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Happy Thanksgiving Helping Others During the Holidays
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy
With the winter holiday season approaching, many people like to think of ways to give back to the community and those in need at this time of year. But with gift giving, winter holiday parties and other commitments also commanding your attention, it’s hard to find time to help others. Here are some tips to make giving back easy. In With The New, Out With The Old The winter holiday is a good time to go through the items you have in your home and decide if you no longer need them. With presents coming into your home, there’s a good possibility that you can get rid of some of your older things. You have many options for donating these used items: • As you take your fall clothes out of the closet and replace them with winter ones, ask yourself if you’ll wear them again. That’s especially true of winter coats and jackets, which are always in high demand at aid agencies. • For your old clothes, look for clothing drives. Many shelters and faith-based organizations accept donations year round and they make a strong push for more donations as the weather gets cooler. They appreciate it if you clean them before donating them. • For furniture, look to thrift shops or other non-profit organizations. Many of them will pick up your furniture for you, so call ahead and see if you can save yourself the trouble of lugging your furniture around. • As you’re shopping for your winter holiday dinners over the next couple of months, stop by the canned food aisle and pick up some extra food to give away. Donate them to organizations that support soup kitchens or run “meals on wheels” programs. • If you have older children, they probably have many toys they don’t play with anymore. Encourage them to choose some to give to kids who won’t be getting any new toys this time of year. Many organizations are especially in need of donated toys this time of year. • If you’ve been really good this year, perhaps someone will give you a new car, allowing you to donate your old one to a charity. In general, larger charitable organizations accept cars, and sometimes boats, as donations and some are even willing to pick it up for you. • Check Out Charities. One of the easiest ways to help others is to donate to charitable organizations. If you aren’t personally familiar with the organization you plan on giving to, check them out with your local Better Business Bureau to make sure your donation does as much good as you hope it will.
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Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, can be thrilling and stressful all at the same time. With stores offering drastically marked-down prices on in-demand items on Black Friday, Thanksgiving Day sales bring big crowds and long lines are to be expected. To successfully make it through the mall without being pummeled by other moms looking for a good deal, we have some tips and tricks to make your holiday shopping spree a little easier: Weeks Before Black Friday: • Make a list of the must-have products that you are shopping for this holiday season, including the names of the people for whom you are shopping. This will make your day more organized, and will reduce the number of unnecessary purchases that you make. • Sign up for store e-mail updates so that you will be among the first to know what will be on sale. • Print out any online coupons you may have. • Sign up for free store club cards that offer discounts or coupons. Stores like Borders and Barnes & Noble offer such programs. • Consider outlet shopping. The Day Before Black Friday: • Eat a lot of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. This will not help your shopping, per se, but will make you feel happy and satisfied. • Get a good’s night sleep the night before. Thanks to all that food in your belly it shouldn’t be too hard to fall asleep. The Day Of Thanksgiving Day Sales: • Know exactly the time that the stores you want to hit are open, and go to the store that has the best deals, and/or the gift you want to get the most first. Be there at least a half-hour before it opens if the gift is popular. • Leave the kids at home; this is not a day to worry about handholding and good behavior. • Be caffeinated and full – don’t shop on low energy and an empty stomach. • Pack snacks so that you don’t have to stop your marathon-shopping day to grab some grub from the food court. • Bring along a MP3 player or portable CD player to help pass the time when you are waiting to pay for your finds. • Don’t worry about purchasing little gifts today, such as stocking stuffers, but rather focus on gifts that are bigger, harder to find, and more expensive. • Consider this a good day to look for that new winter coat or little black dress you need. Clothing sales are usually very good on Black Friday, because so many people are already in the stores looking for toys and gifts. • If a product is not available, but the store offers a rain check, take it. Make sure that when you cash in your rain check you are getting the price that the product was listed at for that day. www.kaboose.com.
Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes
Homeowners in the south should give special attention to exposed water pipes during the winter months. Freezing pipes are a problem in warmer climates where they often run through un-insulated or under insulated attics or crawl spaces. Although we only have a few cold snaps per season, it’s still necessary to protect exposed water pipes. Leaving pipes unprotected can
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You can drastically reduce your chance of property damage by preparing your water pipes before a hard freeze. The following suggestions can help you accomplish this task.
