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GREEN TRAILS

Official Newsletter of Green Trails Section III and Green Trails Estates Download your Home Improvement form at www.pcmi-us.com for Green Trails, Sec. 3 www.sterlingasi.com for Green Trails Estates

www.greentrailsestates.org • www.greentrails3.com

Green Trails Sec. III Management Company Planned Community Management Inc. 15995 N. Barker landing Rd., Suite 162 • Houston, TX  77079 Ph: 281-870-0585; FX: 281-870-9170 Website for PCMI is www.pcmi-us.com Contact: Ms. Leigh Voreh

Green Trails Section III Board of directors meeting

Green Trails Section III Board of Directors meets Bi-monthly. Homeowners wishing to attend should contact PCMI at 281-870-0505 for the next meeting date and to be placed on the agenda.

(GT SECTION III) HOA ACC FORM

If you live in the Green Trails Section III Homeowners Association, an application must be submitted prior to making exterior improvements to your property. This includes painting (even if it is the same color), roof replacement, pool installation, major landscaping improvements, play equipment or anything else that changes the appearance of your property. A form is printed in this newsletter. Please submit the completed form, prior to work beginning, to PCMI, 15995 N. Barker Landing Road, Houston, TX 77079. If you have any questions, please contact Leigh Voreh, PCMI, 281-870-0585 or one of the ACC Committee members. You will be advised of the Committees approval or denial of the application within 30 days.

Green Trails Estates (GT ESTATES) Our Management Agent For Homeowners’ Association

The Estates of Green Trails Homeowners Association contracts with Sterling Association Services, Inc. for the day-to-day operation of the Association. Sterling ASI, One Avalon Place
 Sugar Land, TX 77479, Phone: 281-491-0266, Fax: 281-966-1764 Ms. Debra Willis, Association Manager - 832-678-4500, ext. 305 - dwillis@sterlingasi.com
 Jose Villegas, President of Sterling ASI - 281-447-3388 - jose@sterlingasi.com   If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call Sterling. Please email or phone them for the following types of issues and questions: neighborhood security, landscape maintenance, trash pickup (or lack thereof!), and concerns or questions that do not fall neatly into one of these categories. Also contact them to report any needed maintenance, repairs or deed violations. Published by: Krenek Printing 7102 Glen Chase Ct • Houston, TX 77095 • 281-463-8649

Greenemail: Trails, Section 3 / Green Trails Estates December 2011 news@krenekprinting.com for articles • ads@krenekprinting.com for business ads • classified@krenekprinting.com for classified ads

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(GT ESTATES) Security

Neighborhood security is provided by the Harris County Constables Precinct 5 Office, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. We also have an additional contract with them (Contract 50 - in conjunction with the other sections of Green Trails and Windsor Park Lakes). To contact the Constable’s Office:
 • Emergency - 911
 • Harris Country Constable Dispatch: 281-463-6666. PLEASE CALL THEM IF YOU SEE ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS OR NEED SECURITY INFORMATION. The Constable’s office encourages residents to call if they see any suspicious or bothersome activity. Please keep your vehicles locked at all times to reduce crime of opportunity.

(GT ESTATES) Vacation Watch

Residents of Constable Precinct 3 contract subdivisions, which include Estates of Green Trails, can have their homes checked by a drive-by patrol officer while they are away on vacation. Please contact the Constable’s office at 281-427-4791 or 713-453-6959 or complete a Vacation Watch Form, which can be found in the Forms section - You will need to complete the form and submit it to the Constable’s office one week before you leave!  If your home is monitored by a private security alarm system, please be sure to tell them you are in Green Trails Contract 50 with the Harris County Constable in Precinct 5. You must also have an Alarm Permit with the Harris County Sheriff’s office. There is a $35 new permit fee or a $10 renewal fee for the permit. The application can be found on the following web site: www. hcso.hctx.net/forms/forms.asp.

(GT ESTATES) Trash Service 2011

Estates of Green Trails has bi-weekly trash pick-up on Wednesdays and Saturdays by Waste Corporation of America (WCA) (Phone 281-368-8397). Should you be overlooked by WCA on a pickup day, please call WCA directly and register any complaints with Sterling ASI (Phone 281-491-0266). They will follow up with WCA about the problem. Holidays, which fall on our pickup days mean that trash will be picked up the next school service day. The following is a list of holidays observed by WCA Services: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Please have your trash ready for pickup by 7 AM on pickup days. Landscaping debris, such as large bags of grass clippings, tree branches/limbs, etc. will be picked up either day, but it must be carried to the end of your driveway and left there for pickup; you can bring these heavy items out the night before, but please not several days in advance of pickup. Your neighbors appreciate it! Heavy household items such as hot water heaters, washers, etc. are considered “heavy trash” and are picked up on Thursdays only. All other trash will be picked up “at the back door” (outside the gate beside the garage, etc.) by WCA. Please be sure trash is visible and/or accessible to them, and please keep all pets safely away from that area of your yard. We pay for “back door” pickup, so that is where the men look for your trash.

(GT ESTATES) Recycling

Recycling plays an important role in how we help to protect the environment. The recycling day for the neighborhood is on Wednesday. Have your recycling bin at the curb no later 7:00 AM. You can recycle the following items; newsprint, magazines, phone books, corrugated boxes (broken down), noncorrugated cardboard (i.e. cereal boxes, soda boxes, etc.), HDPE Plastics 1 & 2 (look for the little triangle symbol usually on the bottom of the container with the number inside of it), aluminum and tin cans. No glass or any items not listed above, please.

(GT ESTATES) Recreation Center

Estates of Green Trails own the Recreation Center at Shillington Drive and Fry Road. It consists of an Olympic-size swimming pool, totally refinished

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21218 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, Texas 77450 in the summer of 2000 and two tennis courts, recently refinished. Use of these facilities is allowed to all Estates of Green Trails residents in good standing who have paid their annual maintenance fee. Green Trails Section III residents in good standing with their homeowners association can also use these facilities.

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.

Only residents who have been issued Pool/Tennis Court Access Cards from Sterling ASI are admitted into the pool and allowed to use the tennis courts.

(GT ESTATES) Tennis Courts

Contact Kathy Sitarski at 832-788-4711 or Helen Connolly Connolly at 832577-7177 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:

(GT ESTATES) Hike & Bike Trail

GREEN TRAILS LADIES CLUB MEMBERSHIP FORM

Any Estates of Green Trails or Green Trails Section III resident with a Pool/ Tennis Court Access Card can use the tennis courts. Tennis Court Hours:
 All day until 10:30 PM. Rollerblades, skateboards or any other wheeled vehicles are not allowed on the courts any time.

The 10.75 mile, asphalt trail is available from dawn to dusk for walkers and bicyclists, foot-and non-motorized-wheel-traffic. The trail runs from Highland Knolls at Fry Road through George Bush Park to Highway 6 then connects to Terry Hershey Park. (When all of this is completed, you will be able to walk/ bike to Terry Hershey Park (east of Hwy. 6) along this trail. Also look for the new trail connecting the trail behind the subdivision along the drainage canal to the new trail along Baker Road. www.pct3.hctx.net/PGeorge/Layout.pdf.

Green Trails Ladies Club Welcomes You

Friendship, The Gift for Any Season

The holidays are often busy with celebrations, gatherings with family and friends, travels, shopping and a host of other things that makes the heart glad and sometimes sad. The Green Trails Ladies Club invites you to do something special for this holiday: give yourself and others, a special gift, the gift of friendship. Make new friends and renew old acquaintances through the Green Trails Ladies Club. 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

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GARDENING TIPS FOR DECEMBER

• If a long flowering period is desired, pansies should be placed in their permanent beds not later than this month. Fertilize monthly with manure, super-phosphate or a liquid high-phosphate product. Keep flowers picked for more bloom. • Take tulips out of cold storage and plant late this month. • Fertilize established trees, spring-blooming shrubs, spurias and sweet peas (after they are a foot tall) with a fertilizer such as 13-13-13; Louisiana iris with cotton seed meal and manure. • Azaleas and camellias may be moved now. Keep moist to lesson cold weather damage. May acidify again. • Last month to plant early blossoming spring bulbs, speciosum and other varieties of lilies. Mulch. • Water plants well before a freeze; dry roots are easily damaged. • Don’t forget to provide food and fresh water for birds. More birds die from lack of water than lack of food.

West I-10 Fire DepARTMENT

Did you know that the West I-10 Fire Department is a department you can join? Members come from all walks of life and work together to serve their community. The West I-10 Fire Department is also committed to community involvement and as such would like all our citizens to know the best way to contact us. If you have an emergency, please dial 9-1-1, but if you have a question about the department or would like to inquire about a public relations event, please dial 281-675-3639 or visit our website at www.westI10fd.org.

GOOD THYME GARDEN CLUB WELCOMES YOU!

The Good Thyme Garden Club is open for new members. Anyone is welcome, whether you reside in the Green Trails/Grand Lakes area or not.  Membership is free. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, with a 3-month break in the summer. For more information or to sign up, please contact Diane Noriega at 281785-1565 or email me at dinor47@att.net.  Looking forward to having you join our fun group!

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number, (one only) year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095 or email to news@krenekprinting.com. Must have parent(s) permission.

