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If everyone wrapped just three gifts in reused paper, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields. If every household reused just two feet of ribbon each year, the resulting 38,000 miles or ribbon could tie a bow around the Earth. 28 billon pounds of edible food is thrown away each year - serve smaller portions; diners can always ask for seconds. The 2.65 billion Christmas cards sold each year in the U.S. could fill a football field 10 stories high or circle the planet 10 times. Annual trash from gift-wrap and shopping bags total 4 million tons. Think about how you can reduce and help our environment. LIGHTS: HolidayLeds.com will recycle your old incandescent lights and in return send you a coupon for 25% off any purchase of LED Christmas lights from their web site. The program is open all year round and recycled over 10,000 pounds of old lights in 2009 - 2010. See the website for shipping information. PACKAGING: Cardboard boxes, gift-wrap, gift bags, ribbons and stick-on bows can be kept and re-used again. Don’t know what to do with those pesky foam-packaging peanuts? Many UPS Store locations accept them for reuse. Check with your local UPS Store for additional details (www.theupsstore.com). CHRISTMAS TREE: As lights flicker out on another holiday season, many recycle their Christmas trees through community projects that chip the evergreens into garden mulch. Contact your county to find the nearest drop-off location to pick up dates. Harris County 281-855-5600. Fort Bend County 281-342-6171. UNWANTED GIFTS: Unwanted gifts can be donated to your local charities or churches. CHRISTMAS CARDS: A traditional activity, but one which never fails to amuse the kids, is making gift tags for next year’s presents. Use pinking sheers, a hole punch and leftover ribbon. Also, local preschools and daycares often appreciate free items for arts and crafts. CELL PHONES AND BATTERIES: Numerous retail locations will accept your old cell phones and batteries. Lowes, Home Depot, Best Buy and several more. Go to www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/ecycling/donate.htm to find your local listings.
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The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that approximately 200 people per year are killed by accidental CO poisoning, with an additional 5,000 people injured - more accidental poisonings than any other chemical substance. During winter, when our houses are closed up to keep warm and appliances such as heaters and furnaces are operating, the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning increases dramatically. Known as the “Silent Killer,” carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless, colorless toxic gas that is a by-product of combustion and is virtually impossible to detect. Any fuel-burning appliance or device can
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produce dangerous levels of this gas and must be maintained properly to avoid the build-up of this poison in your home. What can cause carbon monoxide poisoning in the home? Fuel-fired furnaces (check for cracked furnace exchange); Gas water heaters (check for corroded or disconnected water heater flue); Fireplaces and wood stoves (check for dirty or clogged chimneys); Gas stoves (check for proper installation); Gas dryers (use outside ventilation); Any gas or kerosene appliance such as portable heaters; Charcoal grills (don’t operate inside or in an enclosed area such as garage); Gas engines such as lawnmowers, blowers and other yard equipment; Automobile exhaust (especially dangerous in an attached garage); Cigarette smoke; Anywhere combustion takes place. What are the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning? The symptoms of CO poisoning are commonly mistaken for other illnesses such as the flu or a cold. Concentration levels of CO in your bloodstream can cause: 10% concentration - no apparent symptoms (heavy smokers can have as much as 9% COHb); 15% concentration - mild headache, 25% concentration - nausea, serious headache (quick recovery after treatment with oxygen or fresh air); 30% concentration - intensified headaches, nausea, dizziness, increased pulse and respiration (potential for long-term effects, especially in infants, children, the elderly, victims of heart disease and pregnant women); 45% concentration - unconsciousness, possible collapse, convulsions, coma and eventually death; 50%+ concentration – death. CAUTION: Carbon monoxide especially affects unborn babies, infants, people with anemia or a history of heart or respiratory disease and pregnant women.
