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Serving Green TrailsofPhase & Section Official Newsletter Green II Trails Phase II III Your Offical Newsletter

*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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January 2014 FIREWORKS PROHIBITED IN GREEN TRAILS PHASE II

Fireworks are a violation of the deed restrictions for the Association of Green Trails Phase II. You may report violations of this deed restriction to Crest Management at 281-5790761 or fannie.molina@crest-management.com. When reporting a violation of the deed restrictions, you must provide a description of the violation and the address of the home where the violation exist.  

DUE$ ARE DUE

Homeowner Association dues are due in the office of Crest Management by January 1, 2013. If you have not received your statement, please contact Crest and let them know. Dues are considered late if they are not received by January 31, 2013. At that time, late fees are charged and interest begins to accrue. If you have any questions about the annual dues, contact Crest Management at 281-579-0761.

GREEN TRAILS TENNIS

ACCESS CARDS New residents needing tennis/pool access cards can contact Crest Management at 281579-0761. Access cards are for residents only. Card access is the only way to insure our courts are only being used and cared for by our residents and their guests, please do not open the gates for anyone not having a card. Do not loan out your card. COURT RESERVATIONS To reserve court time, the sign-up bulletin board is located inside the tennis courts. Residents may sign up no sooner than 48 hours in advance for a 1 1/2 hour time period by writing their last name on 3 blocks of the sign up sheet. (Each block represents 30 minutes.) This is to allow maximum court usage for all residents during prime times (mornings and evenings). Should you sign up prior to 48 hours in advance or for longer than 1 1/2 hours, your name will be subject to removal by a committee member. (Of course, you can walk on and play as long as you like if the courts are not previously reserved or in demand.)   TENNIS LESSONS/COACHING Please book tennis lessons by signing up for a court 48 hrs. in advance during non-prime hours. (No evening or morning lessons, please.)

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POLITICAL INTEREST GROUPS: • KATY AREA REPUBLICANS KATY’S CONSERVATIVE VOICE - For info., contact Kate Diehl at 832-643-0378 or ktuqt@consolidated.net or our website www.katyrepublicans.com. • WEST FORT BEND COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN – For more info., contact Susan at 281-633-2277 or BurgerBizInc@aol.com. • KATY AREA DEMOCRATS - meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at Briarchester club house at 7:00 PM. For info., contact Pat Darwish 281-6470986, visit ww.katydemocrats.org or email atydems@hotmail.com. • KATY MOMMY PATRIOTS - moms meeting to join the fight to protect our children’s future by getting involved in community and political events. Meets twice a month. For more info., call Kelly Horsley 281-858-8830 or Martha Mathis 832-321-4854. ROTARY CLUBS: • THE ROTARY CLUB OF KATY SUNRISE (RCKS) - meets every Tuesday morning, at 7:00 AM, at Cinco Ranch Golf Club, guests and visitors welcome. For more info. visit www.katysunriserotary.com. • THE ROTARY CLUB OF KATY - meets each Thursday, noon to 1:00 PM, at Hasta La Pasta, 1450 Grand Parkway, Suite E. For more info., call 281392-0045 or www.katyrotary.com. • WEST HOUSTON ROTARY CLUB - Tuesdays, 12:15 PM, West Houston Omni, North Eldridge at Katy Freeway. 281-627-0662. TOASTMASTERS: • KATY TOASTMASTERS - meets the first three Thursdays of each month at 7:30 PM at Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, 25525 Katy Mills Parkway, Katy, TX 77494. We are located behind Katy Mills Mall near Pin Oak Road. Visitors are welcome! Visit our website at http://katy.freetoasthost.org/ • PARK 10 TALKERS TOASTMASTERS CLUB - meets every Thursday at 11:45 AM at NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, Houston, 77084, telephone 281-228-6287. For more info. on Toastmasters, go to www.toastmasters.org. • EASY RISERS TOASTMASTERS - meets every Tuesday morning from 7 - 8 AM in the Fulbright Tower located at 1301 McKinney. For more info., contact Ed Young at edyoung2@hotmail.com. • KATY CHAPTER OF PUBLIC SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION - meets 3rd Wednesday of every month from 11 AM - 1 PM at LaFinca Mexican Restaurant on Westheimer Parkway. For info., call Jane Moughon at 832-455-4579 or email janemoughon@gmail.com. Website: www.publicspeakersassociation. com. BUSINESS/NETWORKING: • AMERICAN BUSINESSWOMEN’S ASSOC. KATY CHARTER CHAPTER - meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at Hasta La Pasta (Katy) 6:00 PM. Networking begins at 6:00 PM, dinner and meeting at 6:30 PM. Email RSVP’s and inquiries to abwa.katy@gmail.com. • W. HOUSTON CHAPTER, INTERN’L ASSOC. OF ADMIN. PROFESSIONALS (WHIAAP) - meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Embassy Suites Houston - Energy Corridor at 11730 Katy Freeway (N. side of I10 - Kirkwood Exit). (Caroline Champness CPS/CAP caroline. champness@bp.com). • ABWA WEST HOUSTON NETWORK - Meets the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, at the Marriott Energy Corrridor. For more info. or to RSVP, visit our website at www.whenabwa.org.  • BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL - KATY - meets every Thursday, 7:00 AM, Willowfork Country Club, 21055 Westheimer Pkwy, Katy, TX 77450. If you are interested in growing your business, please come to a meeting. Call Kitty Tennison, President, 281-221-0016 or Susan Hendrix, Vice-President, 954-729-3870 for more information. • (BNI) BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL - CINCO RANCH meets each Tuesday morning at 7-8:30 AM at Willowfork Country Club at 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Katy, TX 77450. For info., Len Tierney at 713-824-6960 or go to www.bnihouston.com and search for Cinco Ranch Chapter in Katy, Texas. • PARKWAY BUSINESS PARTNERS CHAPTER OF BNI meets every Wednesday at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. Meetings are held from

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7:15 AM until 9:00 AM and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, please call Chris at 832-252-9413. • INHOUSTON-KATY PREMIER PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS NETWORKING - meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:00-8:00 PM at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. For info., call Gail Stolzenburg 281-493-1955, gail@freedomnow.net or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622, newell@newellcheatheam.com or http://tinyurl. com/yjomekg. • THE ULTIMATE FITNESS AND WELLNESS NETWORK - Meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Membership is free. For more information, contact Karen Narum 281-871-8920 or fitnessjourney@ live.com. • WEST KATY NETWEAVERS - meets at Essence Cafe at Cross Creek Ranch Welcome Center in Fulshear every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM sharp. The cost of attendance is $10, which includes breakfast and coffee. For questions, tajanamesic@ greengrovegroup.com or visit www.meetup.com/West-Katy-Netweavers/ • KATY BAR ASSOCIATION - an Association of Attorneys who live or work in the Katy Area, holds its monthly meeting at 12:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Willow Fork Country Club. Contact Sarah Springer at sarah@sarahspringerlaw.com or 281-646-0644 for more info. NEIGHBORS/WELCOME: • KATY NEIGHBORS’ COFFEES - Meets monthly on the last Tuesday, at 10 AM, at members homes. There are no officers of this club and membership is free to all. For more information please contact 281-5788-2078 or 281395-1730. • WELCOME WAGON CLUB OF KATY - please call Sharon at 281-3921658, or email welcomewagonclubkaty@yahoo.com. MISC COMMUNITY GROUPS: • THE GREEN TRAILS LADIES CLUB - For more info., call Helen Connolly at 832-577-7177.

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• THE GREATER KATY EXCHANGE CLUB - meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM, at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. $15, includes dinner and guest speaker. For info., www.KatyExchangeClub.com or call Newell Cheatheam at 281-3923034 or Kyle Simmons 281-497-7180 or www.KatyExchangeClub.com. RSVP is required. • TEXAS COASTAL CATTLEWOMEN (TCCW) - meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at various locations throughout the Houston area. For more info., contact Dorothy at cattlegamma@aol.com or Sue at 281-238-8382 or cell 281-381-1987. • KATY ROCKS - Mix, mingle, socialize and network with singles ages 35+ Group has a variety of events each month. For more details, visit www. meetup.com/Katy-Rocks. • BP PARTNERS - Local organization for the spouses and partners of BP employees. Monthly activities. For membership info., contact Darshi Shah at darshis@gmail.com or www.bppartnershouston.com. • KATY AREA RETIRED EDUCATORS - meets at 11:30 AM, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Merrell Center in Katy. For information contact Luanne Zacek at 281-391-8464 or lzacek@hotmail.com. • WESTSIDE OVER 50 CLUB - meets 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM for dinner and socializing. For reservations and info., please contact Frank Watson at 281-492-6202 or Kirk Hanson, 281-346-0459.

Craft & Hobby Groups • NOTTINGHAM COUNTRY GARDEN CLUB OF KATY - We welcome all people interested in gardening and the environment, from the West Houston and Katy area. You do not have to live in Nottingham Country to belong to our organization! For more information about the club, please call 281-578-1036 or 281-693-0016. • AMERICAN SEWING GUILD IN KATY - meets 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 PM at Quilt & Sew, 829 Mason Rd., Katy. For more info., go to www.asghouston.org.

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• THE PRIDE OF TEXAS DECORATIVE ARTISTS - meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. We meet at Bear Creek Community Center off Patterson Rd. in Bear Creek Park. For more info., call Gloria Ware 281-4920246. • WEST HOUSTON QUILT GUILD, 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 PM Bear Creek Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084, For more info., check our website at www.whqg.org. • KATY QUILTERS, Time and place will be scheduled in the Katy Area. Call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000. • THE BLUEBONNET STENCILERS OF TEXAS - meets 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). For more info. concerning meetings, email blmrducks@sbcglobal.net. • KATY AREA KNITTING GUILD – Last Monday of the month, 6:30 PM, Spring Creek Barbeque on Westgreen & I-10. • THE HOUSTON POND SOCIETY – Meets first Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more info., please visit our website www. houstonpondsociety.org. • WEST HOUSTON CHAPTER OF THE ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA - meets 2nd Saturday of each month. Visit us on the Web at www.whrwa.com for more info. on upcoming events. For more info. Chuck or Carol 281-550-8679. • FAIRBEE SQUARE AND LINE DANCE CLUB - dances each Thursday night, 7:30 – 9:30 at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, 12211 Memorial Drive @ Gessner. Info. may be obtained by calling Jerry & Nanette Tucker 281-498-3057 or nanette777@hotmail.com. • PRAIRIE PROMENADERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB - meets first four Friday nights at Westland Baptist Church, 1407 W. Grand Pkwy S. Lessons are from 7-8 PM. The Club dance follows from 8-10 PM. For questions, call 281-647-0559 or 281-550-3701. • HOUSTON SQUARE & ROUND DANCE COUNCIL, INC. - For info., call 281-392-0713 or visit the Houston area square dance web site: www. squarethru.com. • THE KATY 4-F BASS CLUB (FRIENDS FISHING FOR FUN) - is a small, low cost fishing club, based in Katy, Texas. For information on our club such as joining, tournament results and area lakes we fish, visit www. katy4fbassclub.com. • THE TEXAS TRIUMPH REGISTER (TTR) - an organization of Triumph owners and enthusiasts. For more info., contact Mike Hado at 281-807-4780, mdhado@att.net or www.TexasTriumphRegister.org. • THE KATY BEAD GROUP - meets Wednesdays at 12:00 noon on the second floor of the Cinco Ranch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77494. For info, call Jean at 281-693-4398 or Carol 281-4926053 or email her at Fortijd@aol.com. • THE KATY POKEMON TCG LEAGUE - We meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 at DoubleDave’s Pizza at 1660 S. Mason Rd. Call Camille at 832-721-5481, email KatyPokemon@aol.com or check out www.Pokemontcg.com (look under Pokemon Organized Play) or www.PokemonBuzz.com for additional info. • KATY WOODWORKER’S GUILD - meets the last Tuesday of each month at the Katy Junior High School from 7:00-9:00 PM. Questions: Call Terry at 281-717-4215. • 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). For more info., call Preston and Carolyn Smith at 281-392-0713, email carolynann@consolidated.net or visit www.houstonareawoodcarvers.com. • THE KATY CRUIZERS ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB - meets the first Monday of each month at the Hacienda Mexican Restaurant on Mason Road (back room). Eat at 6 PM. Meeting from 7 PM until 8:30 PM. Questions: Send email to katycruizers@yahoo.com. • THE KATY AREA ARTISTS - Please contact the KAA Programs Officer at 281-352-8057 for more information on artist mentoring and monthly members’ meetings or visit www.katyareaartists.org. • 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. If interested, call Jim at 832-715-8206 (cell) for further information.

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• WEST HOUSTON ITALIAN CLUB - meets 3rd Friday of every month, 7:00 PM, at Cy-Fair VFD Admin building, 9630 Telge Road. For more info., call Hank Berti, 281-858-1944. • IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION - meets 4th Tuesday of every month. The meeting will start at 7:30 PM at the Harris County MUD #81 building located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon, in Katy. This is just west of Mason Road, one mile south of I-10 at Mason Road (exit #745). Call 281-395-3038 for more info.. • BRITISH AND EXPAT FAMILIES OF KATY - Social group open to all Brits and expats living in Katy and surrounding areas. For more info., www. meetup.com/british-and-expat-moms-of-katy or contact Vanessa Heintz 281-579-2832 (vanessa.heintz@rocketmail.com). • BRITISH GROUP - a small group of Brits who meet in the Copperfield/ Cypress/Katy area. If you are interested in joining us for coffee/lunch etc., please phone Lezley Ewen at 281-861-9219 or email bearcreekbrits@gmail. com. • NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN - Career Branch of NCJW has monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. For info., call Leda 713-572-9924 or mkarchmer@sbcglobal.net. • BAYOU BELLES SERVICE ORGANIZATION - Professional women from Acadiana, meet the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7 PM, Contact: Angeline Labbe’-Auzenne at www.BayouBelles.org. • CIVIL WAR REENACTING - Enlist with Company C, “The Palmer Guards,” of the First Texas - call 281-579-3417 or visit www.texas-brigade.org. Select 1st Texas and then Co C.” • THE SAM HOUSTON CHAPTER OF THE SONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS - meets 3rd Saturday of each month (except April). Lunch meetings are held at The Briar Club located at 2603 Timmons Lane beginning at 12 Noon. Visit us on the Web at http://samhoustonchapter.tripod.com or call John C. Thrash 713-647-0570 or 713-352-0993. • JAMES BATES SOCIETY OF THE CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - meets once a month from September to May on Sunday afternoons usually from 2:00 to 4:00 at different locations. Please contact the Senior Society President, Kathy Pritchett at kathyspritchett@gmail.com or by phone at 713-876-6057. For more info., go to www.nscar.org. MILITARY • AMERICAN LEGION VETERANS - meets 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. • FLOYD E. BREEDLOVE POST 9182 OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS - meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. near Ave. D. All U.S. veterans of foreign combat are welcome to visit or come join with us. For more details phone 281-391VETS(8387) or come see us! • MARINE CORPS LEAGUE: Tijerina Detachment meets the second Monday of each month at 7 PM at Katy Elks Lodge 1050 Katy-Fort Bend Road in “Old Town Katy.” Jim Gulley, Detachment Commandant, 832-7416961. Or visit us online at www.usmcmarine1.org. • CIVIL AIR PATROL THUNDERBIRD SQUADRON - Cadet program is open to boys and girls, age 12 and adults. The unit meets every Tuesday night from 6:45 PM to 9 PM at Bear Creek Community Center located at 1601 Clay Rd, Houston, TX 77084. For further info., email ajmorrow1311@ att.net.

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If you or your child can only take lessons during prime time, please sign up for the single court at Park Cypress to prevent injury and frustration to our neighbors playing a match. It the lesson is to be a regularly set day and time, please contact the tennis committee for approval and court time can be blocked off for you at the Park Cypress Court.

Anyone, including tennis pros, wanting to reserve REGULAR court time in advance for lessons or leagues, must contact the tennis committee for approval through Elaine Kearney at 281-492-6848. LEAGUE TENNIS Ladies HLTA and WHLTA tennis leagues are approved to play on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Fall and Spring from 9 AM-12 Noon. Currently, there are A level teams playing on each day. If you are interested in playing ladies league tennis, contact Valerie Henry or Elaine Kearney, numbers below. Contact is necessary by November/December for play in the Spring which resumes in January.    VANDALISM Tweens and teens have been observed damaging our tennis courts and the equipment held within. Your yearly maintenance fees pay for this vandalism directly. Our goal is to keep these costs down while maintaining the nice amenities in our neighborhood 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. Anyone can report vandalism directly to the Constable at 281-463-6666, in the effort to keep our neighborhood’s common areas in good condition.   Please note: the tennis courts are for tennis ONLY. Please let your children know the courts are not for soccer, bike riding, skating, climbing or any other use.   The lights at the Gerry Ayers courts are numbered. Please note the number of the light before calling to have it repaired. Any maintenance problems at the courts can be reported to Brigitte Hobbesland, 713-591-0880. The tennis court lights are on a timer, they should come on at dusk and turn off by 10:30 PM.   Elaine Kearney/Chair 281-492-6848  Paul Tallas/Co-Chair 713-201-8454 Brigitte Hobbesland/Maintenance 713-591-0880 Valerie Henry/League Coordinator 281-820-6292 Celeste Long/Secretary/Treasurer 281-579-1890 Susie Edwards/Bulletin Boards 281-579-2158  

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY?

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 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.”


PAVILION RELEASE FORM

To reserve a park pavilion, please contact Mark Holbrook (Parks Chair) at mholbrook3@comcast.net and fill out the release form and fax it to Crest at 281-579-7062.

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REMINDER FOR GATED SECTIONS

Please remember that entry codes are for the use of residents ONLY. Please ask guests and / or contractors to utilize the gate directory to obtain access. If contact information in the directory needs to be updated, please contact Crest Management and provide information.

