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Aberdeen Trails Santa’s Sleigh Ride

All Aberdeen Trails residents are invited to Santa’s Sleigh Ride on Sunday, December 11th from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Please join us for hot chocolate, s’mores and a ride on the sleigh to view the neighborhood’s festive decorations. Remember to bring your cameras - Santa will be present from to 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to charity.

2012 ASSESSMENTS DUE JANUARY 1, 2012

2012 Assessment notices have been mailed to all property owners and the assessment is due January 1, 2012. Late fees will be assessed on February 1, 2012. If you have not received your notice by December 1, 2011, please contact management immediately. Also included in the billing notice is the 2012 pool tag registration form. Please complete the form and send directly to management (NOT WITH YOUR PAYMENT) and pool tags will be mailed in late February 2012. You can fax or email your pool tag registration form to: lnorred@highsierramanagement. com or fax 281-391-7913. The Board is happy to report that the dues amount for 2012 will remain the same as 2011 at $515 per lot. The Board worked diligently to assess each and every contract and service to ensure the best cost for the Association and to reduce any excess in the budget. We realize there are many residents experiencing financial hardship so we urge those of you that may need payment arrangements to contact management prior to the assessment due date to avoid penalties being added to your balance.

ABERDEEN TRAILS HAS RECYCLING

Many of you may have already noticed the recycling containers at the pool parking lot. Aberdeen Trails has partnered with I.M. Green Recycling to provide a way for our residents to recycle and potentially create a rebate back to the community to help provide other services and maintenance. A detailed list regarding the effort and providing instructions for you has been added to this newsletter and on the community website. An additional feature that I.M. Green provides is their relationship with many of the schools and churches in our area. Their partnerships allow individuals to receive personal labels from them to mark their recyclables in order to receive credit at your participating school or church. So be sure to check with I.M Green to see if your school or church is on the list and then you can recycle to earn rebates for them as well. But the labeling process is not required to simply put your items in the respective container at the pool. We hope that you will all participate and support our efforts to provide this worthy service.

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HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST

The Association will be awarding Yard of the Month in December to the best decorated homes in the community. Decorating will be judged the week of December 19, 2011, so please make sure to have your lights on and blow ups plugged in after 7 PM each night to earn your chance to be considered!

EXTERIOR CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS TO YOUR HOME

Summer projects are in full swing so we want to take this opportunity to remind all of you that any change or addition to the exterior of your home must be applied for an approved by the Association prior to proceeding. Regular maintenance such as replacing fence pickets, touching up paint, etc. do not require approval. But projects such as painting the entire house, replacing the roof, installing decorative items like flagpoles or birdbaths, etc. do require approval. Please contact management to inquire about your specific project if you have any questions just to be on the safe side. You can find the Home Improvement Guidelines and the application on the website for your convenience and review.

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Have you registered on the website to receive important updates or obtain community information? Log on to www. highsierramanagementonline.com to register.

INTERIOR ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS

One of the community’s recent preventative maintenance projects has been to have all exterior common area electrical breakers and wiring inspected for needed repairs and maintenance to prevent outages or electrical fires. With all the news reports on television of house fires recently, we want to take this opportunity to remind each of you how important the need for regular inspection and maintenance of your interior electrical wiring and breakers. There are many reputable electrical contractors that are willing to perform free interior breaker inspections so look on the internet or in the newspaper for information being publicized. Remember not to overload a circuit by plugging in too many electrical items in one outlet! Important information to consider when selecting your own provider is to request a copy of their current State licensing and insurance certificate.

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DROUGHT CONDITIONS

Texas is in the grips of a historic drought. We have received less than half of our average rainfall. Our normal 13 inches of rain are only six. The most obvious impact of drought is the lack of water. Over half of the 15 major rivers flow below their normal rate. They snake anemically along, their banks now broad bare shoulders ornamented with lacy skeletal fish who look forever sideways in blame up at the withholding sky that took their homes and lives. Bacteria multiply in the decreased flow and choke our ailing streams. Salinity in the gulf is increasing, damaging our oyster beds. Plants and animals dependent on the streams are dying or reproducing at lower rates. Nature is downsizing. So are the farmers and ranchers. Cattle once valued for their reproductive abilities are now culled for their meat. Despite the opening of forestry lands for some grazing, it costs less to sell them for slaughter than to continue to try to keep them hydrated and fed. Reservoir lakes are drying up. Over 200 of our reservoirs are low, seven are functionally empty and one is expected to dry up entirely. Several Texas districts are developing waste water recycling plants to make better use of “used” water. Once filtered, this water is often cleaner and more pollutant free than tap water. Power plants rely on our reservoirs to keep them cool enough to generate electricity. This year ERCOT has striven to prevent power outages. A Level Two emergency was declared, calling for cutbacks in power usage during peak hours. More electricity was needed to combat the record heat. ERCOT announced that it would have to cut power for ten minutes every 1.5 hours to maintain a reserve sufficient enough to operate power plants. It seems to have worked. ERCOT signed temporary contracts with NRG to de-mothball four gasoline powered energy generators. Homeowners have bigger concerns than just cooling the interiors of their homes. Houses built on expansive soils such as clay must guard against foundation cracking contractions as the clays on which many of them rest, desiccate and shrink. Their owners are encouraged to maintain their soil moisture levels at a time when they are also being told to conserve water. Water mains are suffering the same fate. In cruel irony, when they burst, they waste thousands of gallons of water.

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Texas is being scourged by drought, heat and energy shortages. The cascade of disaster and demand caused by a severely dry weather is the only thing raining down on our great state. But Texans are tough if they are anything. Rather than shy away from the challenge or throw our collective hands up in surrender, we are identifying our challenges and taking the steps to deal with them.

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Aberdeen Trails Women’s Association

We invite all residents of Aberdeen Trails to join us at our monthly meetings. We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month, at 7:00 PM, to plan neighborhood events and socialize. If you would like more information about the Women’s Association, please contact Sandy Ramsey at 281-463-2841.

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COPPERBROOK

Reminders from your HOA

As a reminder to the Copperbrook residents, please be certain to: 1. Store your trashcans out of view from the street. 2. Place your trashcans on the curb no earlier than the evening before trash pickup and remove the trash cans from the curb no later than the evening of trash pickup. 3. Heed the Harris County Leash Law. Dogs must be restrained within some sort of enclosure and, when in public, they must be on a leash or physically held by their owner. This will protect anyone in the community that is walking or bicycling as well as the pet owner who could be legally held responsible or possibly sued for failure to restrain their pet. Let’s work together to keep our community a beautiful and safe place to live!

COPPERFIELD WOMEN’S CLUB Women Serving the Community

Due to a very exciting and successful year, the Copperfield Women’s Club will change its name to the Cy-Fair Women’s Club! Membership to our club is open to all ladies in the Northwest Houston neighborhoods. We look forward to sharing an adventurous new year with new members from the Copperfield area, as well as the entire Cy-Fair area. Our name change will take place as of January 1, 2012. If you are not familiar with our club, we are a service organization that gives back to the community. 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. Currently we meet the first Thursday of most months at West Houston Church of Christ at 7:00 PM for social time and refreshments, followed by a program at 7:30 PM. The church is located at Queenston and West Road.

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If there are any adventurous ladies out there, that love to have fun and would like to participate in giving back to the community, we encourage you to come join us! 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 sudomac@comcast.net.

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GARDENING TIPS FOR DECEMBER

• If a long flowering period is desired, pansies should be placed in their permanent beds not later than this month. Fertilize monthly with manure, super-phosphate or a liquid high-phosphate product. Keep flowers picked for more bloom. • Take tulips out of cold storage and plant late this month. • Fertilize established trees, spring-blooming shrubs, spurias and sweet peas (after they are a foot tall) with a fertilizer such as 13-1313; Louisiana iris with cotton seed meal and manure. • Azaleas and camellias may be moved now. Keep moist to lesson cold weather damage. May acidify again. • Last month to plant early blossoming spring bulbs, speciosum and other varieties of lilies. Mulch. • Water plants well before a freeze; dry roots are easily damaged. • Don’t forget to provide food and fresh water for birds. More birds die from lack of water than lack of food.

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Cy-Fair ISD vOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

We are looking for community members who want to become Global Volunteers in order to be a part of our “team” and make a difference in the lives of children. If you are not the parent, grandparent or legal guardian of a student enrolled in the school at which you volunteer, you would be considered a Global Volunteer. If you have some free time and would like to learn more about becoming a Global Volunteer, please contact Kim Nash at krnash1@ sbcglobal.net or call the CFISD Partners in Education Office at 281894-3950. And remember: “TEAMWORK IS KEY”

Cypress Hoops Invitational

The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation will host the Cypress Hoops Invitational on Thursday, December 8th - Saturday, December 10th. As a partner with the district, our goal is to create a successful high school basketball tournament that engages the entire community.  Profits from the tournament will benefit our “Donate to Educate” program.  This program provides college scholarships for district students as well as staff development grants to CFISD for innovative and creative teacher training. North Cypress Sports Medicine Center has generously agreed to underwrite the event for the second year. The tournament will have twenty-four teams including the ten CFISD

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CFISD – SALUTE TO OUR HEROES

Saturday, February 11th at The Onmi Westside Houston. Salute to Our Heroes will honor the brave men and women who have served to preserve our freedom and liberty. Proceeds from this event will go to an endowment, enabling graduating students from CFISD to attend college. Inspirational speakers, entertainment, live and silent auctions will highlight this special evening. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available. GUEST SPEAKER: Keni Thomas. Army Ranger Involved in “Black Hawk Down” Mission Keni Thomas, Bronze Star for Valor recipient, is an engaging speaker whose story captivates audiences from beginning to end. The highly successful movie “Black Hawk Down” is based on his Army Company’s mission in Mogadishu, Somalia. In addition to speaking, Thomas is a recording artist with two critically acclaimed projects.