GREEN TRAILS TEENAGE JOB SEEKER’S LIST

(Revised 8/11) If your name was left off the list, it is because you did not return our call to update our records. You will have to resubmit your information to be put back on. Lauren Woltemate - B, H, PP, CPR, SL, SS, RCC, FAC 17 Courtney Abbott - B, PP, RCC 17 Simone Romero - B, SS, PP, RCC 16 Luke Ward - B, C, H, PP, L, T (Math,science) 14 Haley Mangold - B, H, PP 17

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Marcus Williams - B, C, T, L, CPR, RCC Haley Markel - B, P Ashley Bretting - B, PP, FAC, RCC Brooke Edwards - B, PP Emily Stewart - B, PP Brandon Joe - B, P Patrick Odell - PP Lydia Gregovic - B, PP

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School News Private Schools

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS - green trails

Please place my name on the Job Seekers List

(Students must be 12 before they can be added to the babysitting list.) Please fill in all information Job(s) _________________________________ q B -Babysitting Name _________________________________ q SS -Safe Sitter

2011 Homecoming Court members Bethany Vuyk and Andres Garcia are presented to the crowd at the Pope John XXIII High School Homecoming game. Photo by Chris Lee.

q SL -Swim Lessons

Street _________________________________ q CPR -CPR Certified Email _________________________________ Birthdate - Mo/Yr_________________________ Age ______ Yr HS Grad________ or Gr ________ Phone _________________________________ Subd__________________________________

q FAC -First Aid Cert. q RCC -Red Cross Cert. q P -Pet Care (only) q PP -Pet/Plant Sitter q H -Housecare q L -Lawncare q T -Tutor q C -Car Detailing

I give my permission for my child’s name and phone number to be published in the ‘Teenage Job Seekers’ section of our subdivision newsletter. Parent Signature ____________________________________________________

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Pope John XXIII High School Homecoming

Caitlin Auffenberg and Austin “Tex” Vinson were named Pope John XXIII High School Homecoming Queen and King. Along with their Court, they were presented at the Homecoming game on October 21, 2011.

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Caitlin Auffenberg waves to the crowd after being crowned Pope John XXIII’s Homecoming Queen. By her side is Homecoming King Austin “Tex” Vinson. Photo by Christopher Lee.

After receiving her crown at midfield, Pope John XXIII High School Homecoming Queen Caitlin Auffenberg joins fellow cheerleaders on the sideline. Photo by Ben Snow.

Katy ISD www.katyisd.org

IMPORTANT dates

Dec. 16th – Early Dismissal (secondary 11:35 AM; elementary 12:40 PM); End of Grading Period Dec. 19th – 30th – Student Holiday Jan. 2nd & 3rd – Student Holiday Jan. 4th – Grading Period Begins Jan. 16th – MLK Day (Student Holiday)

KISD PARTNERS IN EDUCATION

Now – Dec 2nd – Food for Families Campaign. Annual fundraiser assisting Katy ISD students and their families. Jan. 20th - Men Who Mentor. A manly breakfast for guys who currently mentor and those who are interested in mentoring. 7:30 – 9:00 AM, ESC Room 1200.

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Families campaign Last year, our Katy ISD community supported 265 Katy ISD students and their families by raising over $13,000.  Coordinating Food for Families is always a tremendous blessing for us here in Partners in Education. We hope to share that joy with you.  

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The “Stepping Into The Future” scholarship program is available to seniors graduating with GPA’s ranging from 2.5 to 3.7. The scholarships are geared towards those students showing academic promise through a combination of demonstrated academic achievement and leadership potential. The two “Stepping Into The Future” scholarship recipients will be announced at the Katy ISD Awards Ceremonies during May.

Call Larry or Sandy Jones

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Community Education offers evening and on-line classes to adults for fun, enrichment and learning. Some of the classes offered are Foreign Languages, Arts and Crafts, Finance, Computer, Sewing, Dance and Music. For information on these and many other classes and to view the fall schedule, go to www.katyisd.org/com_edu or call 281-396-6365.

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KISD Receives Top Rating in Schools FIRST Financial Accountability Rating System

Katy ISD has earned a rating of Superior Achievement under the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Katy ISD has received this top rating for each of the nine years that Texas districts have been rated through Schools FIRST.

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Iva’s Clean & Shine Housecleaning Service

One mentor, one student, one hour per week. KEYS brings adult role models into Katy ISD schools to motivate, encourage and inspire students on the brink of success. Mentors meet with their student on campus at a pre-designated time each week. As mentor and student build their relationship, they decide together how to spend their mentoring time. Whether spent playing games, reading or just talking, that one hour a week makes a tremendous difference in the life of a child.

Community Education

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KEYS Mentoring

To be a KEYS Mentor, you need: • A belief in the potential of every child • Criminal history background check in compliance with the FCRA • One hour per week to spend with a child, on campus during the school day, during the school year • Participation in a brief campus KEYS orientation before you begin • Successful completion of a KEYS application and subsequent approval process

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STEPPING INTO THE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIPS

Drs. James Jacobs and Nicolas Manriquez, of Your Total Foot Care Specialist, are pleased to announce, two $1,500 “Stepping Into The Future” scholarships for 2012 KISD graduating seniors. Applications must be submitted to the offices of Your Total Foot Care Specialist by March 29, 2012, 5:00 PM. A third party committee will select the two winning applicants.

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Schools FIRST is a statewide rating system created to ensure that school districts are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices, while achieving improved performance in the management of their financial resources. The Schools FIRST accountability rating system assigns one of four ratings, with the highest being Superior Achievement, followed by Above Standard Achievement, Standard Achievement and Substandard Achievement. Approximately 784 out of the 1,029 school districts in Texas received the Superior Achievement rating this year. Katy ISD also recently announced that it has been named a Five-Start District in the Texas Comptroller’s Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) – one of only 23 districts in Texas to receive this rank for two consecutive years.

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Pattison Elementary Kicks Off PTA Reflections Contest

HOLIDAY

On October 11th, Pattison Elementary PTA Arts in Education Chair Solveig Kyriakides and Pattison’s own Art Teachers Mrs. Valerie Maggitti and Mrs. Kendra Martin hosted a Reflections Kick-Off to help get everyone started on this year’s theme: Diversity Means.  The Reflections Program provides an outlet for students to explore creatively what they are learning in the classroom.

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Pattison Elementary Kindergarten Silly Sock Day

Mrs. Burn’s Kindergarten students at Pattison Elementary show off their Silly Socks to celebrate the “S” sound and to introduce a traveling book they write/ illustrate as a class called “Pairs of Socks” which focuses on patterns and symmetry.

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Pattison Elementary Kindergarten RED Day

Pattison Elementary Kindergarten students dressed in RED as part of a theme day that tied all things red into their lessons.

Mrs. Marcy Rose-Moehnke’s class

Pictured students from Lindsey Dunn’s class (L-R): Michelle Demari, Daniel Ahmad, Mrs. Lindsey Dunn (teacher), Alhana Johnson and David Fu. Back: Julia Dumas and Gabriela Acosta.

Pattison Elementary’s School Nurse, Stacey English, receives her flu vaccine

Pattison Elementary Flu Vaccine Clinic

On September 13, 2011 Pattison Elementary hosted a Community Flu Vaccine Clinic.

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Pattison Elementary Kindergarten Gingerbread Man Hunt

Pattison Elementary Kindergarten students participated in their annual Gingerbread Man Hunt to help them find their way around the school. The Gingerbread Man led them to the Cafeteria, Library, Science Lab, Counselor’s Office, Nurse’s Office and finally the Front Office where Principal Debbie Barker greeted them with a tray of Gingerbread Man cookies!

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Nottingham Country Elementary Celebrating 30 years of Excellence!

We invite YOU to be a part of NCE history! Our school is so fortunate to have so many wonderful resources and opportunities for our families, staff and community. In honor of our 30-year anniversary, we would like our families, past and present, to have the opportunity to have their names painted into one of the beautiful murals we have commissioned for our cafeteria!

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With your TAX DEDUCTIBLE contribution of $50, you can help fund this magnificent project and help to create an engaging learning environment for future generations of NCE Knights! To have your family’s name included, please visit http://kisdwebs.katyisd. org/campuses/NCE/Lists/Announcements/Attachments/85/Mural%20 Fundraiser%20Form%20PDF.pdf to complete the information section and attach your check, made out to NCE. We are so excited about this fantastic addition to our school and we appreciate your participation and generosity. Here’s to 30 MORE years of EXCELLENCE!!!

McMeans Junior High School

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Rachel’s Challenge speaker, Douglas Brandl, gave 8th grade students some big messages on bullying, life and how we treat others. Originating from the Columbine school tragedy, life lessons were presented from the family of one of the students killed.

Taylor High School Taylor HS 3rd Annual Mustang Family Fun Night

 

January 21, 2012 Time to be announced Location:  Taylor High School Bingo and Silent Auction Concessions * Silent & Live Auction * Door Prizes * Grand Prize

     

Help support Taylor High School Athletes. For more information, email mustangfamilyfunnight@yahoo.com.

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Rachel’s Challenge delivers a big message to McMeans Jr. High 8th graders

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Just becauce the weather cools down, doesn't mean the market does!! SOLD since July 2011

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19618 Remington Crest SOLD for 98% of List Price!!

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Reasons to List Your Home with The Lane Mabray Home Team: • #1 Agent in Green Trails • Over $200 Million in Sales • RE/MAX Platinum Club • Top 1% of All Realtors • RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement (2002) • RE/MAX Hall of Fame (1996) Green Trails, Section 3 / Green Trails Estates

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Back (L to R): Scott Kim, Erin Connors, Melanie Piche, Stephen Hargis, Amanda Melvin, Patrick Morgan, Alli Kuhn and Zack Burch. Front row (L to R): Leanne McBride, Lindsay Blair, Troy Hubble, Jasmine Johnson, James Resch, Bethany McDougal and Emily Sarlls. Photograph by PICHE Photography.

TAYLOR HS EXPRESSIONS CHOIR MADRIGAL DINNER

The Taylor High School Choirs will present the 28th annual Madrigal Dinner on Friday December 2nd and Saturday December 3rd at 7:00 PM. The choirs perform carols settings and holiday music during the five-course holiday banquet.  The King and Queen, Court Jester and the Lords and Ladies of the Royal Court preside over the festivities while students dressed as beggars and wenches serve the meal. A professional juggler entertains and a silent auction and raffle is available for bidding before and during the meal. The whole event is held in the transformed James E Taylor High School’s  “Medieval Castle” Commons.  Leading the ensembles are Taylor H.S. choir directors Kevin Riehle, Kristin Likos and Laura Sharpless.