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How can I prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in my home? • Make sure your fuel-burning appliances (oil and gas furnaces, gas water heaters, gas ranges and ovens, gas dryers, gas or kerosene space heaters, fireplaces and wood stoves) are installed and working according to manufacturers’ instructions and local building codes. • Have all of your fuel-burning appliances inspected and cleaned by a professional at the beginning of every heating season. • Make certain that flues and chimneys are connected, unclogged and in good working condition. • Have only a qualified technician install or convert fuel-burning equipment from one type to another. • Never use ovens and gas ranges to heat your home. • Never use a charcoal grill inside a home, cabin, recreational vehicle or camper - even in a fireplace. • Never leave your car idling or a mower or blower running in a closed garage. Fumes can build up very quickly in the garage and living area of your home. • Make sure your furnace has an adequate intake of outside air. • Choose appliances that vent fumes to the outside whenever possible. If you cannot avoid using an unvented gas or kerosene space heater, follow the cautions that come with the device carefully. • Use the proper fuel and keep doors to the rest of the house open when using gas or kerosene space heaters. Crack a window to ensure enough air for ventilation and proper burning of fuel. Never sleep in an enclosed space with gas or kerosene space heaters. • Install carbon monoxide detectors with an audible alarm in your home and garage. DON’T IGNORE SYMPTOMS, particularly if more than one person is feeling them. You could lose consciousness and die if you do nothing. Play it safe. If you DO experience symptoms that you think could be from CO poisoning: Get fresh air immediately. Open doors and windows, turn off fuel-burning appliances and leave the house. Go to an emergency room and tell the physician you suspect CO poisoning.
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Each year, on average, clogged clothes dryer vents cause over 12,500 house fires, 15 deaths and 400 injuries. Oddly enough, some of the innovative designs of the newest homes put those homeowners at the highest risk. Anytime your dryer vent goes up instead of only parallel to the ground in order to vent out, you have a higher risk of fire. Here are some helpful hints in order to lower your risks: • Clean the lint screen/filter before or after drying each load of clothes. If clothing is still damp at the end of a typical drying cycle or drying requires longer times than normal, this may be a sign that the lint screen or the exhaust duct is blocked. • Clean the dryer vent and exhaust duct periodically. Check the outside dryer vent while the dryer is operating to make sure exhaust air is escaping. If it is not, the vent or the exhaust duct may be blocked. To remove a blockage in the exhaust path, it may be necessary to disconnect the exhaust duct from the dryer. Remember to reconnect the ducting to the dryer and outside vent before using the dryer again. • Clean behind the dryer, where lint can build up. Have a qualified service person clean the interior of the dryer chassis periodically to minimize the amount of lint accumulation. Keep the area around the dryer clean and free of clutter. • Replace plastic or foil, accordion-type ducting material with rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct. Most manufacturers specify the use of a rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct, which provides maximum airflow. The flexible plastic or foil type duct can more easily trap lint and is more susceptible to kinks or crushing, which can greatly reduce the airflow.
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Registration Information • League ages at Registration 4 - 16 years as of April 2013 • Tball 4-5 yrs. • Coach Pitch 6 yrs. • Machine Pitch 7-8 yrs. • Minors 9-10 yrs. • Majors 11-12 yrs. • Juniors 13-14 yrs. • Seniors 15-16 yrs.
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• Take special care when drying clothes that have been soiled with volatile chemicals such as gasoline, cooking oils, cleaning agents or finishing oils and stains. If possible, wash the clothing more than once to minimize the amount of volatile chemicals on the clothes and preferably, hang the clothes to dry. If using a dryer, use the lowest heat setting and a drying cycle that has a cool-down period at the end of the cycle. To prevent clothes from igniting after drying, do not leave the dried clothes in the dryer or piled in a laundry basket. Fires have been known to ignite in clothes up to 45 minutes after the drying cycle has ended. Visit the FEMA website to learn more (www.fema. gov). Submitted by Dale Ross.
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Community members from Katy and the surrounding area recently stopped what they were doing to read to students in more than 345 classes as part of Katy ISD’s 15th annual Promise to Read program. Through Promise to Read, volunteers promised to spend 30 minutes reading to an elementary classroom during one week in November. This year, ten Katy ISD elementary campuses hosted the event with Partners in Education: Morton Ranch, Hutsell, Nottingham, Kilpatrick, King, Pattison, Mayde Creek, Griffin, Bear Creek and McRoberts Elementary. Host campuses rotate each year so that, over a three-year period, every Katy ISD elementary has an opportunity to participate.