WEBSITE

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

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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.

HOME IMPROVEMENT REMINDER

Remember, ALL exterior changes made to your home or yard [including your fence] require ARC approval first. In need of an ARC form? Go to www. greentrailstwo.com our neighborhood website.   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. For details, see the website, www.greentrailstwo.com or call Crest Management at 281-579-0761.

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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.

DISCLAIMER

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. If your dog tends to bark, please do not leave it outside. When walking your pets, PLEASE PICK UP AFTER THEM!

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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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GARDENING TIPS FOR JANUARY

• Birds: Provide food and fresh water. More birds die from lack of water than from lack of food. • Cacti: Semi-dormant now. Reduce watering. • Camellias: Plants may be moved. Pick up and discard fallen blooms. • Cultivation: Changes in design may now be made, new beds dug and old ones rebuilt. Correct defects in drainage. Incorporate gypsum into heavy soils: repeat in three weeks. Dig granite dust, rock phosphate and quantities of organic matter into soil. Allow time for settling before planting. • Fertilize: Daylilies, spuria, Louisiana and bearded irises with complete fertilizer. Give strawberries 1 teaspoon ammonium sulfate, keeping six inches away from plant. Fertilize pansies with manure tea or blood meal. Water in. • Fruits: Plant fruit trees. Mulch figs with grass or straw to prevent freeze damage to crown. • House Plants: Water, when surface soil is crumbly dry. Wash dust off leaves to open pores. Mist often. Inspect for diseases and insects. Reduce water for poinsettias. • Lawns: Remove thatch aerate, and feed with low nitrogen mixture. • Pests: For petal blight prevention, spray azaleas and camellias as flowers open. Spray for scale with dormant oil solution if temperature will be above 35˚ and below 85˚ for next 48 hours. Always read and heed manufacturer s directions before spraying. • Propagation: Ivy cuttings root easily this month and next. Root cuttings of shrubs in mixture of loam and coarse sand; keep damp and semi-shaded until rooted. • Prune: Fruit trees in advance of new growth. Prune to groom and shape. Do not remove too much. Remove dead wood from trees and shrubs before spring buds swell, but do not prune spring bloomers. Prune crape myrtles. Prune nandina and others of similar growth habit by cutting unwanted canes out at base of plant. • Roses: Annual pruning about the middle of February, just before the spring buds break. To prevent later appearance of disease in the old beds, keep garden clean of debris and weeds. Complete preparation of new beds for roses.

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• Transplanting: January is one of the best months to transplant woody plants, both evergreen and deciduous, especially trees. Energy will be expended on roots instead of foliage. Learn ultimate size and cultural needs of tree or plant before buying. Consider dwarf varieties to avoid crowding later. Group plants of similar cultural needs. Do not work wet soil. Assure good drainage. Keep plants moist. • Vegetables: Prepare beds, preferably raised for drainage, with about 50% humus, including rotted manure. • Winter Protection: Expect freeze any time; plan for protection of tender plants. Water. Remove coverings, particularly plastic, when temperature rises. Protect low plants with dry leaves, pine needles or soil mulch, but remove when weather warms.

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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.westI10fd.org.

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please completely fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number (one only), year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Email to news@krenekprinting.com (preferred) or mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. Must have parent(s) permission. Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.

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Champagne Punch 1 (2 liter) bottle ginger ale 2 (750 milliliter) bottles champagne 1 quart orange sherbet 2 quarts fresh orange juice Place the orange juice, ginger ale and champagne in the refrigerator to get them well chilled. In a large punch bowl, place the block of sherbet in the center and pour the orange juice over the top. Next, pour the ginger ale over the sherbet. Finally, pour both bottles of champagne over the sherbet. Stir gently to mix the liquids, resulting in a foamy top. Serve immediately. Source: allrecipes.com, Submitted by: Owen L.Falk

Black Eyed Pea and Sausage Soup 1 pound dry black-eyed peas 3 (10.5 ounce) cans beef broth 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies, drained 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced ground black pepper to taste In a large pan, with enough water to cover, soak the black-eyed peas overnight or at least 8 hours. Drain and rinse the soaked black-eyed peas and return to the pan. Mix in the beef broth, dry onion soup mix, sausage, rice and green chilies. Season with pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the beans are tender, roughly 1 1/2 hours. Add water as necessary to keep ingredients covered with liquid. Source: allrecipes.com, Submitted by: Karin Christian

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School News

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ST. PETER’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Registration for the 2014-2015 school year for St. Peter’s United Methodist Church - Early Childhood Development Center begins January 7, 2014 and continues through January 22, 2014. Registration forms will be available in the St. Peter’s ECDC Preschool office. We offer classes that are developmentally and socially appropriate for children ages 15 months through 5 years of age. We are located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77450. For more information please visit our website www.stpkaty.org and click on the ECDC Preschool tab at the top of the page or call the St. Peters ECDC Office at 281-492-0623 from 9 AM - 3 PM.

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In honor of Veterans Day, students from Primrose School of Kelliwood said thank you to Katy area veterans. The celebration was part of Primrose School of Kelliwood’s Balanced Learning®system, which offers activities related to positive character development in children. Primrose School of Kelliwood led the pledge of allegiance and joined the older students at McMeans Middle School to honor veterans from the Katy area. Veterans Day falls during the Primrose “Respect for Others” activities in the month of November. Character development is a component of the Primrose Schools Balanced Learning® system, which helps children understand concepts like friendship, generosity and honesty. Character development is the heart of the Primrose culture and is brought to life through many experiential learning opportunities at Primrose. Teaching respect for one another can have a profound effect on a child not only when they are young, but also as an adult.

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CROSS COUNTRY TEAM The Pope John XXIII Cross Country team left after a short day of school on Friday, October 25th and made the long trip up to Elm Mott, TX (Just north of Waco) for the TAPPS State Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning. Once again Junior Emily Yoder was the star performer for the Lady Lions by running her fasted time of the year by 18 seconds and finishing 6th

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overall in a field of 157 runners, 25 seconds out of first place! Sophomore Elisabeth Martini followed closely by Brandie Guice (who ran her best time by 34 seconds) finished well within the top half of the field while Freshman Riley Donelson-Newhouse, running in only her 2nd Varsity race of the season, ran her best time by 1 minute and finished right in the middle of the pack. In the boys race, Senior Alan Lasater led the way by running his fastest time all year by 16 seconds, finishing 67th overall in a field of 185 runners. Junior Austin Morrison ran his best time by 1:03, Senior Noah Hearn ran his best time by 1:25, Thomas Ritter returning from an injury ran his best time by 7 seconds, Junior Osa Imoisi ran his best time by 37 seconds, Freshman Rossell Martinez ran his best time by 1:01 and Sophomore Kyle Smith ran his best time by 36 seconds. The boys team finished 18th out of 25 very good teams from all over the state of Texas. The team did an excellent job this season and will have almost everyone back again next year! ART STUDENTS - PHOTOGRAPHY Congratulations to our art students who competed in the Katy Rice Harvest Festival Photography contest! We had a lot of lion photographers earn ribbons this year. In the Wildlife category, Raquel Ginebra earned second place and Katie Lowe earned honorable mention; in the Activities category, Patrick Sepe earned first place and Batista Sumbe and Taylor Chojecki earned honorable mentions and in the Digital Manipulation category, Patrick Sepe earned second place with Robyn Lee and Batista Sumbe earning honorable mentions. Way to go, Lion artists! GOLF TEAM The Pope John Boys Golf Team finished 2nd in the 19 team Deer Park Invitational November. The Lions were led by junior Philip Nijoka with rounds of 80-74 and by junior Case Garrison with rounds of 78-76. Both Philip and Case finished tied for 5th individually out of 93 golfers. Juniors Jake Garrison (83-82), Mark Nijoka (88-79) and sophomore Philip Grandjean (89-90) also

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played well for the Lions, who finished behind host Deer Park, a UIL 5A state qualifier last year. HIGH SCHOOL MASCOT Chad Bell from Pope John XXIII High School in Katy, Texas is one of 50 All Star Mascots from across the country who will perform in the 2014 Capital One Bowl Pre-Game in Orlando, Florida. The individuals invited to perform are Mascots AllAmericans selected from Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) summer camps across the country. All Americans are selected via tryout based on their overall character development and crowd leading skills. Only the top 12% of the mascots attending UCA camps earn the chance to perform in this year’s Bowl. The All-American program is now in its 27th year.

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Mascots to Orlando for a week of rehearsals dedicated to preparing them for their Capital One Bowl pre-game performance. The hours of rehearsals will be well worth the effort when they perform in front of tens of thousands of fans at this major college football event. While in town, they will also have the chance to visit Central Florida’s famed theme parks. For more information, visit www.varsity.com or contact Melanie Berry with Varsity, at 800-238-0286 or mberry@varsityspirit.com. Photo by Brenda Read.

 

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KATY ISD’S 16TH ANNUAL PROMISE TO READ

 

Community members from Katy and the surrounding area recently stopped what they were doing to read to students in more than 375 classes as part of Katy ISD’s 16th annual Promise to Read program. Through Promise to Read, volunteers promise to spend 30 minutes reading to an elementary classroom during two weeks in November.

Promise to Read is one of several community involvement programs offered by Katy ISD Partners in Education, the department that brings the community into the classroom. Click here to view a photo gallery from this event.

BP AMERICA, INC. LEADS KATY ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION INVESTORS

The Katy ISD Education Foundation is pleased to announce that BP America has joined the organization as a Cornerstone Investor by contributing $50,000 for STEM-related teacher grants. The BP STEM Grant Program will be administered via the foundation’s Inspiring Imagination teacher grant

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Readers represented a cross section of local companies and organizations including: American Kids Athletics, AXA Financial Advisors, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, BP America, Inc., CenterPoint Energy, Chick-fil-A of Katy, College Nannies and Tutors of Katy, Cinco Ranch Conservatory of Music, ExxonMobil, First Victoria Bank, Grand Vision Center, Hasta La Pasta, H-E-B Katy Market, Herff Jones Graduation Center, Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, Katy Family YMCA, Members Choice Credit Union, Omni Houston Hotel Westside, Pediatric Dentists of Katy, Pepper Lawson Construction, Rainforest CafĂŠ, The Shady Lady Window Coverings, Tradition Bank, Wood Group and more.

     

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This year, 10 Katy ISD elementary campuses hosted the event with Partners in Education: Cimarron, Creech, Franz, Golbow, Exley, Rhoads, Rylander, Williams, Wilson and Winborn Elementary Schools. Host campuses rotate each year so that, over a three-year period, every Katy ISD elementary has an opportunity to participate.



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initiative. STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and represents the integration of science and mathematics into existing areas of study. “As a Katy ISD Education Foundation Cornerstone Investor, BP stands at the forefront of an initiative from which generations of Katy ISD students will benefit,” said Chris Crockett, Katy ISD Education Foundation Board President. “BP’s contribution will provide Katy ISD teachers with countless opportunities to bring extraordinary classroom experiences to their students.” BP, which has a long standing relationship with Katy ISD through the Cinco Ranch High School FIRST Robotics Program, Junior Achievement and other programs, is eager to deepen their support through the BP STEM Grant Program. “BP is thrilled to support an innovative program that will provide Katy ISD teachers additional resources they need to continue inspiring their students,” said  Mike Zanghi, BP Vice President for Wells, Gulf of Mexico. “This donation reaffirms BP’s commitment to STEM education and to the communities in which we live and operate.”

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Taylor High School TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT GRAD 2014 FUNDRAISER

Flamingo your family and friends! Project Grad is a yearly event for the graduating class at Taylor High School in order to raise money for their endof-school party. One of the fundraisers for Project Grad 2014 is renting out our flamingos for birthdays, anniversaries or any upcoming event you have scheduled. The flamingos are rented for $1 a piece. Please contact Barbara at 281-647-9368 for more information.

The Katy ISD Education Foundation launched its second annual Inspiring Imagination teacher grant cycle Dec. 1st. All Katy ISD educators directly involved in classroom instruction will be invited to apply. Last year, in its inaugural grant cycle, the foundation awarded more than $88,000 to 117 Katy ISD teachers for inspiring, innovative classroom projects to be implemented this school year. To learn more, contact us at 281-396-6031 or visit www. katyisdeducationfoundation.org. About the Katy ISD Education Foundation The Katy ISD Education Foundation unites people and companies with big hearts and a big belief in our children and teachers to provide unprecedented opportunities for both. The Katy ISD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit for which contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law. 
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ALL MEN WHO MENTOR AND MEN WHO WOULD LIKE TO MENTOR Please join us at our Men Who Mentor breakfast January 31st • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM • At the ESC

Men are needed for mentoring, save the date: January 31, 2014. If you have ever thought about mentoring or are currently mentoring a Katy ISD student, save the date for thie SUPER event!

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Scouts CHRISTIN VOGEL EARNS GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD

Girl Scout Ambassador Christin Vogel recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a girl scout can achieve. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts earn this recognition. Thousands of squirrels and swamp rabbits are injured yearly due to natural causes such as storms and diseases, as well as animal attacks and human interaction. Christin’s project addressed the issue of

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providing shelter for squirrels and swamp rabbits while they recover from injuries. Christin and her volunteers built squirrel boxes and swamp rabbit boxes to donate to the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. The Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center rehabilitates wounded animals with the intent to release back into the wild. The shelters that were built will be placed in their natural habitats and the squirrels and swamp rabbits will use these temporary shelters until they are once again fully adapted to the wild and can live efficiently on their own. Christin also conducted educational workshops at local libraries and informed people about how the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center takes in harmed animals and helps them recover strength, confidence and their natural habits. She also described signs of an injured animal and discussed what to do if an animal does become injured and how to avoid harming wild animals. Christin demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, community involvement, time management and personal development in order to carry out her Gold Award project. As an active member of Girl Scouts for 9 years, Christin has also earned her Bronze and Silver Awards. Christin is currently a Junior at Cinco Ranch High School.

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HOMESCHOOL PACK 393

Cub Scout Pack 393 is a homeschool pack that serves the Katy area. If you have a boy between the ages of 6 and 10 (entered first grade through fifth grade this fall) and are wanting them to join an activity that is full of fun learning experiences, this is the group for you. To learn more about both scouting programs, upcoming summertime events and 393 please e-mail Sam Randolph at sumosam@sumofam.com

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West Houston Girls Softball Association invites you to come join the fun! Registration is now OPEN for our Spring 2014 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.whgsa.com. If you have questions, please feel free to email Kim Jowers at westhoustongsa@yahoo.com.

KATY PONY BASEBALL

Katy Pony Baseball for ages 4-17, co-ed, will be registering for the 2014 Spring Season on the following dates and locations: Academy Sports and Outdoors - 24970 FM 1093 - Kroger Center Saturday, January 11th: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 22nd: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Frozen Ropes Baseball Training Facility - 20000 Park Row, Katy Wednesday, January 15th: 6:30 AM to 8:30 PM Academy Sports and Outdoors - I-10 and Grand Parkway, Katy Saturday, January 18th: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Or register online at www.katyponybaseball.org through January 20th.

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Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play and learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston. We are also looking for interested players, adults and youth to play in a new Katy Netball club. No experience necessary. For more information, go to our facebook page, Houston Shooting Stars Netball Club or www.netballamerica.com or contact Ros at education@netballamerica.com or call 832-790 3772.

WOMEN’S FLAT TRACK ROLLER DERBY

Southwest Houston’s own brand new women’s flat track roller derby team is now forming. This isn’t the old school roller derby you’ve seen in the past. We train derby athletes to compete according to the rules and guidelines set forth by WFTDA, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. We are actively recruiting skaters, referees and volunteers. Skaters must be female and 18 or older. Referees and volunteers must be 18 or older. Email us at yellowrosederbygirls@yahoo.com for more information. You can also find us at www.yellowrosederbygirls.com and on Facebook. Join up now to become an integral part in founding and building our league.

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Please contact Dean at volleyballkaty@yahoo.com if you are interested in playing volleyball. You must be at least 18 years old and be able to play at intermediate level. We play at different locations in and around Katy area.

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

KATY VALKYRIES HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE

The Katy Valkyries is a varsity team competing in the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League and accepts players from all KISD high schools. Lacrosse experience is not necessary to join the team - we will teach you the skills and game strategy. Please see our new website at: www.katyvalkyries. org for additional information.

WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE

Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information, contact the Pro Shop at Cinco Ranch, 281-395-4653.

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ST. CUTHBERT EPISCOPAL CHURCH CHILI COOK-OFF

Cook-Off on Saturday, January 25th, from 12:00-2:00 PM. This event is open to the public. Come and taste a variety of chili, from mild to Texas hot and vote for your favorite. You can even participate in our Chili Bowl football game - no experience necessary. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road, Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). For more information, visit us at www.stcuthbert.org.

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Senior Church Groups TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH SENIOR ADULT NEWS

Trinity Baptist Church Senior Adults get together on Monday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 PM for a time of fellowship, prayer and games... Come join the fun! Trinity Baptist Church is located at 10000 Spring Green Blvd. (corner of Spring Green and Fry). For more information, visit www.trinity-katy.org or call the church office at 281-579-6724.

KINGSLAND BAPTIST CHURCH WEEKLY EVENTS FOR ADULT 55+

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. Senior Aerobics offered at Kingsland Baptist Church Please join our Adult 55+ exercise class at 11:00 - 11:45 AM each Thursday morning in the gym at Kingsland Baptist Church. Peggy Skaggs is our trained and certified instructor and the class is open to all levels.

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ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH BINGO

At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. 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.

For more information, contact Mike Kelley at 281-492-0785. Kingsland Baptist Church is located at 20555 Kingsland Blvd. We are located across from Taylor High School Tennis Courts. For more information, you can visit us online at www.kingsland.org or call the church office at 281-492-0785.

Bingo EPIPHANY BINGO

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

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POPE JOHN XXII HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE: SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014

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 in the school gym (rain or shine). 12x12 Spaces are available to rent for $30. If interested, lease contact Ana Sanchez, re: Community Garage sale at ams1965@att.NET. Space is limited so act fast!  