If your home sells for $200,000 you could receive $2,000 back... If your home sells for $300,000 you could receive $3,000 back... If your home sells for $400,000 you could receive $4,000 back!!!

Left to right: 1st row: Emily Sarlls and Alli Kuhn. 2nd row: Bethany McDougal and Melanie Piche. 3rd row: Lindsey Blair, Jasmine Johnson, Erin Connors and Leanne McBride. Last row: Stephen Hargis, Amanda Melvin, Troy Hubble, James Resch, Zachary Burch, Patrick Morgan and Scott Kim. Photograph by PICHE Photography.

TAYLOR HS EXPRESSIONS CHOIR SONGFEST

James E.Taylor High School’s show choir, Expressions, kicked off their new season with “Songfest,” a coffee bar musical delight held at the school on October 4th, 2011. It was a beautiful evening of ensemble, solo, and duet performances.  They are under the direction of Kevin Riehle and Kristen Likos. Make plans to attend their annual Madrigal Dinner on December 2 and 3rd 2011!

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On October 15, 2011, the KYF Senior Varsity Saints football players wore pink socks, pink mouth guards and pink sweat bands and the cheerleaders wore pink socks and pink hair ribbons to represent Breast Cancer Awareness month. The boys & girls loved representing a great cause and the team went on to win their game 35-22.

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 YMCA Programs

Register now for YMCA Winter Sports Leagues. Contact the Y for details at 281-392-5055 or ymcahouston.org. Low fees! Scholarships available. NFL Flag Football – ages 6-12 Volleyball – Ages 12-18 Drill/Dance Team – Ages 12-15

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Winter Swim Lesson registration is going on now. Weekday morning, evening and Saturday sessions available. Private lessons also offered. Scholarships available.

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Based in Katy, Cinco Lacrosse strives to be the best of the best in lacrosse, both in sportsmanship and in skill. We play in Division I of the boys Texas High School Lacrosse League and compete against many nearby teams and also in various tournaments in the Houston area under the leadership of our professional coaching staff. If you attend Cinco Ranch, Seven Lakes or Pope John XXII high schools, you are eligible to join our team. Please see our website, www.cincoranchlacrosse.org to register or for more information.

i9 Sports

Registration is now open for winter Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer and Cheerleading leagues in Katy for kids ages 3-14! We focus on fun, skills and sportsmanship with a commitment to safety. Registration continues through Friday, December 16th). For more information, please visit www.i9sports. com or call 281-398-PLAY (7529).

Katy Bowling Mom’s Night Out

Do you enjoy bowling and making new friends? We will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month, at 7:00 at Ten Pins Bowl, 19936 Saums Rd. Discount bowling and drinks. RSVP, Nataly at natalykrenek@hotmail.com.

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LADY SHARKS WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION (WGA)

The Lady Sharks WGA are inviting new members to join our Thursday morning play day at Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club. Our purpose is to promote women’s golf and fellowship among our members while enhancing the understanding of The Rules of Golf and improving play. For more information, contact Edna Hemingway at 281-579-7621, ednahem@hal-pc. org or Michele Hurlburt at 281-398-7696, dmhurlburt@sbcglobal.net.

ATTENTION LADY GOLFERS

Please join us for a different golf outing every Wednesday morning. We are a small, fun group playing mostly around the west Houston area. Please contact www.golfinggals@yahoo.com or call Nancy at 281-550-2043.

Westside Golf League

Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information contact Sue Crookson at 281-392-4913 scrookson@houston.rr.com or Yana Dommert at 281-394-2481 yana@ entouch.net or Kathy Smith 815-715-3892.

Katy Valkyries Girls’ Lacrosse

The Katy Valkyries, a girls’ lacrosse league in the Katy area, is recruiting middle and high school girls to play in competition. Contact Liz Jones at 281 578-8439 or read more about the league on our website, www.katyvalkyries.com.

Women’s Basketball League

Looking for as many ladies as possible to play. Ages 16+. Contact Krystal Horn for more information at katybball@yahoo.com.

Katy family ymca volleyball

Katy Family YMCA has open volleyball for Y members on Tuesday and Thursday nights for adults only, from 8:00-10:00 PM. If you know the rules and can enjoy volleyball, please join us.

Men’s Drop-In Roller Hockey

Bear Creek Roller Rink is the home of Men’s Drop-In Hockey.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  No commitment is required.  Just show up and play!!! Games are played every Sunday from 7-9 PM. For more information, please call Dave Bradford at 281-855-2615.

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Church News & Events Church Events Current - A Christian Church BLUE CHRISTMAS

Blue Christmas is a special service specifically designed for those have lost a loved one and who are dealing with grief at Christmas time. The service will include a special message about managing grief at Christmas and a candle-lighting ceremony where each person can honor and remember their loved one. Friday, December 2nd, 7:00 PM, Current - A Christian Church, 26600 Westheimer Parkway, www.christmasinkaty.com, 281-395-4722.

2nd ANNUAL A MERRY CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK

Saturday, December 10, 2011 •10:00 am - 2:00 pm Family Life Assembly of God 1012 S. Mason Road, Katy, Texas www.familylifeassembly.org • 281-392-0637 Don’t have time to bake?  Here’s a chance to buy delicious homemade Christmas Cookies for that special loved one or that last minute gift! Choose from an assortment of goodies that is sure to bring a smile to any holiday celebration!

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Fellowship UMC Kidz Christmas

Come join us at Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church December 23rd for Kidz Christmas. Starting at 4:30 PM we will have family activities including a modern day take on the journey to Bethlehem, live nativity, family pictures, and S’MORES! Then starting at 6:15 PM we will have a family Christmas service Kidz Style! What does this mean? We will have fun music, dancing, black-light puppets, the Christmas Musical “Dude, You Hear What I Hear” and a few more surprises your not going to want to miss! We look forward to celebrating Christmas with you and your family! Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church - 2655 S. Mason Road - 281-646-1300.

Covenant Lutheran Church Christmas Eve Worship

Covenant Lutheran Church (3785 Barker Cypress Rd) will offer two candlelight worship services on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th at 7:00 and 11:00 pm. Please join us for carols, candlelight and communion, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus!

Creekside Community Church

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Dec. 24th, 5:00 pm (service in English and Spanish simultaneously) Community Christmas Service - Dec. 25th, 10:30 am Creekside Community Church - meeting at Woodcreek Jr. High, 1801 Woodcreek Bend Ln., Katy, Texas 77494. Contact or Information: 713-7054878, www.thecreekside.org

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Community Bible Studies: Ladies Studies - Thursday Nights at 7 pm - Grand Parkway & Westheimer Men’s Bible Study - Saturdays at 7:00 am - Katy Mills Denny’s Youth Bible Study - Sundays at 4:30 pm - 542 Applewhite Dr. Couples Bible Studies - Tuesdays at 6 pm - Long Meadow Farms Wednesdays at 7:00 pm - North Cinco Ranch Thursdays at 7:00 pm - Silver Ranch For more information, call 713-705-4878.

“FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE WORLD” BAHA’I FAITH OF FORT BEND COUNTY

Please join us for an informal devotional gathering, where we share music, prayers and inspirational readings taken from the major religions of the world, in an environment of unity and harmony. The Word of God, say the Baha’i Writings, provides inspiration, rejuvenates souls, gladdens hearts and renews one’s sense of purpose.

The devotional is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month, from 4-5 PM and will be followed by a sharing of thoughts, ideas and ways to apply spiritual principles to one’s day-to-day affairs. Refreshments will be served. For details on the location or for answers to any other questions you may have, please call the Baha’i Faith of Fort Bend County at 281-395-9026.

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Volunteers and Brookwood Residents enjoy a Bike Rally at the Brookwood Community.

Katy LDS Churches Join with Brookwood Community for Bike Rally

On October 16th, Katy congregations from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) joined with the Brookwood Community for a special bike rally and carnival. The Brookwood Community is a residential

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facility and vocational program for adults with disabilities. The bike rally or BW15 provided residents with a fun, inclusive bike ride. Some Brookwood residents rode tandem bikes with volunteers from the churches. Others rode independently on either regular or specially modified bikes. Church members from the Katy 3rd and 4th wards, two congregations from the south Katy area, provided food and drinks for the participants. The LDS volunteers also came to support the residents with cheering and encouragement. After the bike rally, the Katy churches provided a carnival with games and activities for the residents at the Brookwood community. This event was part of a broader Houston-wide “Day of Service” in which many Houston area Latter-day Saint congregations participated. The Brookwood community is located in Brookshire, Texas and provides an educational environment that creates meaningful jobs, builds a sense of belonging and demands dignity and respect for adults with disabilities. To learn more, visit brookwoodcommunity.org.

Epiphany of The Lord Catholic Church Ladies’ Club

Regardless of your present condition, Christy will help you improve while making the exercise fun and beneficial. 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.

ST. PETER’S UMC SENIOR GAME DAY (50+)

Mark your calendars for a fun day of games, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Everyone is invited to play cards, board games, dominoes, puzzles, etc. every fourth Tuesday of the month. Bring a sack lunch and drinks will be provided. Enter on the west side of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Drive and go to Room 106. If you have any questions, please call Richard Powell, 281-392-2941.

Bingo EPIPHANY BINGO

Senior Church Groups

Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. There Is No Smoking Allowed During All Bingo Games. They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar and large cash prizes. Profits benefit charitable outreach programs. Epiphany Catholic Church, Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8:00 PM. For more info., call the bingo hall number at 281-578-3905.

