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• Birthstone is Amethyst? Characteristic is Sincerity? Flower is Primrose? • Supreme Court of the United States met for the first time on February 1, 1790. • By the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico gave New Mexico and California to the United States on February 2, 1848. • The last German troops surrendered in the Stalingrad pocket, completing the Soviet Union’s victory at Stalingrad, during World War II in February 1943. • Boy Scouts of America incorporated in February 1910. • Thomas A. Edison patented the phonograph on February 19, 1878. • Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., became first American to orbit the earth on February 20, 1962. • The United States acquired the Florida territory from Spain on February 22, 1819. • Some important people in history born in February: Charles A. Lindbergh, Aaron Burr, “Babe” Ruth, Ronald Reagan, Charles Dickens, William Henry Harrison, Thomas A. Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Galileo, Susan B. Anthony, Henry Adams, George Washington and William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody. • The following states were admitted as part of the United States: Oregon and Arizona.
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FLOWERS • Plants to set: Alyssum, Calendula, Canterbury Bells, Carnations, Columbine, Cornflower. Daisies, Delphinium, Hollyhock, Larkspur, Lobelia, Nicotiana, Pansy, Petunia, Phlox (Louisiana), Shrimp Plant, Snapdragon, Stock and Verbena. VEGETABLES • Plant beets, broccoli (plants), brussel sprouts (plants), cabbage (plants), carrots, cauliflower (plants), celery, chinese cabbage (plants), chives collards (plants), endive, kale, lettuce (leaf and head), mustard, onions (plants), parsley, garden peas, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, tomato (seeds) and turnips. TREES AND SHRUBS • Finish all transplanting, get everything in the ground for a good spring spurt of growth. Transplant balled and burlap, containergrown, bare-root deciduous evergreen trees, shrubs, roses and vines while still dormant. • Finish pruning roses. Weed and cultivate lightly all beds. Replenish mulch as needed. • Control early spring insects like thrips on glads and aphids on young tender growth. Spray with Malathion, Diazinon or Orthene. • At the end of February: peach, apple and pear fruit must be thinned to insure quality production at harvest. • Give groundcovers a haircut. They will spread faster. • Divide daylilies, daisies and other perennials now.
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Beets. Choose beets that are firm with a deep red color, smooth surface and slender tap root. You can also judge freshness from the condition of the beet tops. Wilted or decayed greens may indicate a lack of freshness. However, beets that remain firm to the touch, rather than wilted or soft, may still be good. Beets can be stored refrigerated in a plastic bag or vegetable crisper for about 1-2 weeks. The greens should be removed prior to storage. If eating the greens, be sure to thoroughly wash them in cold water. Beet greens will keep refrigerated for about 3-5 days. Broccoli. Fresh broccoli should have fresh-looking light green stalks of consistent thickness. Bud clusters should be tight and dark green, sometimes with a purple hue. Avoid broccoli with tough stems or open, flowering bud clusters. Fresh broccoli will keep refrigerated in the crisper for up to 3 to 5 days. Cabbage. Cabbage heads should be firm and heavy for their size. Look for crisp blemish-free leaves with an even color that clings tightly to the head. Cabbage will absorb odors of other foods. Refrigerate uncut and unwashed in a plastic bag or container for up to seven days. Carrots. Look for carrots that are well-shaped with firm, smooth exteriors. Colors should be vibrant orange to red orange although there are white and even maroon varieties of carrots available in specialty markets. Tops are typically trimmed closely since the leafy greens decay rapidly and contribute to the decline of the carrot itself. Flabby, soft or wilted carrots, or those that show any mildew, decay, growth cracks or splits, should be avoided. When purchasing fresh carrots with tops, remove the tops and store unwashed in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Celery. Choose stalks with rigid ribs that snap crisply when bent. The inside surface of the ribs should be clean and smooth. Leaves should be fresh with no signs of wilting. Refrigerate covered, unwashed celery for up to 2 weeks. Leave the ribs attached to the stalk until ready for use. Grapefruit. Choose grapefruit that are heavy for their size and well shaped. The skin should be smooth with a blemish-free outer peel. Don’t worry about any slight greening of the skin after harvesting; it does not affect the quality of the fruit. Surface marks that result from the fruit being wind-brushed against the tree do not affect the quality of the fruit either. Keep refrigerated. The fruit will keep for 7-10 days. Grapefruit does not ripen further after harvest.
Greens. Cracked ice around and in packages may help extend shelf life. Keep at proper humidity levels to prevent wilting. Collard greens should be handled like spinach. Kale will freeze at 31° F, -.6° C. Do not store or transport ethylene-sensitive items with commodities that produce ethylene. Two can be lightly frozen several times without sustaining serious damage. Herbs. Typical shelf life: bag, 5+ days; tub, 7+ days when stored at the proper temperature. Mushrooms. Look for firm, evenly colored mushrooms. Avoid those that are broken, damaged or have soft spots, as well as those that seem damp. A good mushroom will have a good smell. Store fresh mushrooms, unwashed, in the refrigerator for up to three days. Oranges. Reach for firm fruit that is heavy for its size. Take a sniff too. There should be a distinct citrus aroma. Avoid shriveled or soft fruit. Keep your oranges at room temperature. They should last for about two weeks. Make sure to turn them often and check for signs of mold, especially in a high humidity environment.
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Spinach. Choose leaves that are crisp and dark green in color with a nice earthy fragrance. Avoid limp, damaged leaves with yellow spots. Refrigerate unwashed spinach in a plastic bag for up to three days. Before using, rinse thoroughly to remove grit. Squash. For summer squash like zucchini and yellow squash, look for blemish-free skins and average size selections. Overly large choices may be stringy with tough exteriors. For winter squash such as pumpkins, look for shells without crack, bruises or decay. Pumpkins should be fully ripe with firm rinds, bright orange color and heavy weight. Summer squash can be stored refrigerated for 3 to 5 days. Winter squash can be stored whole in a cool (50 to 60 degrees F) dry area for several months. Sweet Potatoes. All varieties of potatoes should be uniform in size, clean, firm and smooth. Avoid potatoes with wrinkled skins, soft dark spots and cut surfaces. A green tinge - indicative of prolonged light exposure - is caused by the alkaloid solanine, which can be toxic if eaten in quantity. Store potatoes in a cool, dark and airy place uncovered. They will keep for several weeks. Turnips. Look for smooth-skinned, firm turnips that are heavy for their size. The color will be light-purple on the top fading to bright-white at the bottom. Avoid turnips that are soft, spongy or blemished. Cut off turnip greens and bag them separately for storage (greens keep for just a few days). Roots can keep for about a week when placed in a plastic bags in the refrigerator. www.picktexas.com
Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates. Myths such as this tie our present to the distant past when nature did, indeed, influence our lives. It is the day that the Groundhog comes out of his hole after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow. If he sees it, he regards it as an omen of six more weeks of bad weather and returns to his hole. If the day is cloudy and, hence, shadowless, he takes it as a sign of spring and stays above ground.
The groundhog tradition stems from similar beliefs associated with Candlemas Day and the days of early Christians in Europe and for centuries the custom was to have the clergy bless candles and distribute them to the people. Even then, it marked a milestone in the winter and the weather that day was important. According to an old English song: If Candlemas be fair and bright, Come, Winter, have another flight; If Candlemas brings clouds and rain, Go Winter, and come not again. According to an old Scotch couplet: If Candlemas Day is bright and clear, There’ll be twa (two) winters in the year. Another variation of the Scottish rhyme: If Candlemas day be dry and fair, The half o’ winter to come and mair, If Candlemas day be wet and foul, The half of winter’s gone at Yule. The Roman legions, during the conquest of the northern country, supposedly brought this tradition to the Teutons, or Germans, who picked it up and concluded that if the sun made an appearance on Candlemas Day, an animal, the hedgehog, would cast a shadow, thus predicting six more weeks of bad weather, which they interpolated as the length of the “Second Winter.” Pennsylvania’s earliest settlers were Germans and they found groundhogs to in profusion in many parts of the state. They determined that the groundhog, resembling the European hedgehog, was a most intelligent and sensible animal and therefore decided that if the sun did appear on February 2nd, so wise an animal as the groundhog would see its shadow and hurry back into its underground home for another six weeks of winter. The Germans recited:
For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day, â€¨So far will the snow swirl until the May.
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This passage may be the one most closely represented by the first Punxsutawney Groundhog Day observances because there were references to the length of shadows in early Groundhog Day predictions. Another February 2nd belief, used by American 19th century farmers, was: Groundhog Day - Half your hay. New England farmers knew that we were not close to the end of winter, no matter how cloudy February 2nd was. Indeed, February 2nd is often the heart of winter. If the farmer didnâ€™t have half his hay remaining, there may have been lean times for the cows before spring and fresh grass arrived. The ancient Candlemas legend and similar belief continue to be recognized annually on February 2nd due to the efforts of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.
