Black History Month. • Family Art - School is out for President’s Day. Why not spend it having fun at the library? On Monday, February 20th at 3 PM the Maud Marks Library will be hosting our next family art program. Join us as we create a special art project. There is no registration required and all are welcome. • CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!!! On Saturday, February 4th at 10:15 AM, the Kaplan will be at the library to give students a practice SAT. Then on the following Saturday, February 11th at 2 PM, they will return with graded tests and tips and strategies for scoring high on the SAT. Learn what you need to do to improve your score on one of the most important tests you’ll ever take. Seating for this and all programs is limited. Please call for more information and reservations. • Free Tax Assistance - Beginning February 3rd, every Monday and Friday through April 16th, AARP will be offering free tax assistance to elderly and low-income individuals. AARP assistance from 10 AM to 2 PM. • Basic Emailing - Ready for your own email account? The library will be hosting a one time class about basic emailing skills on February 28th at 7 PM. Learn about sending emails, attaching documents and more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Seating for this and all computer classes is extremely limited. • Senior Moments - If something happens to you, how would your loved one handle it? Seniors and mature adults are invited to join us for a funeral planning seminar on Tuesday, February 21st at 1 PM. Learn what you can do now to relieve the burden on your family when the time comes. • USED Book Sale - The Friends of the Library will hold their next book sale on Saturday, February 25th at 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM There is a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. No items are over $1. Plus, members of the Friends of the Library are invited to a special book sale preview on Friday, February 24th from 4:30-6 PM. Not a member of the Friends yet? Not a problem. You can join at the door!
• Storytime - Storytime for preschool-aged children is held each Wednesday at 11:15 AM. Stories, fingerplays and songs are featured. This is ideal for children ages 3 to 5, but all children and their caregivers are welcome. The final storytime of each month will be a special storytime. • PAT-A-CAKE CLUB INFANT STORYTIME - This program will meet each Thursday morning at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. This is an interactive program for children, ages 0 to 18 months and their caregivers. Each session will last about 20 minutes, featuring nursery rhymes, songs and finger plays. • TOTALLY TODDLER STORYTIME - Toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months, are invited to participate in our Totally Toddler Storytime, which will be held on Tuesdays, at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM and Wednesdays, at 10:15 AM. • Afternoon Art- Glue, paper, scissors, markers, fun and more! Come to the library and let imaginations soar. On Wednesday, February 8th and February 22nd at 4:30 PM, the library will host Afternoon Art for ages 6-11. These art programs normally last about one hour. All necessary materials are provided. No registration is required.
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Mondays, 10:15 AM - Baby Bounce Mondays, 11:00 AM - Multicultural Storytime Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - Toddler Time Tuesdays, 2:00 PM - Programs are presented for children who are old enough to sit by themselves in our meeting room. Tickets are required, free and available the day before the program. Thursdays, 10:30 AM - Preschool Storytime
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LIBRARIES ANNOUNCE ADDITION OF FAMILY READING CLUB THIS WINTER
The popularity of Fort Bend County Libraries’ Summer Reading Clubs for children, teens and adults has inspired the library system to add a similar program for families during the winter season. The Family Reading Club began on Saturday, January 21, 2012 and will continue for six weeks through March 3, 2012 at all branches in the Fort Bend County library system. This six-week program is designed to encourage families to read, learn and have fun together. All Fort Bend County families are eligible to participate. Families who read 36 books or 6 hours – 6 books per week or 60 minutes per week – will be entered into a drawing for a $50 dining gift card, donated by the Friends of the Library. Each branch library will have a drawing for the gift card on March 5, 2012. A single registration is required for each participating family. An adult (parent or guardian) is asked to register the family online by going to the library’s website and clicking on the “Family Reading Club Sign-Up” image, which will become available January 20, 2012. Families may also register at one of the libraries in the Fort Bend County library system. Upon registering, families will then have their own online page on which to record their books or reading time.
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There is no charge to join the Family Reading Club. The program is sponsored by Fort Bend County Libraries and the Friends of the Library organizations that support the county library system. For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677 or the library branch nearest you. • CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS’ TO DISCUSS ‘MIDNIGHT CHAMPAGNE’ - The Night Readers’ book club will meet on Thursday, February 16th beginning at 7:00 PM, in Conference Room 2. The literaryreview club is free and open to the public. • LIBRARY TO PRESENT INTRODUCTORY COMPUTER CLASSES: Adult Services staff at the library will present free, introductory computer classes. The classes will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these computer programs. The “MS Publisher Survival Basics” class for version 2007 will take place on Tuesday, February 14th, beginning at 10:00 AM, in the Computer Lab. • The “MS Excel Survival Basics” class for version 2007 will take place on Thursday, February 23rd, beginning at 10:00 AM, in the Computer Lab. • The “MS Word Survival Basics” class for version 2007 will take place on Tuesday, February 28th, beginning at 10:00 AM, in the Computer Lab. The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however and reservations are required. To register online for any of the programs at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311 or by visiting the library.
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• Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 am, provides caregiver/ infant activities and songs especially designed for the youngest booklovers, from age 1 month to 12 months. February 7th: Lullabies February 14th: Cuddles February 21st: Let’s Talk February 28th: Baby Face • Toddler Time: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am - offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. February 1st and 2nd: Mice February 8th and 9th: Bedtime February 15th and 16th: Hugs & Kisses February 22nd and 23rd: Teeth February 29th: Home Sweet Home • Pre-school Story Time: where they hear stories, watch movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities, beginning at 2:00 pm each Tuesday. February 7th: Bedtime February 14th: Hugs & Kisses February 21st: Teeth February 28th: Home Sweet Home • Pajama Night Story Time: Thursdays at 7:00 pm - gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime. February 2nd: Mice February 9th: Bedtime February 16th: Hugs & Kisses February 23rd: Teeth
• Kinder Korner - a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities - takes place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 4:30 PM. February 8th: Bedtime February 22nd: Teeth • The After-School Break - crafts, movies, stories, and more for school-aged children entering first through fifth grades - begins at 4:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. February 1st: Hearts & Flowers February 15th: President’s Day • The ‘Tween Café – for students in 5th and 6th grades - will take place on the 2nd Monday of each month, beginning at 4:30 PM. The program on February 13th will be “Donut Daze.”
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FREE TAX HELP
Fort Bend County Libraries will again host representatives from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), who will provide free income-tax-preparation assistance for low-income taxpayers at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system. Patrons should bring the following information to the session if possible: last year’s tax return; W-2, 1099s and any other compensation received in 2011; unemployment compensation statements; and any other documents that are necessary to complete your return. Cinco Ranch Branch, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy; Meeting Room: Mondays, February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Income-tax forms may be obtained at any of the branch libraries in the Fort Bend County library system during regular library hours. This service is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.
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Katy Area Democrats meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Briarchester club house at 7 PM. Great speakers each month as well as opportunities for community involvement. For information, contact Pat Darwish 281-647-0986 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.katydemocrats.net.