• If going out of town during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home. • Set the thermostat to a temperature no lower than 55°F, and open cabinet doors where there is plumbing. • If you are going out of town and have a heat pump system, and if the temperature is forecast to be extremely low, you may need to switch the setting to emergency heat and reduce the thermostat setting to 55°F.
What Kind of Water Pipes Freeze and When? Water pipes have the potential to freeze and burst when the outside temperature reaches 20°F or below. Pipes that are most vulnerable to freeze are usually exposed to severe cold, such as: outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines, water pipes in basements, water pipes in crawl spaces, water pipes in attics, water pipes in garages and water pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation.
Thawing Frozen Pipes after the Storm If you suspect that the pipe is frozen, keep the faucet open. Water will begin to flow as you treat the frozen area, which will help to melt more ice in the pipe. Make sure you know where the main water valve is located outside of your home. The frozen pipe may already be broken and it will leak when the water is thawed. If this is the case, you’ll need to turn off the main water valve to your home until the leak is repaired.
Prepare While the Climate Is Warm Drain water from the swimming pool and water sprinkler supply lines, following manufacturer’s or installer’s directions. Do not put antifreeze in these lines. Antifreeze is environmentally harmful and is dangerous to humans, pets, wildlife, and landscaping. Remove and drain outdoor hoses. Store in a shed or garage. Close inside valves supplying outdoor hose bibs if possible. Cover hose bibs with insulated covers.
Apply heat to the frozen portion of the pipe. This can be accomplished by using the following sources of heat: a heating pad, electric hair dryer, a portable space heater or wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Make sure that electrical cords do not come into contact with water. Do not attempt to use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove or other open flame devices; they present a serious fire hazard as well as release lethal carbon monoxide fumes into the air.
Check around the home for other areas where water supply lines are located and are in unheated areas. Look in the basement, crawl space, attic, garage and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets. A hot water supply line can freeze just as a cold water supply line can freeze if the water is not running through the pipe and the water temperature in the pipe is cold.
Apply heat until full water pressure is restored. Call a licensed plumber if you are unable to locate the frozen area, if the frozen area is not within reach or if you can’t get the pipe to thaw. Inspect all other faucets in your home to find out if additional pipes are frozen. If one pipe freezes, others may freeze also. www.texashelp.tamu.edu
Consider installing products made to insulate water pipes like a “pipe sleeve” or installing UL-listed “heat tape,” “heat cable,” or similar materials on exposed water pipes. Many products are available at your local building supplies retailer. Newspaper can also provide some protection to exposed pipes, as long as the cold temperatures are not frequent or prolonged. Take Action during Cold Weather • Keep the garage door closed if there are water supply lines located inside. • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate around the plumbing. • Keep the heating thermostat set at a consistent temperature both day and night.
GARDENING TIPS FOR NOVEMBER
• Brown patch will continue to plague St. Augustine lawns as nights get cooler and humidity and rain continue. Discolored circles will appear in low areas almost overnight. Apply a fungicide recommended for brown patch according to label directions. Avoid walking through brown-patched turf. It spreads easily from the bottom of your shoes. If brown patch appears in the same lawn areas every year, add an inch or two of sandy topsoil to eliminate those low spots. • Fertilize St. Augustine turf with a winterizing formula to promote root growth over the winter months. Lower your lawn mover blades now and mow on a schedule that cuts no more than one-third of the grass blade away.