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February 7th - Galveston Bay Training – 9:30 AM to 12 PM, Berry Center. Open to all CFISD school staff, volunteers, and parents. Learn how to present a TEKS based science lesson to 4th grade students at your school. Students will learn about the importance of our bay and waterways and what measures can be taken to protect this life-giving estuary. February 7th - PIE Student Mentor Training – 6 PM to 8 PM, Berry Center. Training for individuals committed to serve as a role model and friend to CFISD students. District approved mentors meet with students weekly during school hours on school campuses. Along with this two hour training, an application and criminal background check are required. February 9th - VIPS General Meeting – 9:30 AM to 12 PM, Berry Center. Open to all CFISD volunteers, parents, staff and community members. Get the latest information on CFISD volunteering and learn through networking! February 15th - VIPS Sooper Puppy Training – 9:30 PM to 11:30 AM, Berry Center. Sooper Puppy is a first grade class series dealing with age appropriate life lessons, facing dilemmas and arriving at solutions by making good choices. February 16th - VIPS TAG Team Meeting – 9:30 AM to 12 PM, Berry Center. Informational meeting for individuals who are interested in working directly with students, to help them reach their full academic potential.
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Upward Baseball T-Ball, Kid & Coach Pitch at Bear Creek Baptist Church
We would like to invite children from 4 yrs. (as of Sept. 1, 2011) to 5th grade to join us as we enjoy another season of T-Ball, Kid & Coach Pitch. We look forward to teaching your children the skills and watching them enhance their abilities. Registration forms are now available in our office or you can register online at www. bearcreekchurch.tv/sports. We will offer several evaluation days so we can check on their skills so we can even out the teams. The dates for these are February 27th, 28th and March 1st, between 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Also on March 3rd 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon. It only takes a few minutes for us to run them through the drills and then we will contact each player about practices. After March 5th we cannot guarantee a place on a team. They will practice for one hour a week on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Practices begin the week of March 19th and the league runs through May 19th. The cost will be $75. If you have questions or would like more information
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Prime Time Sports and Cy-Fair Sports Association Youth Basketball present the Cy-Fair Jam Session, February 18-19, 2012. The tournament will be held in the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD gyms and will benefit the Houston Food Bank. Each team that registers and brings 20 canned foods items will receive $25 cash at check-in. For more information or to register on-line please visit our website at www. primetimesportz.com or call us at 972-355-3788. The tournament is priced at $195 with each team guaranteed to play 3 games.
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Copper Corners Monthly Service Unit Meeting, February 14, 2012 at Lowery Elementary School (Cafeteria) - 7 to 8:30 PM. All leaders, co-leaders and parents are welcome to attend.
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Copeland Elementary Cub Scout Pack 435
All Twelve Viper Patrol members achieve Arrow of Light! Pack 435 celebrated the graduation of twelve fifth grade cub scouts of the Viper Patrol from Copeland Elementary Pack 435 in December 2011. These boys all earned the highest achievement of Cub Scouts, the Arrow of Light They were treated to a wonderful campfire ceremony to celebrate their achievement performed by Boy Scouts from the Order of the Arrow. Later, at the Pack meeting, they received their awards, watched by family and friends and the Pack 435 community. All these boys will now move on in their lives, having made friends and shared many experiences in Cub Scouts that will set them on the right path. Ten of the group have already chosen to move forward with local Boy Scout Troops. Congratulations to them all. If you are interested in your First Grade to Fifth Grade son joining in scouting and would like to learn more about Cub Scouts and Pack 435, please contact Rafe Poirrier, 281858-7298 (Pack 435 Cub Master) or join us for a Pack meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 PM in the Copeland Cafeteria.
Boy Scout Troop 61
Scouting activities include camping, fishing, archery, rifle/shotgun shooting, hiking, first aid, wilderness survival, community service, citizenship, swimming, leadership, white-water rafting and much more. Troop 61 camps each month and has a group that goes to High Adventure Camp and to Merit Badge Camps each summer.
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Hello Everyone! Welcome to the Fabulous February edition of “The Chronicles of Pack 445!” First off, we’d like to say congratulations to all the winners and participants in last month’s Pinewood Derby! Great Job! The boys are now gearing up for our annual Blue and Gold Banquet. The boys will be making their own cakes, which will get auctioned off later in the evening. The Mad Scientist will entertain them as well. Pack 445 meets in the Fiest Elementary cafeteria each month. If you live in or near the Copperfield area and have a 1st 5th grade boy who would like to join Cub Scouts please visit our website at www. pack445.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
HOMESCHOOL CUB SCOUT PACK 164
Attention home school families!!! Homeschool Pack 164 is a Christian Homeschool Cub Scout Pack chartered by West Houston Home Educators (www.whhe.org) that serves the Greater West Houston/ Katy area. Our Pack promotes God, Country and service! We are a part of the Sam Houston Area Council (www.shac.org) and Texas Skies District (www.texasskiesdistrict.org). If you have a boy entering 1st grade (age 6) through 5th grade (age 10), we invite you to please come join in the fun! Visit our website www.homeschoolpack.com for more information about our Pack registration and meeting times.
Canyon Village At Cypress Springs Community Yard Sale
Canyon Village at Cypress Springs Subdivision located at FM 529/ Fry Rd. on Saturday, March 3, 2012, 7 AM -1 PM. Take the morning to explore the various sales throughout the neighborhood, you never know what treasures await!
CONCORD BRIDGE neighborhood garage sale
Concord Bridge will have their first garage sale of 2012 on Saturday, March 3rd. Concord Bridge is located at W. Little York and N. Eldridge Pkwy.
Deerfield Village Neighborhood Garage Sale
Deerfield Village is located off Clay Road between Barker Cypress and Hwy. 6 (over 120 plus homes participating) Saturday, March 24th, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM (no rain date).
LANGHAM CREEK HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT PROM “ESKIMO OPEN” GOLF TOURNAMENT “Two Club”
Unique tournament where each player selects two clubs to use, No sharing! Random draw of six holes to select winner 4 Person Scramble & Skins Game
Also… enter the team skins game, payout of $25 per hole. 11:30 AM Registration, 1:00 PM - Shotgun start 5:30 PM - dinner, Silent Auction, Raffle & Awards. Longwood golf Club February 20th - 1:00 PM Just wanna Play? - $150 • Students K-12 - $90 Sponsorship information below. All proceeds go towards Langham Creek’s Project Prom For more info. on tournament or sponsorship, go to www. langhamcreekprojectprom.com. Online payments. Call Mack Hoehner, 281-224-8347 or email email@example.com.
CYPRESS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT PROM GOLF & BUNCO BLOW OUT
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CEO of Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Beryl Ramsey, returns to Chair the Go Red For Women Luncheon in partnership with CEO of Methodist West Houston Hospital, Wayne Voss. Together, Ramsey and Voss will serve as Co-Chairs and lead efforts to raise awareness that heart disease remains the number one killer of women, but is often preventable with healthy lifestyle choices.
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ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS “LAS VEGAS NIGHT”
The Knights of Columbus Council 8096 of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church invite you to attend our 26th Charity Las Vegas Night. The event will be held on February 18, 2012, from 7:00 PM until 10:30 PM, at the church, 6646 Addicks Satsuma, in the Community Life Center.
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This year’s luncheon will be held on Monday, Feb. 13th at the Berry Center in Cy-Fair and is expected to draw more than 400 business and community leaders. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn tips on heart disease and stroke prevention from local experts, listen to a heart-warming story of survival from an area resident, participate in interactive breakout displays and shop the “purse-onalities” silent auction. The silent auction is a unique piece of the luncheon that features items representative of the diverse personalities of the community. Purses can be anything from actual handbags to golf bags to briefcases. This year’s auction will include something for everyone!
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CYPRESS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT PROM “DENIM & DIAMONDS” CASINO NIGHT
The Cy Falls High School 2012 Project Prom committee is excited to announce our annual Casino Night, “Denim & Diamonds,” to be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012. This event includes dinner, dancing, drinks, gambling*, silent and live auctions. “Denim & Diamonds” will be held at Houston Distributing Company, at 7100 High Life Drive, Houston, TX 77066, off Cutten Road behind Willowbook Mall from 7:00 - 10:00 PM. The purpose of Project Prom is to sponsor and provide an alcohol free, drug free after prom party for Cypress Falls seniors and their dates. Project Prom begins right after the actual Prom and runs until early the next morning. It is funded exclusively through donations from parents and local businesses. The “Denim & Diamonds” Casino Night is one of many fundraising events put on by the Project Prom Committee during the school year. Tickets for the “Denim & Diamonds” Casino Night are on sale now for $40 a person, or $60 per couple. Your ticket price includes dinner, casino games* ($2000 worth of playing chips), dancing, drinks, silent and live auctions. There will be additional prizes that you can win with your gambling money. Contact Warren Hussey at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for event or ticket information. Interested corporate or personal cash or auction item donations can be made to: Kimmy Erdeljac at email@example.com. “Denim & Diamonds” is an adult-only event. We welcome not only our Cy Falls Senior parents, but all community friends wishing to support this worthy cause and have a great time doing so! See y’all on February 18th!! Note: All “gambling” is done with play money only.