Katy Mommy Patriots
Katy Mommy Patriots is a group of moms meeting together to join the fight to protect our children’s future by getting involved in community and political events. Come join us as we study the issues, work to elect candidates that will protect our rights and join with other groups across America to ensure that our voices are heard. We meet twice a month. For more information, call Kelly Horsley 281-858-8830 or Martha Mathis 832-321-4854.
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The 912ers of Katy is a growing group of Patriots supporting the 9/12 Principles advocated by Glenn Beck. We support smaller government at all levels, fiscal responsibility and term limits for all elected officials. Join us for lively discussions and other activities. For more information, please visit our Meetup Group website at http://912katy.org or email Milton Richards at email@example.com.
Do you need to improve your communication skills for presentations, interviews, networking or everyday conversations with co-workers, customers or volunteers? We are a supportive group of members who help each other become better speakers and leaders. We meet the first three Thursdays at The Carriage Inn, 1400 Katy Flewellen, Katy Texas from 7:30 PM-9:00 PM. For more information, contact Jody White, DTM at 713-320-8396 or visit our website at http://katy.toastmastersclubs.org.
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Katy Sunrise Rotary
Katy Sunrise Rotary Club is a member club of Rotary International, a 100-year-old worldwide service organization. Katy Sunrise Rotary meets every Tuesday morning, at 7:00 AM, for breakfast at The Club at Falcon Point, guests and visitors are welcomed. For more information please visit www.katysunriserotary.com.
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Formed in 1946, the Rotary Club of Katy has a diverse membership of 30 business and professional men and women. The club meets each Thursday, from noon to 1:00 PM, at Hasta La Pasta, 1450 Grand Parkway, Suite E, Katy, TX 77494. For more information, call 281-3920045 or visit www.katyrotary.com.
West Houston Rotary Club
West Houston Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 12:15 PM for Lunch and Fellowship at the Omni Hotel West Houston, Katy Freeway at Eldridge. Guests and visitors are welcome. Rotary clubs provides many opportunities for giving back to our community (local and global); come join us for fun, friendships and community service. Contact 281-627-0662 for more info.
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Need speaking skills? Improve your communication skills; lose your fears of public speaking; and learn skills that will help you be more successful in whatever path you’ve chosen in life. You are invited to visit the Park 10 Talkers Toastmasters Club every Thursday each month, at 11:45 AM, at NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, Houston, 77084; telephone 281-228-6287. For more information on Toastmasters, go to www.toastmasters.org.
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Phoenix Risers Toastmasters
The Phoenix Risers Toastmasters meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month at the University of Phoenix building between Kirkwood and Wilcrest on Katy Freeway. Please contact us for further info at Phoenix Risers@Phoenix.edu.
CBMC (CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN COMMITTEE)
West Houston’s (CBMC) Christian Businessmen Committee small group ministry teams meet at the following days and times each week. Houston Metro Office 713-688-4343 www.houston.cbmc.com or www.cbmc.com/index.htm. • Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 AM, 8556 Katy Freeway #128, I-10 at Bingle. Leader: Joe Calvert, 713-461-5960. • Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 AM, 10810 Old Katy Road, Suite 100, U Tex Bldg., call 713-827-0777 for more info. • Friday, 7:00 - 8:15 AM, 4543 Post Oak Place, Suite 231. Leaders: John Montgomery, 281477-4367; Paul McDonald, 713-871-8766.
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American Business Women Association’s Katy Charter Chapter meets the second Tuesday of each month, at Hasta la Pasta, located on the Grand Parkway. Networking begins at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner and meeting at 6:30. Please email RSVPs and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Business Network International, (BNI)/Cinco Ranch Group meets every Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 AM, for breakfast and business networking, at Willowfork Country Club at 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX 77450. Please RSVP to Len Tierney at 713-824-6960 or go to www.bnihouston.com and search for Cinco Ranch Chapter in Katy, Texas.
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West Houston Chapter, International Association of Administrative Professionals meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Hilton Garden Inn (south side of I-10 at Dairy Ashford), 12245 Katy Freeway, Houston 77079. Networking begins at 5:30 PM. Dinner is served at 6:00 PM followed by a speaker and business meeting. Reservations are required for dinner by emailing the Hospitality Committee at email@example.com. Check our website at www. iaap-westhouston.org for more information. Office professionals employed or residing in West Houston, Katy and surrounding areas are invited to attend. For more information about West Houston Chapter IAAP, please contact Caroline Champness CPS/CAP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
InHouston-Katy Premier Professional Business Networking Mixer InHouston/ Katy Group invites area business professionals to come join different business professionals for the InHouston/Katy – Premier Professional Networking Mixer. No cover charge. They meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:00-8:00 PM at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. For information, call Gail Stolzenburg 281-493-1955, email@example.com or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622, newell@ newellcheatheam.com or http://inhouston.ning.com/events InHouston-Katy.
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The ABWA West Houston Express Network (WHEN) meets the second Thursday of each month, at The Cellar Door, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Meetings focus on professional development and feature speakers from various business entities. For more information or to RSVP, visit our website at www.whenabwa.org.
BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL
Business Network International - BNI is the largest networking organiztion of its kind. Business Network International, (BNI)/Katy Group meets every Thursday, at 7:00 AM, at The Club @ Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, Texas 77494. Come visit us and introduce your business to our group. Chapter contacts: President, Gary Nething, 832-247-2421 or Vice President, Angelo Molinas, 832289-8488. For more information on Katy BNI, go to www.katybni.com.
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Business-To-Business Networking And Breakfast $5: Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:30-9:00 AM at Carriage Inn 1400 KatyFlewellen Road, Katy, 77494. For info., call Jane Moughon at 832-4554579 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.meetup.com/ BizPackNetworksHouston/events/30096641.
Fitness Journey Network
Fitness Journey Network is a NEW group of Katy health and wellness professionals meeting the first Thursday of each month, at various locations in the Katy area. Membership is free. If you would like more information or would like to be a part of our group, please contact Karen Narum at 281-871-8920 or at email@example.com.
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KATY NEIGHBORSâ€™ COFFEES
Katy Neighborâ€™s Coffees are open to all women who live in the Katy Area. It is to promote friendship in the neighborhood among old and new residents. Coffees are held once a month on the last Tuesday, at 10 AM, at membersâ€™ homes. There are no officers of this club and membership is free to all. For more information please contact 281-578-2078 or 281-395-1730.
Welcome Wagon Club of Katy
The Welcome Wagon Club Katy has a Monthly Coffee. The gathering will be on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Women from the Katy area, whether new or established, are invited. It is an informal gathering held in a memberâ€™s home from 10:00 AM to noon. For location of the coffee, please call Margaret at 281-342-4935 or Jan at 281-398-4777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The February 14th Luncheon for the Welcome Wagon Club Katy will have a speaker from Simply Divine Interiors. The luncheon will be held at Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club, 23230 Meadowbrook Farms Club Dr. Katy, TX. Arrival time is 11:30 AM. The luncheon cost is $20. Reservations are required and must be made by Thursday, February 9, 2012. An advance payment will be required. Make your check out to â€œWelcome Wagon Club Katyâ€? and mail to Welcome Wagon Club Katy, c/o Sharon Harrel, 28626 Wing Elm Dr., Katy, TX 77494. Any questions contact Sharon, 281-392-1658, email@example.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Welcome Wagon Club of Katy is a community minded, social organization, with membership open to all woman in the Katy area. Monthly activities include: Decorating, Mahjongg, Bunco, Local Trips, Dinning Out, as well as Lunch and a Movie.