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• Godspell, a divinely inspired musical (Apr. 4 - 27, 2014) • The Beaux’ Stratagem, delightful period farce (May 23 - Jun. 15, 2014) • Les Miserables, dramatic tale of redemption (July 11 - Aug. 3, 2014) All performances are on the HFAC Garza Mainstage, recently named “Houston’s Best Gem of a Theatre” by the Houston Press, except for Peter Pan, which will be performed at the Berry Center.   Season subscriptions are now on sale. Season subscriptions start as low as $100. For the best seating and lowest prices, become a season subscriber. Patrons can purchase their subscriptions online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374.  

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TAYLOR PLAYMAKERS PRESENT DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

The Taylor PlayMakers present Disney’s High School Musical on January 24th and 25th at 7:30 pm and January 26th, at 2 pm, in the Taylor High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets will be sold in advance at www. taylorplaymakers.com beginning on January 6th for $12.50 for adults and $10.50 for students, seniors and Gold Card members. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office, the day of the show, for $15 for Adults, $12 for Students and Seniors and $10 for Gold Card members. A $.50 processing fee will be added to each ticket purchased with a credit card at the box office. Contact tickets@taylorplaymakers.com with any questions or for more information. The show is a contemporary musical comedy, about a popular high school basketball star and a shy, academically gifted newcomer discover they share a secret passion for singing. When they sign up together to audition for the lead roles in the school musical, it threatens the school’s rigid social order and sends their peers into an uproar. Come and see the work of over 100 of Taylor High School’s most talented actors, singers, dancers, musicians and technicians!

THE LONE STAR SYMPHONIC BAND

The Band is based in west Houston, with rehearsals and concerts held at CrossPoint Community Church off of Westgreen Blvd. and I-10 (The Katy Freeway). Five concerts are slated for the Lone Star Symphonic Band’s 21st Season, with tickets for all concerts available on the Band’s website, www. lssband.org, for $5.50 each and will be available the day of the concert at the door for $10 each. All concerts begin at 4:00 PM and feature the Lone Star Dixieland Band for 30 minutes prior to the main performance in the foyer. All selections performed will feature life’s many colors. On March 2, 2014, the Band will perform “Lone Star,” a concert as big as Texas! The Lone Star Symphonic Band will perform on May 4, 2014, a spring-filled concert titled

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“Spring into Fun!” The annual patriotic concert, titled “We Hold These Truths,” will be held on June 29, 2014.   The Lone Star Symphonic Band is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to bringing performances of artistic merit to the Houston metropolitan area. Founded in 1993 as the West Houston Concert Band, the band is comprised of musicians from all walks of life and instills the value that music is a life-long event, continuing well beyond high school and college. The Band is under the direction of Mr. Bob Bryant.

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Rome by John Harvey - World Premier - March 6-22, 2014. This original script is being written by local playwright, John Harvey, work shopped by designers, musicians and actors, video documented over a year and presented as a collaborative effort as our final play in the season. Located at Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007. All performances begin at 8 pm. Price - $18 regular/ $10 students and seniors. Pay as you can on Mondays and $25 for opening night with a party immediately after the show. More info/ reservations: www.mildredsumbrella.com - info@mildredsumbrella.com or 832-463-0409.   

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN SING?

Experience the latest craze of singing 4-part acappella harmony! Announcing open auditions (women only) for the award-winning Houston Horizon Chorus, Saturday, January 11, 2014, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Program Place for girls, 3000 Southwest Freeway, Houston 77098. Prepare a 2 minute presentation of acappella music that showcases your talent! Schedule your audition time by visiting www.houstonhorizon.org. We invite you to join us! The Houston Horizon Chorus is the 2012 Region 10 Chorus Champion and represented the region at the Sweet Adelines International Competition in Honolulu, Hawaii in November! Choruses are comprised of women singers of all ages, so come join the fun!

Misc Events NATURE PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

Enjoy the outdoors with your child, age 2 1/2 to 5, at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered every Tuesday and Wednesday morning, 10 to 11 AM, from midSeptember until mid-May at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Boulevard. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, hands-on activities and walks in the woods. Upcoming programs include: January 1st: No program - Winter Break January 7th & 8th: Habitat Heroes  January 14th & 15th: Scaly Reptiles January 21st & 22nd: Nature Sounds January 28th & 29th: Dabbling Ducks  The cost is $5 per child per session or a 5-session card can be purchased for $20. The child must be accompanied by an adult during the program.  Please park in the Memorial Drive Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive, enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate and proceed down the path to the log cabin. For more information, please visit the website,  www.houstonaudubon.org and click on “Titmouse Club” under the Audubon

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1815 Westgreen Blvd., Katy, TX 77450, 281-492-8592 LIBRARY HOURS - Mon. 1 PM - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 6 PM, Fri. 1 PM - 6 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. closed. We will be closed on January 1st for New Year and January 20th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. To register online for any of the programs at the library’s website (www.hcpl. net), click on “Events Calendar” and select “Maud Marks.” Participants may also register by calling or by visiting the library.

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• BOOK DISCUSSION CLUBS - The Library hosts book clubs that meet monthly. The Evening Book Club normally meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 PM. The Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM. • JUST DESSERTS MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - Meetings held the third Wednesday of the month at 2 PM. You are encouraged to bring your favorite dessert to eat while we discuss whether our villains get their just desserts. • VOLUNTEER AT THE LIBRARY - Volunteer opportunities abound at the library. Volunteers are needed to help shelve, count patrons and more. We will be holding our next volunteer orientation on Monday, January 7th 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 Naomi Haught at 281-492-8592. • FREE FAMILY FILMS - Bring the whole family out to our family film festival this holiday season. Every day for the week school is out, we will be showing a different mystery film complete with popcorn. Come on January 2nd, 3rd and 6th at 2 PM. Join us as we watch Disney favorites. Unfortunately, we cannot print the titles here, but call the library or stop by for a complete list. • GENEALOGY - Are you interested in learning more about your families past? The library is offering genealogy seminar on January 18th at 2 PM. Learn more about how to get started looking into your family past and find out where you came from. Seating is extremely limited for this class. • GARDENING SERIES - We have a new program series at the library! Master Gardeners of Harris County will be bringing their Green Thumb series once a month where they will discuss various topics unique to gardening in the Houston area. This month, on January 18th at 10 AM, learn all about dirt and prepping your garden for spring. Seating is extremely limited for this class.

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• MEDICARE PROGRAM - Are you confused about how Medicare works? On Monday, January 13th at 1:30 PM, Ms. Virginia Hwang, a Medicare expert, will be at the library to answer any questions you might have. Annual Enrollment Period may be over but there are still enrollments that can be done. Come get your answers at the library. Seating is limited. • DIY CRAFTS: SNOW FLAKES - It’s winter in Katy and here at the library, it’s going to snow! Join us on Wednesday, January 8th at 2 PM as we learn how to cut and shape beautiful snowflakes we can hang in our homes. Seating for this is extremely limited. • CREATE YOUR OWN HOLIDAY CARDS AND GIFT TAGS - Have fun and save money by creating personalized holiday cards and gift tags. On Tuesday, December 3rd at 10 AM, there will be a class teaching the basics of how to create cards using Microsoft Publisher. Then, at 1 PM that day, there will be a class teaching the basics of how to create gift tags using Microsoft Publisher. Come to one class or both! Seating is extremely limited for these classes. • COMPUTER CLASSES - The library offers a variety of computer classes each month. You must know how to use a mouse and a keyboard. Seating for this is extremely limited. Registration is required. This month’s class schedule is as follows: Internet Basics: Saturday, January 4th at 10 AM, learn the basics of why and how to search the Internet. Microsoft Word Class: Tuesday, January 7th at 1 PM or Tuesday, January 14th at 7 PM. Intermediate Microsoft Word Class: Saturday, January 11th at 10 AM, this class is two-part, which will continue Saturday, January 25th at 10 AM. E-Books I: Thursday, January 9th at 10 AM to learn all about the Digital Media Collection of e-books and music. E-Books II: Thursday, January 23rd at 10 AM to learn about our brand new eSelect collection of e-books. Using the Computer Mouse: Tuesday, January 14th at 2 PM Keyboarding 101: Tuesday, January 21st at 1 PM Computer Basics: Tuesday, January 28th at 1 PM. Learn basic terminology, how to start a computer and mastering the Windows environment. • USED BOOK SALE - The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold their book sale on Saturday, January 11th at 10 AM until 5 PM. There is a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. No items are over $1. Also, join us on Friday, January 10th from 5:30 to 7 PM for our Member-Only book sale preview. Not a member yet? Not a problem, you can join at the door!

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• 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. • 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. This program is designed with “little wrigglers” in mind. Together the children and their caregivers participate in songs, games, fingerplays and hear some good stories. Tickets are required for Toddler Storytime. Tickets are given to the first 30 toddlers the day of the event. • AFTERNOON ART- Glue, paper, scissors, markers, fun and more! Come to the library and let imaginations soar. On Wednesdays, January 8th and 15th 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.

PECKHAM PARK ACTIVITIES

These classes are free with priority to Harris Co. residents. 5597 Gardenia, 281-391-4482 - web www.pct3.hctx.net PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS AMERICAN RED CROSS CLASSES - Community Lay Responder: Cost is $27 (Check or money order only & No Refunds). Includes Adult CPR with AED, Infant/Child CPR and Standard First Aid. This class is on Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. Registration begin in December. MARY JO PECKHAM PARK FISHING LAKE: The lake is a stocked. Rules are posted out by the lake. Park hours are 6:00 AM-10:00 PM. If you have questions, please call the Parks Office at 281-531-1592.

ONGOING CLASSES LAND -

CARDIO CLASSES - This classes combines aerobics and muscle conditioning. Mondays: Cardio Muscle Ball - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Tuesdays: Zumba - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (HC & KCL residents call Tuesday

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School “Living, Loving, and Learning in Christ and the Church.”

starting at 7 AM for reservations, other counties call Friday starting at 12 noon) Fridays: Cardio Muscle Interval - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Saturdays: Zumba – 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM (HC & KCL residents call Friday starting at 7 AM for reservations, other counties call Friday starting at 12noon) CARDIO-MUSCLE CONDITIONING - This class combines aerobics and muscle conditioning. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. YOGA – Yoga postures exercise every part of the body, stretching and toning the muscles and joints, the spine and the skeletal system. It also reduces physical and mental tension, leaving you feeling calm and refreshed. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM. MEDITATION - An ancient Chinese art of mind-body relaxation and healing. Its benefits include increased energy, enhanced concentration, stress reduction. Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. KARATE - The American Society of Karate has classes for ages 6 years and up. For more information call Ian Ekblad-Frank at 832-722-8819 or theninjastar2@yahoo.com (email). Must register for each session. Tuesdays, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM - Junior class 6-12 years and Tuesdays, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM - Senior class 13 & up FITNESS MACHINES – This is a time when you can work out on your own on the fitness equipment. You must be 16 year and up & bring a full size towel and wear tennis shoes. Various times available daily. The machines are closed during class times.

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WATER AEROBICS - This one hour class is low-impact, which is easy on the joints. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:05 AM - 10:05 AM & 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:05 - 10:05 AM & 6:00 - 7:00 PM. ARTHRITIS AQUATICS - This class consists of range of motion, muscle strengthening and endurance-building activities. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM. MUST HAVE A RELEASE FORM SIGNED BY A PHYSICIAN. DEEP WATER AEROBICS - This hour class is a high cardio vascular workout. A flotation device is advised. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM. RECREATIONAL SWIM (call to reserve a spot) - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Thursday, 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM - Saturday & Sunday, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM. LAP SWIM/WATER WALK - Various times daily. AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS – Ages 6 months – Adults. Call or come in to get schedule for lessons. Cost is $50.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital has volunteer opportunities available. Whether you are interested in working in the nursery, at our reception desk, in our gift shop or even transporting patients, we have a place for you. For more information, please contact Brenda Kepner, Manager of Volunteer Services at 281-644-7581.

HOUSTON AREA PROJECT LINUS

Houston Area Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that provides new, handmade blankets for children who are seriously ill or traumatized, can use the following items you might be discarding: • Fabri-cotton, cotton blends, flannel and fleece • Yarn • Crochet thread • Narrow ribbon

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If you have any of these items to donate or for information about Project Linus, please call Karen Hagin, Cinco Ranch resident and Project Linus blanketeer 281-693-7150 or Sally Burns, Houston Area Project Linus Coordinator 281-492-2679. More information about Project Linus can be found at www.projectlinus.org.

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TEXAS WILDLIFE REHABILITATION COALITION, INC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WILDLIFE ADVOCATES

Enjoy a rewarding volunteer experience with wildlife. Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition, Inc. is a non-profit organization, which serves as an emergency care and rehabilitation facility for orphaned, ill, and injured native Texas wildlife. Volunteers are welcome in the areas of assisting in the daily functions of the center, assisting with public education programs, and wildlife rehabilitation. Located at 10801 Hammerly, Suite 200, the facility is open seven days a week to help wildlife in need. TWRC has a mentor program in place to assist volunteers with “hands on” training for those interested in becoming permitted rehabilitators. We invite you to join our organization in saving Texas wildlife – one animal at a time. Call the center at 713468-8972 x158 for more information or email the Volunteer Coordinator at membership@twrc-houston.org. Visit our website at www.twrc-houston.org.

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BE A MENTOR AND GIVE A CHILD THE POWER OF A SECOND CHANCE

CROSSROADS mentors are regular people, just like you, who help prevent or reduce youth involvement with the juvenile justice system by fostering supportive mentoring relationships. These young people range from the ages of 10-17. The goal is to reduce juvenile crime and turn these young lives around to develop a positive attitude for positive results. Our mentors must be 21 years of age, willing to commit to one hour a week for one year and submit to fingerprinting and a background check. There are many zip codes available in and around the Katy area with suitable times of the week for mentors to meet with their assigned youth. We are in need of loving and caring mentors for young people that feel as though they are alone in this world. Please consider devoting a minimum of one hour a week that could possibly change a child’s life forever. Many times you are their only hope. Contact Denise Kennedy at CrossroadsVolunteer@hcjpd.hctx.net or 713-295-2779. For more information on our mentorship program, visit our website at www.crossroads-volunteers.org.

POOLS, HARDSCAPES & LANDSCAPES

PREGNANCY HELP CENTER SEEKS NEW VOLUNTEERS

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Invest your time by volunteering with Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston educating and supporting men and women in making healthy choices for life in sexual integrity, unplanned pregnancy and post-abortion loss. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, facilitating small groups, administrative assistance, medical services, donation room and development. Discover your calling! For information inquire through the web site vsc@phckaty.org or call 281-578-0078, Volunteer Services Coordinator. The Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is a non-profit faith based organization.

• POOL REMODELS & REPAIRS • • POOL CLEANING SERVICE • Weekly pool maintenance • PATIO COVERS & ARBORS • • DECKS • Flagstone, pavers, spray deck & stamped concrete • LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION • Custom landscapes, water features and stonework

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• IRRIGATION (Lic. 8260) • Sprinkler system / drainage installation and repair

The only time our clients say they feel free is when they’re riding a horse in a brisk walk around the arena or driving a carriage through the wooded pastures or feel the nudge of a horse’s muzzle at their shoulder saying, “I’m glad to see you, my friend.” Nothing else can compare with therapy on horseback. Equine-assisted activities improve physical balance and coordination, mental acuity, emotional stability and social interactions. At SIRE, we see miracles on horseback happen every day. The work of our dedicated volunteers helps guarantee that children and adults with disabilities in the Greater Houston Area will have the programs they need to live longer, healthier, more productive lives.

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In addition to their weekly work in the arena, many of our volunteers donate their time and talents at fund-raising events such as our annual Ride-A-Thon and the yearly Trailblazers Luncheon. Volunteers are on hand during the NARHA on-site certification and annual SIRE Show-Off and volunteers are vital to our Clients’ successes at the Top Hands Horse Show, during the Houston Rodeo and competition at the regional and state Special Olympics. Therapeutic horseback riding creates a bond of success between the rider and their horse. Volunteers are their own personal cheering section and the instructor is their mentor and coach. Clients become more empowered and better equipped to fully live their lives, each day.

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To volunteer, please call one of our arenas and ask to speak with a volunteer coordinator. SIRESpring, call 281-353-6160. SIREHockley, call 281-3567588. SIRE Fort Bend at Sienna Stables, call 281-431-1741.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT AUTUMN GROVE COTTAGE

Do you enjoy spending time with seniors? Autumn Grove Cottage is an assisted living facility for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia related illnesses. We are interested in volunteers socializing with our Residents. We are a small cottage, close to your neighborhood, with just 16 Residents. If you would like to volunteer in a cozy, home-like atmosphere then call the Volunteer Coordinator at 281-398-6845 or visit our website www. autumngrovecottage.com. Come be a part of our philosophy - “To honor our Residents and those who love and care for them.” Volunteers will need to complete a volunteer application and attend a brief training session.

BECOME A SUNRISE VOLUNTEER

Fond memories and treasured traditions start here! Enrich lives through your generous gift of service as a Sunrise Volunteer. Please call the Activity and Volunteer Coordinator for opportunities and details at 281-240-0500 or email cinco-ranch.avc@sunriseseniorliving.com. Sunrise Assisted Living of Cinco Ranch is located at 21939 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, Texas, 77450. For more information, you can also visit our website at www.sunriseseniorliving.com.

VOLUNTEER KATY

Meet with other local people who will gather and discuss/plan community service projects and try to figure out the best way to make a difference in our community. All volunteers welcome. Contact: Linda Wilson at 281-222-1771 or visit http://volunteerism.meetup.com/230.