For graduating seniors from Fort Bend County public high schools, The George Foundation has established a financial-need based scholarship program administered by Scholarship Management Services, a department of Scholarship America. Scholarships in the amount of $20,000, awarded $5,000 per year, are renewable for up to four years for full-time students attending an accredited two-or four-year public Texas institution of higher learning. Guidelines and applications can be found on www.thegeorgefoundation. org, the Foundation’s website. Deadline for applying is March 15, 2013. Questions may be emailed to email@example.com or by calling Theresa Kopnicky, Grant Associate, at 281-342-6109.
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West Houston Girls Softball Association invites you to come join the fun! Registration is now OPEN for our Spring 2013 season. Make some new friends and enjoy the outdoors in a fun and exciting way. No experience necessary! Girls, ages 5-17, are eligible to play! Every girl makes a team and every girl plays. Registration can be completed online, in-person or by mail (visit our website for forms and dates): www.eteamz.com/whgsa. If you have questions, please feel free to email Kim Jowers at westhoustongsa@ yahoo.com
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Katy Girls Softball Association SPRING BALL REGISTRATION January 5 and 12, 2013 - 9:00 AM-2:00 PM January 9 and 16, 2013 - 6:30-8:30 PM All Registration at Academy I-10-Katy REGISTRATION FEE: $140 12 Game Season + EOS Tournament (Reg. Fee includes $30 worth of Raffle tickets) Season Starts March 9, 2013 Visit Our Website: kgsa.org or call 281-391-6890
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Mayde Creek High School Fine Arts Department is announcing their upcoming performance of The Wizard of Oz on February 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th and 9th at the MCHS PAC at 7 PM. There will also be a Matinee performance on the 2nd at 2 PM. Come see Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Lion and Tinman, along with the flying witch and monkeys! Tickets for the production can be purchased at www.seatyourself.biz/mchs; for more information call Kelley Hughes at 281-237-3803.
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Congratulations to Victoria Deuterio of Champion Gymnastics who qualified and competed in the Texas South Level 4 State Championships. Victoria took 1st All Around in her division with a total score of 38.3, 2nd place out of 303 Level 4 gymnasts. Victoria is finishing a strong season. Out of seven meets, she has five 1st All Arounds, one 3rd and one 4th place title. Way to Go Victoria!
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St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church is holding their annual Bazaar on Saturday, May 4th from 6 PM to 10 PM and Sunday, May 5th from 10 AM to 5 PM on the church grounds, 5356 Eleventh Street in Old Katy. Saturday night will feature a Silent Auction, BBQ dinner and a kids meal with a Sweet Shop, as well as music and the country store. Sunday will feature the Live Auction at 1 PM, Entertainment, Food Booths, Games, Cake Walk, Dunk Tank, Country Store and will provide fun for all ages. Come on out and join us for a fun-filled family event. For more information about St. Bart’s and upcoming events, go to www.st-bart.org or call the parish office at 281-391-4758.
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Our bowling event in January is a fundraising event for Texas Tech students, through Texas Tech Parent Association - Greater West Houston Chapter. Our bowling event will be held at Copperfield Bowl on Sunday, January 6th from 3-5 pm. Cost per person is $20 and includes 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental. Open to Texas Tech parents and students. RSVP is required. Visit www.texastechparents.org/group/GWH for more information.
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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. A prize auction will follow with fabulous items to bid on with the play money you win. Included will be a trip to Las Vegas, hotel stays, restaurant dinners, sports memorabilia, wonderful gift baskets, fantastic coupons and fabulous merchandise. We hope you will join us and promise you a fun-filled evening of Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, Slot Machines and other games. Snacks and drinks are included in the price. Donations appreciated. Bring your friends and neighbors. Tickets are only $15 per person and all proceeds will benefit local Knights of columbus Charities. For more information, please email Franklin Holub at holub8096@sbcglobal. net or call 281-463-6122. We sure hope to see you there!