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You won’t want to miss our March meeting for NWHC Aggie Moms’ Club. David McMahon, associate director of the TAMU Career Center, will speak about the many ways the “award winning” Texas A&M Career Center can help students find that perfect job! Aggie
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CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH and WELLNESS CENTER students and parents will get valuable information about career and job searches, job postings, internships, on-campus interviews and employer seminars. The meeting will be held during TAMU Spring break, so bring your job-seeking Aggie students along for some great advice! The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 7 pm at the Houston Distributing Company, Inc. conveniently located at 7100 High Life Drive near Cutten Road and Willowbrook Mall. Join other Aggie Moms for food, fun, and fabulous networking! Shop for “one-of-a-kind” graduation gifts at our Aggie Moms’ Boutique. Our beautiful, Traditions Pillows are professionally embroidered with memory icons that will warm the heart of any Aggie and are only available through NWHC Aggie Moms. To keep up with NWHC Aggie Moms, like our FACEBOOK and visit our web page at www.nwhcaggiemoms.org.
CORNERSTONE umc BLOOD DRIVE – February 5, 2012
Cornerstone United Methodist Church (CUMC) will be hosting a Gulf Coast Blood Center Blood Drive at 18081 West Rd, 77095 on Sunday, February 5th from 8 AM-12:30 PM. The Mobile Blood Unit will be parked in front of the church. The need is always great and we welcome everyone in the Copperfield Community and surrounding communities through encouraging all to “Give the Gift of Life.” Advance registration is available at www.giveblood.org. Code: L134. WALK-INS WELCOME!! If you have any questions or require any additional information, please feel free to contact the church office at either 281-859-4141 or www.cornerstoneumc.org.
Harris County Precinct Three, Commissioner Steve Radack and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be hosting a Blood Drive at Westside Services Center, 16635 Clay Rd., Houston, TX 77084. The Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Open to the public. Call 713-266-8193 to schedule an appointment.
Theater/Fine Arts The Cypress Creek FACE 2011-2012 Season
Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! - 8 PM, Saturday, February 4, 2012. A talented quartet of tap dancers team up with seven musicians/vocalists for an evening of nonstop percussive madness! Rhythmic Circus integrates rapid-fire tap with a wide variety of musical genres in a show “you have to see to believe!” Tickets: $30-$60. Rob Landes Trio - 3 PM, Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Houstonian Rob Landes and his trio will delight you with romantic selections to put you in the Valentine mood. In addition, he will take requests from the audience. Tickets: $6 - $12. “World of Song” Choral Concert - 7:30 PM, Saturday, February 25, 2012. Students from Klein, Klein Collins, Klein Oak and Tomball high schools join to perform the 12th annual “A World of Song,” with conductor, Dr. Alan Raines of Baylor University. Tickets: $6 - $12. All performances are at The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Dr. Spring, TX 77379, 281-440-4850; www.cypresscreekface.org.
Houston Family Arts Center Performances are at Houston Family Arts Center Garza Main Stage, 10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070. 2011-2012 Mainstage Season: A Lesson Before Dying - Through - Feb. 5, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage Seussical the Musical - Feb. 24 - Mar. 11, 2012 at the Berry Center The 39 Steps - Apr. 13-29, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage The Fantasticks - Through - June 10, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage Guys and Dolls - July 13-29, 2012 TAG production at the Berry Center Season tickets are now on sale. For the best seating and lowest prices become a season ticket holder. The HFAC season package is arranged so that any six or more shows constitute a package and patrons get to pick which 6, 7 or 8! Patrons can select their seats online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281685-6374. GO TO http://www.houstonfac.com/id6.html for more information or to request an audition appointment.
Houston Family Arts Center Announces auditions for “The 39 Steps”
Houston Family Arts Center is seeking four spirited and committed performers for its upcoming production of “The 39 Steps,” a smash revival adaptation by Patrick Barlow. Ideal performers will be quick learners and passionate players. Improv experience a plus. This show
offers an incredible opportunity for performers who are attracted to ferocious play, cunning wit and a love of physical comedy. This is a fast paced comedy and a physically demanding show. Auditioners should be able to endure moderate to high athletic activity. Auditions for “The 39 Steps,” directed by Tracy Clayton, will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 10 AM to 2 PM with callbacks on Monday, February 13, 2012, from 7-10 PM at HFAC located in NW Houston at 10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070.
Stark Naked Theatre, Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company and The Classical Theatre Company
Stark Naked Theatre, Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company and The Classical Theatre Company announce that they moved into the performance space, which was recently Divergence Music & Arts at Spring Street Studios on January 15, 2012. The space, which the three groups are planning to re-name Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios when they take up occupancy, has been under the direction of Misha Penton as Divergence Music & Arts at Spring St Studios, since early 2011. While they will no longer be in residence at the Spring Street Studios space, Misha and Divergence Vocal Theater will continue to produce new work as a performing arts group. Misha is “.... thrilled that Stark Naked, Mildred’s and CTC will take over the beautiful performance studio at Spring St. and infuse Houston’s growing theater arts scene with their collective vision.” The goal of Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios will be primarily to provide audience members with a one-stop shop for the highest quality theater Houston has to offer, while allowing the three member organizations to remain true to their distinct artistic visions. While
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The Cy-Fair Women’s Club held its first business meeting for the year on January 5th. On February 2nd, we plan to continue our business meeting and hope to play Bunco if time permits. During the beginning portion of our February meeting we will have Nancie Craft visit with our group to offer us great deals for Rodeo Carnival Tickets. We are looking forward to visiting with her. CWC is a service organization that gives back to the community, so all funds raised will go right back to the community in scholarships for graduating high school seniors, at Lone Star College, Cy-Fair and grants to other non-profits in our community, as well. Membership for the Cy-Fair Women’s Club is open to all ladies in Northwest Houston/Cypress neighborhoods. Currently we meet the first Thursday of most months at West Houston Church of Christ. Our meetings begin with social time and refreshments at 7:00 PM immediately followed by a program at 7:30 PM. The church is located at the corner of Queenston and West Road. Our monthly meetings are not only educational and enjoyable, but they develop lasting fellowships. We look forward to meeting you! If you have any questions about our club or need directions to the church, please contact Susan McLeroy, Membership Chair at email@example.com.
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-theBoot 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.
Spring Branch African Violet Club 33rd Annual Show & Sale “Violets & Mother Goose” Hermann Park Garden Center 1500 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX 77004 Saturday, March 3rd - Sale • 9 am - 5 pm Show • 1 pm - 5 pm Sunday, March 4th - Show & Sale • 10 am - 4 pm
On Sunday, February 19th, the Bishop of the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Bishop Janice Huie, will be in northwest Houston to consecrate the new West Road Campus of Cornerstone United Methodist Church. The West Road Campus of Cornerstone United Methodist Church located at 18081 West Road (across from the CFISD Berry Center) currently consists of a worship center and education wing. The 12.84 acre plot of land was purchased by Cornerstone in 2004. The new worship center was opened in October, 2010 and the education wing was opened in August, 2011. Cornerstone’s main campus is located at 15919 Ridge Park Dr. (across from Lowery Elementary School). The Ridge Park Campus is currently up for sale and following the sale of the property, Cornerstone hopes to continue adding to the West Road Campus with the addition of a Phase 3 building project. The “Consecration Ceremony” will be part of the Sunday morning worship service at 10:45 AM. Although Cornerstone normally has three worship services each Sunday, in honor of this special event, there will only be one service that day. Following the worship service and consecration ceremony, Cornerstone will host a “Meet and Greet the Bishop” reception in the education wing. Everyone is invited to come and join us for this wonderful celebration. For more information, please call the church office at 281-859-4141.
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Event: Cy-Fair Women’s Expo April 26, 2012 When: Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Where: Sterling Country Club at Houston National 16500 Houston National Blvd Houston, TX 77095 Save the Date! The 3rd annual Cy-Fair Women’s Expo sponsored by North Cypress Medical Center is Thursday, April 26, 2012, from 11 am-2 pm, at Houston National Golf Club. This event is free to the public. Vendor registration and additional information is available at www.cyfen.org or by emailing email@example.com. Hurry, space is limited.