Kingsland Baptist Church Weekly Events for Adult 55+

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church BINGO

We meet every second Friday of the month in our family center at 9:30 AM. All ladies are welcomed to attend. For any questions, please feel free to call Co-President Pat Conner, 281-394-5101 or Co-President Kathy Phillips, 281-347-5127.

Game Day - Meet with us every Wednesday in the Crawford Fellowship Hall from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM as we fellowship around the table playing Chicken Foot, Scrabble, Cards, etc. Bring a sack lunch (drinks provided) and we will eat together at noon. Group Exercise Class - The exercise class for adults 55+ meets every Wednesday at 8:45 AM for 45 minutes of exercise led by Christy Kennedy, a group fitness certified instructor. This is a great time to enjoy like-minded folks who are strengthening and conditioning their body for the long haul.

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At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs. The Church is located in downtown Katy at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. For more info., call 281-391-4758.

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Community Events

Craft Shows, Festivals & Bazaars Ladies Night Out The Shoppes’ at Brookwood

1752 FM 1489, Brookshire, TX 77423 Tuesday, November 29th From 5:00 - 8:00 pm Please join us for a Special Night of Christmas Shopping appetizers, food tastings, door prizes and more!! Revenues will help Brookwood operate independently of government subsidies and to help give innovative, educational and vocational opportunities for close to 200 adults with disabilities.

Epiphany of the Lord Frostyfest Craft Show

Epiphany of the Lord’s 17th Annual Frostyfest will be held December 3, 2011 from 9 AM until 3 PM at 1530 Norwalk Dr., Katy (South of I-10 off of Highland Knolls between Fry Road and Westgreen Blvd.). This show offers handmade merchandise from craftsman and artisans; no resale venders. In addition to the more than 80 venders, there will be a quilt raffle, silent auction, bake sale and photos with Santa.

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Ranch High SCHOOL HOLIDAY MARKET FOR PROJECT PROM 2012

We will be having a Project Prom 2012 fundraising event (Holiday Market with booths for crafts, etc.) at Morton Ranch Junior High, 2498 North Mason Road, 
Katy, Texas 77449 (not at the high school,) on December 3rd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Interested vendors should contact the Holiday Market chairperson, Veronica Salazar at roni_salazar@yahoo.com. 

Holiday Special Events 8th Annual CINCO RANCH HIGH SCHOOL Cougar Stars Holiday Parade of Homes

This traditional holiday event is brighter and more beautiful than ever! Mark your calendars for Dec. 1st and 2nd to visit six Katy area homes, each unique and beautifully decorated from whimsical and fun to elegantly traditional. Special features include a beautifully decorated home by Curtain Call, a third story patio view over an outdoor oasis and a whimsical craft room you can almost vision Santa and his helpers working the night away in. Over the top decorations, a CRHS Bravo Choir appearance on Thursday and CRHS Orchestra Quartet appearance both nights, this will be an event you won’t to miss! Tickets are $12 and available from your favorite Cougar Star or at the following retailers:  Beau Kisses, Hauerlands, YaYa Club and Curtain Call.

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The Seven Lakes High School PTSA Presents The Spartan Showcase Of Holiday Homes! Tour a variety of stately homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. Thursday, December 8th and Friday, December 9th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tickets: $12 In Advance - $15 At The Door Advanced Ticket Sales started November 21, 2011 at Seven Lakes High School 9251 S. Fry Road,
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Journey To Bethlehem

Journey To Bethlehem  has become a Katy Christmas tradition! Take your family on an amazing outdoor walking tour to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus! On your journey you’ll encounter over 20 live animals and interact with dozens of characters as the events unfold leading up to the birth of the Messiah. Current - A Christian Church is located at 26600 Westheimer Parkway, www.christmasinkaty.com, 281-395-4722. Journey To Bethlehem is a free event.  Friday, December 9th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM Saturday, December 10th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Sunday, December 11th, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

The Christmas Revels: Musical Theater in Celebration of the Winter Solstice

The darkest time of the year casts a powerful spell over nearly every culture in the northern hemisphere, and has given birth to countless ways of celebrating the winter solstice. Many of the present-day holiday rituals in our country originate in the Nordic/ German traditions and come flavored with the spices of Europe. We invite you to take a little journey to early nineteenth-century Bavaria and the surrounding regions to explore the roots of modern Christmas. As always, this interactive family friendly show will include superb music, lovely costumes, and traditional dances. Our adult and children’s choruses will add to the warmth, as will performances by accomplished guest artists, including an Alphorn duet and yodlers, who are genuine interpreters of Bavarian culture. A keepsake booklet containing information about the Bavarian celebrations and songs featured in the show is included with the ticket. Don’t miss this heartwarming event and join in with our nationwide family of returning Revels fans. The 2011 Christmas Revels takes place December 10th-11th & 17th-18th Saturdays 2:30 PM & 7:00 PM · Sundays at 2:30 PM Wortham Theater, entrance 16 from Cullen blvd. at the University of Houston Campus, Houston, Texas. Ample parking space available. Tickets are $17.50 - $40. For Tickets & Information 713-668-3303 or www.revelshouston.org, a non profit organization Revels Houston, Inc., P.O. Box 66829, Houston, TX 77266-6829, tune in to KUHF or call the Valk family at 281 398 0774.

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Covenant Lutheran Church Las Posadas

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

Two Churches, One Message: LDS and Catholic Churches Present Annual Christmas Concert

The combined choirs of Epiphany Catholic Church and the Katy Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present their annual Christmas concert on Sunday, December 11, 2011, 7:30 PM, at Epiphany Catholic Church - 1603 Norwalk Drive in Katy. The concert will feature traditional Christmas music, as well as holiday songs from other cultures. The event is open and free to the public.   For nineteen years, the two churches just across the street from each other have been combining their choirs for a Christmas Concert. 

Living Word Lutheran Church cantata

The Choir of Living Word Lutheran Church will present the cantata “There Is a Rose” during their worship services at 8:00 am and 11:00 am on Sunday, Dec 11th. A chamber orchestra will accompany the choir for the presentation of the cantata composed by Robert Sterling and John Parker. “There Is a Rose” features many well-known Christmas carols such as Away in a Manger,

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Hark, the Herald Angels Sing, and Silent Night, as well as newly composed music. The congregation of Living Word Lutheran Church warmly invites you to join them and enjoy the music of the Christmas season by singing along or just listening. Cookies, coffee and juice will be served after each service. For more information, please check the church website LivingWordKaty.org or call 281-392-2300, x213.  

The EmPowerment Center’s Annual Christmas Toy Drive

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

Theater, Arts & Music Houston Family Arts Center

Performances are at Houston Family Arts Center Garza Main Stage, 10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070. 2011-2012 Mainstage Season: The Sound of Music (Through - Dec 18, 2011 on the Garza Main Stage) A Lesson Before Dying (Jan. 20 - Feb. 5, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage) Seussical the Musical (Feb. 24 - Mar. 11, 2012 at the Berry Center) The 39 Steps (Apr. 13-29, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage) The Fantasticks (Through - June 10, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage Guys and Dolls (July 13-29, 2012 TAG production at the Berry Center)

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Season tickets are now on sale. For the best seating and lowest prices become a season ticket holder. The HFAC season package is arranged so that any six or more shows constitute a package and patrons get to pick which 6, 7 or 8! Patrons can select their seats online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374.   GO TO http://www.houstonfac.com/id6.html for more information or to request an audition appointment.

Blood Drive Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

Blood Drive will be held at the Katy Donor Center Saturday, December 3rd from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 1575 S. Grand Parkway @ Highland Knolls, Suite 600, Katy TX. 281-392-7902. Donate and save three lives and get a t-shirt.

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, 10:00 to 11:00 AM, from mid-September through mid-May at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Boulevard. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, crafts, hands-on activities and walks in the woods. The cost is $5 per child or a 5-session card can be purchased for $20. The child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. For more information, please visit www.houstonaudubon.org or contact docent@houstonaudubon.org or 713-464-4900. Upcoming programs include: December 6th & 7th: Geology Rocks! December 13th & 14th: Christmas in the Woods December 20th & 21st: no program - Winter break December 27th & 28th: no program - Winter break January 3rd & 4th: no program - Winter break January 10th & 11th: Being Green January 17th & 18th: Reptiles January 24th & 25th: Nature Detectives Jan. 31st/Feb. 1st: Mice & Squirrels

Houston Fire Fighters Making Houston the City with the Biggest Heart FOR MDA

It’s official, Houstonians through the Houston Fire Fighters raised a record breaking $509,961 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association making them the #1 Fill-the-Boot department in the country for the last 9 out of 10 years raising more than $6.3 million during that time. For more than 50 years fire fighters have helped MDA by filling their boots with donations from the citizens of their community. Houston Professional Fire Fighters Local #341 will begin their 2012 Fill-the-Boot fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Saturday February 11, 2012 during the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM. Fire Fighters will also be out March 10th, April 14th and May 12th to collect funds for the campaign. The Fire Fighters rely on support and donations from the community for the success of the campaign. Proceeds raised during the street-side campaign will help support MDA services and research programs, including MDA’s outpatient clinics at Texas Children’s Hospital and The Methodist Neurological Institute. Money raised from Fill-the-Boot also sends young people ages 6-17 to MDA summer camp, held in Burton, Texas. For more information, please contact MDA Director of Business Development Carrie Dalton at 713-522-3679 or cdalton@mdausa.org.

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Explore the World Without Leaving Home!

Host an international exchange student through AYUSA International. Learn the true heart and soul of a culture! AYUSA International is a non-profit high school foreign exchange student organization. We welcome teenagers from over 60 countries worldwide and provide host family placement and ongoing supervision for 5 and 10-month academic programs. These exceptional young people look forward to a warm bond of friendship with your family and a rewarding cultural exchange. Host families are asked to provide meals and a bedroom either shared or private. Students pay for all other personal expenses while in the U.S. Students for the new school year will need placement by the end of May at the latest. All across the world, AYUSA students are eagerly awaiting their host family placement. Please call today and begin the adventure of a lifetime! Call 1-888-552-9872 or email at staff@ayusa.org.