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• As chrysanthemums and other perennials finish blooming, cut flowering stalks to the ground to permit all strength to be used in making root growth. • Feed roses lightly, but avoid nitrogen fertilizers. Do not prune now. Keep up spraying program and water deeply. • Remove dead foliage and plant debris to help eradicate insects and disease organisms. Thin out and transfer volunteer seedlings. Beds made now will benefit by weathering before being planted. If soil is heavy, dig six inches deep, leave rough, cover with gymsum and strawy manure, water and allow to mellow. • Bananas are more likely to bear fruit if the trunk does not die back in winter. Cut banana stalks back to six feet, wrap with newspaper and burlap. • Continue mulching for winter. Build up a thick top mulch to protect roots from freezing and winter drying. Don’t throw away those pine tree needles; they make great acidic mulch for azaleas, gardenias and next Spring’s impatiens. • Place pansies in beds after weather has cooled. Use a little blood meat mixed in soil under each plant. • Now is the best time to plant trees and shrubs.
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• Brown patch will continue to plague St. Augustine lawns as nights get cooler and humidity and rain continue. Discolored circles will appear in low areas almost overnight. Apply a fungicide recommended for brown patch according to label directions. Avoid walking through brown-patched turf. It spreads easily from the bottom of your shoes. If brown patch appears in the same lawn areas every year, add an inch or two of sandy topsoil to eliminate those low spots. • Fertilize St. Augustine turf with a winterizing formula to promote root growth over the winter months. Lower your lawn mover blades now and mow on a schedule that cuts no more than one-third of the grass blade away. • As chrysanthemums and other perennials finish blooming, cut flowering stalks to the ground to permit all strength to be used in making root growth. • Feed roses lightly, but avoid nitrogen fertilizers. Do not prune now. Keep up spraying program and water deeply. • Remove dead foliage and plant debris to help eradicate insects and disease organisms. Thin out and transfer volunteer seedlings. Beds made now will benefit by weathering before being planted. If soil is heavy, dig six inches deep, leave rough, cover with gymsum and strawy manure, water and allow to mellow. • Bananas are more likely to bear fruit if the trunk does not die back in winter. Cut banana stalks back to six feet, wrap with newspaper and burlap. • Continue mulching for winter. Build up a thick top mulch to protect roots from freezing and winter drying. Don’t throw away those pine tree needles; they make great acidic mulch for azaleas, gardenias and next Spring’s impatiens. • Place pansies in beds after weather has cooled. Use a little blood meat mixed in soil under each plant. • Now is the best time to plant trees and shrubs.
(CWC) COPPERFIELD WOMEN’S CLUB Women Serving the Community
At our October meeting, Decorating Den encouraged us to express our personal style by showing us dramatic before and after pictures of beautiful bedrooms, fun family rooms, elegant dining rooms and spicy kitchens! In November, as we begin our holiday celebrations, our members will attend a wine tasting at Wine Styles, where we will learn about the various types of wines. This year our holiday party promises to bring adventure to our lives! We are celebrating at Tapas Capriccio, where the expected, is the unexpected. We are looking forward to sharing this exciting adventure together! Remember, CWC is a service organization that gives back to the community, so all funds raised will go right back to the community in scholarships for graduating high school seniors, at Lone Star College, Cy-Fair and grants to other non-profits in our community, as well.
Membership in the CWC is open to all ladies in Northwest Houston neighborhoods. 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. 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 email@example.com.
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If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seekerâ€™s list, please fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number, (one only) year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Must have parent(s) permission.
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Super Heroes at Cypress Christian School
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman! Actually, it’s super men and women serving our community and nation who recently visited with Cypress Christian School elementary students. Staff Sergeant Jonathan Bolding, U.S. Army Special Forces, visited the second graders and answered their questions about his job as a communications specialist, about parachuting out of an airplane and about his deployment experience. A few days later, kindergarten students enjoyed a “show and tell” visit from Houston police officers who brought a police dog, motorcycle, patrol car, horses and as a very special treat, provided a police helicopter “fly by.” It was an exciting week on the CCS campus as students learned more about those who serve us so faithfully and met some of the “super heroes” that they pray for throughout the year.