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St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
The Men’s Group of St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will hold their Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 21st, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall, This event is open to the public, with donations being accepted, Come spend time a fellowship while enjoying a tasty pancake meal.
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Parents, would you like a date night for Valentine’s Day or just a night out? Covenant Lutheran Church (3785 Barker Cypress Rd.) is offering another Kids Night Out on Saturday, February 11th from 3:00 - 9:00 pm, for children between the ages of 3 and 10 (must be potty trained). Kids will enjoy dinner, games, crafts, movies and music while Mom and Dad have an evening out! Children will be supervised by trained high school students and adults. Cost is $25 for the first child, $15 for the second child, $10 for each additional child in the same family. Space is limited! See www.covenantlutheran.org (What’s Happening) for registration forms or call the church office (281-578-8799) for more information.
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St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church welcomes everyone to join us for Ash Wednesday services on Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:30 AM and 7:00 PM, both with Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes.
Lenten soup suppers
The Daughters of the King (DOK) of St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will sponsor the Lenten soup suppers “Breaking Bread Together.” They will be held on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM starting February 29th and continue on March 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th, Soup and bread will be served, followed by a program. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road, Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). For more information, visit us at www.stcuthbert.org.
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Every Tuesday, 10:00 AM • Limited Seating CAC is dedicated to helping, networking, educating and empowering those who still believe in the American dream. We believe that God has a job for you somewhere and it will take networking power to get the job. Information is power. It is all about job networking and helping one another. Come and network with others between jobs. Located at 5930 Hwy. 6 N., Suite F-1, Houston, TX 77084, 281-8042520, Fax 281-741-1686.
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Come join us at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church for Wednesday Night Encounter - a night of fellowship and a meal. Dinner is at 5:45 PM. We have something to do for everyone. Come and bring a friend or two!
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CHRISTIAN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN OF PRAYER
We are a group of women from non-denominational backgrounds and various nationalities. We fellowship once a week by reading the Bible and praying for our needs in English and Spanish. Please feel free to join us every Thursday, from noon to 1:30 PM and together we can learn and grow in His word. For more information, contact Paula at 281-703-0670.
COPPERFIELD CHURCH SENIOR ADULTS
GAME DAY - The first Friday of the month - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BIBLE STUDY - Wednesday - 9:30 am - 11:00 am DAY TRIPS - Monthly - Schedule differs. For more info., www. copperfieldchurch.com or call 281-856-2273. WALKING GROUP (aka Holy Strollers) - 8:30 am - 9:30 am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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Come join our group! We are an active, fun-loving bunch. Once you come for a visit and get to know us, you’ll want to be a part of our Senior Adult Group. You do not have to be a member of Copperfield Church to be a part of our Senior Adult Group.
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Epiphany Bingo has been conducting bingo games on the west side since February 14, 1986. Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. There Is No Smoking Allowed During All Bingo Games. They have a jackpot game of $750. Maximum prize giveaways of $2,500, allowed by law, are given away every Bingo Night! They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar, and large cash prizes. Profits are used for charitable outreach programs, building expansion, and payment towards debt. Epiphany Catholic Church conducts its bingo games at the Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls every Friday night. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8:00 PM. For more information, call the bingo hall number 281-5783905. During Bingo nights, you may also call the Community Center number, 281-578-5078. Come, have some fun, bring your friends and neighbors, win some money and make some new friends.
Did you know that on the second Friday of each month Bear Creek United Methodist Church provides a caring, Christian atmosphere for your loved one? The program, scheduled from 10 AM to 1:30 PM. This gathering provides free time for caregivers and includes crafts, chair exercises, word games, entertainment, lunch and more. Caregivers are also welcome to stay and join the fun. For more information or to register, please call the church office at 281-463-2330. Bear Creek United Methodist Church is located at 16000 Rippling Water Drive, near North Highway 6 and Kieth Harrow.
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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. Maximum Prizes given away every evening of $2,500. Governed by the state of Texas. They have the most modern computerized BINGO equipment for verifying winnings, along with TV monitors for your viewing pleasure. The snack bar is maintained by the KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS 6950, with a variety of food and snacks with soft drinks. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs, to better serve the community. 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. Please call for more details to 281-391-4758. Please come play and win. We can accommodate large groups such as social and family groups.
Community Center BEAR CREEK COMMUNITY CENTER
3055 Bear Creek Drive • 281-859-1566 www.pct3.hctx.net Please call for more information or to register for any of these classes ASAP. All classes are FREE OF CHARGE and are suited for adults, unless otherwise noted and are open to the public. ONGOING SENIOR DAY - Every Wed. at BCCC, join seniors for a day of fun and games. Bridge, Canasta, Pinochle and 42 are played starting at 9:00 AM. We also have afternoon bridge at 12:00 PM. WALKERCISE - BCCC offers walkercise every day at 8:00 AM. this is an indoor class that’s equivalent to a two-mile walk. Classes are free. STRETCH AND TONE - Stretch and Tone is designed to improve flexibility, strength and endurance. You will see better body composition, improved strength and range of motion. This class is geared for all fitness levels. Bring a mat or towel and join us Tues. and Thurs. from 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM. Classes are free. AEROBICS - Aerobics combines muscle toning exercise and low-impact mid-intensity aerobics. Benefits include increased metabolic rate, which promotes efficient fat loss and improved body composition. Classes are free. Call BCCC for more information. NEEDLEWORK GROUP - The ladies of the BCCC Needlework Group are looking for new members. If you enjoy embroidery, crossstitch or creative sewing, please join us Tues. mornings at 10:00 AM. FUN TIME ART GROUP - Every Thursday morning from 9:00 AM to noon, would like to extend an invitation to adults to visit and join this no fee art group. Painting is in all mediums of your choice and help is available from all members. Come have fun together! Call for more information. BEAR CREEK GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY & LIBRARY INC. Welcomes all genealogical researchers, novice to expert, to join us. Meetings: second Thursday of each month, september through may from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Casual attire and pre-meeting lunch at the Omni Hotel. Genealogical research trips, speakers, workshops, special events and genealogy Library. More info: Gary at 281-3980333, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Alan at 281-579-0480, email Leeds3@swbell.net. CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH - BCCC offers anyone who has the basic knowledge of the French Language the opportunity to meet with others in a conversational French class held every Wednesday at 11:00 AM.
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16719 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084, 281-550-0885 Our hours are: Monday - 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Wednesday -10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Friday - 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Saturday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday - Closed. ADULTS • The Bear Creek Book Club - Wednesday, February 1st, 7:00 PM. Join the Bear Creek Book Club to discuss The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. • The Friends of the Bear Creek Library - Monday, February 13th, 6:30 PM. Planning Meeting: The Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization that raises funds for library programs and materials, is actively seeking new members. Did you enjoy a program at the library? If you did, thank the Friends. Better yet, join the Friends. Come to the meeting and see what it is all about! • New Volunteer Orientations - Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30 PM. Interested in volunteering at the library? We have periodic orientation sessions to introduce you to our library and what kinds of work you could do. Applications are available at the Information Desks (must be signed by guardian if volunteer is under 18). • The Bear Creek MYSTERY Book Club - Thursday, February 16th, 11:00 AM. The Library is hosting a mystery book club! All sleuths and amateur Sherlocks heed this call! Come to this lively group and share your passion for mysteries! WEEKLY PROGRAMS • Bear Creek Knitting Club - Every Thursday, 4:00 PM. The Bear Creek Knitters Club is a place to share ideas, to learn new
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ADULT ONGOING EVENTS & SPECIAL EVENTS (ADULT) • Inspirational Book Club - Monday, February 6th at 2:00 PM. Enjoy reading and discussing the many wonderful works of Christian Fiction that are on the market today. Learn about the authors, the stories and discuss the ideas presented in the books. • Reader’s Perspective Book Club - Monday, February 20th at 2:00 pm. A book club where members read books and share the books that they have read with other book-lovers! This month we are reading Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts. • Classic Readers Book club - Monday, February 27th at 2:00 PM. Forgot all those books that you read in high school or college? Want to read all the greats? Want to reacquaint yourself with Austen, Carroll, Hawthorne, Poe, Steinbeck or Stevenson? Then join us once a month for our classic readers’ book club! This month, we are reading Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane. • Adult CrafT - Tuesday, February 7th at 12:00 pm. Enjoy crafting? Want to meet others that do, too? Each month, we will make something new and different. This month, we are making mud cloth fabric. • Texercise Exercise Class for Seniors - Tuesdays at 2:00 pm. Join us January 10th - March 27th for a twelve week exercise class for Seniors and friends. This low impact program was developed by the Department of Aging and Disability Services. • Stress Free Computer Class - Wednesdays at 12:00 pm. These computer classes are designed for adults with a specific topic every week. The classes are an excellent opportunity to learn more about computers in a relaxed environment filled with smiles and laughter. All classes are free and open to the public. • Sit & Stitch - Thursdays at 10:00 Am. Are you crafty? Come and join us for Sit & Stitch - bring knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, quilting or other projects!