CFISD VIPS FALL CONFERENCE

It was barely 8:00 AM in the morning on Friday, Oct. 14th. They were beginning to arrive. Upon checking in; name badges were handed out along with a bright red folder full of the day’s agenda and the conference material. There was even an eco-friendly tote bag full of coupons and goodies generously donated by local area businesses. The room was huge and full of tables decorated with bright paper blocks spelling out the main part of this year’s theme, “Teamwork.”

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This was the annual VIPS Fall Conference held by the CFISD VIPS Executive Board at the Berry Center in Cypress. The schedule was full. It consisted of everything from learning how to turn a popsicle stick into a fun treat for a teacher or volunteer to tips on helping our students handle stress. The attendees could choose from a variety of 50 minute sessions that covered topics such as: Internet Safety; Reaching Out to Diverse Volunteers; Guidelines and Best Practices for Fundraising; and even Taking Care of Your Personal Health While Maintaining a Busy Lifestyle. Something was most impressive about this conference to one volunteer. This audience of 200 plus was comprised of men and women, volunteers and school staff - not limited to Cy-Fair ISD. There were 4 other area districts represented at this conference: Alief ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Houston ISD and Spring ISD. The current budget environment has left our school districts vying to be first in line for every resource of financial and physical support they can find. But for one day in October, the district boundary lines came down. There was no competition. There was no hidden agenda. Despite the traffic and everyday challenges, educators and volunteers from schools all over our county came together for a common purpose: improving their volunteer program thereby affecting the students in a positive way. This was simply an opportunity to attend an event that focused on several different areas of how to build on their volunteer resources in order to enhance the children’s education. While that volunteer sat looking out over the diverse crowd; she couldn’t help but see a universal theme, “Yes, in this room, it’s truly all about the students.”

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For the fourth consecutive year, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is the largest Recognized school district in Texas. The Texas Education Agency (TEA)  confirmed that an appeal was granted and CFISD’s accountability rating was changed to Recognized. The increase in rating came as a result of an appeal to recalculate the TAKS science passing percentage for Dean Middle School. The decision changed the campus’ accountability rating to Academically Acceptable.

STAAR TEST TO REPLACE TAKS TEST

STAAR, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, has replaced TAKS. As the Texas Education Agency distributes information to the district about this new assessment program, we will post on the website at www.cfisd.net. TEA may not finalize all information until the beginning of the spring semester, so we encourage you to revisit the website throughout the school year. Be assured, we will post information as soon as it is available to the district. You can access information in several ways: 1. STAAR information will be posted on each campus’ web page. 2. STAAR is accessible from Quick Links on the homepage of the district website. 3. A STAAR resources link is posted on the homepage of the district website under District News. 4. Campuses will include information in parent newsletters.

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The air is crisp and senses heightened as we embrace the holiday season! Cypress Falls High School Choir extends warm wishes for a happy season to all. Thanks to our wonderful choir directors, Deidre Douglas and Leah Loftin, for helping our young men and women grow musically in life. Our volunteers seem tireless and with the parental support, we have had a great 2012 - Bravo!

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Make plans to attend our Holiday Concert held in the school auditorium on December 8th, at 7 PM. The theme this year is “Classic Christmas Card.” Choirs will be accompanied by a violin quartet. Come fill your soul with the beautiful sounds of the seasons. We promise to lift your spirits and start your holidays off with smiles. The students will be participating in their Holiday party on December 8th in the teaching theatre. The sharing of fellowship and huge food extravaganza will be enjoyed by all! Poinsettias have been delivered and we hope you are enjoying your gorgeous blooms.  We appreciate your continued participation. Our own Eleni Kotzabassis has captured the lead in the school musical “The Fantastic’s.”  Performances will be December 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16 and 17 …, 2011. All performances will be in the auditorium at 7 PM. Don’t miss this off, off, Broadway show!

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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 beginning January 17th and continuing 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.

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Texas Christian School OPEN HOUSE

Texas Christian School will hold their annual Open Houses: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 6:30 PM: “Meet and Greet,” tour the campus, visit classrooms, refreshments. Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 6:30 PM: View Science/Art Fair projects, tour the campus, visit classrooms. Educating 2-year-old - 12th grade for over 20 years using challenging Curriculum, character development and sports. Contact us at 281550-6060, 17810 Kieth-Harrow Blvd., Houston, TX 77084 or visit www.TexasChristianSchool.org. Top Row: Coach Rob Tramuto, Christian Jefferson, Ashlend Taylor, Kyle Kitchen, Matthew Elliot, Grayson Wilson, Ty Wise, Blake Scott, David Scott. Coach Chris Kitchen Bottom Row: Hudson Hopper, Robert Doucet, Alexei Hahn, Jonathan Loebl

CRBS FLAG FOOTBALL PLAYS TOUGH Takes Second in Conference!

Clay Road Baptist School (CRBS) Middle School Flag Football team took second place in the West Houston Christian Athletics Conference (WHCAC) championship on Saturday, October 29th, held at Southwest Christian Academy. The CRBS Eagles held Calvary Episcopal School to two touchdowns in a heavily defensive game against a very tough, disciplined team until the very last play, with the final score being 20-0. CRBS played against eight teams in the WHCAC from August to October. Upcoming Events: January 18, 2012: Kindergarten Sneak Peek at 8:30 AM January 31, 2012: Preview Night/Early Registration Begins at 7:00 PM The CRBS Volleyball Team from left to right: Samantha Skrehot, Morgan Morel, Kandice Lara, Julia Burt, Yvette Picazo, Hannah Riley and Coach Patrick Stewart.

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CRBS VOLLEYBALL WINS CHAMPIONSHIP Incredible 16-game winning streak!

Clay Road Baptist School (CRBS) Middle School volleyball team took the West Houston Christian Athletics Conference (WHCAC) championship on October 20, 2011, at the finals held at Logos Prep Academy in Sugarland, TX. The first match was very difficult, but ended with a win for CRBS with a score of 25-23. Calvary Episcopal School won the second match with a score of 25-15. During the final match, which led to the championship title, Samantha The CRBS Volleyball Team from left to Skrehot hit a “hotspot” with 12 right: Samantha Skrehot, Morgan Morel, straight serves leading CRBS Kandice Lara, Julia Burt, Yvette Picazo, to a championship win with a Hannah Riley and Coach Patrick Stewart. score of 15 -2. CRBS played against twelve teams in the WHCAC from August to October.

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Dean Unsicker of Rosehill Christian School presented a check to St. Luke’s Community Hospital during a recent football game. RCS raised $900 through t-shirt sales to benefit breast cancer research. The Head of School, along with Varsity Cheerleaders presented the money raised to Candace Chang, Manager of Imaging and Diagnostics at St. Luke’s. Rosehill Christian School is located at 19830 FM 2920 in Tomball, Texas.

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In December are a choral concert featuring the LSC-CyFair Symphonic Band “Carmina Burana” Dec. 2nd and Jazz Ensemble concert “JazzExpress” Dec. 7th. For tickets and event information, go to LoneStar.edu/boxoffice. In the Bosque Gallery will be the Student Art Show Dec. 1st through Dec. 8th with a reception and awards ceremony set from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM Dec. 1st. For gallery information, go to LoneStar.edu/bosquegallery.    Spring semester weekday classes begin Jan. 17, 2012. For information, call 281-290-3200 or 832-782-5000 or go online to LoneStar.edu. 

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The Learning, Inspiration, Fellowship and Enrichment (L.I.F.E.) programs are free and held Wednesdays at 10 AM in the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library (Room 131.) Programs in December are: “The Courageous of Pearl Harbor” Dec. 7th and “Shrinky Dinks with Tracy and Rose” Dec. 14th. Programs will resume Jan. 11, 2012. Call the library at 281-290-3214 for L.I.F.E. program information.  

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

Cy-Fair Sports Association

Cy-Fair Sports Association is having baseball, football, cheerleading, drill team and wrestling sign ups right now. Check out the website for more information www.cy-fairsports.org.

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

Men’s Drop-In Roller Hockey

Bear Creek Roller Rink is the new home of Men’s Hockey. If you are new to hockey or have played for years, we would love to have you join us. All ages and abilities are welcome. We play every Sunday from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. Come on out and give hockey a try!!!  For more information, please call David Bradford at 281-855-2615.

LOCAL EVENTS Craft Shows Epiphany of the Lord Frostyfest Craft Show

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

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Morton Ranch High SCHOOL HOLIDAY MARKET FOR PROJECT PROM 2012

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

The Cy-Fair Holiday & Health Festival and Layla Grace 5K

The Cy-Fair Holiday & Health Festival and Layla Grace 5K will be held at the Berry Center on Dec. 3rd. This family-friendly, community event is free to the public and will feature over 100 exhibitors to help Cypress residents get into the holiday spirit and help raise money for a good cause.  Attendees can shop for holiday gifts as they get professional pictures with Santa, sample food and drinks, enjoy shows by local dance troupes and children’s choirs, have health screenings and beauty procedures done on-site, bring the kids to play in the Best Buy Mobile/Gaming area, and win prizes and raffles throughout the day. 

The Cy-Fair Holiday & Health Festival is held in conjunction with the Layla Grace 5K.  Layla Grace Marsh lost her battle with Neuroblastoma at age 2. Her parents, Cypress residents, formed the Layla Grace Children’s Cancer Research Foundation to fund research into high-risk pediatric cancers and to empower parents who have children diagnosed with cancer. The Layla Grace 5K Run/Walk and Kids One Mile Run Run begins and ends at the Berry Center. Entry fee for the 5K Run/Walk is $25 and for the Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run, only $15. There will be no race-day registration, so visit the website to register now at www.laylagrace. org/5k. The race begins at 9:15 AM. For more information about the festival, visit www.holidayhealthfest. com. Show hours are from 10 am to 4 pm.