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Libraries & Parks 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 for Christmas, December 23rd – 26th and for New Year, December 31st. 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 two book clubs that meet monthly. The Evening Book Club meets on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. The Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM. If you are interested in joining either discussion group, extra copies of the books are available at the library. There are no dues and new members are welcome! • Santa’s Ranch Open House - The holidays have arrived!! Join us at the library as we celebrate our Santa’s Ranch Open House on Friday, December 16th from 1-4 PM. Join Santa in his workshop for fun crafts and other treats. For the complete schedule contact the library. • Share your Holidays Food Drive - On December 9th the library will once again be the drop off location for food donations in Channel 13’s annual “Share Your Holidays” Food Drive. The library has participated every year since it opened in 1993. All food donated will be distributed by Katy Christian Ministries and benefit families in the Katy area. The library will be accepting donations of food from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Friday, December 9th

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at the entrance of the library building. The drive begins early in order to allow commuters the opportunity to stop by on their way to work. • TechnoGifts for the Holidays - Trying to figure out what to give to that technology forward person in your life? Visit the library on Tuesday, December 13th at 7 PM for gift ideas this holiday season. Try out the latest gadgets in reading and gaming technology before you buy them including the Kindle2, SonyReader, Ipod Touch, Ipod, MP3 and more! • Free Internet Classes - The library provides free classes in Internet Basics each month. You can learn how to navigate your way around the World Wide Web and use successful search techniques. You must know how to use a mouse and a keyboard. The next month’s classes will be on Tuesday, December 6th from 1:00 to 2:00 PM and on Saturday, December 17th at 10 AM. Pre-registration is required for the Saturday class ONLY. • Create Your Own Holiday Cards and Gift Tags - Are you interested in creating your own holiday cards and gift tags? On Tuesday, December 6th at 7 PM, there will be a class teaching the basics of how to create cards using Microsoft Publisher. Then, on Tuesday, December 20th at 7 PM, 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. Please call the library to register. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required. Classes fill up quickly, so don’t delay. • Senior Moments Holiday Party - Happy Holidays! Seniors and mature adults are invited to join us for our first annual Senior Moments Holiday Party on December 20th at 1 PM. Celebrate the holidays by trying out our new Wii console. Don’t know how it’s done? Don’t worry, we’ll have people here to show you how it’s done. Refreshments will be included. • Family Film Festival - Bring the whole family out to our family film festival this holiday season. Every day for the 2 weeks school is out, we will be showing a different mystery film complete with popcorn. Come on December 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th at 3 PM. Join us as we watch classic and new Christmas favorites. Unfortunately, we cannot print the titles here, but call the library or stop by for a complete list. • Book Sale - The Friends of the Library will hold their next book sale on Saturday, December 3rd at 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM There is a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. No items are over $1. Plus, members of the Friends of the Library are invited to a special book sale preview on Friday, December 2nd from 4:30-6 PM. Not a member of the Friends yet? Not a problem. You can join at the door!

CHILDREN

• Storytime - Storytime for preschool-aged children is held each Wednesday at 11:15 AM. Stories, fingerplays and songs are featured. This is ideal for children ages 3 to 5, but all children and their caregivers are welcome. The final storytime of each month will be a special storytime. • PAT-A-CAKE CLUB INFANT STORYTIME - This program will meet each Thursday morning at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. This is an interactive program for children, ages 0 to 18 months and their caregivers. Each session will last about 20 minutes, featuring nursery rhymes, songs and finger plays. • TOTALLY TODDLER STORYTIME - Toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months, are invited to participate in our Totally Toddler Storytime, which will be held on Tuesdays, at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM and Wednesdays, at 10:15 AM. • Afternoon Art- Glue, paper, scissors, markers, fun and more! Come to the library and let imaginations soar. On Wednesday, December 14th at 4:30 PM, the library will host Afternoon Art for ages 6-11. These art programs normally last about one hour. All necessary materials are provided. No registration is required.

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• COMPUTER Classes - The Katy Library offers an array of computer classes - call to find out this month’s offerings. • Genealogy Lunchbox - Every Monday, 12:00 PM. Bring your lunch and join us for an informal genealogy get-together. We’ll have computers, Ancestry.com and other genealogists to help each other with our searches. • Who Dun It? @ the Library Mystery Group Meeting - First Saturday of each month at 10:30 AM. Every month, mystery book fans get together to discuss their reading. Call or check our webpage for this month’s selection. • Hispanic Book Group/Club Hispano de Libros - First Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM. Every month, a group of Spanish speaking adults get together to discuss a chosen book. Call or check our webpage for this month’s selection. Les invitamos a que todos los meses se reuna con nosotros para conversar sobre un libro. • Spanish Computer Class - Every Friday, 4:30 PM. Basic computer classes taught in Spanish. Clase de la computadora. • Family Storytime - Third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM. Join us with your whole family for a fun time with stories, crafts, games and activities.

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Mondays, 10:15 AM - Baby Bounce Mondays, 11:00 AM - Multicultural Storytime Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - Toddler Time Tuesdays, 2:00 PM - Programs are presented for children who are old enough to sit by themselves in our meeting room. Tickets are required, free and available the day before the program. Thursdays, 10:30 AM - Preschool Storytime

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 $30 (Check or money order only & No Refunds). This class is on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM-5:30 PM. Includes Adult CPR with AED, Infant/Child CPR and Standard First Aid. Registration will begin Monday, December 5, 2011 for Harris County Resident & those who reside with the Katy City Limits, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 for those who reside outside Harris County or the City Limits of Katy.

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ONGOING CLASSES LAND -

CARDIO-MUSCLE CONDITIONING - This class combines aerobics and muscle conditioning. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. YOGA – This class exercises 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. CIRCLE OF FRIENDS 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 Steven Sides at 832-498-3666 or email askhck@yahoo.com. Must register for each session. Tuesdays, 6:00 PM7:00 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 – Call or come in to get schedule for lessons. Cost is $50.

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Volunteer Opportunities 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 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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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.

Local Mentors Needed to Mentor One Child and change two lives!

CROSSROADS mentors are regular people, just like you, who prevent or reduce youth involvement with the juvenile justice system by fostering positive mentoring relationships. The goal is crime prevention! Our mentors must be 21 years of age and volunteer a minimum of 1 hour a week. There are many sites, areas and available times of the week for mentors to meet with their assigned child. The Harris County Leadership Academy and Krause Center are in Katy and close to home. WE desperately need loving and caring Katy resident mentors for the 150 + boys that do not have have anyone visiting them! One CROSSROADS mentor says, “Volunteering through CROSSROADS has been a truly rewarding experience. I’ve mentored some really good kids who made some really bad choices and it’s been gratifying to get to know them, earn their trust and watch them grow.” Please consider devoting just one hour a week to the future of a needy child, many times you are their only visitors. Contact Susan Burden (Katy Resident) at 713-295-2784, sbcrossroads@gmail.com or visit us at www. CROSSROADS-volunteers.org.

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Pregnancy Help Center seeks new volunteers

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.

SIRE, Houston’s Therapeutic Equestrian Centers

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 281-356-7588. 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 Ozzie Ausborn, 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. We have partnered with Disney and the Helping Hands Network, please inquire to learn how you could qualify for tickets to Disney! For more information, visit our website at www. sunriseseniorliving.com.

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Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope is encouragement and support for all families currently experiencing or who have experienced infertility in the past. We meet the 4th Thursday of each month. Come and encourage or be encouraged. For more information contact Cathy Booth 281-395-7094 or b-booth@comcast.net

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.

Houston Children’s Charity

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 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.

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Join us on facebook.com/hccnorthwest Follow HCC on twitter @hcckatycampus @hccspringbranch SPANISH MEADOWS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

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 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.

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.

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Katy Christian Ministries needs volunteers

Katy Christian Ministries Resale Stores has an URGENT need for volunteers to help with receiving/sorting donations and various other activities. Schedule flexible Monday-Saturday. Please call Donnie Sanchez at 281-391-5261 or email donnie.sanchez@ktcm.org for more info.

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.

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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.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED at BUCKNER HOSPICE OF HOUSTON

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.

The Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center Has VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

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

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

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have lost their homes because of the fires in and around our area. We need 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.

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). NON-EMERGENCY # 281-391-5262. The KCM Sexual Assault Center is run by a staff of three permanent employees and a dedicated group of volunteers who manage many vital functions. The Center offers many volunteer opportunities for interested persons, including clerical, crisis hotline and direct contact jobs such as sexual assault survivor advocacy. All volunteers must obtain training offered by the Center. Katy Christian Ministries Food Pantry provides: • Three day nutritionally balanced supplement of non-perishable food twice monthly • Hygiene items once a month • Birthday bags to our children for their special day • Fresh produce from yard gardeners & local farmers FYI • Referrals to WIC (Women, Infant, Child) government nutrition program for baby formula; dairy products. • Red Barrels in Katy area grocery stores benefit KCM. • 100% of all financial donations are allocated per donor request!

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The Compassionate Friends (TCF)

The Compassionate Friends—Katy Chapter (TCF-Katy), a support group for parents who have lost a child, meets in the John Burns building of Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd., on the second Tuesday of each month. Members gather at 6:30 PM, the meeting begins at 7 PM and concludes around 9 PM. All bereaved parents, family members or close friends of parents who have lost a child are invited to attend the TCF-Katy meeting. There is no cost to attend, and participation is completely voluntary. The Compassionate Friends organization is not affiliated with any religious group. For more information about the TCF-Katy chapter, please visit our website, www.compassionatefriends-katy.org or contact Melinda Ginter, 281-492-1262.