Houston Christian Students Trek the Silk Road across China
A group of seventeen Houston Christian High School (HC) students traveled 2,000 miles to China to follow the Silk Road west, visiting breathtaking landmarks. Students saw the urban giant Beijing and then trekked both eastern and western ends of the Great Wall of China. Navigating the length of the country, students learned about China’s history and culture and how it varies along the Silk Road. On the western end of China, students took a camel caravan across portions of the Gobi Desert - the fifth largest desert in the world, with sand dunes over 1,000 feet high! The trip was led by the Head of School, Dr. Steve Livingston, and is part of HC’s unique Globe Trek program designed to give students an opportunity to directly learn about other countries and cultures.
Rosehill Christian School cheerleader news
Rosehill Christian School cheerleaders recently returned from the National Cheerleaders Association Camp held in Waco, TX where they received numerous awards. They were honored to receive the coveted “Herkie Team Award.” The Herkie Award was given to the RCS Cheerleaders for exemplifying the qualities of leadership, values, teamwork and sportsmanship, which are an integral part of cheerleading and are the ideals on which NCA was founded. Rosehill also received other team awards including Superior ratings, the Motion Award and the SPOT Award. Freshman Jaycee Wright, Sophmores Jessica Froelich and Hannah Crocker and Junior Reagan Johnson were selected as All Americans. Rosehill Christian School cheerleaders are under the leadership of Jason Williams, Spirit Director.
CFISD Receives State Comptroller 2011 Texas Honors Circle Award
CY-FAIR IMPORTANT DATES
Nov. 21st – 25th – Student Holiday (21st & 22nd – Inclement Weather Day if needed) Dec. 21st – Student Holiday (Inclement Weather Day if needed) Dec. 22nd – Jan 3rd – Student Holidays
Cy-Fair ISD vOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
The Cy-Fair ISD volunteer theme for this year is “Teamwork is Key” in recognition of the combined effort that it takes to ensure student success. Our school district fully understands and appreciates that it takes district administration, teachers, school staff, parents, community partners and volunteers each doing their part to give our children every possible opportunity to reach their full potential.
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is one of only 46 recipients, among 1,237 public school districts and charter schools statewide, to receive a five-star rating for academic and financial performance from Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller. The Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) assigned every school district in the state a rating from one to five stars, indicating success in combining costeffective spending with achievement of measurable student academic progress. A five-star rating reflects the strongest relative academic progress combined with the lowest relative spending. CFISD was one of 23 five-star districts to retain its designation for the second consecutive year. The Comptroller’s office ranked CFISD in the 91st percentile of composite progress, which, combined with a spending index of “Very Low,” amounted to the five-star rating.
We have many volunteer opportunities available at a school near you. Individuals are needed to perform a full range of activities and we have training available for specific tasks such as vision and hearing screening, tutoring, mentoring, Junior Achievement and other instructional presentations.
Recently, the Texas Education Agency released data that ranked CFISD’s administrative cost ratio as the lowest among Houston-area school districts. Administrative costs in the area range from the highest cost ratio (9.12 percent) in North Forest ISD to the lowest (3.67 percent) in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. Ratios are calculated comparing administrative to instructional-related costs. More comparative information is located on the district website. In addition to the district’s recognition for operational efficiency and effectiveness, 33 CFISD schools also received the Texas Comptroller’s 2011 Texas Honors Circle Award for strong academic performance while spending relatively little compared to their peers statewide. Only 313 school campuses statewide received this distinction for high rankings received in the 2011 Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST), meaning CFISD accounted for 10.5 percent of all Honors Circle campuses in the state.
If you have some free time and would like to learn more about becoming a Global Volunteer, please contact Kim Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the CFISD Partners in Education Office at 281-894-3950. And remember: “TEAMWORK IS KEY”
Elementary campuses receiving the award achieved a five-star FAST rating, while middle and high school campuses tapped for the honor achieved at least a 4.5-star FAST rating. The following CFISD schools were recognized in the Texas Honors Circle:
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.
Cypress Woods High School, Andre’ Elementary School, Ault Elementary School, Copeland Elementary School, Farney Elementary School, Hairgrove Elementary School, Keith Elementary School, Lamkin Elementary School, Lee Elementary School, Lieder Elementary School, Lowery Elementary School, McFee Elementary School, Owens Elementary School, Postma Elementary School, A. Robison Elementary School, Sheridan Elementary School, Tipps Elementary School, Walker Elementary School and Warner Elementary School.