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Join a group of people dedicated to improving the lives of children. If you are searching for a good cause to lend a hand to, you need look no further. Houston Children’s Charity is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for underprivileged, abused and disabled children who have been otherwise left behind. The scope of our support is limited only by the availability of resources. Our goal, the rainbow that we chase, is to leave no legitimate request for assistance unanswered. Do you have the time and desire to volunteer to help a great cause? We are always in need of volunteers to help throughout the year. This is a great way for school age kids to get in community service hours. Do you have gently used children’s clothing, shoes and jackets? At Houston Children’s Charity we are setting up the “HCC Closet.” All of the items donated will be given to children – not sold at a retail store. Please contact our office at 713-524-2878 or visit our website www.houstonchildrenscharity.org for more information on our organization.

STANDUP FOR KIDS

How would you feel if you saved a kid’s life? StandUp For Kids is an all volunteer organization dedicated to saving the lives of at-risk and homeless kids through volunteer outreach efforts. Our volunteers search the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives. Every day throughout the US thirteen kids die on the streets from abuse, disease and suicide. According to recent statistics Houston has up

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21 years ago we lost all of our possessions and memories in a gun safe to a house fire.We have spent every moment since trying to make sure no one else goes through that kind of loss.We won’t sell just anything! Only the best for our friends and neighbors here in Houston. Fort Knox Vaults!

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We Carry American Made Products Exclusively @ safesrus.com 12757 EAST FREEWAY, Houston, TX 77015 • (713) 455-2741 Delivery and installation are available to 2,500 kids living on the streets at any given time. Texas has the highest rate of homeless youth in the U.S. StandUp For Kids needs supplies for our Houston program, which provides food, clothing, counseling and a safe environment for the homeless youth of Houston. If you or your organization would like to hold a food or clothing drive for StandUp For Kids, please contact me at HeatherE@standupforkids.org to learn more about StandUp For Kids or how you can help, visit our website at www.standupforkids.org. The single greatest need, for homeless and street kids is our continuous caring and real support. We must convince them that we care, we want them back and we want to help them get off the streets.

ADOPT A US SOLDIER

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

SPANISH MEADOWS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

AN ART VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT HOUSTON APHASIA RECOVERY CENTER

Stephanie Schmadeke, Director of the Houston Aphasia Recovery Center (HARC), a not for profit facility which helps people recover from brain injury, is looking for volunteers to teach painting or drawing lessons to their clients. Their location is 6260 Westpark (in the West Loop/SW Freeway area). This would be perfect for someone who has time and a calling to help people or for students who are looking for community service and teaching experience. Even if you are new to art, you would have something to offer. Just give them what you know. That will be more than enough. (Paint mixing, pallets, brush choices, hand positions, perspective, shading, blending, etc.) All would be a great help to someone recovering from Aphasia. The times/days/number of students are all flexible. For more information, contact Stephanie Schmadeke, 713-628-9973 or to learn more about Aphasia, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphasia.

KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

In just 1 hour you could touch the hearts of at least 4 seniors. Do you have a little free time? Do you enjoy the company of seniors? We would love to have you volunteer your time and services to our wonderful residents. Spanish

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Meadows Nursing and Rehab opened its doors in the fall of 2005 bringing quality care in a luxury environment to Katy and surrounding communities. We are located at 1480 Katy Flewellen Road, Katy, TX 77494. To get further information on volunteering, please contact Robbin at 281-394-0088 or spanishmeadowsactivities@gmail.com. Please visit our website at www. spanish-meadows.com.

Katy Christian Ministries is looking for volunteers to help in various areas of the ministry and special events. If you would love to make a difference in the community by volunteering, please visit our website at www.ktcm.org, email volunteer@ktcm.org or call 281-391-5261 for further information.

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HEALTHBRIDGE VOLUNTEERING

HealthBridge Children’s Hospital, www.healthbridgehouston.com, located in the Westchase District of Houston is looking for volunteers. Our 40 bed pediatric facility helps children ages 0-21 years of age as they transition from hospital to home. Volunteers can assist our team with direct patient interactions (play, baby holding, reading, mentoring) and indirect patient care (greeters, phone reception and administrative tasks). Volunteer hours vary, please contact Ellyn Poole at epoole@nhsltd.com for more information.

COMMUNITY OF LIFE VOLUNTEERS IN PARTNERSHIP AT KISSITO CANE ISLAND

Imagine if you had no one to share or even worse, you were limited in your ability to participate in the activities you love? Now, imagine how you would feel if someone volunteered to spend time with you and shared your enthusiasm? At Kissito Healthcare, we realize that when you make a difference in someone else’s life, you make a difference in your own. We recognize that our volunteers not only make a difference in the lives’ of our patients, they are the backbone of our Community of Life activities program. We invite you to be a part of the Volunteers in Partnership program at Kissito’s Cane Island facility in Katy, Texas. All of our programs and services serve a common goal: a better quality of life for the patient and ultimately isn’t that the goal we all have for ourselves? Kissito Cane Island is a post acute and long-term care facility. Here are just a few ways you can volunteer: • Like to read? Read to someone who has lost the gift of sight. • Like to play games? Our residents are always looking for participants. • Have a green thumb? Help us with our table top garden. • Got talent? Come entertain our residents and share your talent. • Do you love a party? Help with monthly events is always needed. • Got a friendly pooch? Ask how pet visits can boost a patients’ day. • Are you crafty? Help out with our arts and craft activities. • History Buff? Hear stories from those who were there. If you would like to volunteer your time and/or make a donation, please contact Vicky Ashbrook for more information. Kissito Cane Island is located at 21727 Provincial Blvd. Katy, Texas 77450. The facility phone is 281-717-1302.

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THE THOMAS A. GLAZIER SENIOR EDUCATION CENTER HAS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

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Buckner Hospice of Houston is in need of volunteers. We offer many different volunteer opportunities from Patient visits to office duties. Hours of very flexible to fit your busy schedule. You donate the number of hours you can. Please contact Toni Cruse Volunteer Coordinator at 281-493-6800 or 713918-9320 for more information.

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

KATY QUILTERS NEEDS HELP FOR CHARITIES

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Calling on all the quilters in the area to help make pillowcases and small blankets. This last year we donated over 200 pillowcases and small blankets to various charities. The demand is even higher with all of the families that have lost their homes because of the fires in and around our area. We need

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hccnorthwest you and we have fabric that has been donated but we need your hands and time to make someone smile. If you would like to help, call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000.

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Treasured Ones Foundation, a day habilitation program for young adults with special needs, located on 913 S. Mason Rd. in Katy, is seeking volunteer help to assist clients with arts and crafts, music, physical activity, computers and much more. For more information, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Janie at 832-766-0505 or 281-829-0284.

THE SOLANA @ CINCO RANCH LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Solana is in need of Katy Texas great Volunteers. We need Volunteers to spend time with residents, deliver mail, go on outings, help with activity programs, shop with them and for them. We have great opportunities for volunteers to meet new people, make friends and touch lives. If you would like to volunteer your time, please Contact Vicky Ashbrook 281-395-9600 or email at vashbrook@thesolana.com . The Solana is located at 24001 Cinco Village Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77494.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: VANTAGE HOSPICE

Do you enjoy helping others? Vantage Hospice is seeking volunteers who enjoy visiting with others. There are many opportunities for volunteers such as clerical help, helping with social activities in nursing facilities, sewing or minor handy work projects for our patients. Vantage Hospice will train all volunteers; please contact - Dawn Slezak, dslezak@vantagehospice.com or 281-878-9553.

FOSTER CHILDREN: PREPARATION FOR ADULT LIVING (PAL)

When foster children reach age 18, they are considered independent. That’s difficult for kids who have been wards of the state, with necessities arranged by caseworkers with state funds. Now they’ll have to figure out how to organize themselves and make their money last a whole month. Fortunately, Child protective Services offers them a program to help prepare for independence: Preparation for Adult Living (PAL). The year-long course

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25735 SHADY SPRUCE

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5402 BARLEYCORN 12407 SELA

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26227 BRIGHT DAWN 27915 MOSS FERN 20818 FIGURINE

4706 MESQUITE MEADOW 27627 DALTON BLUFF

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21218 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, Texas 77450 culminates in an all-day workshop hosted by the National Council for Jewish Women (NCJW). The course is held at Junior Achievement’s BizTown, using computer kiosks sponsored by local businesses. Want to help with PAL or other NCJW programs that help change lives with hands-on community service? Contact info@ncjwhouston.org or see www.ncjwhouston.org.

Community Groups Support & Help Groups • KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES - Help to Survivors of Sexual Assault. The 24-hour Crisis Hotline number is 281-693- RAPE (7273). NONEMERGENCY 281-391-5262. • THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (TCF) - meetings are held in the John Burns building of Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd in Katy, across from the Taylor High tennis courts. For more info. please visit our website, www.compassionatefriends-katy.org or contact Melinda Ginter, 281-492-1262. • THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS HOUSTON WEST CHAPTER meets every second Monday at 7 PM at Tallowood Baptist Church at 555 Tallowood, Room ET102. Info. at www.compassionatefriends.org and the Houston West Chapter at www.tcf.tcu.edu/index.html or by calling Greg Williams 281-345-9707. • CANCER COUNSELING (FREE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP IN KATY) - meets Thursdays from 7-8 PM at Christus St. Catherine Hospital. For registration and info., contact Cancer Counseling, 713-520-9873 or www. cancerhouston.com. Spanish-speaking available. • FREE MENTAL DISORDERS FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS - Meets at a number of locations. Complete listing on www.namimetrohouston.org or call 713-970-4419. • NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY - free mental disorders family education course. For info., please call Vi 281-893-2493 or Debbie 713-849-5637.

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• DEPRESSION BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE - For info., call the DBSA office at 713-600-1131 or check out our website at www.dbsahouston.org. • 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. For more information check out our website: http://shyness.meetup.com/353/. • KATY/WEST HOUSTON/SUGAR LAND TOURETTE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP - meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 7 PM at Christus St. Catherine Annex Hospital, 2nd floor, Classroom B, 701 Fry Road. For further info., please contact the support group leaders, Daryl and Barbara Brister 281-395-5392 or email darbar4@comcast.net. • PALMER DRUG ABUSE PROGRAM (PDAP) - For Ages 12 to 17, call 281870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25, call 713-647-8858. • HARRIS COUNTY WIC PROGRAM - For additional info. 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. • 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. • DIFFERENT STROKES - a support group for stroke survivors meets every Tuesday at 10:00 AM in the Senior Center, located at 13150 Memorial Dr., for fellowship, learning, sharing, exercising and loving. Call for further info.: Kay Callahan 713-461-5604 or Roberta Owens 281-463-3490. • THE ARC OF KATY - Board meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7 PM. We meet at City Police Station located at 5456 Franz Rd. The ARC of Katy members are always welcome. Please visit www.thearcofkaty.org or call 832-754-9802 or 832-888-9265 for additional info. • FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS (FA) - meets at West Houston Community Center, 725 Bateswood. For times, please see our website at www.foodaddicts.org or call 281-392-8914. • WEST HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER - offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups and free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Informational/ Educational Classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8657. • DRUG AND ALCOHOLISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP - Every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 PM. For more info., call 713-632-5237. • HOME ENCOURAGEMENT - a 501(c)(3) non-profit that nurtures healthy marriages and strong families. For info., contact Kellie Hurst of Home Encouragement at 281-347-LIFE or visit our website at www. homeencouragement.org.

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• KATY ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP - meets bi-monthly on the second Thursday of each month, at the Heritage Grand Clubhouse, 25125 North Heritage Grand Circle, in Katy at 4:00 PM. For info., contact Betty Ann Schwarz at 281-347-2194 or email schwarzrb@comcast.net. • KATY ADHD PARENT GROUP - meets 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. For more info., contact Laura Peddicord at 281-3926064 or laurapeddicord@comcast.net. • GRACE FELLOWSHIP UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - located at 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, 77450, offers groups for those who are hurting and healing from trials and difficulties of life. Please call the Grace Fellowship Care Ministry at 281-646-1903 for further details or see our website, www. whatisgrace.org/care.html. • ST. PETER’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SUPPORT GROUPS – We offer many different types of groups. For more info., call 281-492-8031. Located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd. • THE FELLOWSHIP AT CINCO RANCH offers several support and growth recovery groups through its Merimnao ministry, open to everybody in the community. Call the church at 281-395-3950 or go to www.thefellowship.org/ ministry/merimnao for more information. • CHRIST CLINIC - No Insurance? Need medical treatment? Let us help. Christ Clinic located at 5504 First St., Katy, Texas 77493 (Next-Door to Katy Christian Ministries), 281-391-0190. • HOLY COVENANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUPS - Grief and Divorce care support groups. For more info., www. holycov.org or call the church 281-579-1200. • CROSSPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH - Celebrate Recovery meets every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. This is a free ongoing meeting, open to the public. For more info., go to www.crosspt.org/classes or call 281-3986464. • KATY/WEST HOUSTON FIBROMYALGIA & CHRONIC PAIN MEETUP GROUP – monthly meetings provide info. and support for sufferers/families regarding any of these or related disorders. Sign up for more info at meetup. com (search fibromyalgia and Katy TX to find us), email vtway@comcast.net or call 281-705-4395, Vickie Tway - Facilitator, for other info. and meeting schedule. • HOPEKEEPERS - 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. • LIFEWAY INTERNATIONAL - an early enthusiastic substance abuse recovery program for adolescents, young adults and adults and their families, meets every Wednesday at 7:30 PM at Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S. Mason Rd, Katy. For more information call 713-270-6753. • BREAST CANCER SUPPORT MEETING - meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at Kathy Methodist Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094 at 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM. 832-522-1000

• LA LECHE LEAGUE OF KATY AND WEST HOUSTON - Methodist West Houston Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094. Daytime Meetings 1st Wed. of month, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Evening Meetings, 4th Mon. of month, 7:00-8:45 PM. For further info., please call: Susan 281-8296833, Ariel 281-731-7313. La Leche League International’s website is: www. lalecheleague.org. • MOMS CLUB OF KATY - please email momsclubkatyse@yahoo.com. • MOMS @ SECOND - WEST CAMPUS - Cost is $40 for entire year. Childcare provided for a minimal cost. For more info, call Faye at 713-4653408 x 1007. • BEAR CREEK BAPTIST MOPS – Meets the second and forth Friday of each month at 9:30 AM. The cost is $10 per meeting for childcare and MOPS dues. For more info, contact us at bcbcmops@gmail.com or 281859-9900. • KATY MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL GROUP - For info., call Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit www.MomsInPrayer.org on the web.

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• KINDRED (FOR MOMS OF PRESCHOOLERS) - Meets every other Friday, at 9:30 AM. Register online at Kingsland.org. • MOTHERS’ SHARE GROUP - meet Thursdays, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM following the KISD schedule; at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450 in Room E221 (upstairs). For more info. or to confirm childcare, contact St. Peter’s UMC at 281-492-8031 or www.stpkaty.org. • MYC - MOTHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN - meets every Friday from 9-11:30 AM and follow the KISD school calendar. Childcare is provided. Registration is $25 per semester or $50 for the year, which covers books and materials. For information and to register, please visit www.stpkaty.org/ mothers-of-young-children. • IBLOOM - Young Moms…come share Monday mornings with us. Visit online at www.whatisgrace.org/ibloom. Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S Mason in Katy. • REAL MOMS OF KATY PLAYGROUP - This group is down to earth and drama free. Learn more at www.meetup.com/Real-Moms-of-Katy. • ALL MOMS OF KATY - come run AMOK with us! Contact membership at allmomsofkaty@gmail.com to get involved. • WORKING MOMS OF KATY - group to support working moms in the Katy area Charlene Taylor charleneetaylor@yahoo.com, 281-235-3043 or http:// groups.yahoo.com/group/workingmomsofkaty. • KATY AREA PARENTS OF MULTIPLES (KAPOM) - meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at Spring Creek Barbeque in the banquet room. 21000 Katy Freeway Katy Texas 77449. For more info., please email membership@kapom.org or visit our website www.kapom.org. • KATY PARENTS OF GIFTED AND TALENTED SUPPORT GROUP (KPGT) - an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting quality educational services for the gifted students in the school district. Visit our website at www.kpgt.org for a printable membership form. • KATY ASSOCIATION OF CHILD CARE PROFESSIONALS - meets the third Wednesday of each month at the MUD #81 building located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon. Refreshments are served. For more info., call 281-578-6376 or 281-392-0989. • PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS - For more info. about Parents Without Partners International, check out our website at www.parentswithoutpartners. org or Parent with Partners Greater Houston Chapter #63 at www. pwphouston.org. Contact Barbara 281-469-5646. • FAMILY TO FAMILY -an organization dedicated to helping families who have a child with disabilities. For more information, please all Joanie or Carolyn at 713-466-6304 or go to www.familytofamilynetwork.org. • BREATH OF LIFE CHILDREN’S CENTER CLINIC - We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For questions, please call 281-398-7353. • MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL - offers parenting classes, for info. call 713-222-CARE. • WEST HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER - offers parenting classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8065.