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Looking to make new friends? Want to participate in fun activities? You are cordially invited to join one of Houstonâ€™s friendliest womenâ€™s clubs! We have monthly luncheons and numerous monthly activities for all ages and abilities. Meetings are held at Lakeside Country Club, 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, TX 77042. Cost is $25 per person. For more info contact: Chris Duncan, Membership VP, P. O. Box 19882, Houston, TX 77224-9882, email: NNGHMembership@yahoo.com. Newcomers and Neighbors of Greater Houston (NNGH.org) was established in 1957 to provide friendly fellowship and fun activities for Houston women. From September through May, there are monthly luncheons (normally third Wed of each month, except November) and numerous monthly activities for all ages and abilities (e,g., bridge, mah jong, bunco, bowling, beading, book club, play reading, sewing and crafts, movie and lunch bunch, creative cooking, wine tastings - just to name a few). NNGH is truly one of Houstonâ€™s friendliest womenâ€™s clubs and certainly the most active. In addition, we have events and activities throughout the year to benefit selected non-profit organizations. This year we are working with Boys and Girls Country and Houston SPCA.
TEXAS COASTAL CATTLEWOMEN
Texas Coastal Cattlewomen (TCCW), a chapter of Texas CattleWomen, meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at various locations throughout the Houston area. TCCW is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization whose purpose it is to promote beef by educating the public to its nutritional value and to the use of its many by-products in our daily lives. You do not need to be in the cattle business, but only need to want to promote beef. In addition, we award scholarships to applicants in the following counties: Harris, Fort Bend, Austin, Brazoria, Montgomery, Liberty, Waller and Wharton. If you are interested in becoming a member or desire more information, you may contact Sue Dinges at 281-238-8382 or cell 281-381-1987.
Life is too short so get out and enjoy it. Mix, mingle, socialize and network with singles ages 35+ or those that prefer to hang out with the over forty crowd. We have a variety of events each month such as; dinner & dancing, movies, girls night out, themed parties, picnics, weekend get-a-ways, recreational activities, daytrips and more. For more details, visit www.meetup.com/Katy-Rocks.
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GREATER KATY EXCHANGE CLUB
Greater Katy Exchange Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM, at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. $15 includes dinner and speaker (advance registration day before meeting). You can call or pay and RSVP at www.KatyExchangeClub.com. The Greater Katy Exchange Club is non-profit service organization of a group of men and women working together to make our community better place to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities and the Prevention of Child Abuse. Give back to your community by joining the Katy Exchange Club. Guest’s welcome. Advance reservations required by 12:00 PM day of meeting to Shivani Shah-Palaniappan 281-827-5795 or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622 or pay and reserve online at www.KatyExchangeClub.com.
BP Partners Winter Membership Coffee
“We Love Our New Members” membership coffee will be held on Wednesday, February 1st at 10:00 AM. Contact Jeaneen at 713-398-4180 or Phyllis at email@example.com for the location of the Coffee. BP Partners is a local organization that fosters friendship and support for the spouses and partners of current and retired BP employees. We have monthly activities that include luncheons with speakers, morning coffee socials, bird watching, book club, bowling, lunch bunch, craft activities and day trips.
Katy Area Retired Educators
This dynamic organization meets at 11:30 AM, on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Merrell Center, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy. All retired school employees in the Katy, West Houston area are invited to become members of KARE. It does not matter from which school district you retired. KARE’s theme this year is “KARE Keeps on Learning.” Join us as we learn about a variety of topics via interesting and informative meetings, fun side trips and camaraderie with other retirees. Lunch is provided at a small cost. For information contact Luanne Zacek at 281-391-8464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tired of sitting in traffic on your daily commute? Commute Solutions can help you get some sanity back in your life! With gas prices soaring and commute times getting longer, more and more commuters in the HoustonGalveston region are turning to the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Commute Solutions Program for relief. Commute Solutions offers programs like STAR Vanpool, Flexible Work Schedules, transit information and NuRide, a free program where you can find a carpool and get rewarded for taking “greener” trips. Commute Solutions also has grants available up to $72,000 for employers who allow their employees to telework from home a few days a week. Imagine being able to take the HOV lane and get rewarded for it at the same time or being able to work from home a few days week. When you’re ready to find a Commute Solution that works for you, visit us at www. commutesolutionshouston.org or call 832-681-2589.
Adult Conversation Group
Real conversation is not a contest but makes room for many voices whose tone is not violent or abusive but instead as Michael Oakeshott said “humble and conversable.” It offers “the gift of the interval:” when we “look around upon the world without the sense of an enemy at one’s back or the insistent pressure to make up one’s mind.” If you enjoy real conversation about current issues and events with a group having diverse backgrounds and perspectives, join us for a cup of coffee on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in room 303 of the Parish Activity Center from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. All participants are encouraged to offer topics for the group and approximately a week before the meeting, a tentative agenda of topics will be disseminated. For further information or to get on the agenda email list, please call Gary at 281-578-1036 or email email@example.com.
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Do you like sewing? Would you like to meet other sewing enthusiast in the Katy area? Then check out the Katy Neighborhood Group of the American Sewing Guild’s Houston Chapter. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1 PM to 3 PM, at Quilt & Sew, 829 Mason Rd., Katy. For more information, please check out our website at www.asghouston.org.
PRIDE OF TEXAS DECORATIVE ARTISTS
The Pride of Texas Decorative Artists (a division of National Tole Society) would like to invite all decorative artists to our monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. We meet at Bear Creek Community Center off Patterson Rd. in Bear Creek Park. Our monthly “make it & take it” programs are taught by local artists. Please join us for fun and new ideas. For more information, call Gloria Ware 281-492-0246.
WEST HOUSTON QUILTer’s GUILD
The West Houston Quilter’s Guild would like to invite all quilters and quilt lovers to our monthly meetings. The meetings are held at 6:30 to 9 PM, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at the Farm and Ranch Club, Salt Grass Building (Abercrombie Rd) off Patterson Rd in Bear Creek Park. We have many good programs lined up this year for both the beginner and the more experienced quilter. Everyone goes home with new tips. For hands on experience, join one of our ongoing “bees.” Guests are welcome! For more information check our website at www.whqg.org.
FREE Introduction to Quilting. If you thought that you would like to learn to quilt but have never sewed a stitch in your life... then this short introduction is for you. If you have sewed on and off all your life but have never attempted to quilt... then this is for you. Maybe you just want a hobby... this is for you. Take 2 hours out of your day to listen and view what it takes to start this new adventure. Time and place will be scheduled in the Katy Area. Call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000.
Katy Area Artists
Katy Area Artists is a member league of the Lone Start Art Guild. Through this our members are connected with a wide array of artistic opportunities throughout southeastern Texas. If you are interested in attending any of KAA’s artist workshops or becoming a member, please visit our website at katyareaartists.org for dates and times as well as the membership information.