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The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Christmas Bazaar 2011 Tuesday, December 6th 10 am - 3 pm 100% of the profit will go to the Avon Walk Please come along and support this worthy cause

A wide variety of vendors will be there with lots of great gift ideas. Refreshments will also be available so why not make a day of it!! To sponsor us go to www.avonwalk.org and search for team “Brit Pack.” Thank you for all your support!

Christmas Events

Make Plans to Visit the Cornerstone UMC Live Nativity

The Cornerstone United Methodist Church (CUMC) will be hosting a Live Nativity on Saturday, December 3rd from 6-8 PM, as we transform the front area of the church into scenes that will depict the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. There will be shepherds with their sheep, the Three Wise Men and a camel, Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus in a manger and an angel portraying this holy event. You will be able to visually embrace this event as you drive through, read scriptures and listen to music that tell of the wondrous night. In the past, we have had several hundred cars that drive through to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas - the birth of Jesus Christ. We are located at 18081 West Road at Barker Cypress, behind the CVS. For directions or more information, please call the church at 281-859-4141 or go to our website at www.cornerstoneumc.org.  

First Christian Church of Katy 5th Annual “Living Nativity”

Join us on Saturday, December 10, 2011, from 6:30-8:00 PM. There will be three (3) live representations of the Nativity Scene lasting approximately 30 minutes each. Refreshments will also be provided in the fellowship hall throughout the evening. First Christian Church is located at 22101 Morton Ranch Road, Katy, Texas  77449. For more details, call the church office at 281-492-2693 or visit our website: www.fcckaty.com.

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

The darkest time of the year casts a powerful spell over nearly every culture in the northern hemisphere, and has given birth to countless ways of celebrating the winter solstice. Many of the present-day holiday rituals in our country originate in the Nordic/German traditions and come flavored with the spices of Europe. We invite you to take a little journey to early nineteenth-century Bavaria and the surrounding regions to explore the roots of modern Christmas. As always, this interactive family friendly show will include superb music, lovely costumes, and traditional dances. Our adult and children’s choruses will add to the warmth, as will performances by accomplished guest artists, including an Alphorn duet and yodlers, who are genuine interpreters of Bavarian culture. A keepsake booklet containing information about the Bavarian celebrations and songs featured in the show is included with the ticket. Don’t miss this heartwarming event and join in with our nationwide family of returning Revels fans.

Messiah Lutheran Church COMMUNITY INVITED TO “NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM”

Messiah Lutheran Church is hosting “A Night in Bethlehem” on Saturday and Sunday evenings, December 3rd and 4th, 5-8 pm. The event is free, Messiah’s gift to the community. All are invited to kickoff the Christmas season by experiencing Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born, including livestock, wisemen, shepherds, Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus. Free activities for the children. Messiah is located at 11522 Telge Road, 1/2 mile north of Highway 290. For more information, 281-890-3013 or www.messiahlc.org.

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The 2011 Christmas Revels takes place December 10th-11th & 17th-18th Saturdays 2:30 PM & 7:00 PM · Sundays at 2:30 PM

Wortham Theater, entrance 16 from Cullen blvd. at the University of Houston Campus, Houston, Texas. Ample parking space available. Tickets are $17.50 - $40. For Tickets & Information 713-668-3303 or www.revelshouston.org, a non profit organization Revels Houston, Inc., P.O. Box 66829, Houston, TX 77266-6829, tune in to KUHF or call the Valk family at 281 398 0774.

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Houston Repertoire Ballet Celebrates 10 Years En Pointe with “The Nutcracker” Sell-Out Performances Set for December 10th & 11th

The Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB), the premier pre-professional ballet company in Northwest Houston, proudly presents the 10th annual “The Nutcracker” performance series on Saturday, December 10th at 2 pm and 7 pm and Sunday, December 11th at 1 pm and 5 pm at Tomball High School Auditorium, 30330 Quinn Road, Tomball, Texas 77375. This year features guest artists from two of the world’s premiere ballet companies: Jared Matthews, soloist with New York’s American Ballet Theatre and HRB alum, and Karina Gonzalez, soloist with the Houston Ballet. For ticket information, call 281-940-HRB1 (4721) or visit www.hrbdance.org. Ticket prices range from $15 to $18. The Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), founded by Victoria Vittum and Gilbert Rome, both nationally acclaimed teachers and choreographers who served as its co-artistic directors. Today, Ms. Vittum oversees training and programming with an equal eye to serving the needs of the community. Although Mr. Rome is now retired, he maintains his interest and affiliation with HRB, performing as Drosselmeyer in “The Nutcracker” and as a guest teacher. The program attracts and develops some of the finest young dancers in the greater Houston area, with many of the dancers advancing to professional ballet companies throughout the country. Major funding for HRB is provided by Houston Endowment, Inc. and ConocoPhillips. Additional support comes from ExxonMobil and Marathon. School Outreach Program is generously sponsored by Target.

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Covenant Lutheran Church Las Posadas

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

What is Christmas without Handel’s “Messiah?”

To many people, Christmas is just not Christmas without singing or hearing Handel’s Messiah. The Chancel Choir of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Katy will host the fifth annual “Messiah Sing Along,” with full orchestra, again this year. The event will be held in the Sanctuary of the church (located at the corner of Shillington & Kingsland) Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm. For information, call 281-492-8031 or go to www.stpeterskaty.org. Please join us as either a singer or a listener. Loaner scores will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis; however, given the limitations of available scores, you are encouraged to bring your own music. There will also be scores for sale.  Fourth HAMARA DESI CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

December 17, 2011 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Free Admission & Free Food!! University Center, University of Houston, Main Campus Houston, TX  77581 Hamara Desi Christmas Celebration is intended to celebrate Christmas with people of different religions and faiths from India. The celebration is non-denominational. Please come and enjoy the celebration. Of course, Santa Clause will be there to give free gifts!! Let us enjoy the Christmas season with friends, great food, drama, songs, skits and Christmas cheer... Please RSVP through hamaradesichristmas.com Questions call: 713-423-5029; 832-275-8810; 281-686-4135

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Bear Creek Animal Clinic Pet Wellness Fair Saturday, December 17th, (8am-11:30am) www.bearcreekanimalclinic.com Ask about Senior and Dental Days

The EmPowerment Center’s Annual Christmas Toy Drive

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

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Join us for Fashion with Passion a Dinner, Silent Auction and Fashion Show benefitting Jordan Merecka Thursday, January 26, 2012 • 6:30 to 10:00 PM Enchanted Cypress Ballroom 12603 Louetta Road, Cypress, Texas For sponsorship, volunteer, and ticket information contact: Teri Quance at teri@quancedesign.com Susie Pipkin at swpipkin@msn.com Terri Cesnik at terri.cesnik@sbcglobal.net Julie Saunders at jdsaunders@sbglobal.net Cynthis Gill at cynthis_gill@comcast.net Visit our Facebook page - “Fashion with Passion Fundraiser.” Tickets can be purchased at Quane Design Studio. Jordan Merecka was born with multiple congenital heart defects, including Dextrocardia (his heart was on the wrong side of his chest). As a child, he experienced two open chest surgeries, several surgical revisions and an implantable defibrillator. For many years after his early surgeries, Jordan was able to live an active childhood. As a teen, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father and at school, he participated in FFA (Future Farmers of America). But, in September 2010, Jordan’s heart began to fail and he was placed on a waiting list for a heart transplant. With medical treatment, he was able to attend school as he waited. At the start of 2011, the senior at Cypress Woods High School was looking forward to three major milestones in his life: his prom on May 27th, his eighteenth birthday on May 29th and his graduation on June 5th. In April 2011, his health took a turn for the worse and he was admitted to Texas Children’s Hospital with heart failure symptoms and kidney insufficiency. He critically needed a heart transplant. Over the weekend of May 21st, all of his organs began to fail acutely and he could not breath on his own because his heart was so weak. On May 22nd, Jordan received the Total Artificial Heart that saved his life. Jordan missed his prom, but thanks to a diligent heart-failure team and the availability of the artificial heart, he celebrated his birthday at Texas Children’s on May 29th - a week after his surgery. On June 5th, Jordan watched his graduation ceremony online while his 16-year-old sister walked across the stage to accept his diploma on his behalf. His class rose to their feet for a standing ovation. Jordan has been accepted at Texas A&M University Galveston and looks forward to studying marine biology. But for now, Jordan’s focus is on gaining his strength and being ready for his new heart.

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,

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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 call Franklin Holub 281-463-6122, email holub8096@sbcglobal.net. We sure hope to see you there!

Blood Drive

St. Cuthbert Episcopal Blood Drive

On Sunday, December 11th starting at 8:30 AM. St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will be hosting a Blood Drive with a mobile unit set up in their parking lot. Registration and donor forms will be available in the Parish Hall. To donate you must be at least 17 years of age, at least 110 lbs. and in good general health. Remember, it takes about 15 minutes and one pint of blood to save three lives. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road, Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). Visit us at www.stcuthbert.org.

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Season tickets are now on sale. For the best seating and lowest prices become a season ticket holder. The HFAC season package is arranged so that any six or more shows constitute a package and patrons get to pick which 6, 7 or 8! Patrons can select their seats online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281685-6374.   GO TO http://www.houstonfac.com/id6.html for more information or to request an audition appointment.