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TEEN ACTIVITIES • iPad Game Night - Wednesday, February 15th and 29th at 4:00 pm. Come learn about and play a new game app each time. • Movie Night - Wednesday, February 8th and 22nd at 4:00 pm. See a movie at the library.
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• Baby Book Time for children ages 0-18 months - Wednesdays at 2:00 pm. Children’s Librarian will read a simple story, lead everyone through the performance of nursery rhymes and songs and encourage interaction between caregivers and babies through the use of educational toys. • Infant Gymboree - non-walkers only - Wednesday, February 1st at 2:00 pm. Encourage development through play and learning with this program designed to support your child’s growth at their own individual pace. From sensory stimulation to problem-solving games and storytelling, this class uses play-based activities to stretch the body and mind. • Para los Ninos/For the Children Story Time Wednesday, February 1st at 4:30 pm. For the Children is a fun-filled, family-friendly parent workshop. The workshop encourages families to use library resources and teaches simple inexpensive activities that parents and children can do together to help children learn. Receive a free pass to the Children’s Museum when you attend. • Toddler Story Time for children ages 18-36 months Thursdays at 10:30 am. Children’s Librarian will read stories, lead everyone in song and direct the making of a craft project for this younger set. • Children’s Story & Craft for children ages 2-6 - Saturday, February 11th at 10:30 am. Cypress Creek High School FCCLA will present a story and craft. • Children’s Story & Craft for children ages 4-10 - Saturday, February 25th at 2:00 pm. Cypress Creek High School Book Club will present a seasonal story and craft. • Puppet Pizzazz African Folktales for children ages 3-10 - Saturday, February 18th at 3:00 pm. Greg Ruhe shares his real life adventures of teaching puppetry in the Sudan while sharing an array of new puppets and stories inspired by his journey into Africa. NOTE: Children’s programs are free but require a ticket for admission. Tickets will be distributed beginning 30 minutes before the program begins. All programs are free and open to the public. Check our program listings online from our website or signage in the building for any changes or additions to this news release.
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Monday through Thursday, 7 am - 10 pm; Friday and Saturday, 8 am - 6 pm; Sunday, 1 pm - 6 pm. • FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY - The Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library Friends Book Room is now accepting gently used books and offering them to the public for a set donation amount. The store is open six days a week and staffed by volunteers. Proceeds support library programs. Help support our community library. • CyFair Library Branch Blog page at http://hcpl.net/ location/cy-fair-college-branch-library, for news and events about the library and college and in the community. • Visit us on Facebook at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. Book Clubs • 2/8: Sports Page Book Club (2nd Wed. of the month) - 1 pm, room 215 - Any book by Tony Dungy. • 2/16: Books Without Borders Book Club - 1-2 pm, LRNC 215 - In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson (Germany). • 2/17: LSC-CyFair Student Book Club - 12-1 pm, LRNC 215 - American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. • 2/29: I Love a Mystery Book Club - 12:00 PM, room 215 any mystery set in Pennsylvania, Indiana or Ohio. • TBA: Club De Lectura En Español - 4-5 pm, room 102 - Las Aventuras de Don Chipote, o, Cuando los Pericos Mamen by Daniel Venegas. Computer Workshops, library room 203 Tuesdays: 7-9 pm (various topics, see schedule).
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CHILDREN Certain children’s programs require registration in person, please contact the Kids Corner at 281-290-3211 for details. Please note age requirements for the programs. Limited space is available for each program and tickets are available in person, 1 hour before the program starts. Weekly Storytimes and Activities Mondays: Baby Time (6-24 months) - 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am; Pajama Storytime (all ages) - 6:30 pm Tuesdays: Toddler Time (2-3 1/2 years) - 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am - Family Storytime (all ages) - 6:30 pm Wednesdays: Preschool Time (3-6 years) - 10 am, 11 am Thursdays: Spanish Time (2-6 years) - 11 am; Craft Time (4-12 years) - 5 pm; Game Night (4+ years) - 6:30 pm. * See website for special activities and programs. * All programs are free and open to the public.
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Private & Pre-Schools Cornerstone UMC Preschool Registration Announcement
Cornerstone United Methodist Church Preschool has been serving the needs of the Copperfield area since 1985. Cornerstone is a State Licensed facility operating five days a week. We offer programs for children 15 months through five-year-old preschoolers. CUMC Preschool will be offering tours every Tuesday at 10:00 AM through February 7th. Join the Preschool directors in the sanctuary where they will answer questions and discuss our program (curriculum, activities, special events, schedules, etc.) with interested families in the community. Families that attend one of our tours can register before our open family registration. Come and find out how! Open family registration will be held on Thursday, February 9th at 10:00 AM in the church sanctuary. We are located at 15919 Ridge Park Drive in the Copperfield subdivision, Southdown Village. For further information, please call 281-859-1612.
Copperfield Church Preschool
Copperfield Church’s Preschool program will begin registering for the 2012-2013 school year in February. Our currently enrolled families and Copperfield Church members will register on Tuesday, February 7th. Registration will open to the general public on Wednesday, February 8th. For those interested in seeing the facility, tours will be given at 10:30 AM on February 2nd. Children ages 12 months through 5 years of age will learn of God’s love through Bible stories, prayer, Bible activities, arts, crafts, music and playtime. You may contact us at 281-856-2273 X203 or lgeorge@copperfieldchurch. com for more information.
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Bear Creek United Methodist Church School registration for 20122013 is Thursday, February 16th at 9:30 AM. BCUMCS serves children 12 months through kindergarten, including a transition class for five year olds who would benefit from a year to grow before entering kindergarten. Please call the school at 281-463-2969 for more information or stop by the school for a tour and to see our newly expanded and renovated playground.
CROSSBRIDGE CHRISTIAN CHURCH Registration for our Weekday Preschool and Kindergarten 2012-2013
As an outreach of Crossbridge Christian Church, we strive to facilitate the development of our students spiritually, academically, physically, emotionally and socially and to create in our students a life-long love of learning; All for the Glory of God. Our mission is to provide Christian teachings and exemplary care for the children of our community with tailored age appropriate daily lesson plans that allow children to learn through example and hands on experiences. We are a Licensed Center with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services-Child Care. Starting in the Fall we will be offering a Kindergarten Class!!! We are very excieted about this new adventure! Registration for new students is February 21st. This is a first come, first served. We accept students starting at 18 months. We are a 2 to 4 day program Monday thru Thursday, New Hours 9:15 AM - 2:00 PM. Check us out at www.crossbridgehouston.org for more information on our preschool. Phone: 281-345-6438; address: 15415 West Road & Hwy 6N in the Copperfield Area.
Texas Christian OPEN HOUSE
Texas Christian School will hold their annual Open House: Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 6:30 PM: View Science/Art Fair projects, tour the campus, visit classrooms. In addition, you will have the opportunity for Child Safety Fingerprinting at a nominal fee of $10. Educating 2-year-old - 12th grade for over 20 years using challenging Curriculum, character development and sports. Contact us at 281-550-6060, 17810 Kieth-Harrow Blvd., Houston, TX 77084 or visit www.TexasChristianSchool.org.
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Seventh grade students enrolled in the cartooning class participated in “The Art of Friendship” contest. The theme for the contest was based on bringing different cultures and religions together to make the world a better place. All six students (Hannah Hurst, Abby Baldwin, Emily Boyd, Nick Consoli, Spencer Sager and Greyson Landrum) entered very strong original pieces and represented Cypress Christian School very well. Cypress Christian Prospective K-12 Family Night Open House: On February 16, 2012, from 7-8:30 PM, prospective families will be given the opportunity to visit the campus and gather information. The evening will include a general assembly and private tour. Please visit www.CypressChristian.org for more information.
Rosehill Christian Open House
Rosehill Christian School will be hosting an Open House for prospective students and their families on Thursday, February 23rd. Please join them any time between 6:30-8:00 PM in the gymnasium to meet the administrators, teachers and current students/parents. Curriculum will be available for viewing, tours will be given and refreshments will be served. RCS will also start accepting applications for the 2012-23 school year during the event. For more information, please contact Sherry Johnson, Director of Admissions at 281-351-8114. Rosehill Christian School is located at 19830 FM 2920 in Tomball, Texas. www.rcseagles.org
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Cypress Assistance Ministries (CAM), located at 11202 Huffmeister, Houston, TX 77065, exists to provide a safe place for individuals or families to tell their story and be offered some measure of hope during difficult times. For a description of all our services and volunteer opportunities, please visit our website www. cypressassistanceministries.com. If you need further information, please give us a call at 281-955-7684. Donations to Cypress Assistance Ministries can be made Monday through Wednesday, from 10 AM-6 PM and Thursday through Saturday, from 10 AM-3 PM.