Keep Kids Connected Aluminum Can Recycling Collection
Keep Kids Connected currently has a program called “Cans for a Cure” where aluminum beverage cans are collected and recycled and the proceeds are used to purchase computers and for pediatric cancer research. When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 & February 9, 2013, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where: Tradition Bank 550 Pin Oak, Katy 77494 (map)
What: Aluminum Can Recycling Collection - Drop off your aluminum beverage cans to be recycled. Why: The money collected from recycling the cans is used to purchase computers. Thanks to Tradition Bank on Pin Oak Blvd. in Old Katy Remember - Every 2nd Saturday from 9 am - 12 pm To date Keep Kids Connected has delivered 349 computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. This was made possible with the generosity of our donors and supporters. Keep Kids Connected is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization through the generous donations of our patrons and sponsors, we are working with hospitals and doctors to provide Netbook computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. For more information, contact Keep Kids Connected at: P.O. Box 1127, Katy, TX 77492 or keepkidsconnected@gmail. com. Potential computer recipients can check eligibility requirements and download an application at www.keepkidsconnected.org
Theater, Music and Arts Applause Theatre
On January 3rd, 4th and 5th, Applause Theatre is extremely proud to host the Houston premiere of She’s Beyond Good And Evil. Written by Houston’s own Lauren Belmore, this series of five vignettes based on the music of Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) has sold out performances elsewhere. You’ll want to get seats early for this one, as it will sell out quickly and be talked about and celebrated for years to come. Applause Theatre is located at 6608 Fm 1960 West Suite E, Houston, Texas 77069, email@example.com, online - www.houstonmta.com or 281-440-4111. Applause Theatre is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible.
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The Houston Family Arts Center announces its 8th subscription season, an exciting line-up of plays and musicals all of which reflect the theme of “memories and traditions.” The season includes a timeless American classic, a stunning Tennessee Williams drama, three Tony Award-winning Best Musicals, the “revival” version of a musical with characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schultz and two hilarious comedies. Season subscriptions are available for $92-$144 and offer incredible savings, exclusive benefits and personalized customer service. Subscribers save as much as 30% off single-ticket prices. HFAC subscriber perks include the opportunity to pick the best seats before they go on sale to the general public, an opening night reception, and recognition in every Playbill. Patrons can purchase their subscriptions online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374. Houston Family Arts Center 2012-2013 Main Stage Season You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Jan. 25 - Feb. 10, 2013 on the Garza Main Stage) Annie (March 1-17, 2013 at the Berry Center) Leaving Iowa (April 5-21, 2013 on the Garza Main Stage) Over the River and Through the Woods (June 7-23, 2013 on the Garzas Main Stage) Fiddler on the Roof (July 12-28, 2013 at the Berry Center)
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Job Fair for Professionals on Thursday, January 24, 2012, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Epiphany Church at 1530 Norwalk Drive. The event is free and there will be 50 companies represented for jobs from Receptionist to Vice President in the areas of finance, healthcare, IT and engineering to name a few. A list of the companies that are participating and the openings they have, will be given to job candidates on the morning of the fair. To ensure we have the most current information from our participating employers, this list will not be distributed prior to the day of the event. This event is geared toward degreed, career-minded, professional job candidates. Candidates with no/some college, but substantial related work experience would also be well suited for this event. Bring plenty of resumes.
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On Saturday, January 12th, from 12:30 - 5 PM, the public is invited to attend the Grand Re-Opening of the historic log cabin in the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Blvd., Houston, TX. The cabin has just undergone a major restoration program and is now open once again for the many adult and children’s nature programs sponsored by Houston Audubon and the Audubon Docent Guild. Bring the family and tour the log cabin, meet live animals, enjoy nature activities and crafts and meet “Edith Moore,” the original owner of the cabin, as interpreted by local actress Linda Royce. This event is free. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Parking lot located at 12955 Memorial Drive and enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate. visit www.houstonaudubon.org for more information.