The Cypress Creek FACE 2011-2012 Season A CANTARE   Christmas Sampler


3 PM, Tuesday, December 6, 2011
 Passion, spirit, excellence, joy…… are a few of the words that describe choral performances by CANTARE Houston over the past seven years. Under the direction of founder/artistic director Kevin Riehle, CANTARE seeks to create a community of people changed by the power of great choral music.
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8 PM, Saturday, December 31, 2011
 Celebrating the new year has become a tradition at The Centrum. Join the Houston Symphony and conductor Brett Mitchell as they ring in the New Year with class! The concert will feature traditional holiday favorites and pop classics.
 Tickets: $30-60

Legacy Concert: Noel Bouley

Houston Family Arts Center

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

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3 PM, Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Bass-baritone Noel Bouley received a master’s degree in vocal performance at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and he completed a bachelor’s degree in both vocal performance and music education at Louisiana State University. Bouley has performed as the bass soloist in major works such as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Bach’s Mass in B minor, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Bach’s Ich habe genug and Handel’s Messiah. Tickets: $6 - $12 All performances are at The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Dr. Spring, TX 77379, 281-440-4850; www.cypresscreekface.org.

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Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company and Obsidian Art Space present Museum of Dysfunction IV: a SHOWCASE OF SHORTS written by new writers from all over the world and directed and produced by the talented members of Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company! This year’s shorts focus on the agony of love and the roller coaster that is the human relationship. We have chosen the best of the best from over 200 submissions this year! Playwrights include writers from Milwaukee, Oregon, Texas, New York, California, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan. There are two alternating groups of plays, so you can come twice and see two different shows! Some adult situations and language, PG 13.

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

HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO™ DECEMBER EVENTS

• Visit http://rodeohouston.com/events/events.aspx for a full listing of all upcoming Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo events. • For questions about the events above, please feel free to contact the individuals listed for each event. • For general information about the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, please contact Sarah Poole via email (poole@rodeohouston. com) or phone 832-667-1200.  • The 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo runs Feb. 28 through March 18, 2012. Visit www.rodeohouston.com for more info.

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

It’s official, Houstonians through the Houston Fire Fighters raised a record breaking $509,961 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association making them the #1 Fill-the-Boot department in the country for the last 9 out of 10 years raising more than $6.3 million during that time. For more than 50 years fire fighters have helped MDA by filling their boots with donations from the citizens of their community. Houston Professional Fire Fighters Local #341 will begin their 2012 Fill-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.

CHURCH EVENTS Covenant Lutheran Church “Blue Christmas” Worship Service

Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it may trigger some other sadness; it may be a time that has always been difficult. The constant refrain on the radio and television, in shopping malls and churches about the happiness of the season, about getting together with family and friends, reminds many people of what they have lost or have never had. The anguish of broken relationships, the insecurity of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of isolation - all these can make us feel very alone in the midst of the celebrating and spending. We need the space and time to acknowledge our sadness and concern; we need to know that we are not alone. Our spirits sink, as the days grow shorter. We feel the darkness growing deeper around us. We need encouragement to live the days ahead of us. For these reasons, Covenant Lutheran Church, 3785 Barker Cypress Rd, Houston offers a special “Blue Christmas” (also known as “Longest Night”) service on December 21st at 7:00 pm. Come out and join in sharing and hearing prayers, scripture and music that acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who mourn, for those who struggle - and that God’s Word comes to shine light into our darkness. Everyone, regardless of church background (or lack of it) is welcome. The short service will be followed by a brief time for light refreshments and fellowship for those who care to linger.

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BEAR CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH CHRISTMAS SERVICES AND EVENTS

Wed., Dec. 7th - New Community Lord’s Supper: 7:00 PM Sun., Dec. 11th - Children and Preschool Christmas Party Sun., Dec. 18th - Christmas Concert: 9:00 AM, 10:15 AM and 11:30 AM Sat., Dec. 24th - Christmas Eve Services: 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM Sun., Dec. 25th - One Service Christmas Day: 11:00 AM. No children or adult Bible Studies

St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church Christmas Services

St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church welcomes everyone to come celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ during our Christmas Eve services on Saturday, December 24th at 5:30 PM with a Christmas Pageant and at 9:00 PM. There will also be a service on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th at 10:30 AM. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road in Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). Visit us at www.stcuthbert.org.

Family of Faith Lutheran Church CHRISTMAS SERVICES

You and your family are invited to celebrate Christmas with us at The Family of Faith Lutheran Church, 16710 FM 529 Road. Our Christmas Eve service will begin at 7 PM and Christmas Day service will begin at 10 AM.  

CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH BETWEEN JOBS NETWORKING

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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BEAR CREEK Umc ATTENTION: CAREGIVERS OF ELDERLY PERSONS

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.

The Katy Christian Women’s Connection Bible Studies

The Katy Christian Women’s Connection is offering Bible Studies at the Fellowship at Cinco Ranch Church, 22765 Westheimer Parkway, Katy - across from the Katy YMCA. If you are a member of the Katy YMCA, you will receive free childcare for your child during the study. For more information or to sign up, please contact Janet at 281-762-8252. For the latest updates, please visit our website: www.KatyCWC.org.   

UPCOMING BIBLE STUDIES 

Starting Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 AM Knowing God’s Will - The choices that we make often make us. The biblical book of Ruth is a story about choices and provides valuable insight into how we can make decisions that honor God and bless our own lives - 8 lessons. For information on this Bible study, please contact Joanne at 832-321-5895. Starting Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Tuesdays from 12:30-2 pm Christ In Genesis 1 - The God of Creation - This is an exciting study detailing the biblical account of Creation as recorded in Genesis. The study covers history from Creation to the call of Abraham and the beginning of the nation of Israel - (12 lessons). For more information on this Bible study, please contact Janice at 281-220-1026.

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Starting Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:30 AM - 10 Smart Things Women Can Do to Build a Better Life - This study openly addresses relevant topics while also sharing the Gospel. Learn innovative ways to manage emotions, live generously, resolve relationships, offload stress, grasp grace, and more - 10 chapters. For information on this Bible study, please contact Janet at 281-762-8252.

Power for Today Bible Study & Prayer

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matt 6:34   Held every 3rd Tuesday - 6:30-7:30 pm Omni Hotel Westside - Café on the Lake 13210 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079 281-558-8338  

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West Houston Aglow Lighthouse

West Houston Aglow Lighthouse, part of Aglow International, a network of caring women, meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 am for worship, prayer Bible study and fellowship. Meetings are held at Deerfield Village Recreation Center, 4045  Deerfield Village Drive, at the intersection of Clay Road and Barker Cypress. For more information, email christinejackson@peoplepc.com.  

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.

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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.

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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 info. 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: getober@hotmail.com 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. CLASSES BEGINNERS TAI CHI - BCCC is offering a beginners Tai Chi Class Mondays and Fridays which will start on Monday, January 9, 2012. No new participants will be able to attend after the third week is in progress. You must be able to attend both classes each week. The class is not limited at this time, although you must pre-register in order to participate. Registration for this class will begin December 1, 2011. If you are interested go to BCCC to sign up or for more information.

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KATHERINE TYRA (BEAR CREEK) PUBLIC LIBRARY

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. Holiday Closings - The library will be closed at 5:00 PM on Dec. 22nd and all day December 23rd - 26th for Christmas and Dec. 31st - Jan. 2nd for New Year’s.

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281.463.4131 25250 NORTHWEST FREEWAY, SUITE 200 • CYPRESS , TEXAS 77429 Adults • The Bear Creek Book Club - Wednesday, December 7th, 7:00 PM. Join the Bear Creek Book Club to discuss The Help by Kathryn Stockett. • New Volunteer Orientations - Monday, December 19th 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, December 15th, 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! This month we will discuss The 11th Victim by Nancy Grace. 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 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! • Saturday @ the Movies – December 3rd 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 Tuesday, 10:00 AM. Beginning Computer Classes: 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. • ESL Classes - Every Wednesday at 6:00 PM and Saturday at 10:15 AM. Our library is offering ESL classes twice a week! Classes are free and open to the public.

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Teen Programs • 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! CHILDREN • 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 3-5 years. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-550-0885 or log on to www.hcpl.net.

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11355 Regency Green Drive, Cypress, TX 77429, 281-890-2665, www.hcpl.net Hours of Service - Monday - 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tuesday/ Thursday - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Wednesday -12:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Friday - Closed, Saturday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Sunday - Closed. Holiday Closings - The library will closed at 5:00 PM on Dec. 22nd and will be closed for Christmas from December 23rd - 26th. Closed all day Dec. 31st - Jan. 2nd for New Year’s. ADULT ONGOING EVENTS & SPECIAL EVENTS (ADULT) • Inspirational Book Club - Monday, December 5th 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, December 12th at 2:00 pm. A book club where members read books and share the books that they have read with other book-lovers! • 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! Teen Activities • Movie Night - Mondays (Dec. 5th and 12th) at 4:00 pm. see a current movie and enjoy some refreshments! Children’s activities • Preschool Story Time for children ages 3-6 - Tuesdays at 10:30 am. Children’s Librarian will read stories, lead everyone in song and direct the making of a craft project. • 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, December 7th 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. • 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. 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, 8 am - 6 pm; Saturday, 8 am - 6 pm; Sunday, 1 pm - 6 pm. December 19th-21st, Monday - Wednesday, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM December 27th-29th, Tuesday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM December 30th, Friday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Holiday Hours: December 22nd, Thursday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and December 23rd-26th, Friday - Monday, Closed for Winter Holidays. December 31st-January 2nd, Saturday - Monday, closed for New Year’s Holiday

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• 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.

Crafts Wednesdays, 8:30 am - 10 am, LRNC 215 - Common Thread: Knitting, Crocheting and Needlework Group.

Special Exhibit 12/28/11 – 2/17/12 - Lincoln: The Constitution & The Civil War - Friday, Dec. 30th, 2 pm - 3 pm, LRNC 131 - Can the President Rest in Peace? The Long, Strange History of Abraham Lincoln’s body. Presenter Alex Smith, Professor of History, LSCCyFair - Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 7 pm - 8 pm, LRNC 131 - Book Club: Stand the Storm by Breena Clarke. Facilitator Anthony McMillan, Reference Librarian. See the full program schedule at www.lonestar. edu/library/lincoln.