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POLITICAL INTEREST GROUPS: • KATY AREA REPUBLICANS KATY’S CONSERVATIVE VOICE - For info., contact Kate Diehl at 832-643-0378 or ktuqt@consolidated.net or our website www.katyrepublicans.com. • WEST FORT BEND COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN – For more info., contact Susan at 281-633-2277 or BurgerBizInc@aol.com. • KATY AREA DEMOCRATS - meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at Briarchester club house at 7:00 PM. For info., contact Pat Darwish 281-6470986, visit ww.katydemocrats.org or email atydems@hotmail.com. • KATY MOMMY PATRIOTS - moms meeting to join the fight to protect our children’s future by getting involved in community and political events. Meets twice a month. For more info., call Kelly Horsley 281-858-8830 or Martha Mathis 832-321-4854. ROTARY CLUBS: • THE ROTARY CLUB OF KATY SUNRISE (RCKS) - meets every Tuesday morning, at 7:00 AM, at Cinco Ranch Golf Club, guests and visitors welcome. For more info. visit www.katysunriserotary.com. • THE ROTARY CLUB OF KATY - meets each Thursday, noon to 1:00 PM, at Hasta La Pasta, 1450 Grand Parkway, Suite E. For more info., call 281392-0045 or www.katyrotary.com. • WEST HOUSTON ROTARY CLUB - Tuesdays, 12:15 PM, West Houston Omni, North Eldridge at Katy Freeway. 281-627-0662. TOASTMASTERS: • KATY TOASTMASTERS - meets the first three Thursdays of each month at 7:30 PM at Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, 25525 Katy Mills Parkway, Katy, TX 77494. We are located behind Katy Mills Mall near Pin Oak Road. Visitors are welcome! Visit our website at http://katy.freetoasthost.org/ • PARK 10 TALKERS TOASTMASTERS CLUB - meets every Thursday at 11:45 AM at NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, Houston, 77084, telephone 281-228-6287. For more info. on Toastmasters, go to www.toastmasters.org. • EASY RISERS TOASTMASTERS - meets every Tuesday morning from 7 - 8 AM in the Fulbright Tower located at 1301 McKinney. For more info., contact Ed Young at edyoung2@hotmail.com. • KATY CHAPTER OF PUBLIC SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION - meets 3rd Wednesday of every month from 11 AM - 1 PM at LaFinca Mexican Restaurant on Westheimer Parkway. For info., call Jane Moughon at 832-455-4579 or email janemoughon@gmail.com. Website: www.publicspeakersassociation. com. BUSINESS/NETWORKING: • AMERICAN BUSINESSWOMEN’S ASSOC. KATY CHARTER CHAPTER - meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at Hasta La Pasta (Katy) 6:00 PM. Networking begins at 6:00 PM, dinner and meeting at 6:30 PM. Email RSVP’s and inquiries to abwa.katy@gmail.com. • W. HOUSTON CHAPTER, INTERN’L ASSOC. OF ADMIN. PROFESSIONALS (WHIAAP) - meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Embassy Suites Houston - Energy Corridor at 11730 Katy Freeway (N. side of I10 - Kirkwood Exit). (Caroline Champness CPS/CAP caroline. champness@bp.com). • ABWA WEST HOUSTON NETWORK - Meets the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, at the Marriott Energy Corrridor. For more info. or to RSVP, visit our website at www.whenabwa.org.  • BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL - KATY - meets every Thursday, 7:00 AM, Willowfork Country Club, 21055 Westheimer Pkwy, Katy, TX 77450. If you are interested in growing your business, please come to a meeting. Call Kitty Tennison, President, 281-221-0016 or Susan Hendrix, Vice-President, 954-729-3870 for more information. • (BNI) BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL - CINCO RANCH meets each Tuesday morning at 7-8:30 AM at Willowfork Country Club at 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Katy, TX 77450. For info., Len Tierney at 713-824-6960 or go to www.bnihouston.com and search for Cinco Ranch Chapter in Katy, Texas. • PARKWAY BUSINESS PARTNERS CHAPTER OF BNI meets every Wednesday at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. Meetings are held from

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7:15 AM until 9:00 AM and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, please call Chris at 832-252-9413. • INHOUSTON-KATY PREMIER PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS NETWORKING - meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:00-8:00 PM at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. For info., call Gail Stolzenburg 281-493-1955, gail@freedomnow.net or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622, newell@newellcheatheam.com or http://tinyurl. com/yjomekg. • THE ULTIMATE FITNESS AND WELLNESS NETWORK - Meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Membership is free. For more information, contact Karen Narum 281-871-8920 or fitnessjourney@ live.com. • WEST KATY NETWEAVERS - meets at Essence Cafe at Cross Creek Ranch Welcome Center in Fulshear every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM sharp. The cost of attendance is $10, which includes breakfast and coffee. For questions, tajanamesic@ greengrovegroup.com or visit www.meetup.com/West-Katy-Netweavers/ • KATY BAR ASSOCIATION - an Association of Attorneys who live or work in the Katy Area, holds its monthly meeting at 12:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Willow Fork Country Club. Contact Sarah Springer at sarah@sarahspringerlaw.com or 281-646-0644 for more info. NEIGHBORS/WELCOME: • KATY NEIGHBORS’ COFFEES - Meets monthly on the last Tuesday, at 10 AM, at members homes. There are no officers of this club and membership is free to all. For more information please contact 281-5788-2078 or 281395-1730. • WELCOME WAGON CLUB OF KATY - please call Sharon at 281-3921658, or email welcomewagonclubkaty@yahoo.com. MISC COMMUNITY GROUPS: • THE GREEN TRAILS LADIES CLUB - For more info., call Helen Connolly at 832-577-7177.

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• THE GREATER KATY EXCHANGE CLUB - meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM, at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. $15, includes dinner and guest speaker. For info., www.KatyExchangeClub.com or call Newell Cheatheam at 281-3923034 or Kyle Simmons 281-497-7180 or www.KatyExchangeClub.com. RSVP is required. • TEXAS COASTAL CATTLEWOMEN (TCCW) - meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at various locations throughout the Houston area. For more info., contact Dorothy at cattlegamma@aol.com or Sue at 281-238-8382 or cell 281-381-1987. • KATY ROCKS - Mix, mingle, socialize and network with singles ages 35+ Group has a variety of events each month. For more details, visit www. meetup.com/Katy-Rocks. • BP PARTNERS - Local organization for the spouses and partners of BP employees. Monthly activities. For membership info., contact Darshi Shah at darshis@gmail.com or www.bppartnershouston.com. • KATY AREA RETIRED EDUCATORS - meets at 11:30 AM, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Merrell Center in Katy. For information contact Luanne Zacek at 281-391-8464 or lzacek@hotmail.com. • WESTSIDE OVER 50 CLUB - meets 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM for dinner and socializing. For reservations and info., please contact Frank Watson at 281-492-6202 or Kirk Hanson, 281-346-0459.

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• THE PRIDE OF TEXAS DECORATIVE ARTISTS - meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. We meet at Bear Creek Community Center off Patterson Rd. in Bear Creek Park. For more info., call Gloria Ware 281-4920246. • WEST HOUSTON QUILT GUILD, 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 PM Bear Creek Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084, For more info., check our website at www.whqg.org. • KATY QUILTERS, Time and place will be scheduled in the Katy Area. Call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000. • THE BLUEBONNET STENCILERS OF TEXAS - meets 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). For more info. concerning meetings, email blmrducks@sbcglobal.net. • KATY AREA KNITTING GUILD – Last Monday of the month, 6:30 PM, Spring Creek Barbeque on Westgreen & I-10. • THE HOUSTON POND SOCIETY – Meets first Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more info., please visit our website www. houstonpondsociety.org. • WEST HOUSTON CHAPTER OF THE ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA - meets 2nd Saturday of each month. Visit us on the Web at www.whrwa.com for more info. on upcoming events. For more info. Chuck or Carol 281-550-8679. • FAIRBEE SQUARE AND LINE DANCE CLUB - dances each Thursday night, 7:30 – 9:30 at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, 12211 Memorial Drive @ Gessner. Info. may be obtained by calling Jerry & Nanette Tucker 281-498-3057 or nanette777@hotmail.com. • PRAIRIE PROMENADERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB - meets first four Friday nights at Westland Baptist Church, 1407 W. Grand Pkwy S. Lessons are from 7-8 PM. The Club dance follows from 8-10 PM. For questions, call 281-647-0559 or 281-550-3701. • HOUSTON SQUARE & ROUND DANCE COUNCIL, INC. - For info., call 281-392-0713 or visit the Houston area square dance web site: www. squarethru.com. • THE KATY 4-F BASS CLUB (FRIENDS FISHING FOR FUN) - is a small, low cost fishing club, based in Katy, Texas. For information on our club such as joining, tournament results and area lakes we fish, visit www. katy4fbassclub.com. • THE TEXAS TRIUMPH REGISTER (TTR) - an organization of Triumph owners and enthusiasts. For more info., contact Mike Hado at 281-807-4780, mdhado@att.net or www.TexasTriumphRegister.org. • THE KATY BEAD GROUP - meets Wednesdays at 12:00 noon on the second floor of the Cinco Ranch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77494. For info, call Jean at 281-693-4398 or Carol 281-4926053 or email her at Fortijd@aol.com. • THE KATY POKEMON TCG LEAGUE - We meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 at DoubleDave’s Pizza at 1660 S. Mason Rd. Call Camille at 832-721-5481, email KatyPokemon@aol.com or check out www.Pokemontcg.com (look under Pokemon Organized Play) or www.PokemonBuzz.com for additional info. • KATY WOODWORKER’S GUILD - meets the last Tuesday of each month at the Katy Junior High School from 7:00-9:00 PM. Questions: Call Terry at 281-717-4215. • 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). For more info., call Preston and Carolyn Smith at 281-392-0713, email carolynann@consolidated.net or visit www.houstonareawoodcarvers.com. • THE KATY CRUIZERS ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB - meets the first Monday of each month at the Hacienda Mexican Restaurant on Mason Road (back room). Eat at 6 PM. Meeting from 7 PM until 8:30 PM. Questions: Send email to katycruizers@yahoo.com. • THE KATY AREA ARTISTS - Please contact the KAA Programs Officer at 281-352-8057 for more information on artist mentoring and monthly members’ meetings or visit www.katyareaartists.org. • 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. If interested, call Jim at 832-715-8206 (cell) for further information.

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• WEST HOUSTON ITALIAN CLUB - meets 3rd Friday of every month, 7:00 PM, at Cy-Fair VFD Admin building, 9630 Telge Road. For more info., call Hank Berti, 281-858-1944. • IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION - meets 4th Tuesday of every month. The meeting will start at 7:30 PM at the Harris County MUD #81 building located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon, in Katy. This is just west of Mason Road, one mile south of I-10 at Mason Road (exit #745). Call 281-395-3038 for more info.. • BRITISH AND EXPAT FAMILIES OF KATY - Social group open to all Brits and expats living in Katy and surrounding areas. For more info., www. meetup.com/british-and-expat-moms-of-katy or contact Vanessa Heintz 281-579-2832 (vanessa.heintz@rocketmail.com). • BRITISH GROUP - a small group of Brits who meet in the Copperfield/ Cypress/Katy area. If you are interested in joining us for coffee/lunch etc., please phone Lezley Ewen at 281-861-9219 or email bearcreekbrits@gmail. com. • NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN - Career Branch of NCJW has monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. For info., call Leda 713-572-9924 or mkarchmer@sbcglobal.net. • BAYOU BELLES SERVICE ORGANIZATION - Professional women from Acadiana, meet the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7 PM, Contact: Angeline Labbe’-Auzenne at www.BayouBelles.org. • CIVIL WAR REENACTING - Enlist with Company C, “The Palmer Guards,” of the First Texas - call 281-579-3417 or visit www.texas-brigade.org. Select 1st Texas and then Co C.” • THE SAM HOUSTON CHAPTER OF THE SONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS - meets 3rd Saturday of each month (except April). Lunch meetings are held at The Briar Club located at 2603 Timmons Lane beginning at 12 Noon. Visit us on the Web at http://samhoustonchapter.tripod.com or call John C. Thrash 713-647-0570 or 713-352-0993. • JAMES BATES SOCIETY OF THE CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - meets once a month from September to May on Sunday afternoons usually from 2:00 to 4:00 at different locations. Please contact the Senior Society President, Kathy Pritchett at kathyspritchett@gmail.com or by phone at 713-876-6057. For more info., go to www.nscar.org. MILITARY • AMERICAN LEGION VETERANS - meets 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. • FLOYD E. BREEDLOVE POST 9182 OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS - meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. near Ave. D. All U.S. veterans of foreign combat are welcome to visit or come join with us. For more details phone 281-391VETS(8387) or come see us! • MARINE CORPS LEAGUE: Tijerina Detachment meets the second Monday of each month at 7 PM at Katy Elks Lodge 1050 Katy-Fort Bend Road in “Old Town Katy.” Jim Gulley, Detachment Commandant, 832-7416961. Or visit us online at www.usmcmarine1.org. • CIVIL AIR PATROL THUNDERBIRD SQUADRON - Cadet program is open to boys and girls, age 12 and adults. The unit meets every Tuesday night from 6:45 PM to 9 PM at Bear Creek Community Center located at 1601 Clay Rd, Houston, TX 77084. For further info., email ajmorrow1311@ att.net.

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Alcohol and holiday festivities go hand in hand, which results in damage to the cells of the liver. An ingredient in milk thistle called silymarin aids in repairing liver cells and could stimulate new cell growth. Fight bloating and ingestion from all the extra winter eating with cynara artichoke, which stimulates bile production. The supplement may also aid growth of good bacteria in the intestines. FIGHT FATIGUE WITH THESE WINTER SUPPLEMENTS Wintertime makes people naturally want to slow down, relax and eat comfort food. The cold weather and cloudy days make some people tired. Those not as severely affected by weather may also find themselves fatigued during the holidays or cold weather months thanks to added stress from traveling, planning and hosting relatives. Winter supplements can fight off fatigue. Some people may benefit from a burst of iron. The body needs iron to make red blood cells, which transport oxygen to everywhere in the body. Without adequate oxygen, the body feels run down and eventually can become anemic. Increasing iron intake may improve energy and intellectual performance. Iron is available in pills and liquid supplements. Women may benefit from 15 milligrams of iron daily. Men can take nine milligrams and kids could use two to nine milligrams, depending upon their age. Another good winter supplement to battle low energy is Co-enzyme Q10. This supplement helps the body use more oxygen and thus fights fatigue and lethargy. The small effort required to take supplements can result in a big payoff. Fewer sick days, more energy and a well-functioning body means happier holidays. People taking medication or other natural supplements may wish to consult a naturopathic doctor or other medical expert about the best winter supplements for them.

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If everyone wrapped just three gifts in reused paper, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields. If every household reused just two feet of ribbon each year, the resulting 38,000 miles or ribbon could tie a bow around the Earth. 28 billon pounds of edible food is thrown away each year - serve smaller portions; diners can always ask for seconds. The 2.65 billion Christmas cards sold each year in the U.S. could fill a football field 10 stories high or circle the planet 10 times. Annual trash from gift-wrap and shopping bags total 4 million tons. Think about how you can reduce and help our environment. PACKAGING: Cardboard boxes, gift-wrap, gift bags, ribbons and stick-on bows can be kept and re-used again. Don’t know what to do with those pesky foam-packaging peanuts? Many UPS Store locations accept them for reuse. Check with your local UPS Store for additional details (www.theupsstore.com). CHRISTMAS TREE: As lights flicker out on another holiday season, many recycle their Christmas trees through community projects that chip the evergreens into garden mulch. Contact your county to find the nearest dropoff location to pick up dates. Harris County 281-855-5600. Fort Bend County 281-342-6171. UNWANTED GIFTS: Unwanted gifts can be donated to your local charities or churches. CHRISTMAS CARDS: A traditional activity, but one which never fails to amuse the kids, is making gift tags for next year’s presents. Use pinking sheers, a hole punch and leftover ribbon. Also, local preschools and daycares often appreciate free items for arts and crafts. CELL PHONES AND BATTERIES: Numerous retail locations will accept your old cell phones and batteries. Lowes, Home Depot, Best Buy and several more. Go to www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/ecycling/donate. htm to find your local listings.

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If you or your child can only take lessons during prime time, please sign up for the single court at Park Cypress to prevent injury and frustration to our neighbors playing a match. It the lesson is to be a regularly set day and time, please contact the tennis committee for approval and court time can be blocked off for you at the Park Cypress Court.

Anyone, including tennis pros, wanting to reserve REGULAR court time in advance for lessons or leagues, must contact the tennis committee for approval through Elaine Kearney at 281-492-6848. LEAGUE TENNIS Ladies HLTA and WHLTA tennis leagues are approved to play on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Fall and Spring from 9 AM-12 Noon. Currently, there are A level teams playing on each day. If you are interested in playing ladies league tennis, contact Valerie Henry or Elaine Kearney, numbers below. Contact is necessary by November/December for play in the Spring which resumes in January.    VANDALISM Tweens and teens have been observed damaging our tennis courts and the equipment held within. Your yearly maintenance fees pay for this vandalism directly. Our goal is to keep these costs down while maintaining the nice amenities in our neighborhood 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. Anyone can report vandalism directly to the Constable at 281-463-6666, in the effort to keep our neighborhood’s common areas in good condition.   Please note: the tennis courts are for tennis ONLY. Please let your children know the courts are not for soccer, bike riding, skating, climbing or any other use.   The lights at the Gerry Ayers courts are numbered. Please note the number of the light before calling to have it repaired. Any maintenance problems at the courts can be reported to Brigitte Hobbesland, 713-591-0880. The tennis court lights are on a timer, they should come on at dusk and turn off by 10:30 PM.   Elaine Kearney/Chair 281-492-6848  Paul Tallas/Co-Chair 713-201-8454 Brigitte Hobbesland/Maintenance 713-591-0880 Valerie Henry/League Coordinator 281-820-6292 Celeste Long/Secretary/Treasurer 281-579-1890 Susie Edwards/Bulletin Boards 281-579-2158  

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Please remember that entry codes are for the use of residents ONLY. Please ask guests and / or contractors to utilize the gate directory to obtain access. If contact information in the directory needs to be updated, please contact Crest Management and provide information.

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Remember, ALL exterior changes made to your home or yard [including your fence] require ARC approval first. In need of an ARC form? Go to www. greentrailstwo.com our neighborhood website.   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. For details, see the website, www.greentrailstwo.com or call Crest Management at 281-579-0761.

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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.

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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. If your dog tends to bark, please do not leave it outside. When walking your pets, PLEASE PICK UP AFTER THEM!