THE HOUSTON POND SOCIETY
The Houston Pond Society was formed in 2004 to meet a need for pond owners to meet and interface with other pond owners about the use of a pond as a landscape feature. A pond should be a part of the overall back yard habitat and landscaping, and that pond construction; water lilies, plants, fish, patios, decks, lighting and other landscape features should be some of the topics discussed at the meetings. Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more information, please visit our website www.houstonpondsociety.org.
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THE BLUEBONNET STENCILERS OF TEXAS
The Bluebonnet Stencilers of Texas, a non-profit group serving all of Houston, meet each 1st Monday of the month from 6:30 - 9 PM at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter (One block east of Sam Houston Toll Road west). This chapter is actively seeking new members in the Houston area. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in stenciling and the related arts of faux finishing and decorative painting. For more information concerning meetings, call 281-370-2005.
FAIRBEE SQUARE AND line DANCE CLUB
Learn the Folk Dance of Texas. The Fairbees dance each Thursday night, 7:30 – 9:30 at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, 12211 Memorial Drive @ Gessner. Information may be obtained by calling Jerry & Nanette Tucker 281-498-3057 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prairie Promenaders Katy Square Dance Club
The Katy Prairie Promenaders dance on the first four Fridays each month, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Club caller Fred Goynes has been calling for many years. All of the “fun” takes place at the Westland Baptist Church, 1407 Grand Parkway S (Hwy 99), Katy. For details call 281-647-0559 or 281-550-3701.
Houston Square & Round Dance Council, Inc.
For information about square and round dancing in the greater Houston area, call 281-392-0713 or visit the Houston area square dance web site: www. squarethru.com. Visitors are welcome at the area square dance clubs’ dances.
HOUSTON UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
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Houston Underwater Photographic Society is a nonprofit organization formed to encourage interest and promote participation in underwater photography/ videography. Each meeting includes a speaker presentation and slide contest. Attendance is free to the public. Meetings are generally held the first Monday of each month and always at the Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet, at 7:00 PM. For more information, call 281-493-6883.
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If you are 50 and over, you are invited to join us at Willow Fork Country Club on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM for dinner and socializing. We also have activities throughout each month, including day trips by bus. Couples and singles are invited. For reservations and information, please contact Kirk Hanson 281-346-0459 or Betty Larsen at 281-392-3836.
WEST HOUSTON ROMANCE WRITERS
The West Houston Chapter of the Romance Writers of America would like to invite aspiring writers, romance readers or anyone interested in the craft of writing to join them on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Each meeting of the WHRWA is informative, entertaining and inspiring for those budding authors or published authors who are seeking answers to their writing related concerns. Several times throughout the year daylong workshops are presented by prominent names in the romance industry. Visit us on the Web at www.whrwa.com for more information on upcoming events.
Texas Triumph Register (TTR)
The Texas Triumph Register (TTR), founded in 1981, is an organization of Triumph owners and enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation and ongoing enjoyment of the Marque. Membership is open to all who appreciate automobiles bearing the Triumph name. In addition to monthly meetings, the club sponsors rallies, shows, road tours, technical seminars and social events. For more information, please contact Mike Hado at 281-807-4780, email@example.com or visit www.TexasTriumphRegister.org.
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Katy 4-F Bass Club (Friends Fishing For Fun)
The Katy 4-F Bass Club (Friends Fishing For Fun) is a small, low cost fishing club, based in Katy, Texas. We are a group of angler’s who simply love to fish! For information on our club such as joining, tournament results and area lakes we fish, visit www.katy4fbassclub.com. Boaters and non-boaters welcome!!!
KATY BEAD GROUP
The Katy Bead Group currently meets on Wednesdays at 12:00 noon at the Spalato Gelateria & Cafe, 22758 Westheimer Parkway #200, Katy, TX 77450 (832-437-1835). The Cafe is at Westheimer Parkway and Peek Road. If you enter the business park from Peek, it is the first business on the left. The Katy Bead Group was founded to promote the art of making bead jewelry and associated beadwork. Members meet weekly and share ideas, techniques and skills. Beginners to skilled beaders are invited to attend. Please call one of the members, Jean Fortier, 281-693-4398; Carol Matkin 281-492-6053, if you have any questions or email us at Fortijd@aol.com.
Katy Pokemon TCG League
The Katy Pokemon TCG League is looking for new members! Using your own cards, you play tournament-style matches and learn new skills while making new friends with other Pokemon players who love playing just as much as you do! Even if you do not already know all of the rules of the game, at league, you can learn the game basics and perfect your strategy. The Katy League meets on Tuesday nights and is FREE! Player ages range from 6 to adult. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM at DoubleDave’s Pizza at 1660 S. Mason Rd. (at Highland Knolls). YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN 60 CARD DECK and be ready for fun! We also ask that you visit www.pokemon.com and check out the POP Organized Play section for a list of the legal/playable cards before you join us. At league, you can earn free cards just for playing! Call Camille at 832-721-5481 or check out www.PokemonBuzz.com for additional information about this and other great opportunities with Pokemon!
Woodworker’s Guild Meetings
The Katy Woodworker’s Guild meets the last Tuesday of each month at the Katy Junior High School from 7:00-9:00 PM. Men and women enjoy working with wood. No experience, tools or equipment are necessary. Questions: Call Terry at 281-717-4215.
KATY CRUIZERS ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB
The Katy Cruizers Club is a chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America. We meet on the first Monday of each month at the La Finca Mexican Restaurant on Westheimer Parkway (back room). Eat at 6 PM. Meeting from 7 PM until 8:30 PM. Antique/classic vehicle enthusiasts are invited to visit and/or join our club. We go on 6 to 8 one-day driving tours per year on Saturdays. This is a family club for the men and ladies. Questions: Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Go / Wei Qi / Baduk: Learn how to play this 4,000-year-old Asian strategy game or find an opponent to challenge you. We are organizing a club to meet weekly or bi-weekly in the Katy area. All skill levels are welcome. Please send an email to Paul Wheeler with your interest at: Pkwheeler@ti.com.
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BUNCO GROUP FORMING
We are now forming a Bunco group for the following subdivisions: Canyon Gate, Cinco Ranch, Seven Meadows, Westheimer Lakes, Lakemont and Grand Lakes. If you are interested, and if you are in or near the area of the above-mentioned subdivisions, please email me at cdkushner@sbcglobal. net. It is tentatively set for the second Wednesday of each month, from 7-10 PM and will cost approximately $5-10 a night to play. We will have a meeting once we have the first 12 ladies to join to decide on the details (meals vs. snacks, costs, etc). If you can’t commit to this group on the monthly basis, please consider being a substitute for us! It’s a lot of fun and easy as 1, 2, 3 to learn.... roll the dice and you know half the rules already!
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Cinco Ranch Men’s Poker Group
Looking for new players. We play once per month Friday night from 7 PM to 11 PM, at host member’s homes in the Cinco Ranch area. We play a variety of poker games and some nonpoker card games. This is a very friendly and informal group that enjoys its night out. If interested, call Jim at 832-7158206 (cell) for further information.