BEAR CREEK AL-ANON MEETINGS
The Bear Creek Al-Anon meetings are open to anyone who has been affected by someone else’s drinking. Meetings are held: Monday 8:00 PM, West Houston Church of Christ, Room 207, 17100 West Road. Wednesday - 8:00 PM, Bear Creek Community Center, Hwy. 6 & Patterson Rd. behind Farm & Ranch Pavilion. Saturday morning - 9:00 AM, Heritage Presbyterian Church, 7934 Hwy. 6 N. For more information, call the Al-Anon Intergroup office at 713-6837227 or visit www.hal-pc.org/`alanonpx.
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Our group is a support group for the Down syndrome community. We will meet on the last Saturday of each month, at 10:00 AM, at the new Down Syndrome Resource Center located at 7015 W. Tidwell, Suite 108, Building C, Houston 77092. Specific topics of interest will be discussed and each meeting will include a presentation by a professional, knowledgeable on the subject. For more information, please call 713-682-7237 or visit our website at www.dsah.net.
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The Support group is for Lyme Disease. We offer support to patients, family members and children with Lyme. We also try to educate the public on this fast growing epidemic. Date - Second Saturday of each month Time - 3:00-5:00 PM Location - Kindred Hospital cafeteria Address - 11297 Fallbrook Teresa Lucher - Contact person: email@example.com
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PDAP is the only free outpatient substance abuse program for young people and parents in the greater Houston area. PDAP is spiritually based and is housed in churches. PDAP’s methodology is based upon the “Twelve Steps” of Alcoholics Anonymous. For ages 12 to 17, call 281-870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25 call 713-647-8858.
If you even think you or someone you care about may have a compulsive gambling problem, call the Houston Gamblers Anonymous hotline at 713-684-6654 for information. The meetings are Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, at the Bear Creek Community Center, www.texasga.org.
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Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating and bulimia. There are no dues or fees or weigh-ins at FA meetings. The second Houston meeting is every Tuesday at 7:00 PM, at the Memorial Drive UMC, located at 12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77079. Our original Houston meeting takes places every week on Sunday at 3:00 PM, at the same location. Call FA at 781-932-6300 or locally 281-392-8914. Visit our website at www.foodaddicts.org.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at Cypress UMC on the fourth Thursday of each month, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, in room W201. Family members and friends of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia are invited to attend. For more information, contact Marianne Johnson at 281-469-2818.
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DivorceCare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable DivorceCare resources to help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. DivorceCare groups meet for 12 weeks and discuss topics such as loneliness, anger, depression, finances, new relationships and forgiveness. Are your children angry, hurt and confused about your divorce? Finding help for your children can be frustrating. DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids aged Kindergarten through Grade 6) and DC4T (DivorceCare for Teens Seventh Grade and up), provides a safe, fun place where your children will: • Learn to understand their feelings • Express their emotions appropriately • Feel better about themselves • Develop coping skills • Be introduced to non-denominational biblical based concepts that will bring comfort On Sundays, Bear Creek Baptist Church will hold Church Initiative’s divorce care family recovery ministry for adults, children, and teens. The sessions will run from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at the church campus located at 5901 N. Fry Road @ West Little York. Pre-register by calling Erin Wilkins at 281-859-9900. Childcare will be provided for those registered.
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Hope Alive Ministries Counseling Services
We have moved from the Bear Creek Assistance Ministries (BCAM) Impact for Life building. We are back at our old location at 16151 Cairnway, Suite 206, Houston, Texas 77084. We provide Counseling Service for Children (Play Therapy), Adolescents, Women, Marriage and Family. For more information, please call 281-656-2548.
Peace Community Church Recovery support group
Peace Community Church 5151 Addicks Satsuma, Houston, TX, 281-859-6843 www.peacecommunitychurch.org presents: In the early days of the Recovery Movement the Bible was the primary text and the God of the Bible was the source of power that made all things possible. Interested in connecting with your historical roots in a modern setting? Looking to “go deeper,” and know more about the Higher Power named Father, Son, Spirit? Come join us every Saturday evening at 7 PM and see where this experience fits into your recovery. (Not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous)
Cypress Calling Ministries Bunco for Babies
How about a fun night with some girls for a good cause? Cypress Calling Ministries (a non-profit corporation that helps mothers in need) is hosting Bunco for Babies in your neighborhood. Instead of entrance fee, bring a new $10 baby item (such as a pack of sleepers or blankets). Each month will have a new baby item theme. Even though there will be no collection of money, awesome prizes will still be given. Don’t know how to play Bunco? No problem! It is a simple and easy to learn game that you will become addicted to! To find out more please email CCM at email@example.com or come check out our website www.cypresscalling.com for more info. If you are already part of a Bunco group and would consider playing twice a year for Bunco for Babies, we would love to talk to you about how this works. It is a great way for your group to give back to the community.
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Afghanistan, Iraq and the Persian Gulf, with 17 percent of returning troops suffering traumatic brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder. Given the military culture’s emphasis on confidence, strength and bravery, many service members are reluctant to expose personal vulnerabilities to professional counselors. Give an Hour™ provides services that are separate from the military establishment, offering options to service members who might otherwise fail to seek or receive appropriate care. Give an Hour™ is a nonpartisan, nonprofit national network of mental health professionals providing free counseling services to returning troops and their families. Give an Hour™ offers services to veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and their family members. Family members are loosely defined to include married or unmarried partners, parents, siblings, aunts/uncles—anyone connected to the veteran who is suffering a psychological effect related to the veteran’s service. Banyan Counseling Network has an office located near the North Cypress Medical Center and is trained to provide individual and family counseling. Family support groups are also currently forming. People interested in receiving services through Give an Hour™ are encouraged to call 281-855-1982 or log on to www.banyancounseling. com, (click Military Families link) or www.giveanhour.org to determine availability or to locate another provider in your area.
Bereavement Support Group
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Community church at 6646 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, Texas 77084-1599, has a Bereavement support Group. The group meets twice monthly, on the first and third Thursdays of the month, in Room 11 in the Family Life Center from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. If you need help through the difficult time following the death of a loved one, come join us for support. For more information, you can contact Deborah Jackson (281-550-3027) or Gini Buehler (281-861-6306).
Good Shepherd UMC support Groups
DIVORCECARE: Sundays, 4:30-6:30 PM. DivorceCare for Adults will be offered in conjunction with DivorceCare for Kids, This is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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There is a $14 charge for workbooks and they can be purchased at the first meeting. GRIEFSHARE: Tuesdays, 6:15-8 PM. This group will offer support and resources for those grieving the loss of a loved one through weekly videos and discussion. $14 includes a resource book. Childcare available if preregistered. Register by emailing Robyn Bishop at email@example.com.
Celebrate Recovery at Houston First Church of the Nazarene
Celebrate Recovery meets every Wednesday at 7:00 PM at Houston First Church of the Nazarene. Dinner is served at 6:30 PM. Celebrate Recovery is there for you if you are ready to be free from the hurts, habits or hang-ups that are holding you back. Make the choice to recover today. 10001 West Sam Houston Parkway, North Houston, TX, 77064; 281-897-0300.
Lifeline Group for Widows & Widowers
When one has lost a spouse by death, the initial feeling is shock followed a by merciful numbness. It is when this numbness recedes that the pain becomes so intense and the loneliness begins. At this stage Lifeline can be helpful. We provide companionship of people who have experienced the same emotional upheaval and trauma. Lifeline provides a place to belong and help for building a life without a partner because we understand the world doesn’t stop for your grief, no matter how bad your heart is broken. Lifeline Support Group for Widows and Widowers meets on the first Thursday of each month for a general meeting and has activities throughout the month. We are a mutual support group, call for details and come check us out. Contact Louise Sprawls at 713-467-5834 or Jackie at 281-497-2663.
Survivor of Suicide Support Group
Epiphany Lutheran Church & School, 14423 West Rd., will be offering a Survivor of Suicide Support Group on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays every month beginning February 7th at 7:00 PM. Our mission is to provide an environment where survivors of suicide loss can find
understanding, support, validation of grief, resources and assurance that healing is possible. The support group is here to help you cope with the shipwreck you have experienced and begin the process of putting your life back together in the healthiest possible way. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-8961773. There is no charge for attending.