Smith Middle School SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL SEEKING COMMUNITY MENTORS
Smith Middle School is seeking community mentors to serve as positive role models for our students. Being a community mentor is extremely rewarding and only takes a commitment of 30 minutes to an hour a week to mentor/meet with one of our 6th, 7th or 8th grade students. Mentors must attend a one-time district orientation before they begin mentoring at the school. Then, it just takes 30 minutes a week to truly make a difference in the life of a child. Once you have completed the training and background check, an administrator at Smith will work with you to match you with a student who would be the best fit for you. If you enjoy working with children and making a true difference in people’s lives, the mentor program at Smith Middle School is just for you!! We are especially looking for quality male mentors to serve as role models to our male students. District mentor training dates are being held on the following dates this school year: Nov. 8th, Jan. 26th, Feb. 7th and March 22nd. Please contact Melissa Laroussini, Mentor Program Coordinator, at 281-213-1026 or by email at Melissa.email@example.com for more information. Thank you!
Cy-Falls High School CYPRESS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR NEWS
October winds blew a flurry of activity for our young men and women. Beginning with our women’s PJ Party on the 7th. They decorated (and ate) sugar cookies, created perfect nails, made friendship bracelets and ate pizza!!! Makeover’s provided by Natasha Manly were stunning! The women got to know each other better and their beauty radiated inside and out. The annual Fall Concert was fabulous and well attended on the 11th. The student’s voices filled the air with a joyous noise and helped to officially ring in our autumn notes.
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Standing L-R: Secretary - Ronald Pabello, Jr. Historian - Margurite Lavin, Sr. Historian - Stephanie Brambila and Librarian - Katie Ferrigan. Seated: Vice President - Abi Amadin, President - Amanda Sheriff and Public Relations - Jordan Svehla.
Our Italian themed dinner theatre was a delight! Grazie Mandola’s for the fabulous Italian fare! While feasting, the silent auction was fun as well as helpful for raising funds for our many upcoming events. Our Men and Women wowed the audience with song as well as Labay and Truitt Middle Schools. We thank our many contributors for our auction items: students, parents, Art Class/Wine Glass, Pampered Chef, Houston Astros and Stokes Hardware, just to name a few. Varsity Men’s pictures were taken at the Battleship of Texas for our upcoming Texas Music Educators Association participation. This honor will take place in early 2012. In addition, we would like to announce an impressive number of our choir students were selected for the District choir. This is an auditioned selection and to have 30 speaks well for our music direction! These member are: Amadin, Abi; Ashworth, Jordan; Bracher, Grace; Clarke, Venessa; Cummings, Marissa; Danab, Reema; Denton, Tyler; Ferrigan, Katie; Harris, Andrew; Kang, Thomas; Kotzabassis, Eleni; Lafferty, Lauren; Lavin, Marguerite; Lebeau, Leah; Luu, Diana; Malinowski,Thomas; McCormick, Alicia; McIntyre, Sarah; Moynihan, Evan; Rawlings, Gentry; Reagor, Trevor; Rooney, John; Sheriff, Amanda; and Svehla, Jordan. OUTSTANING JOB EAGLES! Choir students are a wonderful group of young adults and their officers deserve recognition. Thank you for your dedication. Please mark your calendars for our November Restaurant nights. Mission Burrito on hwy 6 is on the 15th. Tell them you are with the choir as we receive a generous 25% of your food total! Take a night off and let someone else do the cooking! A big round of applause to all our volunteers for whom we would not operate. Thank you for your time selling tickets, handing out programs, baking treats, escorting and chaperoning, driving here and there as well as just plain having fun with our children. Your tireless commitment to our youth is recognized and graciously received. With warmest sincerity, VOLUNTEERS - YOU ROCK!!!!