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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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GARDENING TIPS FOR JANUARY

• Birds: Provide food and fresh water. More birds die from lack of water than from lack of food. • Cacti: Semi-dormant now. Reduce watering. • Camellias: Plants may be moved. Pick up and discard fallen blooms. • Cultivation: Changes in design may now be made, new beds dug and old ones rebuilt. Correct defects in drainage. Incorporate gypsum into heavy soils: repeat in three weeks. Dig granite dust, rock phosphate and quantities of organic matter into soil. Allow time for settling before planting. • Fertilize: Daylilies, spuria, Louisiana and bearded irises with complete fertilizer. Give strawberries 1 teaspoon ammonium sulfate, keeping six inches away from plant. Fertilize pansies with manure tea or blood meal. Water in. • Fruits: Plant fruit trees. Mulch figs with grass or straw to prevent freeze damage to crown. • House Plants: Water, when surface soil is crumbly dry. Wash dust off leaves to open pores. Mist often. Inspect for diseases and insects. Reduce water for poinsettias. • Lawns: Remove thatch aerate, and feed with low nitrogen mixture. • Pests: For petal blight prevention, spray azaleas and camellias as flowers open. Spray for scale with dormant oil solution if temperature will be above 35˚ and below 85˚ for next 48 hours. Always read and heed manufacturer s directions before spraying. • Propagation: Ivy cuttings root easily this month and next. Root cuttings of shrubs in mixture of loam and coarse sand; keep damp and semi-shaded until rooted. • Prune: Fruit trees in advance of new growth. Prune to groom and shape. Do not remove too much. Remove dead wood from trees and shrubs before spring buds swell, but do not prune spring bloomers. Prune crape myrtles. Prune nandina and others of similar growth habit by cutting unwanted canes out at base of plant. • Roses: Annual pruning about the middle of February, just before the spring buds break. To prevent later appearance of disease in the old beds, keep garden clean of debris and weeds. Complete preparation of new beds for roses.

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• Transplanting: January is one of the best months to transplant woody plants, both evergreen and deciduous, especially trees. Energy will be expended on roots instead of foliage. Learn ultimate size and cultural needs of tree or plant before buying. Consider dwarf varieties to avoid crowding later. Group plants of similar cultural needs. Do not work wet soil. Assure good drainage. Keep plants moist. • Vegetables: Prepare beds, preferably raised for drainage, with about 50% humus, including rotted manure. • Winter Protection: Expect freeze any time; plan for protection of tender plants. Water. Remove coverings, particularly plastic, when temperature rises. Protect low plants with dry leaves, pine needles or soil mulch, but remove when weather warms.

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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.westI10fd.org.

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please completely fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number (one only), year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Email to news@krenekprinting.com (preferred) or mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. Must have parent(s) permission. Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.

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Champagne Punch 1 (2 liter) bottle ginger ale 2 (750 milliliter) bottles champagne 1 quart orange sherbet 2 quarts fresh orange juice Place the orange juice, ginger ale and champagne in the refrigerator to get them well chilled. In a large punch bowl, place the block of sherbet in the center and pour the orange juice over the top. Next, pour the ginger ale over the sherbet. Finally, pour both bottles of champagne over the sherbet. Stir gently to mix the liquids, resulting in a foamy top. Serve immediately. Source: allrecipes.com, Submitted by: Owen L.Falk

Black Eyed Pea and Sausage Soup 1 pound dry black-eyed peas 3 (10.5 ounce) cans beef broth 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies, drained 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced ground black pepper to taste In a large pan, with enough water to cover, soak the black-eyed peas overnight or at least 8 hours. Drain and rinse the soaked black-eyed peas and return to the pan. Mix in the beef broth, dry onion soup mix, sausage, rice and green chilies. Season with pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the beans are tender, roughly 1 1/2 hours. Add water as necessary to keep ingredients covered with liquid. Source: allrecipes.com, Submitted by: Karin Christian

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ST. PETER’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Registration for the 2014-2015 school year for St. Peter’s United Methodist Church - Early Childhood Development Center begins January 7, 2014 and continues through January 22, 2014. Registration forms will be available in the St. Peter’s ECDC Preschool office. We offer classes that are developmentally and socially appropriate for children ages 15 months through 5 years of age. We are located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77450. For more information please visit our website www.stpkaty.org and click on the ECDC Preschool tab at the top of the page or call the St. Peters ECDC Office at 281-492-0623 from 9 AM - 3 PM.

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In honor of Veterans Day, students from Primrose School of Kelliwood said thank you to Katy area veterans. The celebration was part of Primrose School of Kelliwood’s Balanced Learning®system, which offers activities related to positive character development in children. Primrose School of Kelliwood led the pledge of allegiance and joined the older students at McMeans Middle School to honor veterans from the Katy area. Veterans Day falls during the Primrose “Respect for Others” activities in the month of November. Character development is a component of the Primrose Schools Balanced Learning® system, which helps children understand concepts like friendship, generosity and honesty. Character development is the heart of the Primrose culture and is brought to life through many experiential learning opportunities at Primrose. Teaching respect for one another can have a profound effect on a child not only when they are young, but also as an adult.

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CROSS COUNTRY TEAM The Pope John XXIII Cross Country team left after a short day of school on Friday, October 25th and made the long trip up to Elm Mott, TX (Just north of Waco) for the TAPPS State Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning. Once again Junior Emily Yoder was the star performer for the Lady Lions by running her fasted time of the year by 18 seconds and finishing 6th

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overall in a field of 157 runners, 25 seconds out of first place! Sophomore Elisabeth Martini followed closely by Brandie Guice (who ran her best time by 34 seconds) finished well within the top half of the field while Freshman Riley Donelson-Newhouse, running in only her 2nd Varsity race of the season, ran her best time by 1 minute and finished right in the middle of the pack. In the boys race, Senior Alan Lasater led the way by running his fastest time all year by 16 seconds, finishing 67th overall in a field of 185 runners. Junior Austin Morrison ran his best time by 1:03, Senior Noah Hearn ran his best time by 1:25, Thomas Ritter returning from an injury ran his best time by 7 seconds, Junior Osa Imoisi ran his best time by 37 seconds, Freshman Rossell Martinez ran his best time by 1:01 and Sophomore Kyle Smith ran his best time by 36 seconds. The boys team finished 18th out of 25 very good teams from all over the state of Texas. The team did an excellent job this season and will have almost everyone back again next year! ART STUDENTS - PHOTOGRAPHY Congratulations to our art students who competed in the Katy Rice Harvest Festival Photography contest! We had a lot of lion photographers earn ribbons this year. In the Wildlife category, Raquel Ginebra earned second place and Katie Lowe earned honorable mention; in the Activities category, Patrick Sepe earned first place and Batista Sumbe and Taylor Chojecki earned honorable mentions and in the Digital Manipulation category, Patrick Sepe earned second place with Robyn Lee and Batista Sumbe earning honorable mentions. Way to go, Lion artists! GOLF TEAM The Pope John Boys Golf Team finished 2nd in the 19 team Deer Park Invitational November. The Lions were led by junior Philip Nijoka with rounds of 80-74 and by junior Case Garrison with rounds of 78-76. Both Philip and Case finished tied for 5th individually out of 93 golfers. Juniors Jake Garrison (83-82), Mark Nijoka (88-79) and sophomore Philip Grandjean (89-90) also

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played well for the Lions, who finished behind host Deer Park, a UIL 5A state qualifier last year. HIGH SCHOOL MASCOT Chad Bell from Pope John XXIII High School in Katy, Texas is one of 50 All Star Mascots from across the country who will perform in the 2014 Capital One Bowl Pre-Game in Orlando, Florida. The individuals invited to perform are Mascots AllAmericans selected from Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) summer camps across the country. All Americans are selected via tryout based on their overall character development and crowd leading skills. Only the top 12% of the mascots attending UCA camps earn the chance to perform in this year’s Bowl. The All-American program is now in its 27th year.

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Mascots to Orlando for a week of rehearsals dedicated to preparing them for their Capital One Bowl pre-game performance. The hours of rehearsals will be well worth the effort when they perform in front of tens of thousands of fans at this major college football event. While in town, they will also have the chance to visit Central Florida’s famed theme parks. For more information, visit www.varsity.com or contact Melanie Berry with Varsity, at 800-238-0286 or mberry@varsityspirit.com. Photo by Brenda Read.

 

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KATY ISD’S 16TH ANNUAL PROMISE TO READ

 

Community members from Katy and the surrounding area recently stopped what they were doing to read to students in more than 375 classes as part of Katy ISD’s 16th annual Promise to Read program. Through Promise to Read, volunteers promise to spend 30 minutes reading to an elementary classroom during two weeks in November.

Promise to Read is one of several community involvement programs offered by Katy ISD Partners in Education, the department that brings the community into the classroom. Click here to view a photo gallery from this event.

BP AMERICA, INC. LEADS KATY ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION INVESTORS

The Katy ISD Education Foundation is pleased to announce that BP America has joined the organization as a Cornerstone Investor by contributing $50,000 for STEM-related teacher grants. The BP STEM Grant Program will be administered via the foundation’s Inspiring Imagination teacher grant

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Readers represented a cross section of local companies and organizations including: American Kids Athletics, AXA Financial Advisors, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, BP America, Inc., CenterPoint Energy, Chick-fil-A of Katy, College Nannies and Tutors of Katy, Cinco Ranch Conservatory of Music, ExxonMobil, First Victoria Bank, Grand Vision Center, Hasta La Pasta, H-E-B Katy Market, Herff Jones Graduation Center, Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, Katy Family YMCA, Members Choice Credit Union, Omni Houston Hotel Westside, Pediatric Dentists of Katy, Pepper Lawson Construction, Rainforest CafĂŠ, The Shady Lady Window Coverings, Tradition Bank, Wood Group and more.

     

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This year, 10 Katy ISD elementary campuses hosted the event with Partners in Education: Cimarron, Creech, Franz, Golbow, Exley, Rhoads, Rylander, Williams, Wilson and Winborn Elementary Schools. Host campuses rotate each year so that, over a three-year period, every Katy ISD elementary has an opportunity to participate.



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initiative. STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and represents the integration of science and mathematics into existing areas of study. “As a Katy ISD Education Foundation Cornerstone Investor, BP stands at the forefront of an initiative from which generations of Katy ISD students will benefit,” said Chris Crockett, Katy ISD Education Foundation Board President. “BP’s contribution will provide Katy ISD teachers with countless opportunities to bring extraordinary classroom experiences to their students.” BP, which has a long standing relationship with Katy ISD through the Cinco Ranch High School FIRST Robotics Program, Junior Achievement and other programs, is eager to deepen their support through the BP STEM Grant Program. “BP is thrilled to support an innovative program that will provide Katy ISD teachers additional resources they need to continue inspiring their students,” said  Mike Zanghi, BP Vice President for Wells, Gulf of Mexico. “This donation reaffirms BP’s commitment to STEM education and to the communities in which we live and operate.”

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Taylor High School TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT GRAD 2014 FUNDRAISER

Flamingo your family and friends! Project Grad is a yearly event for the graduating class at Taylor High School in order to raise money for their endof-school party. One of the fundraisers for Project Grad 2014 is renting out our flamingos for birthdays, anniversaries or any upcoming event you have scheduled. The flamingos are rented for $1 a piece. Please contact Barbara at 281-647-9368 for more information.

The Katy ISD Education Foundation launched its second annual Inspiring Imagination teacher grant cycle Dec. 1st. All Katy ISD educators directly involved in classroom instruction will be invited to apply. Last year, in its inaugural grant cycle, the foundation awarded more than $88,000 to 117 Katy ISD teachers for inspiring, innovative classroom projects to be implemented this school year. To learn more, contact us at 281-396-6031 or visit www. katyisdeducationfoundation.org. About the Katy ISD Education Foundation The Katy ISD Education Foundation unites people and companies with big hearts and a big belief in our children and teachers to provide unprecedented opportunities for both. The Katy ISD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit for which contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law. 
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ALL MEN WHO MENTOR AND MEN WHO WOULD LIKE TO MENTOR Please join us at our Men Who Mentor breakfast January 31st • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM • At the ESC

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Scouts CHRISTIN VOGEL EARNS GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD

Girl Scout Ambassador Christin Vogel recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a girl scout can achieve. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts earn this recognition. Thousands of squirrels and swamp rabbits are injured yearly due to natural causes such as storms and diseases, as well as animal attacks and human interaction. Christin’s project addressed the issue of

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providing shelter for squirrels and swamp rabbits while they recover from injuries. Christin and her volunteers built squirrel boxes and swamp rabbit boxes to donate to the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. The Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center rehabilitates wounded animals with the intent to release back into the wild. The shelters that were built will be placed in their natural habitats and the squirrels and swamp rabbits will use these temporary shelters until they are once again fully adapted to the wild and can live efficiently on their own. Christin also conducted educational workshops at local libraries and informed people about how the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center takes in harmed animals and helps them recover strength, confidence and their natural habits. She also described signs of an injured animal and discussed what to do if an animal does become injured and how to avoid harming wild animals. Christin demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, community involvement, time management and personal development in order to carry out her Gold Award project. As an active member of Girl Scouts for 9 years, Christin has also earned her Bronze and Silver Awards. Christin is currently a Junior at Cinco Ranch High School.

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Cub Scouts is a fun way to teach boys about character, respect, responsibility and many other traits. Pack 164 is a Christian, home school Cub Scout Pack that services the Greater West Houston/Katy area. Pack 164 promotes service to God, to country and to others. If you are interested and your son is entering 1st through 5th grade, please contact Jack M. Jones at 281-5585722.

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Cub Scout Pack 393 is a homeschool pack that serves the Katy area. If you have a boy between the ages of 6 and 10 (entered first grade through fifth grade this fall) and are wanting them to join an activity that is full of fun learning experiences, this is the group for you. To learn more about both scouting programs, upcoming summertime events and 393 please e-mail Sam Randolph at sumosam@sumofam.com

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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 2014 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.whgsa.com. If you have questions, please feel free to email Kim Jowers at westhoustongsa@yahoo.com.

KATY PONY BASEBALL

Katy Pony Baseball for ages 4-17, co-ed, will be registering for the 2014 Spring Season on the following dates and locations: Academy Sports and Outdoors - 24970 FM 1093 - Kroger Center Saturday, January 11th: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 22nd: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Frozen Ropes Baseball Training Facility - 20000 Park Row, Katy Wednesday, January 15th: 6:30 AM to 8:30 PM Academy Sports and Outdoors - I-10 and Grand Parkway, Katy Saturday, January 18th: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Or register online at www.katyponybaseball.org through January 20th.

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Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play and learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston. We are also looking for interested players, adults and youth to play in a new Katy Netball club. No experience necessary. For more information, go to our facebook page, Houston Shooting Stars Netball Club or www.netballamerica.com or contact Ros at education@netballamerica.com or call 832-790 3772.

WOMEN’S FLAT TRACK ROLLER DERBY

Southwest Houston’s own brand new women’s flat track roller derby team is now forming. This isn’t the old school roller derby you’ve seen in the past. We train derby athletes to compete according to the rules and guidelines set forth by WFTDA, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. We are actively recruiting skaters, referees and volunteers. Skaters must be female and 18 or older. Referees and volunteers must be 18 or older. Email us at yellowrosederbygirls@yahoo.com for more information. You can also find us at www.yellowrosederbygirls.com and on Facebook. Join up now to become an integral part in founding and building our league.

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Please contact Dean at volleyballkaty@yahoo.com if you are interested in playing volleyball. You must be at least 18 years old and be able to play at intermediate level. We play at different locations in and around Katy area.

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

KATY VALKYRIES HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE

The Katy Valkyries is a varsity team competing in the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League and accepts players from all KISD high schools. Lacrosse experience is not necessary to join the team - we will teach you the skills and game strategy. Please see our new website at: www.katyvalkyries. org for additional information.

WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE

Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information, contact the Pro Shop at Cinco Ranch, 281-395-4653.

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ST. CUTHBERT EPISCOPAL CHURCH CHILI COOK-OFF

Cook-Off on Saturday, January 25th, from 12:00-2:00 PM. This event is open to the public. Come and taste a variety of chili, from mild to Texas hot and vote for your favorite. You can even participate in our Chili Bowl football game - no experience necessary. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road, Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). For more information, visit us at www.stcuthbert.org.

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Senior Church Groups TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH SENIOR ADULT NEWS

Trinity Baptist Church Senior Adults get together on Monday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 PM for a time of fellowship, prayer and games... Come join the fun! Trinity Baptist Church is located at 10000 Spring Green Blvd. (corner of Spring Green and Fry). For more information, visit www.trinity-katy.org or call the church office at 281-579-6724.

KINGSLAND BAPTIST CHURCH WEEKLY EVENTS FOR ADULT 55+

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. Senior Aerobics offered at Kingsland Baptist Church Please join our Adult 55+ exercise class at 11:00 - 11:45 AM each Thursday morning in the gym at Kingsland Baptist Church. Peggy Skaggs is our trained and certified instructor and the class is open to all levels.

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ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH BINGO

At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. 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.

For more information, contact Mike Kelley at 281-492-0785. Kingsland Baptist Church is located at 20555 Kingsland Blvd. We are located across from Taylor High School Tennis Courts. For more information, you can visit us online at www.kingsland.org or call the church office at 281-492-0785.

Bingo EPIPHANY BINGO

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

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POPE JOHN XXII HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE: SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014

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 in the school gym (rain or shine). 12x12 Spaces are available to rent for $30. If interested, lease contact Ana Sanchez, re: Community Garage sale at ams1965@att.NET. Space is limited so act fast!  

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• Godspell, a divinely inspired musical (Apr. 4 - 27, 2014) • The Beaux’ Stratagem, delightful period farce (May 23 - Jun. 15, 2014) • Les Miserables, dramatic tale of redemption (July 11 - Aug. 3, 2014) All performances are on the HFAC Garza Mainstage, recently named “Houston’s Best Gem of a Theatre” by the Houston Press, except for Peter Pan, which will be performed at the Berry Center.   Season subscriptions are now on sale. Season subscriptions start as low as $100. For the best seating and lowest prices, become a season subscriber. Patrons can purchase their subscriptions online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374.  