Volunteer Opportunities Cypress Assistance Ministries Volunteers Needed
When you volunteer you are giving to your community, but did you realize volunteering also benefits you as an individual? CAM volunteers often let us know the fun they are having, the friends they have made and the fulfillment they receive from helping others. The services provided at CAM, are made possible by many dedicated volunteers. If you enjoy working with the public, decorating or merchandising, then serving in CAM’s resale shop, Angels’ Attic, is the place for you. Our busy community donation area, the Cellar, is looking for people willing to serve by processing donations and restocking Angels’ Attic. Please plan to attend a volunteer tour and orientation by calling Tara Rauch 281-955-7683 or email at tarar@ cypressassistance.org. For a description of the services provided at Cypress Assistance Ministries, Food Pantry requests, and a detailed description of volunteer opportunities, please see our web site, www. cypressassistance.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 visit us at www.twrc-houston. org.
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: • Fabric - 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, at 281-693-7150 or Sally Burns, Houston Area Project Linus Coordinator, at 281-492-2679. More information about Project Linus can be found at www.projectlinus.org.
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Volunteers are the Heart of Hospice, they are a vital part of the hospice team. What volunteers can do to show that they care is everything from providing caregiver relief, being the friendly visitor with the smile, holding someone’s hand, providing that extra loving care and being a good listener. Volunteering can include music or pet therapy and much much more. All those interested in volunteering, please contact Adrienne Harris at email@example.com or 281463-3697 (VistaCare).
STANDUP FOR KIDS
How would you feel if you saved a kid’s life? StandUp For Kids is an all volunteer organization dedicated to saving the lives of at-risk and homeless kids through volunteer outreach efforts. Our volunteers search the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives. Every day throughout the US thirteen kids die on the streets from abuse, disease and suicide. According to recent statistics Houston has up to 2,500 kids living on the streets at any given time. Texas has the highest rate of homeless youth in the U.S. StandUp For Kids needs supplies for our Houston program, which provides food, clothing, counseling and a safe environment for the homeless youth of Houston. If you or your organization would like to hold a food or clothing drive for StandUp For Kids please contact me at HeatherE@standupforkids.org to learn more about StandUp For Kids or how you can help visit our website at www.standupforkids. org. The single greatest need, for homeless and street kids is our continuous caring and real support. We must convince them that we care, we want them back and we want to help them get off the streets.
Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department
The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department provides fire, rescue and EMS services to 156 square miles of Northwest Harris County for the residents of Harris County Emergency Service District #9. By operating from 12 community based volunteer fire stations we are able to quickly and efficiently respond to help our neighbors in times of emergency. “Living, Loving, and Learning in Christ and the Church.”
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For more information on the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department or on how you can join the other 350 volunteers of our Department and be one of Cy-Fair’s bravest, call us at 281-656-3840 or visit us on the web at www.cyfairvfd.org.
Adopt A US Soldier
Adopt A US Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers and donors to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians with deployed soldiers and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to those serving in the United States Armed Forces. Adopt A US Soldier is sustained by its volunteer workforce located across the United States. After a supporter asked a soldier what they needed, his response was as follows: “No requests, just don’t want to be forgotten.” - LCPL O.J.T. III When registering for Adopt A US Soldier your involvement can range from writing letters and sending postcards, to mailing care packages full of items a soldier may need or want. Handwritten letters are most important and meaningful to soldiers. Adopt A US Soldier encourages civilians to adopt a soldier to show your support for those that are making sacrifices for our country. If interested, please go to www. adoptaussoldier.org to register.
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Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization devoted to inspiring and preparing young students to succeed in a global economy. In partnership with businesses and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to schools, opening student minds to their true potential. Junior Achievement programs, taught by local business professionals, community volunteers and parents, build a bridge between school learning and young people’s future success in their work world and real lives by offering hands-on activities that further explore the topics of free enterprise, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement volunteers inspire young people to succeed and volunteers can see the difference they are making right away from the students excitement and understanding of the concepts. It is the only organization that makes it simple for volunteers to experience the immediate benefits of their involvement and the impact of success on the young people in the community. Junior Achievement is always recruiting new volunteers, for only with the support of schools, parents and community is it possible to bring these extraordinary programs to the students. Contact the Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas office today, 713-682-4500, to find out about opportunities near you. With trainings for the fall semester beginning as early as September, start making a difference today. Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas 2115 E Governors Circle Houston TX 77092 713 682 4500 www.jahouston.org
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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. If interested, please contact Jan SadlerGibbs at email@example.com or website: www. crossroads-volunteers.org.
The Cy-Fair community has a new non-profit organization named Mission Cy-Fair. You can learn more about us at www.missioncyfair. org. We are currently needing volunteers to work with our after school apartment ministry serving the children of The Lake and Timberwalk apartments located at 5650 Timbercreek Place Drive. If you are interested, we’d love to talk with you more. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bear Creek Baptist MOPS
Can’t remember the last time you ate an uninterrupted meal or had a moment to yourself? We at Bear Creek Baptist MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers ages birth - five) know how you feel. Join us the second and fourth Friday of each month, from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, for some quality mom-time, which will include parenting tips, food, door prizes, crafts, new friendships and fun. Childcare is provided. Being the mother of a preschooler is one adventure you don’t have to go on alone. Please contact Kristi Brock at Kristig8@ hotmail.com or 281-858-4202.
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La Leche League is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is a simple and natural process, but you may need support and information on the correct positioning of the baby at the breast, working and breastfeeding, avoiding problems and overcoming any difficulties that may occur. Knowing other women who have breastfed their babies can be helpful and reassuring. Having accurate, up-to-date information is also important. Attending La Leche League meetings can help you learn about breastfeeding from other nursing mothers. At these monthly meetings, mothers share not only their questions and concerns but also the benefits and joys of breastfeeding. Being in touch with La Leche League can give you the network of support you need. There are numerous meeting locations all over the Houston area. The Cy-Fair group meets on the second Tuesday of the month, at 10:00 AM, in the Berkshire Community Meeting Room, 15607 Berkshire Manor Ln. Babies are welcome! The Group offers an extensive lending library of books, free information and materials for sale. For more info about this meeting or any of the meetings in the Houston area, call the Helpline at 713-383-2819. See also www.LLLHouston.org.
You are invited to a place designed specifically for you, a mother of preschoolers. You’ll experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth and spiritual hope, all to help you be the best mom possible. Good Shepherd is accepting registration for the 2009-2010 session of MOPS with the theme “Together on Planet Mom.” Contact Renate Wheeler at email@example.com more information, or visit the MOPS link under the “ministries” tab on our church website at www.goodchurch.us for registration information and enrollment forms.
Bear Creek United Methodist Church Mothers of PreSchoolers
MOMMY! MOMMY! MOMMY! MOMMY! If I have your attention, you may be looking for us. We are Mothers of Preschoolers, a group of moms with kids from birth through kindergarten. Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 9:30-11:30 AM. Located at 16000 Rippling Water Dr., Houston, TX 77084. We are a nondenominational group of women from our 20s to our 40s who realize that we have, in our presence, one of this country’s most valuable treasures... our children. So if you are looking for some grown up conversation with women who know where you are coming from, please consider coming visit us. Our children participate in their own Christian program, MOPPETS, with wonderful loving teachers. So come, relax and get the fellowship you are seeking. Send Amy an email if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org or give the church a call for directions 281-463-2330.
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Moms in Motion
Are you a mother of a preschooler? Are you looking for a fun time of fellowship with other mommies? Then MOPS is for you! Join us for monthly meetings with great speakers, crafts, demonstrations, small group discussion and of course delicious food. Free childcare is provided and this is a great night out for working moms and stay at home moms. This the only MOPS group in Katy that meets at night! For more information, please call Faye in the nursery office at 713465-3408, x1007.
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Do you think Spaghetti is a finger food? Do you think 4 hours is a good night sleep? Are you a mom of a newborn through kindergarten? Then METMOPS is for you! METMOPS, Mother’s of Preschoolers, offers 2 dynamic groups that meet either the 1st and 3rd Friday mornings or the 2nd and 4th Friday mornings, from 9:15 - 11:45 AM. Childcare is provided with registration. Join us for scrumptious food, awesome door prizes, new friendships, encouragement, wonderful speakers and a creative activity that even the most craft challenged gal can do! Register now for MOPS at www.metmops.org.
Moms In Touch International is looking for moms who want to pray for their children and the school they attend. Moms in Touch consists of a group of two or more moms who meet for one hour each week to pray for their children, their school and their teachers and administrators. Anyone who is willing to pray for a specific child and school is welcome. We believe that prayer makes a difference! Our children face many pressures at school and to stand in the gap for them through prayer is our highest calling. For more information or to find out when and where a group is meeting for your child’s school, visit www.MomsInTouch.org or contact Dana Grindal at 281374-0892; email email@example.com.