The Compassionate Friends Houston West Chapter

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. The Houston West Chapter meets every second Monday, at 7 pm, at Tallowood Baptist Church at 555 Tallowood, room ET102. Information about The Compassionate Friends can be obtained on the internet at www.compassionatefriends.org and the Houston West Chapter can be found at www.tcf.tcu.edu/index.html or by calling Greg Williams 281-345-9707. The Compassionate Friends is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and depends on support from the community to continue reaching and helping grieving parents. Donations can be mailed to: TCF Houston West, 16303 Salinas, Houston, TX 77095. Please include the name of the person being remembered so proper recognition can be made in our Chapter Newsletter.

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

If you want to drink, that’s your business; if you want to stop, that’s ours. To find a meeting near you or for other information call: 713-686-6300 or go to www.aahouston.org.

CANCER COUNSELING OFFERS FREE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP IN KATY/WEST HOUSTON AREA

All cancer patients, their family members and friends are invited to join this Free Cancer Patient & Caregiver Group, on Thursdays, from 7-8 PM, at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, led by Kris Kerlin, LPC. Join us for encouragement, sharing experiences and emotional support. Collaboration with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. BEREAVEMENT GROUPS: 2nd & 4th Mondays, from 7-8 PM, at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, Katy. Led by Kris Kerlin, LPC. Anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer is welcome at this group. HISPANIC PATIENT & CAREGIVER GROUP: Thursdays, at 6:30 PM, Katy Medical Arts Building, 1331 West Grand Parkway North, Ste., 240, Katy, TX 77493. Please call prior to at 281-8440161. For registration and information contact Cancer Counseling 713-520-9873. Individual sessions, family therapy, In-home Emotional Therapy is available. The mission of Cancer Counseling, Inc. is to provide free professional emotional therapy and education to cancer patients, their families and friends.

NAMI Family to Family FREE MENTAL DISORDERS FAMILY EDUCATION COURSE

This NAMI Family to Family 12-week Education Course (2 1/2 hrs. per week) is for family members of persons with bipolar (manic depression), anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, severe depression and other neurobiological disorders. For information, please call Vi 281-893-2493 or Debbie 713-8495637.

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Free Mental Disorders Family Support Group

Meets at a number of locations. Complete listing on www.namimetrohouston. org or call 713-970-4419.

Family to Family Network Support for Families who have a Child with Disabilities

Family to Family Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families of children with disabilities by providing information, referral, support, training, a mentoring program, a local leadership and advocacy training program, Lending Library and as well as a website created specifically for parents of students receiving special education services. The F2FKaty Chapter meetings are held during the day at Crosspoint Community Church and in the evening at St. Peters United Methodist Church. For more information call 713-466-6304. Please see Calendar of Events at page for a current schedule of Katy Events at www.familytofamilynetwork.org.

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

The Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) offers free, confidential support groups for people struggling with clinical depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression), as well as their families and friends. These are the support groups that meet in your area: • Memorial/Piney Point: Chapelwood UMC, 11140 Greenbay. Adults meet in Room W204, Young adults (18+) meet in  Room 5 in Copeland Center. Tuesdays, 7:00 PM. • Katy:  St. Peters UMC, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. Adults Room S-209, Tuesdays, 7:00 PM. Adolescents group meets Mondays in room S-209, 7:00 PM, while the parents meet in room S-204 at 7:00 PM. Any questions, please call the DBSA office at 713-600-1131 or check out our website at www.dbsahouston.org.

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Katy OCD/Anxiety Support Group for Parents

The Katy OCD/Anxiety group for parents meets on the last Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM at La Madeline restaurant in Katy. The purpose of this group is to support each other as we deal with raising children with OCD/anxiety/panic disorders. Does your child avoid social situations? Do they have unhealthy perfectionism or depression from anxiety? Come talk with us. We might be the right support group to find some answers, even if your child does not have a formal diagnosis. We will share resources with each other and offer advice. For more information check out our website: http://shyness.meetup.com/353/.

Katy Tourette Syndrome Support Group

The Katy Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month, from 7:00-8:30 PM, at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, in classroom B. There are concurrent adult and youth meetings. Adult meetings are varied with discussion, speakers and videos. During the youth meetings, snacks, crafts and games are enjoyed. Pizza/ Video Game Nights and Holiday Parties are always a favorite. For more information, please contact the support group leaders, Daryl and Barbara Brister 281-395-5392 or email darbar4@comcast.net or visit the website at tourettetexas.org.

Harris county WIC PROGRAM

Services offered by the WIC Program include breastfeeding assistance and referrals for health and social services. The Harris County WIC Program operates thirteen sites, all of which offer evening and weekend hours. For additional information about WIC, call 713-439-6145 or www.houstontx.gov/ health/WIC. For a recorded message listing all Harris County WIC sites, you may call 713-439-6130.

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ECI PROJECT TYKE

ECI Project TYKE is a year round Early Childhood Intervention program (ECI) in the Katy Independent School District that specializes in working with children who need extra help. The program provides developmental services to children who may need assistance in attaining developmental milestones or who may have a disability. Services are provided to children from birth to three where they live, learn, or play. ECI Project TYKE develops a supportive partnership with families by providing educational and emotional supports, which enriches the daily routines and relationships that will enable their child to reach his or her maximum potential. Anyone (parent, family, friend, caregiver, professional) can refer a child to ECI Project TYKE. If you know a child under the age of 3 who needs assistance in at least one area of development or who has a medical diagnosis or condition impacting his or her development, please call ECI Project TYKE 281-237-6647 or make a referral on our website www.katyisd. org. ECI services are available statewide to help families. Early is best!!!!!

DIFFERENT STROKES

“DIFFERENT Strokes for Different folks”

Different Strokes is a wonderful group dedicated to serving and supporting people who have survived strokes themselves and for their caregivers. Although our needs are different, care is given to fill the needs for all of us.

Different Strokes meets every Tuesday, at 10:00 AM, in the Senior Center, located at 13150 Memorial Dr., for fellowship, learning, sharing, exercising and loving. We meet together to share with one another. Please join us. If you have had a stroke or anyone you know has survived a stroke, please consider learning more about this group. We would love to have you. Call for further information: Kay Callahan 713-461-5604 or Roberta Owens 281463-3490.

The Arc of Katy

The Arc of Katy, a 501-C-3 non-profit organization, is devoted to enhancing the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Katy creates opportunities for all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that enable each person to be a participating and respected member of our community and to grow in mind, body and spirit. Membership in the Arc of Katy is open to everyone. The only requirement for membership is an interest in providing opportunities for our community members with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All Arc of Katy members are encouraged to attend The Board of Directors meetings at 7:15 PM on the first Thursday night of each month, at The Katy Christian Ministries Administration Building, 5011 East 5th Street, Katy, TX. General membership meetings are held three times a year with all members being notified in advance. You are invited and encouraged to join us. Please visit www.thearcofkaty.org or call 832-754-9802 or 832-888-9265 for additional information.

Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP)

PDAP is the only free outpatient substance abuse program for young people and parents in the greater Houston area. PDAP is spiritually based and is housed in churches. PDAP’s methodology is based upon the “Twelve Steps” of Alcoholics Anonymous. For Ages 12 to 17, call 281-870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25 call 713-647-8858.

DRUG AND ALCOHOLISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

We are a group of men and women whose lives have been affected by either our own addiction or members of our family. We offer support and encouragement to help you manage your own life rather than focusing on others. We meet at Radical Recovery, 21811 Katy Freeway, D-110 Katy (behind Discount Tire). Our meetings are every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 PM. For more information call 713-632-5237.

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KATY ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP

The Katy Essential Tremor Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month, at the Heritage Grand Clubhouse, 25125 North Heritage Grand Circle, in Katy at 4:00 PM. For more information, you may contact Betty Ann Schwarz, Community Ambassador for IETF at: 281-347-2194 or email: schwarzrb@comcast.net. The Katy Essential Tremor Support Group reaches out to persons of all ages, race and gender who suffer from tremors, a neurological disorder causing rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk. Local support groups are sponsored by the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF), which is a charitable, not-for-profit, membership-based organization, which provides patient support, educates the healthcare community about ET and funds research about the disorder. One goal of this support group is to create a supportive environment where each person can openly talk, exchange ideas about the challenge of living with ET and listen to informative educational programs about the disorder. New members are welcome.

Katy ADHD Parent Support Group

The Katy ADHD parent group holds its monthly meetings on the 2nd Sunday of every month, in room S201, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The meetings include a presentation by a guest speaker and an opportunity to share information and ask questions. There is no charge for attending the meetings and walkins are always welcome. If you should need any additional information or have any questions, please contact Laura Peddicord at 281-392-6064 or laurapeddicord@comcast.net. Occasionally we will combine meetings with other groups in the Katy area and not meet on our regular date, please verify the meeting date before your first visit.

GRACE FELLOWSHIP umc

Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church, located at 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, 77450, offers a safe setting for those who are hurting and healing from trials and difficulties of life. We offer the following biblically based support groups: • Parenting With Grace... Learning God’s timeless design for parenting. • Marriage Matters... Take your marriage to the next level. (Men love this class!) • DivorceCare... For adults and children dealing with divorce. • GriefShare... Dealing with the loss of a loved one. • Care Creations... Fellowship in a creative atmosphere. • HopeCaregivers… Encouragement while caring for a chronically ill loved one. • Leah’s Friends… Women in an Extra Grace Required marriage. • Recovery With Grace... Recovering from an unhealthy habit. • Cradle of Hope… Infertility / Miscarriage. • VIP (Victorious In Pink)... Women with cancer. First Monday each month at 9:30 AM. • Fresh Start... Single women seeking restoration after a difficult relationship. Please call the Grace Fellowship Care Ministry at 281-646-1903 for further details or see our website, www.whatisgrace.org/care.html.