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TAYLOR PLAYMAKERS PRESENT DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

The Taylor PlayMakers present Disney’s High School Musical on January 24th and 25th at 7:30 pm and January 26th, at 2 pm, in the Taylor High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets will be sold in advance at www. taylorplaymakers.com beginning on January 6th for $12.50 for adults and $10.50 for students, seniors and Gold Card members. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office, the day of the show, for $15 for Adults, $12 for Students and Seniors and $10 for Gold Card members. A $.50 processing fee will be added to each ticket purchased with a credit card at the box office. Contact tickets@taylorplaymakers.com with any questions or for more information. The show is a contemporary musical comedy, about a popular high school basketball star and a shy, academically gifted newcomer discover they share a secret passion for singing. When they sign up together to audition for the lead roles in the school musical, it threatens the school’s rigid social order and sends their peers into an uproar. Come and see the work of over 100 of Taylor High School’s most talented actors, singers, dancers, musicians and technicians!

THE LONE STAR SYMPHONIC BAND

The Band is based in west Houston, with rehearsals and concerts held at CrossPoint Community Church off of Westgreen Blvd. and I-10 (The Katy Freeway). Five concerts are slated for the Lone Star Symphonic Band’s 21st Season, with tickets for all concerts available on the Band’s website, www. lssband.org, for $5.50 each and will be available the day of the concert at the door for $10 each. All concerts begin at 4:00 PM and feature the Lone Star Dixieland Band for 30 minutes prior to the main performance in the foyer. All selections performed will feature life’s many colors. On March 2, 2014, the Band will perform “Lone Star,” a concert as big as Texas! The Lone Star Symphonic Band will perform on May 4, 2014, a spring-filled concert titled

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“Spring into Fun!” The annual patriotic concert, titled “We Hold These Truths,” will be held on June 29, 2014.   The Lone Star Symphonic Band is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to bringing performances of artistic merit to the Houston metropolitan area. Founded in 1993 as the West Houston Concert Band, the band is comprised of musicians from all walks of life and instills the value that music is a life-long event, continuing well beyond high school and college. The Band is under the direction of Mr. Bob Bryant.

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Rome by John Harvey - World Premier - March 6-22, 2014. This original script is being written by local playwright, John Harvey, work shopped by designers, musicians and actors, video documented over a year and presented as a collaborative effort as our final play in the season. Located at Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007. All performances begin at 8 pm. Price - $18 regular/ $10 students and seniors. Pay as you can on Mondays and $25 for opening night with a party immediately after the show. More info/ reservations: www.mildredsumbrella.com - info@mildredsumbrella.com or 832-463-0409.   

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN SING?

Experience the latest craze of singing 4-part acappella harmony! Announcing open auditions (women only) for the award-winning Houston Horizon Chorus, Saturday, January 11, 2014, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Program Place for girls, 3000 Southwest Freeway, Houston 77098. Prepare a 2 minute presentation of acappella music that showcases your talent! Schedule your audition time by visiting www.houstonhorizon.org. We invite you to join us! The Houston Horizon Chorus is the 2012 Region 10 Chorus Champion and represented the region at the Sweet Adelines International Competition in Honolulu, Hawaii in November! Choruses are comprised of women singers of all ages, so come join the fun!

Misc Events NATURE PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

Enjoy the outdoors with your child, age 2 1/2 to 5, at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered every Tuesday and Wednesday morning, 10 to 11 AM, from midSeptember until mid-May at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Boulevard. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, hands-on activities and walks in the woods. Upcoming programs include: January 1st: No program - Winter Break January 7th & 8th: Habitat Heroes  January 14th & 15th: Scaly Reptiles January 21st & 22nd: Nature Sounds January 28th & 29th: Dabbling Ducks  The cost is $5 per child per session or a 5-session card can be purchased for $20. The child must be accompanied by an adult during the program.  Please park in the Memorial Drive Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive, enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate and proceed down the path to the log cabin. For more information, please visit the website,  www.houstonaudubon.org and click on “Titmouse Club” under the Audubon

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Saturdays in Nature is a hands-on science program for families to do together offered by the Audubon Docent Guild at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary the second Saturday of each month, September - May. Naturalists of all ages will enjoy quality time outdoors, fun nature themes, crafts and guided nature walks (walks offered at 10 and 11 AM).  Start any time between 9 and 11:30 am - no reservations are needed. Donations will be accepted to cover the costs of materials. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive and enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate. Proceed down the path to the log cabin. For more information, visit www.houstonaudubon.org.

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MAUD MARKS LIBRARY

1815 Westgreen Blvd., Katy, TX 77450, 281-492-8592 LIBRARY HOURS - Mon. 1 PM - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 6 PM, Fri. 1 PM - 6 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. closed. We will be closed on January 1st for New Year and January 20th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. To register online for any of the programs at the library’s website (www.hcpl. net), click on “Events Calendar” and select “Maud Marks.” Participants may also register by calling or by visiting the library.

ADULTS

• BOOK DISCUSSION CLUBS - The Library hosts book clubs that meet monthly. The Evening Book Club normally meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 PM. The Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM. • JUST DESSERTS MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - Meetings held the third Wednesday of the month at 2 PM. You are encouraged to bring your favorite dessert to eat while we discuss whether our villains get their just desserts. • VOLUNTEER AT THE LIBRARY - Volunteer opportunities abound at the library. Volunteers are needed to help shelve, count patrons and more. We will be holding our next volunteer orientation on Monday, January 7th 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 Naomi Haught at 281-492-8592. • FREE FAMILY FILMS - Bring the whole family out to our family film festival this holiday season. Every day for the week school is out, we will be showing a different mystery film complete with popcorn. Come on January 2nd, 3rd and 6th at 2 PM. Join us as we watch Disney favorites. Unfortunately, we cannot print the titles here, but call the library or stop by for a complete list. • GENEALOGY - Are you interested in learning more about your families past? The library is offering genealogy seminar on January 18th at 2 PM. Learn more about how to get started looking into your family past and find out where you came from. Seating is extremely limited for this class. • GARDENING SERIES - We have a new program series at the library! Master Gardeners of Harris County will be bringing their Green Thumb series once a month where they will discuss various topics unique to gardening in the Houston area. This month, on January 18th at 10 AM, learn all about dirt and prepping your garden for spring. Seating is extremely limited for this class.

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The Lane Mabray Home Team Helped Over 22 Families Buy & Sell their Homes in 2013 Congratulations New Homeowners!! 206 Glenridge Forest 18907 Embers Trails 18531 Eden Trails 1730 Crescent Green 3022 Rosemary Park 2406 Ivy Run 4230 Purdue 18530 Eden Trails

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• MEDICARE PROGRAM - Are you confused about how Medicare works? On Monday, January 13th at 1:30 PM, Ms. Virginia Hwang, a Medicare expert, will be at the library to answer any questions you might have. Annual Enrollment Period may be over but there are still enrollments that can be done. Come get your answers at the library. Seating is limited. • DIY CRAFTS: SNOW FLAKES - It’s winter in Katy and here at the library, it’s going to snow! Join us on Wednesday, January 8th at 2 PM as we learn how to cut and shape beautiful snowflakes we can hang in our homes. Seating for this is extremely limited. • CREATE YOUR OWN HOLIDAY CARDS AND GIFT TAGS - Have fun and save money by creating personalized holiday cards and gift tags. On Tuesday, December 3rd at 10 AM, there will be a class teaching the basics of how to create cards using Microsoft Publisher. Then, at 1 PM that day, there will be a class teaching the basics of how to create gift tags using Microsoft Publisher. Come to one class or both! Seating is extremely limited for these classes. • COMPUTER CLASSES - The library offers a variety of computer classes each month. You must know how to use a mouse and a keyboard. Seating for this is extremely limited. Registration is required. This month’s class schedule is as follows: Internet Basics: Saturday, January 4th at 10 AM, learn the basics of why and how to search the Internet. Microsoft Word Class: Tuesday, January 7th at 1 PM or Tuesday, January 14th at 7 PM. Intermediate Microsoft Word Class: Saturday, January 11th at 10 AM, this class is two-part, which will continue Saturday, January 25th at 10 AM. E-Books I: Thursday, January 9th at 10 AM to learn all about the Digital Media Collection of e-books and music. E-Books II: Thursday, January 23rd at 10 AM to learn about our brand new eSelect collection of e-books. Using the Computer Mouse: Tuesday, January 14th at 2 PM Keyboarding 101: Tuesday, January 21st at 1 PM Computer Basics: Tuesday, January 28th at 1 PM. Learn basic terminology, how to start a computer and mastering the Windows environment. • USED BOOK SALE - The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold their book sale on Saturday, January 11th at 10 AM until 5 PM. There is a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. No items are over $1. Also, join us on Friday, January 10th from 5:30 to 7 PM for our Member-Only book sale preview. Not a member yet? Not a problem, you can join at the door!

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• 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. • 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. This program is designed with “little wrigglers” in mind. Together the children and their caregivers participate in songs, games, fingerplays and hear some good stories. Tickets are required for Toddler Storytime. Tickets are given to the first 30 toddlers the day of the event. • AFTERNOON ART- Glue, paper, scissors, markers, fun and more! Come to the library and let imaginations soar. On Wednesdays, January 8th and 15th 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.

PECKHAM PARK ACTIVITIES

These classes are free with priority to Harris Co. residents. 5597 Gardenia, 281-391-4482 - web www.pct3.hctx.net PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS AMERICAN RED CROSS CLASSES - Community Lay Responder: Cost is $27 (Check or money order only & No Refunds). Includes Adult CPR with AED, Infant/Child CPR and Standard First Aid. This class is on Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. Registration begin in December. MARY JO PECKHAM PARK FISHING LAKE: The lake is a stocked. Rules are posted out by the lake. Park hours are 6:00 AM-10:00 PM. If you have questions, please call the Parks Office at 281-531-1592.

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WATER AEROBICS - This one hour class is low-impact, which is easy on the joints. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:05 AM - 10:05 AM & 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:05 - 10:05 AM & 6:00 - 7:00 PM. ARTHRITIS AQUATICS - This class consists of range of motion, muscle strengthening and endurance-building activities. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM. MUST HAVE A RELEASE FORM SIGNED BY A PHYSICIAN. DEEP WATER AEROBICS - This hour class is a high cardio vascular workout. A flotation device is advised. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM. RECREATIONAL SWIM (call to reserve a spot) - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Thursday, 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM - Saturday & Sunday, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM. LAP SWIM/WATER WALK - Various times daily. AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS – Ages 6 months – Adults. Call or come in to get schedule for lessons. Cost is $50.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital has volunteer opportunities available. Whether you are interested in working in the nursery, at our reception desk, in our gift shop or even transporting patients, we have a place for you. For more information, please contact Brenda Kepner, Manager of Volunteer Services at 281-644-7581.

HOUSTON AREA PROJECT LINUS

Houston Area Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that provides new, handmade blankets for children who are seriously ill or traumatized, can use the following items you might be discarding: • Fabri-cotton, cotton blends, flannel and fleece • Yarn • Crochet thread • Narrow ribbon

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If you have any of these items to donate or for information about Project Linus, please call Karen Hagin, Cinco Ranch resident and Project Linus blanketeer 281-693-7150 or Sally Burns, Houston Area Project Linus Coordinator 281-492-2679. More information about Project Linus can be found at www.projectlinus.org.

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TEXAS WILDLIFE REHABILITATION COALITION, INC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WILDLIFE ADVOCATES

Enjoy a rewarding volunteer experience with wildlife. Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition, Inc. is a non-profit organization, which serves as an emergency care and rehabilitation facility for orphaned, ill, and injured native Texas wildlife. Volunteers are welcome in the areas of assisting in the daily functions of the center, assisting with public education programs, and wildlife rehabilitation. Located at 10801 Hammerly, Suite 200, the facility is open seven days a week to help wildlife in need. TWRC has a mentor program in place to assist volunteers with “hands on” training for those interested in becoming permitted rehabilitators. We invite you to join our organization in saving Texas wildlife – one animal at a time. Call the center at 713468-8972 x158 for more information or email the Volunteer Coordinator at membership@twrc-houston.org. Visit our website at www.twrc-houston.org.

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BE A MENTOR AND GIVE A CHILD THE POWER OF A SECOND CHANCE

CROSSROADS mentors are regular people, just like you, who help prevent or reduce youth involvement with the juvenile justice system by fostering supportive mentoring relationships. These young people range from the ages of 10-17. The goal is to reduce juvenile crime and turn these young lives around to develop a positive attitude for positive results. Our mentors must be 21 years of age, willing to commit to one hour a week for one year and submit to fingerprinting and a background check. There are many zip codes available in and around the Katy area with suitable times of the week for mentors to meet with their assigned youth. We are in need of loving and caring mentors for young people that feel as though they are alone in this world. Please consider devoting a minimum of one hour a week that could possibly change a child’s life forever. Many times you are their only hope. Contact Denise Kennedy at CrossroadsVolunteer@hcjpd.hctx.net or 713-295-2779. For more information on our mentorship program, visit our website at www.crossroads-volunteers.org.

POOLS, HARDSCAPES & LANDSCAPES

PREGNANCY HELP CENTER SEEKS NEW VOLUNTEERS

• NEW POOL CONSTRUCTION •

Invest your time by volunteering with Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston educating and supporting men and women in making healthy choices for life in sexual integrity, unplanned pregnancy and post-abortion loss. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, facilitating small groups, administrative assistance, medical services, donation room and development. Discover your calling! For information inquire through the web site vsc@phckaty.org or call 281-578-0078, Volunteer Services Coordinator. The Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is a non-profit faith based organization.

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• IRRIGATION (Lic. 8260) • Sprinkler system / drainage installation and repair

The only time our clients say they feel free is when they’re riding a horse in a brisk walk around the arena or driving a carriage through the wooded pastures or feel the nudge of a horse’s muzzle at their shoulder saying, “I’m glad to see you, my friend.” Nothing else can compare with therapy on horseback. Equine-assisted activities improve physical balance and coordination, mental acuity, emotional stability and social interactions. At SIRE, we see miracles on horseback happen every day. The work of our dedicated volunteers helps guarantee that children and adults with disabilities in the Greater Houston Area will have the programs they need to live longer, healthier, more productive lives.

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In addition to their weekly work in the arena, many of our volunteers donate their time and talents at fund-raising events such as our annual Ride-A-Thon and the yearly Trailblazers Luncheon. Volunteers are on hand during the NARHA on-site certification and annual SIRE Show-Off and volunteers are vital to our Clients’ successes at the Top Hands Horse Show, during the Houston Rodeo and competition at the regional and state Special Olympics. Therapeutic horseback riding creates a bond of success between the rider and their horse. Volunteers are their own personal cheering section and the instructor is their mentor and coach. Clients become more empowered and better equipped to fully live their lives, each day.

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To volunteer, please call one of our arenas and ask to speak with a volunteer coordinator. SIRESpring, call 281-353-6160. SIREHockley, call 281-3567588. SIRE Fort Bend at Sienna Stables, call 281-431-1741.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT AUTUMN GROVE COTTAGE

Do you enjoy spending time with seniors? Autumn Grove Cottage is an assisted living facility for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia related illnesses. We are interested in volunteers socializing with our Residents. We are a small cottage, close to your neighborhood, with just 16 Residents. If you would like to volunteer in a cozy, home-like atmosphere then call the Volunteer Coordinator at 281-398-6845 or visit our website www. autumngrovecottage.com. Come be a part of our philosophy - “To honor our Residents and those who love and care for them.” Volunteers will need to complete a volunteer application and attend a brief training session.

BECOME A SUNRISE VOLUNTEER

Fond memories and treasured traditions start here! Enrich lives through your generous gift of service as a Sunrise Volunteer. Please call the Activity and Volunteer Coordinator for opportunities and details at 281-240-0500 or email cinco-ranch.avc@sunriseseniorliving.com. Sunrise Assisted Living of Cinco Ranch is located at 21939 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, Texas, 77450. For more information, you can also visit our website at www.sunriseseniorliving.com.

VOLUNTEER KATY

Meet with other local people who will gather and discuss/plan community service projects and try to figure out the best way to make a difference in our community. All volunteers welcome. Contact: Linda Wilson at 281-222-1771 or visit http://volunteerism.meetup.com/230.

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Whether you’re interested in buying or selling, you deserve a team that puts your interests first... We’ll be there for you! We’ll listen and take the time to find out what’s important to you and your family. When you contact us, we’ll develop a marketing strategy that helps you achieve the results YOU want ... a better bottom line with the least inconvenience to you and your family.

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Join a group of people dedicated to improving the lives of children. If you are searching for a good cause to lend a hand to, you need look no further. Houston Children’s Charity is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for underprivileged, abused and disabled children who have been otherwise left behind. The scope of our support is limited only by the availability of resources. Our goal, the rainbow that we chase, is to leave no legitimate request for assistance unanswered. Do you have the time and desire to volunteer to help a great cause? We are always in need of volunteers to help throughout the year. This is a great way for school age kids to get in community service hours. Do you have gently used children’s clothing, shoes and jackets? At Houston Children’s Charity we are setting up the “HCC Closet.” All of the items donated will be given to children – not sold at a retail store. Please contact our office at 713-524-2878 or visit our website www.houstonchildrenscharity.org for more information on our organization.

STANDUP FOR KIDS

How would you feel if you saved a kid’s life? StandUp For Kids is an all volunteer organization dedicated to saving the lives of at-risk and homeless kids through volunteer outreach efforts. Our volunteers search the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives. Every day throughout the US thirteen kids die on the streets from abuse, disease and suicide. According to recent statistics Houston has up

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21 years ago we lost all of our possessions and memories in a gun safe to a house fire.We have spent every moment since trying to make sure no one else goes through that kind of loss.We won’t sell just anything! Only the best for our friends and neighbors here in Houston. Fort Knox Vaults!