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Enjoy the outdoors with your child (age 2 1/2 to 5) at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered Tuesday mornings, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, activities and walks in the woods. Upcoming programs include: 2013 January 22nd & 23rd: Skunks January 29th & 30th: Alligators February 5th & 6th: Snakes February 12th & 13th: Bird Valentines February 19th & 20th: Insects & Inverts February 26th & 27th: Roly Poly Bugs March 5th & 6th: Ants March 12th & 13th: Ladybugs March 19th & 20th: Birdwatching March 26th & 27th: Wildflowers & Gardening April 2nd & 3rd: Animal Babies April 9th & 10th: Busy Bees April 16th & 17th: Fish April 23rd & 24th: Frogs April 30th & May 1st: Dragonflies May 7th & 8th: Turtles May 14th & 15th: Pond Adventure
When: Thursday January 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM CST -toSaturday January 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM CST Where: Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston 1450 E. Summitry Circle Katy, TX 77449 HOUSTON, we have a problem! Adults who are too busy, too tired, too whatever to be bothered TEACHING and MODELING respect and integrity to their students, decide it is better to just offer them the morning after pill at SCHOOL, without consent of parents! Be realistic, they are ALL going to “do it anyway!” What message are we sending our young people? Who is going to speak TRUTH in love to this generation of young women? Where are they going hear that they are valuable? From MTV? FACEBOOK? The boy sitting behind them in Math? The school clinic handing them a chemical hormonal drug cocktail?
The cost is $5 per child (or buy a 5-session card for $20) and the child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive and enter the sanctuary through the marked gate. The program will be held in the outdoor classroom. Call 713-464-4900 or go to www.houstonaudubon.org for more information.
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It is time to WAKE-UP. We need to remind ourselves and those we place our children in the care of, that PARENT’S MATTER and that going behind our backs is not, nor will EVER BE in the best interest of our girls. • Thursday, January 17, 2013 - we would like to invite you (Pastors, Community Leaders, Educators) to LUNCH with Pam Stenzel.
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1815 Westgreen Blvd., Katy, TX 77450, 281-492-8592 LIBRARY HOURS - Mon. 1 PM - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 6 PM, Fri. 1 PM - 6 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. closed. 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. • Holiday Closings: We will be closed on January 1st for New Year and January 14th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
• Book Discussion Clubs - The Library hosts book clubs that meet monthly. The Evening Book Club meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 PM. The Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM. • Just Desserts Mystery Book Club – Meetings held the third Wednesday of the month at 2 PM. You are encouraged to bring your favorite dessert to eat while we discuss whether our villains get their just desserts. • Volunteer at the Library - Volunteer opportunities abound at the library. Volunteers are needed to help shelve, count patrons and more. We will be holding our next volunteer orientation on Monday, January 7th at 4
PM. Students should be in high school and must be able to commit to two hours a week. If you would like to help in anyway, please contact Sarah Nelson at 281-492-8592. • Free Family Films - Bring the whole family out to our family film festival this holiday season. Every day for the week school is out, we will be showing a different mystery film complete with popcorn. Come on January 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 7th at 2 PM. Join us as we watch prehistoric animals facing climate change. Unfortunately, we cannot print the titles here, but call the library or stop by for a complete list. • Free Internet Classes - The library provides free one day only 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. This month’s class will be on Saturday, January 19th at 10 AM. Registration is required. • Microsoft Word Class - Are you interested in getting more out of your Microsoft Word program? On Tuesday, January 8th at 7:00-8:30 PM, the library will be hosting a basic class on Microsoft Word. Can’t make it then? Don’t worry, the class will repeat on January 22nd at 7:00-8:30 PM. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required. Seating is extremely limited for these classes. Registration begins January 2nd at 10 AM. Classes fill up quickly, so don’t delay. • Genealogy - Are you interested in learning more about your families past? The library is offering genealogy seminar on January 26th at 10 AM. Learn more about how to get started looking into your family past and find out where you came from. Seating is extremely limited for this class. • E-Books - Did you get one of the newest devices for Christmas? Visit the library on Tuesday, January 22nd at 2 PM to learn all about the HCPL e-book collection. Try out the latest gadgets in reading and gaming technology including the Kindle2, SonyReader, iPod Touch, iPod, MP3 and more! • Senior Moments - Ready to put those holiday pictures in a nice book? Adults are invited to bring your favorite pictures on Tuesday, January 15th at 2 PM as we scrapbook using the iPads. We have limited iPads for this project so pre-registration is required. • Book Sale - The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold their book
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• Storytime - Storytime for preschool-aged children is held each Wednesday at 11:15 AM. Stories, fingerplays and songs are featured. This is ideal for children ages 3 to 5, but all children and their caregivers are welcome. • INFANT STORYTIME - This program will meet each Thursday morning at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. This is an interactive program for children, ages 0 to 18 months and their caregivers. Each session will last about 20 minutes, featuring nursery rhymes, songs and finger plays. • TOTALLY TODDLER STORYTIME - Toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months, are invited to participate in our Totally Toddler Storytime, which will be held on Tuesdays, at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM and Wednesdays, at 10:15 AM. This program is designed with “little wrigglers” in mind. Together the children and their caregivers participate in songs, games, fingerplays and hear some good stories. Tickets are required for Toddler Storytime. Tickets are given to the first 30 toddlers the day of the event. • Afternoon Art- Glue, paper, scissors, markers, fun and more! Come to the library and let imaginations soar. On Wednesday, January 16th 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.