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st. peter’s united Methodist church support groups

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church sponsors and hosts support groups for people in our community who are dealing with difficult situations. Complete meeting information is available at www.stpkaty.org or by calling 281-492-8031. • ADHD Parent Support Group • Alanon • Alcoholics Anonymous • Alzheimer’s Family Support • Autism Support Group • CoDA (Co-Dependents Anonymous) • Depression Bipolar Support Alliance • The Gathering Respite Care for Homebound Senior Adults • Grief Share Group • Narcotics Anonymous • Open Hearts for Family and Friends of Gays and Lesbians • Overeaters Anonymous • Women’s Cancer Support Group

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CrossPoint Community Church

Celebrate Recovery is for those who want to celebrate God’s healing power in their lives through the Twelve Steps and the Eight Recovery Principles that Christ taught in His message from the Sermon on the Mount. It is uniquely designed for those who are seeking to recover from a wide variety of hurts, hang-ups, habits and addictions by sharing their experiences, strength and hope with one another. Celebrate Recovery meets at CrossPoint Community Church, 700 S.Westgreen Blvd. in Katy in the Warehouse at the SW corner of the property, every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. This is a free ongoing meeting, open to the public. For more information, go to www.crosspt.org/ classes or call 281-398-6464.

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No Insurance? Need medical treatment? Let us help. Christ Clinic located at 5504 First St., Katy, Texas 77493 (Next-Door to Katy Christian Ministries) call for appointment, 281-391-0190.

Open Hearts Support Group for Families and Friends of Gays and Lesbians

The disclosure of a loved one’s homosexuality affects parents, family members and friends in many different ways. Dealing with a reality that may never have been anticipated can be challenging. St. Peter’s United Methodist Church is offering a safe and affirming setting for those who desire understanding and support as they seek to come to terms with this fact. We meet the third Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 PM, in room E225 of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, at 20775 Kingsland Blvd in Katy. Childcare is available by reservation. For more information and to verify meeting times, contact Elaine Saunders at 281-492-8031.

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Are you having a hard time controlling the way you eat? Have you ever wanted to stop eating and found you could not? Do you eat differently in private than you do in front of other people? Would you like help from others who have found a solution to food addiction? You are not alone, today there is a solution. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a recovery program for people who suffer from overeating, undereatinand bulimia. The program is based upon the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues or fees and FA is open to anyone who wants to stop addictive eating. You visit the web site at www.foodaddicts.org to find out more about FA or call the FA World Service Office at 781-932-6300. Weekly meetings at the following times and locations: • Katy: Saturday, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, at Katy Memorial Hermann Hospital, 23900 Katy Freeway, Meeting room Tiger A.

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Eating Disorder Support Group

Eating Disorder Support Group meets in the Katy, Mason Rd area. If interested contact Brooke at bcarico222@aol.com.

West Houston Medical Center

West Houston Medical Center offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups. To inquire, please call 281-588-8657. West Houston Medical Center also offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Informational/ Educational Classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8657.

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If you know what the acronyms FAS, ARND or FAE stand for then this is the place for you! A new support group is starting for families with children who are on the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum. This group will meet once a month at a designated location to share our stories, talk about our challenges and discuss strategies. Adoptive parents and birth parents are welcome. If you are interested in being a part of this, please send an email to fasupportkaty@ gmail.com.

Katy Autism Support Group

Katy Autism Support Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., from 7 PM to 9 PM in Asbury Hall. Speakers address a variety of topics relevant to autism spectrum disorders and time is allotted for parent networking. For more information, go to www.katyautismsupport.org.

Weight Loss Surgery Support at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital offers, free of charge, Weight Loss Surgery Support Group meetings. Our mission is to provide support for those who have undergone or are contemplating weight loss surgery in an open and safe environment. We invite you and your significant others to join us as you follow your own path with bariatric surgery. Anyone may attend. Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month, at 6:30 PM in the Tiger A Conference Room.

Diabetes Support Group of Katy

Meets quarterly at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, 23900 Katy Freeway, in Tiger Conference Rooms A & B from 6:30-8:00 PM. Meetings are free and open to everyone. For information on the meetings, call 281-644-7055. Everyone is welcome!

Holy Covenant umc offers weekly Support GroupS

GRIEF SUPPORT: This group is designed to offer emotional support to those who have lost a loved one. Group meets every Monday evening at 7:00 PM in Room 126 of the church office. For more information, please see our website at www.holycov.org or call the church 281-579-1200. We are located at 22111 Morton Road, Katy, TX 77449 (West of Mason Road). DIVORCE CARE CLASS: This is a 13-week video and discussion-based Bible study that provides support and healing for separated and divorced adults. Topics include subjects such as anger, sadness, forgiveness and support for children of separation or divorce. More information is available at www.divorcecare.org. Childcare is available at no cost. Class started on September 14, 2010.  Class will be held every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm.  Please feel free to join us for dinner starting at 6:00 pm for a minimal fee.  For more information, please visit our church website at www.holycov. org. The church is located at 22111 Morton Road, Katy, TX.

Katy/West Houston Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Support Group

Katy/West Houston Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Meetup Group - meetings are to provide information and support for sufferers and their families regarding any of these or related disorders. Will hold meetings in Katy

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monthly. Can 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 information and meeting schedule.

HOPEKEEPERS

Hopekeepers is a gathering place for those with a chronic illness or pain to support and connect with others while learning about the greater purpose God has for each of us. The national web site is restministries.org for more information or come to one of the local support groups. Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church (2655 S. Mason Rd) on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 10:30 AM. Epiphany of the Lord Church (1530 Norwalk Dr) on Mondays at 6:30 PM.

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PTSD SUPPORT GROUP DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW?

I feel like the horrific event is happening all over again. I have nightmares and flashbacks of the event. I stay away from crowded places that remind me of the event. I jump and feel very anxious when something happens without warning. I have a hard time trusting or feeling close to other people. I get mad very easily. I feel guilty because others have died and I lived. I have trouble sleeping and my muscles are tense. There are many characteristics that may be signs of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD). If you recognize some or all of these symptoms; you may want to seek help. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Group meeting at Memorial Drive UMC, 13194 Memorial Drive. Call 713-468-8356 x119 for fates and times.

Parenting Groups • 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 281829-6833, Maria 832-606-9932 (Spanish). La Leche League International’s website is: www.lalecheleague.org. • MOMS Club of Katy - please email momsclubkatyse@yahoo.com. You can also contact Jamie Ensminger, Membership VP: 832-493-1507. • 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 Kristi Brock at Kristig8@hotmail.com or 281-858-4202. • Katy Moms In Touch International group - For info., call Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit www.MomsInTouch.org on the web. • 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. • Mocha Moms - a Stay-At-Home Support group for women of color. For more info, contact Hesma at 281-762-0262 or www.mochamomswesthouston.org. • 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. • KATY AREA PARENTS OF MULTIPLES (KAPOM) - meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at Crosspoint Community Church, located at the corner of Kingsland Blvd. and Westgreen Blvd. in Katy. 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

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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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Community & Commerce Gruops POLITICAL INTEREST GROUPS: • KATY AREA REPUBLICANS KATY’S CONSERVATIVE VOICE - For info., contact Kate Diehl at 832-643-0378 or ktuqt@consolidated.net or check our Face Book page 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, for breakfast at The Club at Falcon Point, 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 The Carriage Inn, 1400 Katy-Flewellen Road (I-10 south and Pin Oak Road). Visitors are welcome! Contact Jody White at 713308-3842 or jody-white@consolidated.net or 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. business/networking: • West Houston’s (CBMC) Christian Businessmen Committee - meet at various times and places. For more info call Houston Metro Office 713-688-4343 or visit www.houston.cbmc.com or www.cbmc.com/index.htm. • American Business Women’s Assoc. Katy Charter Chapter - meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at Hasta La Pasta (Katy) 6:00 PM.

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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 the Hilton Garden Inn (south side of I-10 at Dairy Ashford), 12245 Katy Freeway, Houston 77079. (Caroline Champness CPS/CAP caroline. champness@bp.com). • ABWA west houston network - meets the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, at The Cellar Door. For more info. or to RSVP, visit our website at www.whenabwa.org.  • Business Network International - KATY - meets every Thursday, 7:00 - 8:30 AM, for breakfast and business networking, at The Club @ Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, Texas 77494. Please RSVP, Ron Orlando 281-398-5661. For more info. on Katy BNI, go to www. katybni.com. • (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. • 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:// inhouston.ning.com/events InHouston-Katy. • BIZPACK - “Connecting People in Business and Life” Networking And Breakfast $5: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:309:00 AM at Carriage Inn 1400 Katy-Flewellen Road. For info., call Jane Moughon at 832-455-4579 or email janemoughon@gmail.com. • 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.

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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. • 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. • The Katy Singles (over 35+) Meetup Group - a social club with free membership. Events are held in the Katy area. To learn more visit http:// singles.meetup.com/1676. • Texas Coastal Cattlewomen (TCCW) - meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at various locations throughout the Houston area. For more info., contact Sue Dinges at 281-238-8382 or cell 281-3811987. • 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 Phyllis Crouch at phylliscrouch@comcast.net 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.