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We Carry American Made Products Exclusively @ safesrus.com 12757 EAST FREEWAY, Houston, TX 77015 • (713) 455-2741 Delivery and installation are available to 2,500 kids living on the streets at any given time. Texas has the highest rate of homeless youth in the U.S. StandUp For Kids needs supplies for our Houston program, which provides food, clothing, counseling and a safe environment for the homeless youth of Houston. If you or your organization would like to hold a food or clothing drive for StandUp For Kids, please contact me at HeatherE@standupforkids.org to learn more about StandUp For Kids or how you can help, visit our website at www.standupforkids.org. The single greatest need, for homeless and street kids is our continuous caring and real support. We must convince them that we care, we want them back and we want to help them get off the streets.

ADOPT A US SOLDIER

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

SPANISH MEADOWS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

AN ART VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT HOUSTON APHASIA RECOVERY CENTER

Stephanie Schmadeke, Director of the Houston Aphasia Recovery Center (HARC), a not for profit facility which helps people recover from brain injury, is looking for volunteers to teach painting or drawing lessons to their clients. Their location is 6260 Westpark (in the West Loop/SW Freeway area). This would be perfect for someone who has time and a calling to help people or for students who are looking for community service and teaching experience. Even if you are new to art, you would have something to offer. Just give them what you know. That will be more than enough. (Paint mixing, pallets, brush choices, hand positions, perspective, shading, blending, etc.) All would be a great help to someone recovering from Aphasia. The times/days/number of students are all flexible. For more information, contact Stephanie Schmadeke, 713-628-9973 or to learn more about Aphasia, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphasia.

KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

In just 1 hour you could touch the hearts of at least 4 seniors. Do you have a little free time? Do you enjoy the company of seniors? We would love to have you volunteer your time and services to our wonderful residents. Spanish

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Meadows Nursing and Rehab opened its doors in the fall of 2005 bringing quality care in a luxury environment to Katy and surrounding communities. We are located at 1480 Katy Flewellen Road, Katy, TX 77494. To get further information on volunteering, please contact Robbin at 281-394-0088 or spanishmeadowsactivities@gmail.com. Please visit our website at www. spanish-meadows.com.

Katy Christian Ministries is looking for volunteers to help in various areas of the ministry and special events. If you would love to make a difference in the community by volunteering, please visit our website at www.ktcm.org, email volunteer@ktcm.org or call 281-391-5261 for further information.

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HEALTHBRIDGE VOLUNTEERING

HealthBridge Children’s Hospital, www.healthbridgehouston.com, located in the Westchase District of Houston is looking for volunteers. Our 40 bed pediatric facility helps children ages 0-21 years of age as they transition from hospital to home. Volunteers can assist our team with direct patient interactions (play, baby holding, reading, mentoring) and indirect patient care (greeters, phone reception and administrative tasks). Volunteer hours vary, please contact Ellyn Poole at epoole@nhsltd.com for more information.

COMMUNITY OF LIFE VOLUNTEERS IN PARTNERSHIP AT KISSITO CANE ISLAND

Imagine if you had no one to share or even worse, you were limited in your ability to participate in the activities you love? Now, imagine how you would feel if someone volunteered to spend time with you and shared your enthusiasm? At Kissito Healthcare, we realize that when you make a difference in someone else’s life, you make a difference in your own. We recognize that our volunteers not only make a difference in the lives’ of our patients, they are the backbone of our Community of Life activities program. We invite you to be a part of the Volunteers in Partnership program at Kissito’s Cane Island facility in Katy, Texas. All of our programs and services serve a common goal: a better quality of life for the patient and ultimately isn’t that the goal we all have for ourselves? Kissito Cane Island is a post acute and long-term care facility. Here are just a few ways you can volunteer: • Like to read? Read to someone who has lost the gift of sight. • Like to play games? Our residents are always looking for participants. • Have a green thumb? Help us with our table top garden. • Got talent? Come entertain our residents and share your talent. • Do you love a party? Help with monthly events is always needed. • Got a friendly pooch? Ask how pet visits can boost a patients’ day. • Are you crafty? Help out with our arts and craft activities. • History Buff? Hear stories from those who were there. If you would like to volunteer your time and/or make a donation, please contact Vicky Ashbrook for more information. Kissito Cane Island is located at 21727 Provincial Blvd. Katy, Texas 77450. The facility phone is 281-717-1302.

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THE THOMAS A. GLAZIER SENIOR EDUCATION CENTER HAS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

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Buckner Hospice of Houston is in need of volunteers. We offer many different volunteer opportunities from Patient visits to office duties. Hours of very flexible to fit your busy schedule. You donate the number of hours you can. Please contact Toni Cruse Volunteer Coordinator at 281-493-6800 or 713918-9320 for more information.

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

KATY QUILTERS NEEDS HELP FOR CHARITIES

281-717-4452 713-397-8768

Calling on all the quilters in the area to help make pillowcases and small blankets. This last year we donated over 200 pillowcases and small blankets to various charities. The demand is even higher with all of the families that have lost their homes because of the fires in and around our area. We need

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hccnorthwest you and we have fabric that has been donated but we need your hands and time to make someone smile. If you would like to help, call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000.

AQUA CLEAR

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT TREASURED ONES FOUNDATION

• Weekly Pool Maintenance & Repair

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Treasured Ones Foundation, a day habilitation program for young adults with special needs, located on 913 S. Mason Rd. in Katy, is seeking volunteer help to assist clients with arts and crafts, music, physical activity, computers and much more. For more information, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Janie at 832-766-0505 or 281-829-0284.

THE SOLANA @ CINCO RANCH LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Solana is in need of Katy Texas great Volunteers. We need Volunteers to spend time with residents, deliver mail, go on outings, help with activity programs, shop with them and for them. We have great opportunities for volunteers to meet new people, make friends and touch lives. If you would like to volunteer your time, please Contact Vicky Ashbrook 281-395-9600 or email at vashbrook@thesolana.com . The Solana is located at 24001 Cinco Village Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77494.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: VANTAGE HOSPICE

Do you enjoy helping others? Vantage Hospice is seeking volunteers who enjoy visiting with others. There are many opportunities for volunteers such as clerical help, helping with social activities in nursing facilities, sewing or minor handy work projects for our patients. Vantage Hospice will train all volunteers; please contact - Dawn Slezak, dslezak@vantagehospice.com or 281-878-9553.

FOSTER CHILDREN: PREPARATION FOR ADULT LIVING (PAL)

When foster children reach age 18, they are considered independent. That’s difficult for kids who have been wards of the state, with necessities arranged by caseworkers with state funds. Now they’ll have to figure out how to organize themselves and make their money last a whole month. Fortunately, Child protective Services offers them a program to help prepare for independence: Preparation for Adult Living (PAL). The year-long course

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aty K n wi No Houston Dental Assistant School Located in Katy and Spring/The Woodlands

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The KYLE MacDONNELL Team #1 In Cinco Ranch

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Getting Homes Sold And Making Customers Happy

AS OF NOVEMBER 25

#1 per HAR listings sold and buyers sold

CLOSED SO FAR 2013 25314 TERRACE ARBOR

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5111 BLUE LAKE CREEK 24522 FOXBERRY GLEN 9719 CHICORY CHASE

6919 MONARCH LAKE 21339 PENNSHORE

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11114 E LAKE GABLES 12611 ADAMS RUN

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5402 BARLEYCORN 12407 SELA

20210 ENCHANTED ROSE 19430 HAYSTREAM 4319 PHIL STREET

26227 BRIGHT DAWN 27915 MOSS FERN 20818 FIGURINE

4706 MESQUITE MEADOW 27627 DALTON BLUFF

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26319 LONGMONT PARK 5918 SCARLETT BAY 6418 CLEAR BEND

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5602 N CHOCTAW HILLS 1110 WOLFS KNOLL

94 WALTON WATER

19623 GOLDEN WILLOW 8214 DUSTY CANYON

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3919 FIGURE FOUR LAKE 8243 VINY RIDGE 11411 DOMINA

24507 SAWGRASS MEADOW 4906 ERIN ASHLEY

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5618 BRENNAN RIDGE 7310 ARROWBROOK

21526 PRAIRIE CREST 8111 HOLLOWHAVEN 11514 ABRIOLA

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22607 CRESCENT COVE 1823 EMERALD GREEN 19534 MILLS GLEN

11535 RYAN MANOR 7223 AGAVE

27954 BRADFORD RIDGE 28243 CROSS PRAIRIE 13 SHETLAND ISLE

1811 PEACH RIDGE

26742 BELLWOOD PINES 23907 SUNSET SKY

19302 CARPET BAGGER 12414 FRANCEL

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21815 COLONIAL BEND 4823 TERRANCE FALL 21807 SILVERPEAK

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32403 WATERFORD CREST 21722 WILDCROFT 5527 CEDAR ELM

16626 BISHOP KNOLL 4527 LAKE HALBERT

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21218 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, Texas 77450 culminates in an all-day workshop hosted by the National Council for Jewish Women (NCJW). The course is held at Junior Achievement’s BizTown, using computer kiosks sponsored by local businesses. Want to help with PAL or other NCJW programs that help change lives with hands-on community service? Contact info@ncjwhouston.org or see www.ncjwhouston.org.

Community Groups Support & Help Groups • KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES - Help to Survivors of Sexual Assault. The 24-hour Crisis Hotline number is 281-693- RAPE (7273). NONEMERGENCY 281-391-5262. • THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (TCF) - meetings are held in the John Burns building of Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd in Katy, across from the Taylor High tennis courts. For more info. please visit our website, www.compassionatefriends-katy.org or contact Melinda Ginter, 281-492-1262. • THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS HOUSTON WEST CHAPTER meets every second Monday at 7 PM at Tallowood Baptist Church at 555 Tallowood, Room ET102. Info. at www.compassionatefriends.org and the Houston West Chapter at www.tcf.tcu.edu/index.html or by calling Greg Williams 281-345-9707. • CANCER COUNSELING (FREE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP IN KATY) - meets Thursdays from 7-8 PM at Christus St. Catherine Hospital. For registration and info., contact Cancer Counseling, 713-520-9873 or www. cancerhouston.com. Spanish-speaking available. • FREE MENTAL DISORDERS FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS - Meets at a number of locations. Complete listing on www.namimetrohouston.org or call 713-970-4419. • NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY - free mental disorders family education course. For info., please call Vi 281-893-2493 or Debbie 713-849-5637.

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• DEPRESSION BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE - For info., call the DBSA office at 713-600-1131 or check out our website at www.dbsahouston.org. • 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. For more information check out our website: http://shyness.meetup.com/353/. • KATY/WEST HOUSTON/SUGAR LAND TOURETTE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP - meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 7 PM at Christus St. Catherine Annex Hospital, 2nd floor, Classroom B, 701 Fry Road. For further info., please contact the support group leaders, Daryl and Barbara Brister 281-395-5392 or email darbar4@comcast.net. • PALMER DRUG ABUSE PROGRAM (PDAP) - For Ages 12 to 17, call 281870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25, call 713-647-8858. • HARRIS COUNTY WIC PROGRAM - For additional info. 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. • 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. • DIFFERENT STROKES - a support group for stroke survivors meets every Tuesday at 10:00 AM in the Senior Center, located at 13150 Memorial Dr., for fellowship, learning, sharing, exercising and loving. Call for further info.: Kay Callahan 713-461-5604 or Roberta Owens 281-463-3490. • THE ARC OF KATY - Board meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7 PM. We meet at City Police Station located at 5456 Franz Rd. The ARC of Katy members are always welcome. Please visit www.thearcofkaty.org or call 832-754-9802 or 832-888-9265 for additional info. • FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS (FA) - meets at West Houston Community Center, 725 Bateswood. For times, please see our website at www.foodaddicts.org or call 281-392-8914. • WEST HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER - offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups and free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Informational/ Educational Classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8657. • DRUG AND ALCOHOLISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP - Every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 PM. For more info., call 713-632-5237. • HOME ENCOURAGEMENT - a 501(c)(3) non-profit that nurtures healthy marriages and strong families. For info., contact Kellie Hurst of Home Encouragement at 281-347-LIFE or visit our website at www. homeencouragement.org.

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• KATY ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP - meets bi-monthly on the second Thursday of each month, at the Heritage Grand Clubhouse, 25125 North Heritage Grand Circle, in Katy at 4:00 PM. For info., contact Betty Ann Schwarz at 281-347-2194 or email schwarzrb@comcast.net. • KATY ADHD PARENT GROUP - meets 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. For more info., contact Laura Peddicord at 281-3926064 or laurapeddicord@comcast.net. • GRACE FELLOWSHIP UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - located at 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, 77450, offers groups for those who are hurting and healing from trials and difficulties of life. Please call the Grace Fellowship Care Ministry at 281-646-1903 for further details or see our website, www. whatisgrace.org/care.html. • ST. PETER’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SUPPORT GROUPS – We offer many different types of groups. For more info., call 281-492-8031. Located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd. • THE FELLOWSHIP AT CINCO RANCH offers several support and growth recovery groups through its Merimnao ministry, open to everybody in the community. Call the church at 281-395-3950 or go to www.thefellowship.org/ ministry/merimnao for more information. • CHRIST CLINIC - No Insurance? Need medical treatment? Let us help. Christ Clinic located at 5504 First St., Katy, Texas 77493 (Next-Door to Katy Christian Ministries), 281-391-0190. • HOLY COVENANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUPS - Grief and Divorce care support groups. For more info., www. holycov.org or call the church 281-579-1200. • CROSSPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH - Celebrate Recovery meets every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. This is a free ongoing meeting, open to the public. For more info., go to www.crosspt.org/classes or call 281-3986464. • KATY/WEST HOUSTON FIBROMYALGIA & CHRONIC PAIN MEETUP GROUP – monthly meetings provide info. and support for sufferers/families regarding any of these or related disorders. Sign up for more info at meetup. com (search fibromyalgia and Katy TX to find us), email vtway@comcast.net or call 281-705-4395, Vickie Tway - Facilitator, for other info. and meeting schedule. • HOPEKEEPERS - 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. • LIFEWAY INTERNATIONAL - an early enthusiastic substance abuse recovery program for adolescents, young adults and adults and their families, meets every Wednesday at 7:30 PM at Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S. Mason Rd, Katy. For more information call 713-270-6753. • BREAST CANCER SUPPORT MEETING - meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at Kathy Methodist Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094 at 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM. 832-522-1000

• LA LECHE LEAGUE OF KATY AND WEST HOUSTON - Methodist West Houston Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094. Daytime Meetings 1st Wed. of month, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Evening Meetings, 4th Mon. of month, 7:00-8:45 PM. For further info., please call: Susan 281-8296833, Ariel 281-731-7313. La Leche League International’s website is: www. lalecheleague.org. • MOMS CLUB OF KATY - please email momsclubkatyse@yahoo.com. • MOMS @ SECOND - WEST CAMPUS - Cost is $40 for entire year. Childcare provided for a minimal cost. For more info, call Faye at 713-4653408 x 1007. • BEAR CREEK BAPTIST MOPS – Meets the second and forth Friday of each month at 9:30 AM. The cost is $10 per meeting for childcare and MOPS dues. For more info, contact us at bcbcmops@gmail.com or 281859-9900. • KATY MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL GROUP - For info., call Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit www.MomsInPrayer.org on the web.

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• KINDRED (FOR MOMS OF PRESCHOOLERS) - Meets every other Friday, at 9:30 AM. Register online at Kingsland.org. • MOTHERS’ SHARE GROUP - meet Thursdays, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM following the KISD schedule; at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450 in Room E221 (upstairs). For more info. or to confirm childcare, contact St. Peter’s UMC at 281-492-8031 or www.stpkaty.org. • MYC - MOTHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN - meets every Friday from 9-11:30 AM and follow the KISD school calendar. Childcare is provided. Registration is $25 per semester or $50 for the year, which covers books and materials. For information and to register, please visit www.stpkaty.org/ mothers-of-young-children. • IBLOOM - Young Moms…come share Monday mornings with us. Visit online at www.whatisgrace.org/ibloom. Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S Mason in Katy. • REAL MOMS OF KATY PLAYGROUP - This group is down to earth and drama free. Learn more at www.meetup.com/Real-Moms-of-Katy. • ALL MOMS OF KATY - come run AMOK with us! Contact membership at allmomsofkaty@gmail.com to get involved. • WORKING MOMS OF KATY - group to support working moms in the Katy area Charlene Taylor charleneetaylor@yahoo.com, 281-235-3043 or http:// groups.yahoo.com/group/workingmomsofkaty. • KATY AREA PARENTS OF MULTIPLES (KAPOM) - meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at Spring Creek Barbeque in the banquet room. 21000 Katy Freeway Katy Texas 77449. For more info., please email membership@kapom.org or visit our website www.kapom.org. • KATY PARENTS OF GIFTED AND TALENTED SUPPORT GROUP (KPGT) - an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting quality educational services for the gifted students in the school district. Visit our website at www.kpgt.org for a printable membership form. • KATY ASSOCIATION OF CHILD CARE PROFESSIONALS - meets the third Wednesday of each month at the MUD #81 building located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon. Refreshments are served. For more info., call 281-578-6376 or 281-392-0989. • PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS - For more info. about Parents Without Partners International, check out our website at www.parentswithoutpartners. org or Parent with Partners Greater Houston Chapter #63 at www. pwphouston.org. Contact Barbara 281-469-5646. • FAMILY TO FAMILY -an organization dedicated to helping families who have a child with disabilities. For more information, please all Joanie or Carolyn at 713-466-6304 or go to www.familytofamilynetwork.org. • BREATH OF LIFE CHILDREN’S CENTER CLINIC - We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For questions, please call 281-398-7353. • MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL - offers parenting classes, for info. call 713-222-CARE. • WEST HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER - offers parenting classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8065.

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