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• The Bear Creek Book Club - First Wednesday, 7:00 PM. Join the Bear Creek Book Club to discuss Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. • The Friends of the Bear Creek Library - Monday, January 14th, 6:00 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! • The Bear Creek MYSTERY Book Club - Thursday, January 17th, 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!
• Saturday @ the Movies – Every Saturday at 2:00 PM. Enjoy an action packed film with big sound and big screen; a deal that can’t be beat!! Check with the library staff regarding title and ratings information. • Beginning Computer Classes – First and Third Tuesday at 10:00 AM. These classes are designed for people looking to learn about computers at a very introductory level. All classes are free of charge. The first twelve patrons will be accommodated. • Bear Creek Knitting Club - Every Thursday, 4:00 PM. The Bear Creek Knitters Club is a place to share ideas, to learn new knitting techniques or to teach someone else a new knitting skill. Don’t miss out on the weekly fun!! Make sure to bring your needles and yarn. All ages welcome!
• Teen Programs - Every Monday, 4:00 PM. Want to do something fun and interesting after school? The library is hosting weekly Teen events. You can watch an anime, take part in a book or movie critic club and so much more!
• Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - Preschool Story Time for children ages 3-5 years. • Tuesdays, 11:15 AM - Infant Story Time for children ages 0-18 months. • Tuesdays, 5:00 PM - Kid’s Korner Story Time for school-aged children. • Wednesdays, 10:30 & 11:00 AM - Toddler Story Time for children ages 18 months-3 years. • Wednesdays, 5:00 PM - Tweeners for middle school aged children. • 1st Thursday of every month, 10:30 AM - Infant Explorers: All materials are furnished. Recommended for children ages 0-36 months. • 2nd Thursday of every month, 10:30 AM – Free play for all. All ages. • 3rd Thursday of every month, 10:30 AM - Preschool Picassos Art Camp: All materials are furnished. Recommended for children ages 3-5 years. • 4th Thursday of every month, 10:30 AM – Build it! Recommended for children ages 3+ years.
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AMERICAN RED CROSS CLASSES - Community Lay Responder: Cost is $27 (Check or money order only & No Refunds). Includes Adult CPR with AED, Infant/Child CPR and Standard First Aid. This class is Saturday March 9, 2013 at 10:30 AM-3:30 PM. Registration will begin Monday, February 4, 2013 for Harris County Residents & those who reside within the Katy City Limits, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 for those who reside outside Harris County or the City Limits of Katy.
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CARDIO CLASSES - This classes combines aerobics and muscle conditioning. Mondays: Cardio Muscle Ball - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Tuesdays: Zumba - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (must call Tuesday starting at 7 AM for reservations) Fridays: Cardio Muscle Interval - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Saturdays: Zumba – 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM (must call Friday starting at 7 AM for reservations) CARDIO-MUSCLE CONDITIONING - This class combines aerobics and muscle conditioning. 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. MEDITATION - An ancient Chinese art of mind-body relaxation and healing. Its benefits include increased energy, enhanced concentration, stress reduction. Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. KARATE - The American Society of Karate has classes for ages 6 years and up. For more information call Ian Ekblad-Frank at 832-722-8819 or email@example.com (email). Must register for each session. Tuesdays, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM -Junior class 6-12 years and Tuesdays, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM- Senior class 13 & up FITNESS MACHINES – This is a time when you can work out on your own on the fitness equipment. You must be 16 year and up & bring a full size towel and wear tennis shoes. Various times available daily. The machines are closed during class times.
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.