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9191 Barker Cypress Rd. Don’t miss the Holidays on the Lake free family event Get in the holiday spirit with the free Holidays on the Lake event set Monday, Nov. 28th at the Lone Star College-CyFair amphitheatre. Bring the family to celebrate from 4:30 PM to 7 PM with a variety of free deserts, photos with Santa and friends, games, activities, live entertainment and more. For information, call 281-290-3270 or go to LoneStar.edu/student-activities-cyfair. L.I.F.E. Lessons Continue through December 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 November include: “Beads, Glorious Beads” Nov. 2nd, “Flambé et Brûlé” Nov. 9th, “Audio Books at the Library” Nov. 16th and “Vegetable Soup, Russian Style” Nov. 30th. 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. Look What’s in the Center for the Arts On stage in November is a Symphonic Band concert “MusicMatters” Nov. 3rd and an opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” Nov. 17th through Nov. 19th. 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.
Community Partners Day, T.I.P. and Job Connection Days Continue Lone Star College-CyFair hosts several community mid-day events each month in the College Center. On Community Partners Day, from 11 AM - 1 PM, visit with community partners to see what goods and services they have to offer. The next Community Partners Day is Nov. 15th. Watch for Transfer Information Program (T.I.P.) Days when, from 10 AM - 1 PM, representatives from four-year universities are on campus to provide transfer information. The next T.I.P. day is Nov. 8th. At Job Connection Days (mini-job fairs), from 11 AM - 1 PM, bring copies of your resume, wear business attire and meet with area employers recruiting for immediate openings. The next mini-job fair day is Nov. 8th. Check the events calendar at LoneStar.edu for future dates. Register Now for Mini-mester and Spring Semester Classes Catch up or get ahead this holiday season! Take a mini-mester course in December or register early for spring. Registration begins Nov. 9th. Minimester classes begin Dec. 19th. Spring semester weekday classes begin Jan. 17, 2012. For information, call 281-290-3200 or 832-782-5000 or go online to LoneStar.edu.
Scouts Copper Corners Service Unit
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Copper Corners Service Unit serves all girls in the residence areas for Lowery, Birkes, Fiest Elementary Schools, Aragon and Labay Middle Schools and corresponding high schools. For more information about joining, becoming a Troop Leader, assisting a troop or inspiring elementary, middle or high school aged girls, call 800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.
Boy Scout Troop 10
Boy Scout Troop 10 meets every Tuesday night during the school year at the West Houston Church of Christ on West Road and Queenston. Our meetings begin at 7 PM. We spend our time working on merit badges, planning for our monthly camp outs and having fun!! The boys will be going to spend the night on The Battleship Texas in November and are really looking forward to it! We would like to CONGRATULATE our newest Eagle Scout, Donald Banks Jr. He has worked very hard to earn this amazing accomplishment! Our Troop will be participating in this year’s Troop Fair, to be held Saturday, November 5th from 12-4 PM at the Family of Faith Lutheran Church on FM 529 (near Queenston). It will be in the parking lot. There will be many Scout related activities so come check it out! If you have a son in the 6th grade or higher that would like to join in the fun and adventure please contact us. Our Scout Master is Michael Widaski and his number is 713-376 5166. You can also contact our Committee Chairperson, Joseph Jefferson, at 281-684-5197 or check our website at www.bsat10.com. We hope to hear from you soon so you can come be a part of our family!
Rennell Elementary – Cub Scout Pack 438 Cell phones for soldiers
Cub Scout Pack 438 of Rennell Elementary is collecting old cell phones and/ or cell phone accessories as part of our annual Cell Phones for Soldiers collection campaign. Bring your old cell phones and accessories (gladly accepted, but not required) to our donation box at PostNet, located at 12321 Barker-Cypress Rd. #600 Cypress, TX 77429 in the Randall’s shopping center. The phones will be shipped to Cell Phones for Soldiers and either be reconditioned and reprogrammed for reuse, the ultimate form of recycling or dismantled and recycled. For every phone recycled, a deployed U.S. soldier will receive a prepaid calling card to stay in touch with loved ones. For more information on the program, visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com. Thank you for supporting our soldiers!