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Moms in Motion is a non-denominational organization for expectant parents and parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. We offer a full range of activities, including monthly meetings, year-round kid’s activities, social functions, seasonal parties, service projects and playgroups. We meet the third Thursday of each month, at 7:30 PM, at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 7934 North Hwy. 6. For more information about Moms in Motion, go to www.mimhouston.org or contact Trisha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION
When it comes to your child’s development, getting help early is best! Texas Early Childhood Intervention, ECI, provides early intervention and therapy services for children birth to 36 months. If you have questions about how your baby or toddler is developing-ask ECI! Programs are in every Texas County. Questions or concerns? Call ECI of MHMRA Harris County at 713-970-4900 or visit www.dars. state.tx.us/ecis to find out more about ECI and to find your local program. ECI developmental screenings and evaluations are at no cost to families!
PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS
Are You a single Parent? Need an activity to share with the kids? Do you need a new group of single friends? Do you need support of friends that are in the same boat as you? Members and their children frequently enjoy camping, picnics, the Zoo, theater, dances, swimming, museums, house parties, movies and many other activities together. For more information about Parents Without Partners International, check out our website at www.parentswithoutpartners. org or Parent without Partners Greater Houston Chapter #63 at www. pwphouston.org or contact Barbara 281-469-5646.
CHILD CARE PROFESSIONALS OF HOUSTON
Childcare Professionals of Houston is a group of Registered Family Home Childcare Providers. CCPH meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month, at the Bear Creek Community Center. For more information, please call 832-593-6656.
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West Houston Home Educators, Inc.
West Houston Home Educators, Inc. is a support group of home schooling families that meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at Cypress Family Fellowship Church, 17330 W. Little York, at 7:00 PM. For more information, call us at 281-500-6089, email us at info@ whhe.org or see our website at www.whhe.org.
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Ever feel like you are the only one staying at home? Would you like to meet more moms who have made the choice to stay home with their children? MOMS Club of Far Northwest Houston is a support network for stay at home moms who are ready to get out of the house and play! We offer park days, field trips, mom’s night out, playgroups and more! Newborns through preschoolers... there is fun for everyone! In general, we serve the area between Katy Hockley Road, Highway 6 and FM 529 and 290, as well as the area between 290, 249, 1960 and Beltway 8. We would like to invite you to join us and find out more at our next monthly meeting! For more information, please email us at email@example.com or log on to www.momsclub.org.
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Are you an at-home mom looking for some fun distractions during the day? Why not try out MOMS Club of Cypress-North! We are a chapter of the International MOMS Club, which is a national, nonprofit organization that gives at-home mothers the opportunity to share activities and discussions with other mothers and their children. Activities are held during the day, when at-home mothers need support and interaction the most. Children are always welcome. We also organize community service projects throughout the year. Our members are moms of various ages and backgrounds with kids of all ages (newborn to high school age). Our business meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month. If you are interested or would like more information, please visit our web site at www.momsclub.org or contact Stephanie Hvezdos, President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-444-0697 for location, directions or any questions. We are happily welcoming new moms at each meeting. Hope to see you there!
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The moment a newborn baby wraps their tiny hand around a parent’s finger is a pivotal moment in the life of any parent. The baby not only tugs on the finger, but on the parent’s heart as well. It is in that awesome moment that the parent begins to understand the unconditional and abounding love that God has for each of us. But soon after the little miracle arrives so do all the questions and sometimes, without any clear answers. The Mothers of Young Children (MYC) group was organized by St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church to minister to families with young children throughout the Northwest Houston community. Both stay at home and working parents are invited to participate in the group. The group supports and prays for one another, shares information and ideas on child rearing and builds lasting friendships. Most importantly, MYC’s focus is on God and God’s presence in families. The MYC ministry includes: • Friday morning Bible study at 9:30 AM (childcare provided!) • Monthly Kids Night In • Mom’s Night Out • Playgroups throughout the year • Service ministries • Online discussion forum The MYC group is an exciting ministry filled with open hearts and lots of energy (and that isn’t including the kids) with a desire to grow in Christ. St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church is located at 17020 West Road, at the corner of West and Queenston. For more information, check out our web site at www.stcuthbert.org or contact Tanya Avery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2003 Buick LeSabre Limited 4 Dr Sedan for Only $5800 - Interior looks like new, exterior has a few minor scratches. 98K miles in excellent mechanical condition. Has new 80K warranty tires, new front brakes and all fluids including trans flush. Has timing chain, not a belt. 6 Cyl 3.8 Fuel Injected engine gets 20/29 mpg. Silver on gray leather. Carmax has identical car for $8990! email email@example.com for online ad with 20 pics 2004 GMC Sierra Extended cab truck, leather interior, Boise radio system, XM radio & On Star ready, 20-inch chrome wheels, chrome tool box. Well maintained, one owner, all maintenance records available, excellent condition, 127,000 miles. Sell for $8,500 OBO. 832-654-5339 or 281-855-9030. Rare 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible, re-built, under warranty, 400 Pontiac motor-not matching no., less than 400 miles, totally restored, yellow with black interior, new paint, new disk brakes, new suspension, new interior & new black top with cover, new custom sound system, $24,000. Firm. 281-455-5543. 1996 Buick Roadmaster Ltd: White, leather seats, 76K miles, good condition, $4,500. Call Richie Anderson 281-463-1712. 1998 Suzuki 1500 Intruder, $3,550. Call for details 281-7264305 Pat.
FORD PIANO STUDIO Lessons to go with that Christmas Piano! Classically Trained Teacher. Experienced & References
Telge Rd. Area
Wanted: To buy Rolex watches. 281-414-3597.
HELP WANTED - CARE
Live in caregiver for elderly ambulatory female. Must be mature female, non smoker with valid drivers license, transportation, and good driving record. Duties include companionship, personal care, light cleaning, and cooking. MUST be able to live in Monday through Saturday. Please have references. 281-550-7577.
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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.
Salons at Stonegate is now hiring a part time house keeper to help clean, fold towels and sweep. Hours 11 AM to 7 PM, good pay, 24 hours a week. Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday. Please call 281-256-2204.
Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394.
Afternoon teacher/assistant for daycare, from 2:45 PM - 6 PM, M - F, or 12 PM - 6 PM. Please call for more information, 281955-2002.
About Hair Salon and Day Spa is seeking experienced stylists. Apply in person 15422 FM 529, Houston, TX 77095. LL Hair Studio Salon is hiring experienced stylists! Visit our website at www.LLHairStudio.com to learn more, or call us today at 281-550-5302. Now Hiring! Do you love children? Small private preschool is now accepting applications. Must be dependable and energetic. Will train. Must have copy of High School Diploma or GED and copy of Social Security Card. Apply in person to 16618 Clay Road, Suite 400. 281-656-2273. Michelle’s Salon is looking for good experience hairstylist, massage therapist, nail tech and esthetician, lease or commission. 832-878-1052. The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is
Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. Dental assistant position available. F/T, nonsmoker, experienced preferred, knowledge of Dentrix software and bilingual a plus. Must be state licensed; Front desk receptionist, bilingual preferred. Fax resume to: 281-861-7174. Or call 281-861-7500. Stylist position available at Salon Picasso Studios. Lease/ commission. 281-861-9911. Paralegal - Katy area law firm looking for candidate with 5+ years experience. Ideal candidate should be proficient in Word and WordPerfect, be a self-starter, 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.
• Warm & friendly atmosphere • One appointment Crowns
• State of the art equipment • Digital x-rays
Movies & music available for your enjoyment The latest in cosmetic crowns, bridges, veneers & whitening Most dental insurance accepted
Kerry Johnson, D.D.S. Sandra DeLeon Johnson, D.D.S. 18046 FM 529 (Kroger Center @ FM 529 & Barker Cypress)
New Patients Welcome!
Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. 281-646-9928.
PETS FOR SALE
Beautiful, playful, happy miniature Schnauzer puppies for sale. 281-492-1618.
LOST & FOUND
REWARD!! MISSING 3 month old female Blue Pitbull. Has white chest/paws weighs about 10lbs. Lost out of the Bear Creek Meadows subdivision on Jan 9. 832-877-1471.
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Aruba Marriott Timeshare. July 15-22. Ocean view, 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, 3 TV’s. Sleeps up to 8. New, beautiful. Great children’s and adult activities. Kiddie pool with slide, several pools with lazy river. Great for 2 families to share. Best offer 713-594-2788. Vacation Home for Rent: South Padre Island Beach House steps from the beach, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 8. View from balcony, cable TV, wi-fi, linens included. $250 night, minimum 3 nights or $1700 week (summer rates). Call Sharon at 832275-2515.
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Sold 6 21 71 74 12
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