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Achieve with exper tise Katy’s most advanced inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. At Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital-Katy, we offer a comprehensive range of rehabilitative care. Our inpatient rehabilitation program features 35 private rooms, specially designed for patients recovering from stroke, neurological disorders, complex orthopedic conditions and more. And our outpatient care includes advanced physical, occupational and speech therapy, including pre and post surgical therapy, manual therapy for back, neck and extremity problems and VitalStim® dysphagia (swallowing) therapy and LSVT® for neurological disorders. For more information or to tour our facility, please call 281.579.5555.
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DEEP WATER AEROBICS - This hour class is a high cardio vascular workout. A flotation device is advised. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM. Recreational Swim (call to reserve a spot) - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Thursday, 4:15 pm - 5:45 PM - Saturday & Sunday, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm. Lap Swim/Water Walk - Various times daily. American Red Cross Swim Lessons – Ages 6 months – Adults. Call or come in to get schedule for lessons. Cost is $50.
Volunteer Opportunities 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, 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.
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. We desperately need loving and caring mentors for boys and girls that do not have anyone visiting them! Please consider devoting just one hour a week to the future of a needy child, many times you are their only visitors. Contact Jan Sadler Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-295-2779.
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Invest your time by volunteering with Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston educating and supporting men and women in making healthy choices for life in sexual integrity, unplanned pregnancy and post-abortion loss. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, facilitating small groups, administrative assistance, medical services, donation room and development. Discover your calling! For information inquire through the web site email@example.com or call 281578-0078, Volunteer Services Coordinator. The Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is a non-profit faith based organization.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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Rockets tickets, 2 seats, section102, row23, $90/pair, includes free Tundra parking, face value season ticket holder. Great seats. 713-851-5431 call/text. 4-burner gas range, white, perfect condition, $175. 281-463-0413. Winchester 1894 old saddle ring carbine 30-30, born 1920, has a western look, first 1150. firstname.lastname@example.org. Bassett Fremont brown, leather sofa. Beautiful, excellent condition! Paid well over $ 2,500, yours for only $800. 713-253-2104. Ashley leather, double reclining loveseat, like new, $850 OBO; Yamaha portable grand keyboard w/bench seat & stand, barely used, $380 OBO; Dell v313 all-in-one wireless printer, $50; Lexmark 6150 all-in-one printer, $40; 7.5’ pre-lit Christmas tree, $25; Mission style computer desk w/hutch, $35; Ironman inversion table, brand new, $100 OBO. Call 281-861-8023 or email email@example.com. 4 plots - Memorial Oaks Cemetery, 4 spaces together, valued at $32,400. All 4, $25,000 or 2 for $12,000; single, $6,500. Call 713-542-3685. Traditional chestnut dining room. Table extends to 96 in., 8 chairs and tabletop protector pads, china cabinet is 66 in. long, 4 yrs old. $2,100 cash. Thomas Kincaid “Sunrise” canvas #101, 20”x24,” burl framed 29”x33,” $375. 713-851-7374. Custom white, faux wood blinds for sale. 3 - 40Wx70L, 1 sink window 34Wx40L. $40 each or best offer. Call 281-463-1175. Marcy Home Gym complete with self spotting bench, curling bar, lat-pull pully system & over 200 lbs. of weights. Also a chest-explosion machine &
accessories for the pully system. Excellent condition. $325 or $350 delivered assembled. 281-881-6405.
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1998 BMW 750IL: Moonroof, V8, all possible options, 138K miles, unusually good condition, $4,200. 281-682-7868. 2002 Volvo S60 4-door sedan: black, moonroof, leather, all possible options, fantastic condition, $4,200. 281-682-7868.
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2004 Volvo S60 SUV: moonroof, leather, all possible options, fantastic condition, $6,200. 281-682-7868. Hooker super comp headers for ‘94 – ‘95 Camaro 350 LT-1, $400 OBO. Call 281-861-8023 or email email@example.com. 2009 Saturn Vue XE - 4 door, white, FWD, 2.4 Liter, 2 wheel drive, 45K miles, clean car fax. One owner, excellent condition, $14,950. Call 281-463-1175. 1985, 18 ½ foot Sea Ray. 165 Mercruiser, $3,000. Comes with accessories. 832-655-4746. 1998 Suzuki 1500 Intruder motorcycle, eggshell on white in color, black leather saddle bags, $3,000. 281-726-4305 Pat.