Free Talk Time (practice conversation) classes Monday, 9:30 am-10:30 am, 1-2 pm Tuesday, 1-2 pm Wednesday, 1-2 pm  Thursday, 1-2 pm, 2-3 pm, 5-6 pm   Spanish Conversation Club/ Conversación en Español Basic conversational skill in Spanish is required, LRNC 102 Tuesdays, 9-10 am and 3-4 pm (new) TEEN • Teen Blogs Teen Thoughts: a blog for teens: http://cyfairteenthoughts.blogspot. com. Veni, Vidi, Vici: I Came, I Saw, I Conquered: http://venividiviciteens. blogspot.com (by teens who are transitioning from high school to college).

ADULTS Book Clubs • 12/14: Sports Page Book Club (2nd Wed. of the month) - 1 pm, room 215 - Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton by Jeff Pearlman. • 12/14: I Love a Mystery Book Club - 12:00 PM, room 215 end of 2011 event - share a favorite mystery you read in 2011! • 12/15: Books without Borders - 1 pm, room 215 - For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History by Sarah Rose (China & England).

Computer Workshops, library room 203 Tuesdays: 7-9 pm (various topics, see schedule). Saturdays: Alternating weekends/various times, please contact the library visit the website at www.lonestar.edu/library/15212 for current schedule.

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ESL Library Outreach Program ESL BOOK CLUB: Mondays, LRNC 215, 1-2 Pm - Currently reading Nickel and Dimed: On (not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich.

Book Clubs 12/4: 2-3 pm, LRNC 215 - Contemporary Book Club for Everyone - Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. 12/9: 1-2 pm, LRNC 215 - Classic for Home Schooled Teens Book Club - Emma by Jane Austen.

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SAT Prep 12/4: 4-5:30 pm, TECH 102 - Math prep 12/12: 7-8 pm, TBA - English/Writing prep Special Needs Programs for Teens 12/14: 6-8 pm, LRNC 131 - 12/14: Pot-luck holiday dinner and soap making. * See website for details 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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St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids

DivorceCare (for adults) and DivorceCare (for Kids) will be starting at St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church. These programs provide Christcentered help for adults and children (grades 1-6) struggling with the hurt and pain of divorce and separation. They are Christian-based support groups designed to help process and bring healing and will begin at St. Cuthbert’s on Sunday, January 9th from 4:00-6:00 PM for twelve consecutive weeks. There is a $15 registration fee for each group that covers an activity book and snacks for the program and can be paid at the first session. Scholarships are available. At this time, childcare will not be provided. Brochures highlighting the programs are available from the church office or from Peggy Addington. Please feel free to share this material with someone who might benefit from the programs. Registration is required. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road in Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). To register or for more information, please call Peggy Addington at 281-550-2199.

CYPRESS ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES

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.

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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.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

If you want to drink, that’s your business; if you want to stop, that’s ours. To find a meeting near you or for other information call: 713686-6300 or go to www.aahouston.org.

WEST/NORTHWEST HOUSTON DOWN SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP

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.

LYME DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP

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.   Second Saturday of each month • 3:00-5:00 PM Kindred Hospital cafeteria • 11297 Fallbrook Teresa Lucher - Contact person: lucher@sbcglobal.net

PALMER DRUG ABUSE PROGRAM (PDAP)

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

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

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.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Stop the diet/binge cycle! Join a 12-step support group. We meet on Mondays (year-round, including holidays), at 6:00 PM, at Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 16000 Rippling Water 77084, ROOM Coke #1. Contact Judy Russell at 281-345-8319 for further information.

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• Affordable - Annual Membership is $26, Chapter fees, average of $5 per month. • Friendly environment - Join the journey to better health. • Accountability - Confidential weigh-in • Informational Programs • Support, suggestions and awards for your losses • Weekly meetings - Monday, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM. For more information, please call 832-771-0499. • Weekly meetings - Friday, 9:30 AM-10:30 AM. For more information, please call 281-550-1772 or 832-288-3980. Please visit us at Bear Creek Community Center.

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The Houston Lyme Disease and Chronic Illness Meetup Group

We are dedicated to helping people with Lyme Disease, CFS, Fibromyalgia, ADD, ADHD, Autism or any of the neurological diseases and we provide the latest nutritional research to fight these illnesses. This group is for those who are affected with any of these type of illnesses or for those who have loved ones that are affected. For information on meetings, call 713-581-8108 or visit www.meetup. com/Lyme-Chronic-Illness-Meetup-Group.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)

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 4:00 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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• Brackets are smaller, more comfortable and available in clear. • High-tech wires allow for faster results with less discomfort. • Digital X-rays and records are done in office for your convenience. • Our flexible and no-interest payment options make orthodontics very affordable.

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Visit our website at www.cypress-umc.org for other exciting programs and activities going on at the church. Cypress UMC is located at 13403 Cypress N. Houston Road in Cypress 77429. Call us at 281469-0730 for more information.  

Cancer Center at North Cypress Medical Center

The Cancer Center at North Cypress Medical Center and the American Cancer Society are proud to sponsor the following free community support groups: Coping with Breast Cancer: This group is for women coping with breast cancer and offers an uplifting, safe place for women to come and share their common experiences, problems and solutions, as well as obtain information regarding community resources. Monthly meetings every 2nd Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Man to Man - Prostate Support Group: This group is for men and their families coping with prostate cancer. It is designed to promote education and emotional encouragement in a safe, uplifting, and supportive environment. Monthly meeting every 3rd Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Dialogue - Cancer Support Group: This group is for individuals coping with various kinds of cancer, including patients, their families and friends. It provides an opportunity for those touched with cancer to share their experiences and assists them in learning how to live with cancer, monthly meetings every 1st Tuesday. All Support Group meetings will be held in the lobby of The Cancer Center at North Cypress Medical Center at 21216 Northwest Freeway, Suite 110, Cypress, TX, 1st floor of the Professional Building. For questions regarding any of these support groups, call Janet Kantenberger, LCSW, at 832-912-3658. Visit us online at www. ncmc-hospital.com.

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Bearcreek MS SUPPORT GROUP

Bearcreek MS support group meets monthly on the Third Saturday, 1 PM - 3 PM, at The Church Without Walls, 5725 Queenston Blvd, Houston, Texas 77083. For more information, contact Paula 281530-3857 or Alicia 713-394-2971. Please join us for an encouraging and informative meeting!

Northwest Houston Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

The Northwest Houston Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM, at Cy-Fair Professional Building, 11302 Fallbrook near FM1960. Please contact Connie Crocker at 281-373-5860 for information.

Bear Creek Baptist Church divorce Support Group

Heal the Hurt, Mend the Heart, Restore the Joy - help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. 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)

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

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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 jsimpson@cypresscalling.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.

GIVE AN HOUR™ NETWORK Provides Free Counseling to Troops and Families

Since September 11, 2001, 1.8 million troops have been deployed in 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 281855-1982 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).

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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 ed.thomas536@yahoo.com to register. 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 robynb@goodchurch.us.

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“I’m In PAIN” Can Chiropractic Help ME ? We are often asked, “What’s the best way of finding out whether or not a doctor of chiropractic can help my problem?” We believe the answer can be found in a complete chiropractic consultation and examination, including x-rays. And to help find out for sure, we will do a complete consultation and examination, including x-rays, if necessary, (procedures that normally cost $187.00 or more) for $25.00. We will make this special program available through DECEMBER. The only exception to the offer involves personal injury cases (workers’ compensation and auto accidents) in which there is no charge directly to the patient.

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✓A REFERRAL TO THE PROPER SPECIALIST IF WE DETERMINE CHIROPRACTIC CAN’T HELP YOU.

CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH and WELLNESS CENTER Celebrate Recovery at Volunteer Opportunities 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.

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 281955-7683 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.

Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition, Inc VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WILDLIFE ADVOCATES

Enjoy a rewarding volunteer experience with wildlife. Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition, Inc. is a non-profit organization, which serves as an emergency care and rehabilitation facility for orphaned, ill, and injured native Texas wildlife. Volunteers are welcome in the areas of assisting in the daily functions of the center, assisting with public education programs, and wildlife rehabilitation. Located at 10801 Hammerly, Suite 200, the facility is open seven days a week to help wildlife in need. TWRC has a mentor program in place to assist volunteers with “hands on” training for those interested in becoming permitted rehabilitators. We invite you to join our organization in saving Texas wildlife – one animal at a time. Call the center at 713-468-8972 x158 for more information or visit us at www.twrc-houston.org.

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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.

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary, 10655 Steepletop Drive, is in need of additional volunteers. They have a great need for volunteers to work in the gift shop and information desk. If interested, please contact the hospital at 281897-3186 and ask for the volunteer desk.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOSPICE CARE (CYPRESS AREA)

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 adharris@odyshealth.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. 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.

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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.

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

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

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Junior Achievement of se Texas

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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Parenting Groups

PEARL FINCHER MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

Interested in volunteering your time, talents and energy to a most worthwhile local cause? Consider joining the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts Volunteer Guild! The mission of the Pearl’s Volunteer Guild is to: • Promote volunteerism in the Northwest Houston area by providing vital, on-going volunteer support for the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts educational programs. • Develop leadership potential and knowledge within its membership • Further perpetuate the appreciation of fine art and the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts in the community. Several important committees need volunteers: • Day Trips • Hospitality • Membership • Student Art Contest Information about the Volunteer Guild can also be found on the Pearl’s website at www.pearlmfa.org under the Guild page. Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts Where Art is Just the Start! 6815 Cypresswood, Spring, TX 77379 281-376-6322 The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit organization that is solely supported through Grants and private donations from community residents, businesses and friends of the museum.