Houston Area Wood Carvers Club
The Houston Area Wood Carvers Club meets on the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, at Bayland Community Center in Houston (6400 Bissonnet). Members gather to enjoy fellowship with other carvers and to expand individual skills through classes, demonstrations and lectures by experts. HAWC is a non-profit, social organization whose members reside in the greater Houston area. To find out more about the Houston Area Wood Carvers Club, please call Preston and Carolyn Smith at 281-392-0713, email email@example.com or visit www.houstonareawoodcarvers.com.
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The Compassionate Friends (TCF)
The Compassionate Friends—Katy Chapter (TCF-Katy), a support group for parents who have lost a child, meets in the John Burns building of Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd., on the second Tuesday of each month. Members gather at 6:30 PM, the meeting begins at 7 PM and concludes around 9 PM. All bereaved parents, family members or close friends of parents who have lost a child are invited to attend the TCF-Katy meeting. There is no cost to attend, and participation is completely voluntary. The Compassionate Friends organization is not affiliated with any religious group. For more information about the TCF-Katy chapter, please visit our website, www. compassionatefriends-katy.org or contact Melinda Ginter, 281-492-1262.
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The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. The Houston West Chapter meets every second Monday, at 7 pm, at Tallowood Baptist Church at 555 Tallowood, room ET102. Information about The Compassionate Friends can be obtained on the internet at www.compassionatefriends.org and the Houston West Chapter can be found at www.tcf.tcu.edu/index.html or by calling Greg Williams 281-345-9707. The Compassionate Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and depends on support from the community to continue reaching and helping grieving parents. Donations can be mailed to: TCF Houston West, 16303 Salinas, Houston, TX 77095. Please include the name of the person being remembered so proper recognition can be made in our Chapter Newsletter.
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.
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Meets at a number of locations. Complete listing on www.namimetrohouston. org or call 713-970-4419.
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NAMI Family to Family FREE MENTAL DISORDERS FAMILY EDUCATION COURSE
This NAMI Family to Family 12-week Education Course (2 1/2 hrs. per week) is for family members of persons with bipolar (manic depression), anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, severe depression and other neurobiological disorders. For information, please call Vi 281-893-2493 or Debbie 713-849-5637.
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Family to Family Network
Support for Families who have a Child with Disabilities Family to Family Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families of children with disabilities by providing information, referral, support, training, a mentoring program, a local leadership and advocacy training program, Lending Library and as well as a website created specifically for parents of students receiving special education services. The F2FKaty Chapter meetings are held during the day at Crosspoint Community Church and in the evening at St. Peters United Methodist Church. For more information call 713-466-6304. Please see Calendar of Events at page for a current schedule of Katy Events at www.familytofamilynetwork.org.
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KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
Help to Survivors of Sexual Assault The 24-hour Crisis Hotline number is 281-693- RAPE (7273). NON-EMERGENCY # 281-391-5262. The KCM Sexual Assault Center is run by a staff of three permanent employees and a dedicated group of volunteers who manage many vital functions. The Center offers many volunteer opportunities for interested persons, including clerical, crisis hotline and direct contact jobs such as sexual assault survivor advocacy. All volunteers must obtain training offered by the Center.
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Katy Christian Ministries Food Pantry provides: • Three day nutritionally balanced supplement of non-perishable food twice monthly • Hygiene items once a month • Birthday bags to our children for their special day • Fresh produce from yard gardeners & local farmers FYI • Referrals to WIC (Women, Infant, Child) government nutrition program for baby formula; dairy products. • Red Barrels in Katy area grocery stores benefit KCM. • 100% of all financial donations are allocated per donor request! Needs • Canned: Green Vegetables, Pork’n Beans, Carrots, Tuna, Corn, 8 oz. Tomato sauce, Fruit, Macaroni & Cheese • One lb. bags of: Beans, Rice • Family Size: Bath Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toilet Paper • Soap: Laundry, Dish Donation Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Thursday from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Katy Christian Ministries, 281-391-3730 (24 Hr. Voice Recording), 5011 5th Street (Admin. Office), Katy, Texas 77093.
Katy OCD/Anxiety Support Group for Parents
The Katy OCD/Anxiety group for parents meets on the last Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM at La Madeline restaurant in Katy. The purpose of this group is to support each other as we deal with raising children with OCD/anxiety/panic disorders. Does your child avoid social situations? Do they have unhealthy perfectionism or depression from anxiety? Come talk with us. We might be the right support group to find some answers, even if your child does not have a formal diagnosis. We will share resources with each other and offer advice. For more information check out our website: http://shyness.meetup.com/353/.
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Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
The Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) offers free, confidential support groups for people struggling with clinical depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression), as well as their families and friends. These are the support groups that meet in your area: Memorial/Piney Point: Chapelwood UMC, 11140 Greenbay. Adults meet in Room W204, Young adults (18+) meet in Room 5 in Copeland Center. Tuesdays, 7:00 PM. Katy: St. Peters UMC, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. Adults Room S-209, Tuesdays, 7:00 PM. Adolescents group meets Mondays in room S-209, 7:00 PM, while the parents meet in room S-204 at 7:00 PM. Any questions, please call the DBSA office at 713-600-1131 or check out our website at www.dbsahouston.org.
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All cancer patients, their family members and friends are invited to join this Free Cancer Patient & Caregiver Group, on Thursdays, from 7-8 PM, at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, led by Kris Kerlin, LPC. Join us for encouragement, sharing experiences and emotional support. Collaboration with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. BEREAVEMENT GROUPS: 2nd & 4th Mondays, from 7-8 PM, at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, Katy. Led by Kris Kerlin, LPC. Anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer is welcome at this group. HISPANIC PATIENT & CAREGIVER GROUP: Thursdays, at 6:30 PM, Katy Medical Arts Building, 1331 West Grand Parkway North, Ste., 240, Katy, TX 77493. Please call prior to at 281-844-0161.
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For registration and information contact Cancer Counseling 713-520-9873. Individual sessions, family therapy, In-home Emotional Therapy is available. The mission of Cancer Counseling, Inc. is to provide free professional emotional therapy and education to cancer patients, their families and friends.
Katy Tourette Syndrome Support Group
The Katy Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month, from 7:00-8:30 PM, at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, in classroom B. There are concurrent adult and youth meetings. Adult meetings are varied with discussion, speakers and videos. During the youth meetings, snacks, crafts and games are enjoyed. Pizza/Video Game Nights and Holiday Parties are always a favorite. For more information, please contact the support group leaders, Daryl and Barbara Brister 281-3955392 or email email@example.com or visit the website at tourettetexas.org.
Harris county WIC PROGRAM
Services offered by the WIC Program include breastfeeding assistance and referrals for health and social services. The Harris County WIC Program operates thirteen sites, all of which offer evening and weekend hours. For additional information about WIC, call 713-439-6145 or www.houstontx.gov/ health/WIC. For a recorded message listing all Harris County WIC sites, you may call 713-439-6130.