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Caregiver(s). All shifts. Assist residents with their activities of daily living and personal care. Excellent communication, nurturing heart and interpersonal skills required. Resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-3953496, Ref: CGKMTLKP. 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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Images Hair Studio is now accepting applications for a receptionist position. Looking for someone who is mature and professional. Customer service experience is a plus. 281-745-7801. Advertising company - looking for sales/home welcomers in 77494 or 77095. Work part time on your own schedule. Visit new homeowners in your area and go over a packet of information. Add businesses to the packet and earn unlimited $. Call 281-855-6589 for more information. Cornerstone Presbyterian Church is looking to add to their team of loving childcare providers. We have an immediate need on Sunday evenings with possible additional hours on Sunday and Wednesday mornings. If possible, proof of current CPR training should be submitted with resume; however, we can provide training and certification. Submit resumes to Carol Kutzer at email@example.com or call 281-579-1080. Katy area child care in need of part time and full time childcare providers. Contact Mrs. Dana, 281-394-5437. Sales persons wanted to sell Replacement Windows and Window coverings. Ownership opportunity available. Call Replacement Windows of Katy at 281392-5353.
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Enjoy Golf and the outdoors? Hole in One Challenge, a national par 3 company, is seeking sales representatives to promote a par 3 contest on local golf courses. A portion of all sales will help support programs offered to young people through The First Tee. Work a 5 hour shift - approximately 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weekends with occasional weekdays). $10 per hour plus commission after reaching minimum sales goal. Daily pay. Positions are available immediately. Must be able to pass drug test. Please contact Larry Wilkerson 281-758-4282. Visit www.holeinonechallenge.com. Manta Ray Enterprises, Inc. (MRE, Inc.) is always in search of highly motivated Real Estate Agents who’s core values that are aligned with that of the Broker’s. You are not expected to have the exact know-how when you start. But open minded and willing to learn from a TREC-MCE Instructor with over 28 years experience on leasing and working with property management with single family homes & condos. MRE, Inc. will guide you on the proper forms to use. Broker will provide a one-on-one support to any Real Estate Agent willing and wanting to learn more. MRE, Inc. will assist you to better serve your clients/customers/investors with sales, leases and property management. MRE, Inc. has been recognized and involved with Katy ISD, Community Education for more than 23 years at Taylor High School in Katy. MRE, Inc. offers incentive packages along with additional Real Estate knowledge. For more information and to get started on your new career today; please contact the Broker, “Tisha” Matticks, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Now hiring security officers, part time/full time. No experience necessary. Retirees welcome. All shifts available. Accepting applications Monday Thursday, 8 AM - 11 AM. Located at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, Texas 77079. Phone: 281-759-1010. Martial Arts USA is hiring qualified Tae Kwon Do Black Belts with WTF certification, over 18 years of age, background checks and interviews will be conducted. Contact Master Shin or Master An at 281-463-9333 or email YoungAn@cyfairtkd.com. Location, 17121 West Rd. Suite 200 Houston TX 77095.
Looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to be the front desk for a new dental office in Katy area. Candidate should be knowledgeable about dental insurance and have great communication skills. It is a paperless office so computer skills is a must. Experience is necessary, minimum 2 years. Need to know how to schedule, run daily/monthly/yearly reports, submit insurance claims electronically and manually, work on accounts receivable, manage patient charts, discuss and present treatment plans, verify insurance, pretreatment estimates and so on, handle patient upsets, deal with software support, etc. Please forward resume to email@example.com. Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-4019828 or send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Now Hiring! Do you love children? Small private preschool is now accepting applications. Must be dependable and energetic. Will train. Must have copy of High School Diploma or GED and copy of Social Security Card. Apply in person to 16618 Clay Road, Suite 400. 281-656-2273. The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900.
Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to email@example.com.
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Timeshare: rent a lovely condo for a full week in Hawaii. Sleeps 4, fully stocked kitchen. What else needs to be said... It’s Hawaii! $795. For information contact Cheryl at 281-855-7427.
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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.
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