LA LECHE LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP

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.

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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MOPS at Good Shepherd

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 renateqw@yahoo.comfor 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 Umc Mothers of PreSchoolers (MOPS)

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 bcumcmops@gmail.com or give the church a call for directions 281-463-2330.

Do you have a loved one losing their vision, legally or totally blind? HIOS can help them be more independent! We provide: • • • • • • •

Home Accessibility Recommendations Home Appliance Accessibility PC Accessibility (Reader, Speech, Mag) PC Upgrading (Software, Hardware, XP, W7) Technology Training (AT, Microsoft, iPhone, iPad) Mobility Orientation & Training Transportation & Shopping Services

281-855-6697

MOPS Second Baptist – West Campus

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.

Wake up to METMOPS on Friday Mornings!

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.

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Moms - Commit to Pray for Your Children!

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 281-374-0892; email corey_and_dana@sbcglobal.net.

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Moms in Motion

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.

For more information about Moms in Motion, go to www.mimhouston. org or contact Trisha at mimhouston@yahoo.com.  EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION When it comes to your child’s development, getting help early is best!

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 momclubfnw@gmail.com or log on to www.momsclub.org.

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.

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 713970-4900 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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Luna Moms Club of NW Houston

The Luna Moms Club, powered by Stroller Strides, inspires healthy living while offering a unique outlet for mothers to reach out to their communities. LMC offers FREE weekly playgroups for children; monthly social nights for moms; and “Mommies with a Mission” where moms and families come together for quarterly community projects and fundraisers. Projects include everything from community clean-up days to health fares, food drives and fundraising events such as March for Babies and Susan G Komen. We also get to enjoy free product samples from Luna! This is a great group for moms and children to learn, grow and play together, while making new friends! There is no age limit. For more information, please contact Ami Almquist at 713-705-3514 or amialmquist@strollerstrides.net.

Mocha Moms, Inc

Mocha Moms, Inc. is a not-for-profit support group for mothers who have chosen not to work full-time outside of the home in order to devote more time to their families and communities. Mocha Moms serves as an advocate for those mothers and encourages the spirit of community activism within it’s membership. Visit our website NWHoustonMochaMoms.webs.com or email us at nwmochamoms@ yahoo.com. For further information on our bi-weekly meetings and monthly Moms Night Out and community service projects, call 281-852-2795.

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MOMS Club of Cypress North, Texas

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

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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).

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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 whizwine@aol.com 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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MOMS Group Starts at Cornerstone UMC

The monthly Cornerstone United Methodist Church MOMS group meets from 9:15 AM to 10:45 AM in Room 220. We are located at 15919 Ridge Park Drive across from Lowery Elementary. The nursery will be open for all who need it.

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Please email Heather Finney at hfinney03@yahoo.com for meeting dates, to RSVP or with any questions. Cornerstone membership or preschool enrollment is not required, so bring all of your friends that would like fellowship time with other Christian moms.

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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 tanyatj@sbcglobal.net.

nw Houston Mothers of Multiples

Northwest Houston Mothers of Multiples (NWHMOM) meets at 7 PM, the third Thursday of every month, at the Coles Crossing subdivision clubhouse, 13050 Barker Cypress in Cypress. NWHMOM assists mothers of multiple birth children by lending them support; sharing information and relating experiences raising multiples. Welcoming all expectant, newly delivered and seasoned (veteran) multiple mothers. For more information, visit www.nwhmom.org.

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Muslim Mommies of nw Houston

Muslim Mommies of Northwest Houston is a faith-based playgroup for infants through preschoolers. We meet every Thursday at 10:30 AM at the Bear Creek Mosque for toddlers/preschool storytime and crafts. Feel free to come by any Thursday to get a feel for what we do. Please email before coming. Email: uhani0103@yahoo.com. The purpose of the playgroup is to provide an Islamic environment for mothers and children to learn, play and socialize. The playgroup plans various activities every week like story-time, nasheed time, arts and crafts time and even free play time. We are always open to more ideas and encourage members’ input. If interested, please email us at uhani0103@yahoo.com. Also, we are compiling a list of Muslim babysitters in the NW/Katy/ Copperfield/Cypress area. If you would like to be added on the list, please email us at uhani0103@yahoo.com with ‘Muslim Mommies’ in the subject line.

PARENTING CLASSES AT West Houston Medical Center

West Houston Medical Center offers prenatal classes on an ongoing basis throughout the year. The following is a list of classes that are presently offered. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8065. • Childbirth Preparation/Lamaze Class (Weeknight and Weekend classes available) • Infant Care Class • Breastfeeding Class • Infant CPR Class • Infant/Child CPR Class • Community CPR Class (Infant/Child/Adult) • Sibling Adjustment Class West Houston Medical Center also offers a FREE Mother and Child Play and Informational Support Group. • Mothers with babies birth to six months meets every Wednesday from 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM in suite 201 of the Doctor’s Center. • Mothers with babies six to twelve months meets every Wednesday from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in suite 201 of the Doctor’s Center.

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The program features a weekly topic that mothers with babies are eager to learn as well as a time for questions and answers. It is a time to get to know other new mothers and for your babies to have interaction with other babies. The group is moderated by the Perinatal Coordinator who has over 20 years of experience in the field. Should you have additional questions you may call 281-588-8065. The Doctor’s Center is located at 12121 Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 77082.

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Harris County Master Gardener

Upcoming events (all events are free and at 3033 Bear Creek Dr. unless specified elsewhere): Call for information on events. Call 281-855-5600 or access http://harris-tx.tamu.edu/hort for more information. Join us on Facebook – Harris County Master Gardeners.

SPRING BRANCH AFRICAN VIOLET CLUB MEETING

The Spring Branch African Violet Club meets the second Saturday of each month, (January through November), at 10:30 AM at the Copperfield Baptist Church, 8350 Highway 6 North, Houston, Texas 77095. Please call 713-462-4257 prior to attending to confirm meeting date and time. Affiliated with AVSA.org.

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Cypress Creek Lakes Garden Club

The Cypress Creek Lakes Garden Club, a nonprofit group, meets the second Monday (September-May), from 7-9 PM. This club is open to all Cypress Creek Lakes residents. We include experience and novice gardeners who are “growing” our community with varied fun, interactive programs and speakers. For more information, check out our blog spot at www.cypresscreeklakesgc.blogspot.com or email us at cclgc1@gmail.com.

BLUEBONNET STENCILERS OF TEXAS

The Bluebonnet Stencilers of Texas, a non-profit group serving all of Houston, meet each first Monday of the month, from 6:30 - 9 PM, at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter (One block east of Sam Houston Toll Road west). This chapter is actively seeking new members in the Houston area. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in stenciling and the related arts of faux finishing and decorative painting. For more information concerning meetings, call 281-370-2005.

PRIDE OF TEXAS DECORATIVE ARTISTS

The Pride of Texas Decorative Artists (a division of National Tole Society) would like to invite all decorative artists to our monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. We meet at Bear Creek Community Center off Patterson Rd. in Bear Creek Park. Our monthly “make it & take it” programs are taught by local artists. Please join us for fun and new ideas. For more information, call 281-492-0246.

WEST HOUSTON QUILTer’s GUILD

The West Houston Quilter’s Guild would like to invite all quilters and quilt lovers to our monthly meetings. The meetings are held at 6:30 to 9 PM, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at the Farm and Ranch Club, Salt Grass Building (Abercrombie Rd) off Patterson Rd in Bear Creek Park. We have many good programs lined up this year for both the beginner and the more experienced quilter. Everyone goes home with new tips. For hands on experience, join one of our ongoing “bees.” Guests are welcome! For more information check our website at www.whqg.org.

The Tri-County Quilt Guild

Serves the various quilting communities located in the northwest suburbs of Houston, Texas, primarily those in Harris, Montgomery and Waller Counties. Some of our activities include Show & Tell, BOM’s, Fabric Exchanges, Charity Quilts, Bees, Special Programs, Guest Speakers and more, with Door Prizes at every meeting! We are a very friendly group and welcome quilters of all levels of expertise, from the Just Love Quilts and never sewn to the experienced and published. Visitors (men and/or women) welcome. We meet the 1st Tuesday of every month, at 7 PM till 9 PM, at Fairfield Baptist Church off 290 and Muescke Rd. Check out the website for more information www.tricountyquiltguild.org.

MOCKINGBIRD SMOCKING GUILD

Do you enjoy sewing for a child or grandchild? Smocking is a unique and inexpensive way to personalize or embellish your work. It is appropriate for boy’s and girl’s clothing. If you are interested in learning about smocking and its many wonderful applications, please join us for our monthly meetings of the Mockingbird Chapter of SAGA (Smocking Arts Guild of America). We meet the second Tuesday of every month, at JoAnn’s Fabrics - Willowbrook from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. We will teach you to smock, call for more information, Judy at 281-859-6031.

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40 Something is a social group for people over fifty. The group meets the 2nd Saturday each month for socializing, cards and dominos. The meetings are held at Denny’s, which is located at Kieth Harrow and Highway 6. The time is 6:30 PM.   The club offers one bus trip a month and several dining outs throughout the year. If you would like further information, please call Sandy at 281858-7833 or JoAnn at 281-550-8162.