DRUG AND ALCOHOLISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
We are a group of men and women whose lives have been affected by either our own addiction or members of our family. We offer support and encouragement to help you manage your own life rather than focusing on others. We meet at Radical Recovery, 21811 Katy Freeway, D-110 Katy (behind Discount Tire). Our meetings are every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 PM. For more information call 713-632-5237.
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ECI PROJECT TYKE
ECI Project TYKE is a year round Early Childhood Intervention program (ECI) in the Katy Independent School District that specializes in working with children who need extra help. The program provides developmental services to children who may need assistance in attaining developmental milestones or who may have a disability. Services are provided to children from birth to three where they live, learn, or play. ECI Project TYKE develops a supportive partnership with families by providing educational and emotional supports, which enriches the daily routines and relationships that will enable their child to reach his or her maximum potential.
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Anyone (parent, family, friend, caregiver, professional) can refer a child to ECI Project TYKE. If you know a child under the age of 3 who needs assistance in at least one area of development or who has a medical diagnosis or condition impacting his or her development, please call ECI Project TYKE 281-237-6647 or make a referral on our website www.katyisd. org. ECI services are available statewide to help families. Early is best!!!!!
“DIFFERENT Strokes for Different folks”
Different Strokes is a wonderful group dedicated to serving and supporting people who have survived strokes themselves and for their caregivers. Although our needs are different, care is given to fill the needs for all of us. Different Strokes meets every Tuesday, at 10:00 AM, in the Senior Center, located at 13150 Memorial Dr., for fellowship, learning, sharing, exercising and loving. We meet together to share with one another. Please join us. If you have had a stroke or anyone you know has survived a stroke, please consider learning more about this group. We would love to have you. Call for further information: Kay Callahan 713-461-5604 or Roberta Owens 281-463-3490.
Do you still believe in marriage? We do! By celebrating the institution of marriage, while connecting families with personal and professional resources, Home Encouragement sets it sights on helping to reduce the divorce rate in the Greater Houston area. Home Encouragement is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that nurtures healthy marriages and strong families. We have many ways of doing this (please see website for details) and there is a special monthly event in the Katy area called Dinner and a Marriage. Our goal is to encourage married couples, as well as connecting them with Houston faith-based communities, family support systems and helpful individuals. For additional information, contact Kellie Hurst of Home Encouragement at 281347-LIFE or visit our website at www.homeencouragement.org.
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The Katy Essential Tremor Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month, at the Heritage Grand Clubhouse, 25125 North Heritage Grand Circle, in Katy at 4:00 PM. For more information, you may contact Betty When you join the Y, you belong to a Ann Schwarz, Community Ambassador for IETF at: 281-347-2194 or email: ain palette community of men, women and children firstname.lastname@example.org. who strive every day to be healthy, Light
The Katy Essential Tremor Support Group reaches out to persons of all ages, race and gender who suffer from tremors, a neurological disorder causing rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk. Local support groups are sponsored by the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF), which is a charitable, not-for-profit, membership-based organization, which provides patient support, educates the healthcare community about ET and funds research about the disorder. One goal of this support group is to create a supportive environment where each person can openly talk, exchange ideas about the challenge of living with ET and listen to informative educational programs about the disorder. New members are welcome.
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The Katy ADHD parent group holds its monthly meetings on the 2nd Sunday of every month, in room S201, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The meetings include a presentation by a guest speaker and an opportunity to share information and ask questions. There is no charge for attending the meetings and walk-ins are always welcome. If you should need any additional information or have any questions, please contact Laura Peddicord at 281-392-6064 or email@example.com. Occasionally we will combine meetings with other groups in the Katy area and not meet on our regular date, please verify the meeting date before your first visit.
GRACE FELLOWSHIP UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church, located at 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, 77450, offers a safe setting for those who are hurting and healing from trials and difficulties of life. We offer the following biblically based support groups: • Parenting With Grace... Learning God’s timeless design for parenting. • Marriage Matters... Take your marriage to the next level. (Men love this class!) • DivorceCare... For adults and children dealing with divorce. • GriefShare... Dealing with the loss of a loved one. • Care Creations... Fellowship in a creative atmosphere. • HopeCaregivers… Encouragement while caring for a chronically ill loved one. • Leah’s Friends… Women in an Extra Grace Required marriage. • Recovery With Grace... Recovering from an unhealthy habit. • Cradle of Hope… Infertility / Miscarriage. • VIP (Victorious In Pink)... Women with cancer. First Monday each month at 9:30 AM. • Fresh Start... Single women seeking restoration after a difficult relationship. Please call the Grace Fellowship Care Ministry at 281-646-1903 for further details or see our website, www.whatisgrace.org/care.html.
The Arc of Katy
The Arc of Katy, a 501-C-3 non-profit organization, is devoted to enhancing the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Katy creates opportunities for all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that enable each person to be a participating and respected member of our community and to grow in mind, body and spirit. Membership in the Arc of Katy is open to everyone. The only requirement for membership is an interest in providing opportunities for our community members with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All Arc of Katy members are encouraged to attend The Board of Directors meetings at 7:15 PM on the first Thursday night of each month, at The Katy Christian Ministries Administration Building, 5011 East 5th Street, Katy, TX. General membership meetings are held three times a year with all members being notified in advance. You are invited and encouraged to join us. Please visit www.thearcofkaty.org or call 832-754-9802 or 832-888-9265 for additional information.
Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP)
PDAP is the only free outpatient substance abuse program for young people and parents in the greater Houston area. PDAP is spiritually based and is housed in churches. PDAP’s methodology is based upon the “Twelve Steps” of Alcoholics Anonymous. For Ages 12 to 17, call 281-870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25 call 713-647-8858.
Katy FAS Family Support
If you know what the acronyms FAS, ARND or FAE stand for then this is the place for you! A new support group is starting for families with children who are on the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum. This group will meet once a month at a designated location to share our stories, talk about our challenges and discuss strategies. Adoptive parents and birth parents are welcome. If you are interested in being a part of this, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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for Families and Friends of Gays and Lesbians The disclosure of a loved one’s homosexuality affects parents, family members and friends in many different ways. Dealing with a reality that may never have been anticipated can be challenging. St. Peter’s United Methodist Church is offering a safe and affirming setting for those who desire understanding and support as they seek to come to terms with this fact. We meet the third Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 PM, in room E225 of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, at 20775 Kingsland Blvd in Katy. Childcare is available by reservation. For more information and to verify meeting times, contact Elaine Saunders at 281-492-8031.
st. peter’s united Methodist church support groups
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church sponsors and hosts support groups for people in our community who are dealing with difficult situations. Complete meeting information is available at www.stpkaty.org or by calling 281-492-8031. • ADHD Parent Support Group • Alanon • Alcoholics Anonymous • Alzheimer’s Family Support • Autism Support Group • CoDA (Co-Dependents Anonymous) • Depression Bipolar Support Alliance • The Gathering Respite Care for Homebound Senior Adults • Grief Share Group • Narcotics Anonymous • Open Hearts for Family and Friends of Gays and Lesbians • Overeaters Anonymous • Women’s Cancer Support Group
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CrossPoint Community Church
Celebrate Recovery is for those who want to celebrate God’s healing power in their lives through the Twelve Steps and the Eight Recovery Principles that Christ taught in His message from the Sermon on the Mount. It is uniquely designed for those who are seeking to recover from a wide variety of hurts, hang-ups, habits and addictions by sharing their experiences, strength and hope with one another. Celebrate Recovery meets at CrossPoint Community Church, 700 S.Westgreen Blvd. in Katy in the Warehouse at the SW corner of the property, every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. This is a free ongoing meeting, open to the public.