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Elegant pool table, builder Imperial International Pool Tables, in great condition, has only been used in rare occasions. Top cloth burgundy, side laminated cherry wood, two one inch thick slate pieces, top lamp and utility rack all included, plus accessories. Asking price, $900. 281-844-6896. 3 Rod iron Ethan Allen bar stools, $300 each; small Ethan Allen kitchen table, $250; black TV console, $200; green bench with matching cushion, $150. Call 832-437-3515 or dmconkle@yahoo.com. Boehm porcelain nativity set. Six pieces, bisque finish, JMJ plus three angels in original boxes, $1,700 list, must sell $750. See each piece at boehmporcelain.com. Search BSB1 thru BSB6. John 281-392-7263. 2 Hyper Speed bikes, mint condition, paid $150 each, selling for $35 each, red and black, looks like a motor cycle. Call 713-298-9537. Free for the taking: Standard 4’ X 8’ pool table, three piece slate, need space for playroom for grandchildren. Call Jim for info. 832-866-6385. Rainbow Play System: 2 swings, 360 tire swing, 3 station swing beam, Jacob’s rope ladder, knotted rope w/ disc swing, slide, playhouse and more. Asking $1,400 OBO. Contact Joe 832-654-8886. Yamaha GH1B beautiful piano, polished ebony, like new, purchased in 2002, $7,000 OBO. 281-398-6870. Prom dresses, both long and short dresses, various colors and sizes; white bridal gown used for NCL presentation. Prices negotiable. 281-392-6518. Kenmore 27” gas dryer, 800 series white, $300; Whirlpool Gold washer Ultimate Care II, white, $200. Both excellent working condition. 281-5135612. Office Setup: Full size dark cherry executive desk, rear section & hutch; dark cherry solid bookshelf; roll-up dark cherry floor mat (for carpet or tile); brush nickel / cherry floor lamp. Total Value $1,700. Very good condition 832-5106489. Omega Pro II Racquetball Racket with zip case, never used, $35; 8” animal gold trim/porcelain (some) plates, $15 - $20 each; Emmot Kelly clown, numbered/framed lithographs, $75 - $100 each. Cheryl 281-543-2409. Sliding mirror doors (one pair) for a wardrobe or closet, each door is 39 “W x 79”H, together the doors will be good for a 78”W X 79”H wardrobe or closet, comes with upper and bottom alum guide rails, the doors are similar to IKEA PAX MALM ward robe article # 900-745-72, picture available, asking $205. Contact School8007@aol.com.

AUTOMOTIVE

Rare 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible, re-built, under warranty, 400 Pontiac motor-not matching no., less than 400 miles, totally restored, yellow with black interior, new paint, new disk brakes, new suspension, new interior & new black top with cover, new custom sound system, $24,000. Firm. 281455-5543. 1996 Buick Roadmaster Ltd: White, leather seats, 76K miles, good condition, $4,500. Call Richie Anderson 281-463-1712. 89 Toyota pick up, 4 cylinders, very clean and in great running condition, $2,800. 281-744-2779.

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1998 Suzuki 1500 Intruder, $3,550. Call for details 281-726-4305 Pat.

WANTED

Wanted: To buy Rolex watches. 281-414-3597.

HELP WANTED

A local State Farm agent is seeking highly motivated telemarketers to work in a fun, upbeat office environment. Applicants should have telemarketing experience and reliable transportation. Please email resume to Tom@ TomZellers.com for more information. Experienced groomer, with minimum of 2-3 years of hair cutting experience (not your own dogs). Fill out application at 18310 FM 529. No calls. Looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to be the front desk for a new dental office in Katy area. Candidate should be knowledgeable about dental insurance and have great communication skills. It is a paperless office so computer skills are a must. Experience is necessary, minimum 2 years. Need to know how to schedule, run daily/monthly/yearly reports, submit insurance claims electronically and manually, work on accounts receivable, manage patient charts, discuss and present treatment plans, verify insurance, pretreatment estimates and so on, handle patient upsets, deal with software support, etc. Please forward resume to assistdds@hotmail.com. Looking for part-time pest control technician for Gotcha Pest Control. Call 281-531-5113 or fax resume to 281-531-1502. Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed childcare facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-401-9828 or send resume to info@discovery-schoolhouse.com. Michelle’s Salon is looking for good experience hairstylist, massage therapist, nail tech and esthetician, lease or commission. 832-878-1052.

GEYER ROOFING Specializing in Re-Roofing “We work as unto the Lord”

Now hiring Security Officers. Part time/full time on the job training. No experience necessary. Professional & reliable retired welcome. Must provide TDL, Soc. Sec. card, (clear criminal history). Excellent benefits, all shift available. Call today & set up interview. 281-759-1010. 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston TX, 77079. Now Hiring! Do you love children? Small private preschool is now accepting applications. Must be dependable and energetic. Will train. Must have copy of High School Diploma or GED and copy of Social Security Card. Apply in person to 16618 Clay Road, Suite 400. 281-656-2273. The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person.

Ron Geyer

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Dental Hygienist needed part-time, minimum 3 years experience, 2 days a week, 7 AM-4 PM, 9 AM-6 PM, days flexible, San Felipe/Voss. Fax Resume to 713-974-4760. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. A growing residential construction co. locally owned & operated looking for advancement minded English speaking individual w/truck & tools. Call for more information 713-591-7825 or 713-446-6989.

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Paralegal - Katy area law firm looking for candidate with 5+ years experience. Ideal candidate should be proficient in Word and WordPerfect, be a selfstarter, possess excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Send resume & salary requirements to 281-398-1380. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. 281-646-9928.

PETS FOR SALE

Shih Tzu adorable puppies. 281-743-3500.

Cavalier King Charles playful healthy little puppies for sale. 281-492-6763.

LOST & FOUND

LOST CAT REWARD: “Tube.” Neutered male, 10 lbs,. solid color blue gray silky fur, gold eyes, one missing and one chipped front tooth, current immunizations, microchipped. Medical records are at Kingsland Blvd Animal Clinic. ‘TUBE’ has been a member of our family for 10 years and we miss him. If you see our precious cat ‘Tube,’ please call us right away and we will come pick him up. He’s shy around strangers and will probably run from you if you approach him. However, if you have a way with animals, you may be able to sweet talk him into your home. Thank you for your help. 713-3060805 (Carole) or 281-674-6311 (Bob).

HOMES/CONDOS FOR SALE

Bay House in Sargent, waterfront property with boat access to house, built in 2003. 2 BR’s, 2-car garage, vaulted ceilings, central AC/heat, storage shed attached to house, carport, enclosed stairway, water & sewer system. Call Bill at 979-429-6853.

HOMES FOR LEASE

3-2 spacious home in Katy, $1,200 monthly. Call Fred or Nataly 281-3472494 for info.

TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES

Las Vegas Timeshare - On the Strip near the airport, sleeps 4, full kitchen, dining & living; jacuzzi in room, 2 TV’s/2 Phones, 2 pools outside building, fitness room, washer/dryer/safe in room, 4 days $355 - 7 days $500. No added fees. Cheryl 281-543-2409. Vacation home for rent: Hill country vacation home, Cedar Creek Cabin, new 2/2 with loft, fully furnished, huge front porch, satellite TV, beautiful views, abundant wildlife, Frio River at Concan near Garner State Park, sleeps 8. Call 866-7CON-CAN or go to www.frioman.com for more information.

NOVENA

Due to the amount of space involved and the response of those wishing to publish a Novena to St. Jude, a Novena to St. Jude will be published along with a list of initials of those wishing to publish one. We are sorry, but we cannot make exceptions. $5 Charge for each Novena per area. Please specify which area you would your Novena to appear in. - Krenek Printing.

NOVENA TO ST. JUDE

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world, now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude help of the hopeless, pray for us. Say Novena 9 times a day for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude – MLA, MLA, DBI, SD, LHA, LH-A,

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS TRASH SERVICES WCA Waste Trash Days - Wednesday and Saturday Recycling Day - Wednesday

281-368-8397

UTILITIES GT III MUD - Severn Trent Harris Co. MUD #345 Harris County MUD #345 (Taxes) Center Point Energy (Gas) Longhorn Utility District Electricity - Reliant Energy (billing) Center Point Power www.centerpointenergy.com/outage Cable TV - Comcast Communications Southwestern Bell

281-579-4500 281-398-8211 713-462-8906 713-659-2111 281-353-9756 713-207-7777 713-207-2222 713-341-1000 713-881-8181

SCHOOLS KISD Administration KISD Transportation Dept. Bus Schedules Nottingham Country Elementary Pattison Elementary Memorial Parkway Junior High McMeans Junior High Taylor High

281-396-6000 281-396-7560 281-396-2700 281-237-5500 281-237-5450 281-237-5800 281-237-8000 281-237-3100

MISCELLANEOUS Emergencies/Fire/EMS Precinct 5 Constables Harris County Sheriff Dept. Non-emergencies 1773 Westgreen Blvd Non-emergencies Poison Control Center Post Office KISD Tax Office Harris County Animal Control Harris County Mosquitoe Control Harris County Appraisal District Harris Co. Tax Office Texas Dept of Public Safety

911 281-463-6666 281-463-2648 281-675-3600 1-800-222-1222 1-800-275-8777 281-396-6100 281-999-3191 713-440-4800 713-957-7800 713-224-1919 713-681-1761

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GREEN TRAILS SECTION III Planned Community Management, Inc. 15995 N. Barker Landing Rd., Suite 162 Houston, TX 77079 LEIGH VOREH (281) 870-0585 FAX: 281-870-9170

www.pcmi-us.com www.greentrails3.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Keith Mouton, President Mary McGoven, Vice President Larry Poffenroth, Treasurer Stephen Moss, Secretary

281-703-9589 281-647-6591 281-579-8184 713-985-3451

keith.mouton@bp.com alsharif@sbcglobal.net poffenroth@sbcglobal.net steve.moss@ubs.com

GREEN TRAILS ESTATES MS. DEBRA WILLIS dwillis@sterlingasi.com Association Manager STERLING, ASI One Avalon Place Sugar Land, TX 77479

(832) 678-4500 Ext. 305 FAX: 281-966-1785 www.sterlingasi.com

After hours emergency line (281) 491-0266.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Tom Reilly - President Marilyn Meeks - 1st Vice President John Weigle - 2nd Vice President Mark Stasney - Treasurer Robert Sliva - Secretary

December 2011

reillytr@aol.com mmeeks1954@yahoo.com kcjohnny@att.net stasneyfamily@att.net bsliva@tscoffshore.com

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