Sounds of Cypress Band

WANTED! A FEW GOOD MUSICIANS! The Sounds of Cypress Band, formerly known as the Cy-Fair Community Band, is producing beautiful sounds, having fun as a group and seeking new members who just love to play music. So dust off your musical instrument and come out for practice on Tuesday nights at 7 PM at the Lone Star College College-CyFair campus in the Fine Arts Building. The Cy-Fair Community Band was initiated about three years ago, with approximately five or six musicians coming together to explore their common interest in music and their enjoyment of playing together. They have grown to 33 members who just love to play music and share their talents for the enjoyment they get from playing. They have evolved into an accomplished group of band members and have recently changed their name to Sounds of Cypress. DeeDee Flores is director of group. By day she is a band director at Plummer Middle School. Her ability has led the group to develop polished performances, which they are anxious to share. This accomplished group is ready to perform for group events. They have a great program of musical selections. Also, they can tailor their selections to the interests age of your group. Children, teens and adults will enjoy the music of the Sounds of Cypress Band. For more information, email the director, DeeDee Flores at ddftex@aol.com or call her at 713-410-8051.

BUNCO for FUN

Looking for players to formulate a Bunco Club. If you don’t know how to play Bunco, that would not be a problem – it is just a roll of the dice. The best benefit is meeting lots of people just like yourselves, who want to enjoy an evening out, to enjoy the camaraderie of the other women, to get away from all the everyday stress. We would usually play about 2 hours an evening and another hour for eating and mingling, etc. It would be once a month, I am hoping to get at least 12 women who can play Saturday night. If Saturday night doesn’t work out, we could always select some other night. When you commit to this game, if you can’t make it on any particular night, it is your responsibility to get a sub to sit in for you. So if you can’t be a regular member, you may be interested in becoming a sub. If you’re interested, please call 281-682-1750 or send an email to: taylil3511@yahoo.com. Please state your name, contact information (please include an email address) and what night of the week you would be able to play.

ANYONE UP FOR PLAYING PINOCHLE?

Looking for folks interested in playing pinochle once a month. Would like to get together 8 to 12 people who would like to meet at various houses and play once a month. If you’re interested, please call Lillian @ 281-6821750 or email me at taylil3511@yahoo.com. Thanks for your interest.

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Looking for single women 45+ for a singles group. Single women that like to have fun: playing cards or bunko, progressive dinners, hot air balloon rides, baseball games, camping, cruises or just getting together for a good time. I have done event planning and was social director at my church. I love to plan social get togethers and would like to meet other singles that like to have fun. If you are interested please email me at sgsingles@hotmail.com.

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Community Groups Cy-Fair Republican Women

Cy-Fair Republican Women meet every second Tuesday of the month at Carraba’s Copperfield. Social begins at 10:30 AM, speaker and meeting begin at 11:00 AM. For more information and to RSVP to meetings, visit our website at www.cfrw.net

Cy-Fair Area Democratic Club

Cy-Fair Area Democrats always have something interesting to discuss. The club meets the first Thursday of every month, at the Bear Creek Community Center, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, with a meet & greet from 6:45 to 7:00 PM. We love to see new faces and meet new friends, so please join us at the next meeting! Go to www.cyfairdems. org for more information. If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, email cyfairdems@gmail.com and put ADD in the subject line.

The mission of Rotary International, a worldwide association of Rotary Clubs, is to provide service to others, promote high ethical standards, advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Bear Creek-Copperfield Rotary Club meets every Thursday, at noon, at Carrabbas located at 7540 Highway 6 North. For more information, call Paula Allen at 281-855-9664.

Bear Creek-Copperfield Rotary flag project

Would you like to have a flag in your front yard showing your patriotism six times a year? Too much hassle you say? Let the Rotary Club handle it for you. We will deliver, set up, take down and store this large quality American Flag on a sturdy pole for minimal cost. All proceeds go to worthy charities.

Cypress-Tomball Democrats

The holidays are: Independence Day, 9/11 (at your discretion), Veterans Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day and Flag Day. Please call Darlene at 281-463-4296.

Houston Cy-Fair Lions Club

The Phoenix Risers Toastmasters meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month at the University of Phoenix building between Kirkwood and Wilcrest on Katy Freeway. Please contact us for further info at Phoenix Risers@Phoenix.edu.

All are welcome to join this growing club. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month. For more information, contact Olga Moya at cytomdems@yahoo.com.

Houston Cy-Fair Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, at 7 PM, at the Lions Den inside Bane Park, at West Little York near Gessner. Our building is at the back of the parking lot, large tan brick building by the baseball fields. Wonderful catered meal each meeting. Our Lions Club does community service projects, such as providing eye exams and eyeglasses for needy children in the CyFair School District, provide full Christmas food baskets at Christmas for families in need, send handicapped and diabetic children to the Texas Lions Camp and other services. Come visit us and help make your community a better place to live. Please contact Sandy Martin 281-550-2798 or Bud Casey 281-469-5555 for further information.

ROTARY CLUB OF WEST HOUSTON

The Rotary Club of West Houston meets each Tuesday, at 12:15 PM, at the West Houston Omni, North Eldridge at Katy Freeway. For more information, call Van Penrod at 713-937-4835.

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WEST HOUSTON ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS

West Houston Chapter, International Association of Administrative Professionals meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Hilton Garden Inn (south side of I-10 at Dairy Ashford), 12245 Katy Freeway, Houston 77079. Networking begins at 5:30 PM. Dinner is served at 6:00 PM followed by a speaker and business meeting. Reservations are required for dinner by emailing the Hospitality Committee at whc_iaap@yahoo.com. Check out our website at www. iaap-westhouston.org. Office professionals employed or residing in West Houston, Katy and surrounding areas are invited to attend. For more information about West Houston Chapter IAAP, please contact Caroline Champness CPS/CAP at caroline.champness@bp.com.

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CY-FAIR ROTARY CLUB

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The Cy-Fair Rotary Club meets each Monday, at 12:00 noon, at Carl’s Bar-B-Que located at 21920 Highway 290 West, in Cypress, Texas. For further information, contact Justin Lindstrom at 281-493-1141.

CY-FAIR KIWANIS CLUB

The Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club meets at Hearthstone Country Club on the first, second and third Tuesday of each month at 12:15 PM for lunch and informative programs. For more information, call John Carroll at 281-463-0373, George Crowl at 832-467-1998 or Peggy Presnell at 281-304-7127. We invite you to be our guest at one of the meetings and enjoy the fellowship of Kiwanians from your community as you learn about our organization. CHILDREN PRIORITY ONE is the motto of Kiwanis Clubs worldwide. The Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club sponsors nine Key Clubs and one Builders’ Club in the Cy-Fair School District; sponsors the Kids Triathlon; Girl Scout, Boy Scout and Sea Scout troops and activities; awards scholarships to outstanding Key Club members in our district; provides assistance to Cypress Assistance Ministries and Bear Creek Ministries; the Houston Food Bank and many other nonprofit organizations.

TALK-OF-THE-TOWN TOASTMASTERS

Tongue-tied when asked to speak at the spur of the moment in a crowd? Toastmasters can help! Talk of the Town Toastmasters meet every Tuesday, 6.30 pm, at DeVry University (Room 1160), 11125 Equity Drive, Houston TX, 77041. Use Clay Road exit off West Beltway 8. For more information, contact Eddie at 713-408-6751 or eddiemerla@ yahoo.com or Thilippe Letellier at 713-857-8595.

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Foundry Toastmasters FEAR WORSE THAN DEATH!

Have you always wanted to be a better speaker? Would you like to be a better listener? Would you like to be able to communicate to your kids, spouse or boss more easily and with confidence? Then join Foundry Toastmasters, which meets every Thursday, from 7:15 to 8:30 PM, at Foundry United Methodist Church, 8350 Jones Road, Rm. 207, just north of the main Church building. Toastmasters is not just for “public speaking” but helps to improve your everyday communication skills. This is done in a friendly, supportive atmosphere at the Foundry Club. Come give us a try and visit one of our meetings. 

Park 10 Talkers Toastmasters

Need speaking skills? Improve your communication skills; lose your fears of public speaking; and learn skills that will help you be more successful in whatever path you’ve chosen in life. You are invited to visit the Park 10 Talkers Toastmasters Club every Thursday each month, at 11:45 AM, at NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, Houston, 77084; telephone 281-228-6287. For more information on Toastmasters, go to www.toastmasters.org.  

EASY RISERS TOASTMASTERS

Do you live in west Houston and work in downtown Houston? If you would like to improve your communication and leadership skills, please contact Ed Young at edyoung2@hotmail.com for more information. We meet every Tuesday, at 7 AM and we’ve been serving the downtown area for 30 years!

Cy-Fair Superspeakers

Have you ever wanted to improve your communication skills? Would you like to have more confidence during that big job interview? Just like anything else, speaking is a skill and to get better you need to practice! Come to our meetings every Monday at 6:45 to 8:00 PM at the MET Family Life Center, 11403 Regency Green Drive, Cypress, TX 77429, in order to hone your speaking and listening skills in a safe and supportive environment! Take Jones Road north from 1960 and turn left on Regency Green Drive; the community center is about a half mile down the road on the left. See our website for more information, www.cyfairsuperspeakers.org or call 832-523-4808.

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A new professional business networking association is meeting at 7:00 AM on Tuesdays, at the Holiday Inn located at Hwy. 6 and I-10. Please contact Chris if you have any questions at 713-515-2998.  

WEST nw SMALL BUSINESS NETWORK

Join us the second Tuesday of every month, from 7:30-9:00 AM, for a great networking opportunity. Area small business owners are invited to attend and build relationships with businesses in the area. Free Continental Breakfast and Door Prizes! The location is: Sterling Bank, 6985 Highway 6 North. Please visit www.dgurka.com for more info.

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Business Professionals join us for our at Northwest Forest Conference Center, 12715 Telge Rd., Cypress TX 77429, to find out how you can grow your business and your bottom line by being a part of a strong referral group of businessmen and women. Cost: $10 cash or check (First Time Visitor’s Free!) Visitors need to RSVP to Pandora@Pandorahernandez.com.