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Are you having a hard time controlling the way you eat? Have you ever wanted to stop eating and found you could not? Do you eat differently in private than you do in front of other people? Would you like help from others who have found a solution to food addiction? You are not alone, today there is a solution. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a recovery program for people who suffer from overeating, undereatinand bulimia. The program is based upon the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues or fees and FA is open to anyone who wants to stop addictive eating. You visit the web site at www.foodaddicts.org to find out more about FA or call the FA World Service Office at 781-932-6300. Weekly meetings at the following times and locations: • Katy: Saturday, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, at Katy Memorial Hermann Hospital, 23900 Katy Freeway, Meeting room Tiger A.
Eating Disorder Support Group
Eating Disorder Support Group meets in the Katy, Mason Rd area. If interested contact Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Houston Medical Center
West Houston Medical Center offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups. To inquire, please call 281-588-8657. West Houston Medical Center also offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Informational/Educational Classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8657.
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Meets quarterly at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, 23900 Katy Freeway, in Tiger Conference Rooms A & B from 6:30-8:00 PM. Meetings are free and open to everyone. For information on the meetings, call 281-644-7055. Everyone is welcome!
Katy Autism Support Group
Katy Autism Support Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., from 7 PM to 9 PM in Asbury Hall. Speakers address a variety of topics relevant to autism spectrum disorders and time is allotted for parent networking. For more information, go to www.katyautismsupport.org.
Weight Loss Surgery Support at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital offers, free of charge, Weight Loss Surgery Support Group meetings. Our mission is to provide support for those who have undergone or are contemplating weight loss surgery in an open and safe environment. We invite you and your significant others to join us as you follow your own path with bariatric surgery. Anyone may attend. Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month, at 6:30 PM in the Tiger A Conference Room.
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Holy Covenant United Methodist Church offers weekly Support GroupS
GRIEF SUPPORT: This group is designed to offer emotional support to those who have lost a loved one. Group meets every Monday evening at 7:00 PM in Room 126 of the church office. For more information, please see our website at www.holycov.org or call the church 281-579-1200. We are located at 22111 Morton Road, Katy, TX 77449 (West of Mason Road). DIVORCE CARE CLASS: This is a 13-week video and discussion-based Bible study that provides support and healing for separated and divorced adults. Topics include subjects such as anger, sadness, forgiveness and support for children of separation or divorce. More information is available at www.divorcecare.org. Childcare is available at no cost. Class started on September 14, 2010. Class will be held every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm. Please feel free to join us for dinner starting at 6:00 pm for a minimal fee. For more information, please visit our church website at www.holycov. org. The church is located at 22111 Morton Road, Katy, TX.
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Katy/West Houston Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Support Group
Katy/West Houston Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Meetup Group - meetings are to provide information and support for sufferers and their families regarding any of these or related disorders. Will hold meetings in Katy monthly. Can sign up for more info at meetup.com (search fibromyalgia and Katy TX to find us), email email@example.com or call 281-705-4395, Vickie Tway - Facilitator, for other information and meeting schedule.
Hopekeepers is a gathering place for those with a chronic illness or pain to support and connect with others while learning about the greater purpose God has for each of us. The national web site is restministries.org for more information or come to one of the local support groups. Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church (2655 S. Mason Rd) on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 10:30 AM. Epiphany of the Lord Church (1530 Norwalk Dr) on Mondays at 6:30 PM.
PTSD SUPPORT GROUP
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW? I feel like the horrific event is happening all over again. I have nightmares and flashbacks of the event. I stay away from crowded places that remind me of the event. I jump and feel very anxious when something happens without warning. I have a hard time trusting or feeling close to other people. I get mad very easily. I feel guilty because others have died and I lived. I have trouble sleeping and my muscles are tense. There are many characteristics that may be signs of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD). If you recognize some or all of these symptoms; you may want to seek help. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Group meeting at Memorial Drive UMC, 13194 Memorial Drive. Call 713-468-8356 x119 for fates and times.
Lifeway International is an early enthusiastic substance abuse recovery program for adolescents, young adults and adults and their families. Lifeway is an (APG) Alternative Peer Group that offers supportive and clinical outpatient services for ages 13 -25 and the adult population 26+. Lifeway meets every Wednesday at 7:30 PM at Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church, 2655 S. Mason Rd, Katy. For more information, call 713-270-6753.
University, Alumni, Heritage & Military Katy Coogs Alumni Network
The Katy Coogs Alumni Club meets the 2nd Thursday of the month. We proudly serve all of West Houston including: Alief, Spring Branch, Cypress and Katy. The purpose of the alumni club is to promote The University of Houston and all of its programs, to give alumni a resource for networking, as well as serve as a fundraising organization that will raise funds to provide scholarships for high school students in the area that are interested in attending The University of Houston. If you are interested in joining this club, please contact Melinda Sims, President of the Katy Coogs at melindasims@ katycoogs.com or visit our website www.katycoogs.com.
Laureate Theta Pi Sorority
Laureate Theta Pi is a women’s group, a non-academic sorority, with life, learning and friendship as the motto. It is a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, an International women’s friendship network and a non-profit organization. We meet twice a month in member’s 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 281-395-6766 or Alice White at 281-599-8347.
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Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Southwest Houston Council
Are you a woman looking for new friends and fun things to do? Do you enjoy a social, community service oriented group? If you answered yes, then Beta Sigma Phi could be just the right organization for you! Beta Sigma Phi is an international women’s friendship network. It also provides educational programs to its members and opportunities for service to others. We are women of all ages, interests, educational and economical backgrounds and we are the largest organization of our kind in the world. We are dedicated to helping women fulfill their lives. Remembering to make time in their busy schedules for friendship, fun and fulfillment. For more information, please contact Jill Coble at 281-392-7181, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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British Club of Katy
The British Club of Katy is looking for new members! Free to join and open to all Brits and ExPats who live in Katy and surrounding areas, we’re an informal group that gets together to socialize with and without the kids. Singles, marrieds and families – all welcome. Join us for coffee, margaritas, night outs, family BBQs, playgroups or new friends for your older kids. Contact Jane at 281-693-4707, Vanessa at 281-579-2832 or Nicky at 281-574-3653. Or email janebarlow@ consolidated.net, Vanessa.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bear Creek Genealogical Society & Library Inc welcomes ALL genealogical researchers, novice to expert, to join us. Meetings held 2nd Thursday of each month (September-May), from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, at Bear Creek Park Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084. Casual attire & pre-meeting lunch at the Omni Hotel. Genealogical research trips, speakers, workshops, special events & BCGSL Gen. Library. For more information, contact Gary at 281-398-0333, email email@example.com or Betty at 713467-6302, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMERICAN LEGION VETERANS
The veterans group will now meet at 7:30 PM, at the Elks Lodge on Katy Fort Bend Rd., on the fourth Wednesday of each month. All past and current members of our armed forces are invited to attend the meeting and become involved in our community service activities.
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The Irish American Heritage Association is open to all individuals who are Irish or are interested in Irish culture. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month, at the Harris County MUD #81 Building in the Cimarron Subdivision. If you are interested in attending our meetings or would like to know more about our group, please call Dennis Donlan at 281-732-7164.
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WEST HOUSTON ITALIAN CLUB
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 3rd 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 Carolyn or Derby Smith 281-463-1678.
Civil Air Patrol – Thunderbird Squadron
The Civil Air Patrol Cadet program is open to boys and girls, between the ages of 12 and 18. Programs offered to cadets are aerospace education, physical fitness, character building and limited emergency services. Seniors receive training in leadership, safety and emergency services – air and ground. As an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, this training enables the performance of search and rescue missions and disaster relief in times of crisis. Meetings are Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM Location is 18000 Groeschke Road off Barker Cypress at the West Houston Airport in the hangar with the beacon on the east side of the runway. For further information, email email@example.com.
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Solid wood entertainment center 68 x 23 x 59” tall. Includes glass front cabinet with 5 shelves plus media storage, holds 36” TV, like new, $450. Also,The Rack, new and assembled, $55. 281-492-6670. Marcy Home Gym complete with self spotting bench, curling bar, lat-pull 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. Bowflex Ultimate 2 Home Gym with ab crunch attachment, leg curl station, preacher curl attachment, squat station attachment, leg press belt. Excellent working condition! Has always been kept indoors. $1,000.00. (Picture available with attachments.) 361-230-3223. James Avery: Collet net collar, CH-539, 14k gold, lists for $1,900, must sell for $1,700 OBO; sunburst pendant, CM-37S, 14k gold, lists for $1,900, must sell for $1,700 OBO; matching sunburst earrings, 14k gold, lists for $400, must sell for $350; domed teardrop ear hoops, EH-860, 14k gold, lists for $410, must sell for $350. All items new and never worn. Call 281-395-4359 for serious queries only. Sofa - good to very good condition, $250 OBO. 281-861-7500. Inversion table, used only a few times, $50; Leap Pad Learning tablet with books, $25. Call 281-703-5138. Cooling/heat pump, 1.5 ton “York” split system w/5KW electric coil, new, never been installed, $1,800 neg. Please call for further info, 713-444-4180.
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Rainbow Play System: 2 swings, 360 tire swing, 3 station swing beam, Jacob’s rope ladder, knotted rope w/ disc swing, slide, playhouse and more. Asking $1,400 OBO. Contact Joe 832-654-8886. 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 # 900-745-72, picture available, asking $205. Contact School8007@aol.com.
2004 GMC Sierra Extended cab truck, leather interior, Boise radio system, XM radio & On Star ready, 20-inch chrome wheels, chrome tool box. Well maintained, one owner, all maintenance records available, excellent condition, 127,000 miles. Sell for $8,500 OBO. 832-654-5339 or 281-855-9030. Rare 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible, re-built, under warranty, 400 Pontiac motor-not matching no., less than 400 miles, totally restored, yellow with black interior, new paint, new disk brakes, new suspension, new interior & new black top with cover, new custom sound system, $24,000. Firm. 281-455-5543. 1996 Buick Roadmaster Ltd: White, leather seats, 76K miles, good condition, $4,500. Call Richie Anderson 281-463-1712. 1998 Suzuki 1500 Intruder, $3,550. Call for details 281-726-4305 Pat.
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Afternoon teacher/assistant for daycare, from 2:45 PM - 6 PM, M - F, or 12 PM - 6 PM. Please call for more information, 281-955-2002.
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Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-4019828 or send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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Looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to be the front desk for a new dental office in Katy area. Candidate should be knowledgeable about dental insurance and have great communication skills. It is a paperless office so computer skills is a must. Experience is necessary, minimum 2 years. Need to know how to schedule, run daily/monthly/yearly reports, submit insurance claims electronically and manually, work on accounts receivable, manage patient charts, discuss and present treatment plans, verify insurance, pretreatment estimates and so on, handle patient upsets, deal with software support, etc. Please forward resume to email@example.com.
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. Paralegal - Katy area law firm looking for candidate with 5+ years experience. Ideal candidate should be proficient in Word and WordPerfect, be a selfstarter, possess excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Send resume & salary requirements to 281-398-1380. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. 281-646-9928.
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Beautiful, playful, happy miniature Schnauzer puppies for sale. 281-4921618.
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Lost Cat: $$ REWARD$$ Named “Tube” blue gray silky fur, one missing front tooth, one chipped front tooth, current immunizations, microchipped. ‘TUBE’ has been a member of our family for 10 years and we miss him. If you see our precious cat ‘Tube,’ please call us right away and we will come pick him up. He’s shy around strangers and will probably run from you if you approach him. However, if you have a way with animals, you may be able to sweet talk him into your home. Thank you for your help. Call anytime, 713306-0805 (Carole) or 417-773-3795 (Bob). MISSING: White wrought iron reindeer w/lights, approx. 24” in length, from front yard. Return, no questions asked. REWARD! 281-398-3732. Nottingham Subdivision.
HOMES/CONDOS FOR SALE
Bay House in Sargent, waterfront property with boat access to house, built in 2003. 2 BR’s, 2 car garage, vaulted ceilings, central AC/heat, storage shed attached to house, carport, enclosed stairway, water & sewer system. Call Bill at 979-429-6853.
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UTILITIES Harris Co. MUD #345 Harris County MUD #345 (Taxes) Center Point Energy (Gas) Longhorn Utility District Electricity - Reliant Energy (billing) Center Point Power www.centerpointenergy.com/outage Cable TV - Comcast Communications AT&T
Note: Please contact Crest Management if you: • Notice a sprinkler system or gate problem. • Require new or replacement pool or tennis cards. • Have an HOA related complaint, problem, etc.
GREEN TRAILS, PHASE II BOARD OF DIRECTORS Karen Janczak
President Vice President Vice President Treasurer Secretary
KISD Administration KISD Transportation Dept. Bus Schedules Nottingham Country Elementary Pattison Elementary Memorial Parkway Junior High McMeans Junior High Taylor High
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COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN & BOARD LIAISONS Architectural Review Community Awareness Community Events Finance Landscape Parks Pools Security Swim Team Tennis
281-398-8211 713-462-8906 713-659-2111 281-353-9756 713-207-7777 713-207-2222 713-341-1000 800-246-8464
Note: Crest Management is the service company for Green Trails Phase II. Please contact Crest ﬁrst regarding any HOA matter so it can be logged in and addressed. Call a Board member only if Crest is unable to address your problem/issue. Bernie Birkel Libby Clark Kristie Poldervaart Paul Patterson Steve Sawyer
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