ABWA Cy-Fair Express Network

Cy-Fair Express Network (CYFEN) invites you to their monthly networking luncheon on December 15, 2011, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, at Houston National Golf Club, 16500 Houston National Blvd. Bring plenty of business cards for networking. Please make reservations online by December 9, 2011 at www.cyfen.org or contact Melissa Rotholz at 713-256-9569. Our mission is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

290 Cypress Business Networking Group

Meets every Thursday, at Cypress Station Grill (located at 26010 Hempstead Road - on the corner of Hempstead Road and Spring Cypress) at 7:30 AM. Business owners, managers or anyone wanting to build business in the Cypress area is welcome to join us. We get together to recommend and support businesses in our community.

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS AND AFFILIATES

Would you like the opportunity to network, listen to guest speakers and enjoy a wonderful lunch? Please mark your calendar to attend the North Highway 6/Bear Creek Houston Association of Realtors luncheon, held the 2nd Wednesday of every month, at the National Country Club, at 11:30 AM, located at 16500 Houston National Golf Club, in Stonegate subdivision. Contact Gayla Skates for additional information gaylaskates@yahoo.com.

C.A.P.S. HELPING AREA SENIORS

The Fifty Plus group is sponsoring a weekly Community Activities Program for Seniors (C.A.P.S.) every Thursday at 9:30 AM. The program is open to all senior citizens in the community and features a wide variety of activities, such as music, crafts and exercise. For more information on C.A.P.S. or other Fifty-Plus activities, contact the church office at Cypress UMC at 281-469-0730.

AARP CY-FAIR CHAPTER #4543

The AARP Cy-Fair Chapter meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at the Village on the Park Ice Cream Parlor, 12012 Steepleway Blvd. Our meeting starts at 10:00 AM with refreshments starting at 9:30 AM. Each month we have speakers who address our group on various subjects. For further information, call Mr. Paul Morgan, President, at 281-807-9118.

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Yamaha flugel horn, silver, $500; Holton trumpet, silver, $500; Olds cornet, silver, $300; Roland arranger, $250. All OBO and in excellent condition with cases. Call 281-676-4176. Croscill queen comforter, w/accessories, $35; TV, JVC 27”, CRT w/ glass door stand, $60; kitchen sink, double, stainless, with faucet, $50. 281-463-4898. Doll house, $65; toy chest, $35. Both need TLC by Grandpa/Dad for grandchild. 281-856-9000. GE refrigerator, profile 23.6 cft., double door, water & ice dispenser, $350; Dot Matrix printer, XX-P1124, $50; modern computer table, $35; cable modem, Westell Wirespeed, $10; beveled glass coffee table, $30; old model fax machine, $10; water bed water cover, $10. Call 281-550-6308. Hutch with dinning table and 6 chairs, white wash finish, $700. Call 281-550-6308. 50 piece spade Christmas Tree china and crystal, 8 of each dinner plates, salad plates, cups, saucers, wine glasses, iced beverage glasses, plus 2 large candle holders. Many pieces never used, all look new, $375. Many serving pieces avalible, many never used. Call for prices. 713-983-6063. Beautiful brass and glass lighted display cabinet, 83 1/2” x 32” x 16,” $400. Carol 281-463-1094.

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Breakfast table with 6 chairs, $299; TV armoire, $275; lamps, $50; Lajos Markos “Remember the Alamo” framed, signed artist proof, $2,500; Duncan Phyfe dining table with 6 Bombay Company chairs, $850; pedestal globe, $30; 2 model cars, $49; model ship, $25. 281814-7436.

Golf balls for sale. Gently used, clean, ready for play. 40 balls per bag, each bag includes 10 Titleist, $20 per bag. Please call 281-799-3433. 48” round Formica top kitchen table with 12” leaf and 6 maple chairs. Recently refinished, very good condition, $150; solid pine twin head and foot board with side rails, good condition, $75; upholstered platform rocker, blue, needs work, $35. Call 281-948-9924. Giant road bike, small frame, fits 5’2”-5’6,” $400; Treadmill, $200. 832-643-9119. Lots of outdoor x-mas lights, $250; Two large white outdoor wire wreaths with white lights, $75 each; A gazillion Legos, some robotic and Lego books, $300. 281-550-8113 or sobayer@aol.com. Beautiful diamond platinum engagement ring; white gold diamond wedding ring; ¾ carat diamond stud earrings; set of 6 each Waterford crystal Elberon flute, beverage & wine glasses-most never used. E-mail for pricing and pictures. bcdepaolis@gmail.com. Upright 16cf freezer, $75; beautiful mahogany antique round table w/6 chairs and 18’ leaf, $200; stainless vent-a-hood, $25. All in great condition. Call 713-417-4821. Yamaha GH1B beautiful piano, polished ebony, like new, purchased in 2002, $7,000 OBO. 281-398-6870.

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Prom dresses, both long and short dresses, various colors and sizes; white bridal gown used for NCL presentation. Prices negotiable. 281392-6518. Elegant pool table, builder Imperial International Pool Tables, in great condition, has only been used in rare occasions. Top cloth burgundy, side laminated cherry wood, two one inch thick slate pieces, top lamp and utility rack all included, plus accessories. Asking price, $900. 281844-6896. Power lift recliner, brand new, never used, camel color, paid $1,200, asking $700 OBO. 281-858-1043. Rainbow Play System: 2 swings, 360 tire swing, 3 station swing beam, Jacob’s rope ladder, knotted rope w/ disc swing, slide, playhouse and more. Asking $1,400 OBO. Contact Joe 832-654-8886. Omega Pro II Racquetball Racket with zip case, never used, $35; 8” animal gold trim/porcelain (some) plates, $15 - $20 each; Emmot Kelly clown, numbered/framed lithographs, $75 - $100 each. Cheryl 281-543-2409. Sliding mirror doors (one pair) for a wardrobe or closet, each door is 39 “W x 79”H, together the doors will be good for a 78”W X 79”H wardrobe or closet, comes with upper and bottom alum guide rails, the doors are similar to IKEA PAX MALM ward robe article # 900745-72, picture available, asking $205. Contact School8007@aol.com.

MOVING/GARAGE SALES

Estate Sale: Duncan Phife dining table, $350; dark Rattan barrelback chair & sectional sofa, $750; Ancient Minnesota peddle sewing machine, $100; Florida light maple bedroom set, 2 night stands, headboard, vanity w/mirror, $350; Admiral Signature 21 cu.ft. frost-

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free refrigerator w/ice maker, $125; Roper heavy duty large capacity electric dryer, $85; solid oak dining table w/six chairs, 2 leaves, $350; white Fossil Rock 2 end tables, sofa table and coffee table w/glass tops, $400; blue/white country plaid sleeper sofa, $175; solid pecan credenza, $125; Florida dark maple bedroom set, 2 nightstands, headboard, vanity w/mirror, $350. 281-856-0765.

AUTOMOTIVE

Rare 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible, re-built, under warranty, 400 Pontiac motor-not matching no., less than 400 miles, totally restored, yellow with black interior, new paint, new disk brakes, new suspension, new interior & new black top with cover, new custom sound system, $24,000. Firm. 281-455-5543. 1996 Buick Roadmaster Ltd: White, leather seats, 76K miles, good condition, $4,500. Call Richie Anderson 281-463-1712. 1998 Suzuki 1500 Intruder, $3,550. Call for details 281-726-4305 Pat. 17” Dodge Ram 1500 wheels and tires, 265/70/17, $650 OBO. Call 713-898-0912.

WANTED

Wanted: Treadmill. 281-345-9364. Wanted: To buy Rolex watches. 281-414-3597.

HELP WANTED - CARE

Mature female to live in and care for elderly female in Settlers Village. Duties include light cleaning and detailed personal care. 832-4708045.

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HELP WANTED

Swimming pool cleaner: Needed experienced pool cleaner to help with route maintenance in Cypress and Northwest Houston. Must have dependable truck with 2” receiver towing hitch, English speaking, have cell phone and capable of lifting and carrying 100 pounds. If you meet these requirements please call 281-785-5939. A local State Farm agent is seeking highly motivated telemarketers to work in a fun, upbeat office environment. Applicants should have telemarketing experience and reliable transportation. Please email resume to Tom@TomZellers.com for more information. Lease space available, upscale salon in Copperfield. Contact Leticia 713-898-4484 or Craig 832-483-0114. Salon Professionals - Experience hairstylist wanted for trendy salon in Copperfield. Lease space starting at $125 per week. Massage / facial suite also available. Call Dana 832-434-3644. About Hair Salon and Day Spa is seeking experienced stylists. Apply in person 15422 FM 529, Houston, TX 77095. Sandy’s Hair Studio is now hiring an experienced hair stylist; facialist and massage therapist. We offer great commission. Call 281-2562279. LL Hair Studio Salon is hiring experienced stylists! Visit our website at www.LLHairStudio.com to learn more, or call us today at 281-5505302. Now hiring Security Officers. Part time/full time on the job training. No experience necessary. Professional & reliable retired welcome. Must provide TDL, Soc. Sec. card, (clear criminal history). Excellent benefits, all shift available. Call today & set up interview. 281-759-1010. 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston TX, 77079.

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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. 281656-2273. Michelle’s Salon is looking for good experience hairstylist, massage therapist, nail tech and esthetician, lease or commission. 832-8781052. 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. Dental Hygienist needed part-time, minimum 3 years experience, 2 days a week, 7 AM-4 PM, 9 AM-6 PM, days flexible, San Felipe/Voss. Fax Resume to 713-974-4760. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281256-2286.

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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. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. 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. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. 281-646-9928.

PETS FOR SALE

Shih Tzu adorable puppies. 281-743-3500. Cavalier King Charles playful healthy little puppies for sale. 281-4926763.

TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES

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

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HOMES/CONDOS FOR SALE

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

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