HOMESCHOOL CUB SCOUT PACK 164
Attention home school families!!! Homeschool Pack 164 is a Christian Homeschool Cub Scout Pack chartered by West Houston Home Educators (www.whhe.org) that serves the Greater West Houston/Katy area. Our Pack promotes God, Country and service! We are a part of the Sam Houston Area Council (www.shac.org) and Texas Skies District (www.texasskiesdistrict. org). If you have a boy entering 1st grade (age 6) through 5th grade (age 10), we invite you to please come join in the fun! Visit our website www. homeschoolpack.com for more information about our Pack registration and meeting times.
Bear Creek United Methodist Church Celebrates our 10th Annual UPWARD Basketball League We are excited to announce registration for our 2011-2012 Upward basketball and cheerleading season Registration ends November 25, 2011 Evaluations are December 3, 2011 and December 10, 2011 Practices Begin January 2, 2012 First game January 28, 2012 Last game March 24, 2012 Awards Night March 25, 2012 Basketball $75 and Cheerleading $80 For more information visit www.hnwcc.org or call Larry Tyree at 281-463-2330, ext.119
Bear Creek Baptist Church Upward Basketball and Cheerleading
Nov. 7th, 8th and 10th between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Each child is needed to attend during one of these times. We will kick off the season with a Clinic on Sat., Dec. 3rd and practices will begin the next week starting Dec. 5th. You can register on line at www.bearcreekchurch.tv/sports and click on Upward Sports. For more information, contact Linda Newhouse at Linda.newhouse@ bcstaff.org or Scott Denton at Scott.firstname.lastname@example.org. Bear Creek Baptist Church at 5901 N. Fry Rd. Katy, Tx 77449 - 281-859-9900.
Exciting Changes Ahead for CFSA Basketball Winter 2011 Season
Cy-Fair Sports Association will unveil new enhancements to the Basketball Program for the Winter 2011 season. Similar to the CFSA Baseball program, coaches will now be allowed to form “friendship” teams and play against other friendship teams. The “select” level of play will be expanded to achieve more competitive balance and will include a mid-season tournament with players outside the CFSA program. The traditional “classic” division will remain in place with teams selected based upon where players live and go to school. These changes will create a basketball experience that meets the diverse needs of the Cy-Fair community while continuing to attract new participants into the program. Online registration began October 15th with a pre-season skills clinic scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd. For more information, please visit the league website at www.cy-fairsports.com.
Bear Creek Baptist Church is offering Upward Basketball and Cheerleading for K-8th Grade. Cost is $75. They will have one hour of practices a week and on Saturdays they will have a game for an hour. Every practice and game takes place on our Campus. It is a great place where they will learn new skills for the game and cheer. Our first evaluation will be Saturday, November 5th, from 10:30 AM -1:30 PM in our gym on the Sonic side of our Church. The following week, we will have more evaluations, Mon., Tues and Thurs.,
Holy Covenant UMC Soccer
What: Upward Soccer Where: Holy Covenant UMC 22111 Morton Road, Katy TX 77449 When: Evaluations are on January 14th and 21st at 9:00 AM. Who: Children ages 4 thru 5th grade Fee: $75, which includes a uniform Check out www.holycov.org for more information or call 281-579-1200.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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Church News & Events Church Events St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church Coffee House
On Friday, November 11th from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will host their 2nd Coffee House. Come and hear Brothers and Sisters of Soul; the Semalee Bilbrey Band and the Cuthbert Coffee Houserockers. Admission is $3 with proceeds going towards St. Cuthbert’s ministries. Coffee, sodas and snacks with be available for a nominal charge. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road in Houston (77095). For more information, call 281-463-7330 or visit our website at www.stcuthbert.org.
Covenant Lutheran Church Holiday Kids Night Out
Need time for Christmas shopping, want a date night or just need a break? Covenant Lutheran Church (3785 Barker Cypress Rd.) is offering another Kids Night Out on Saturday, November 26th from 3:00 - 9:00 pm for children ages of 3 through 10 (must be potty trained). Kids will enjoy dinner, games, crafts, movies and music while Mom and Dad have an evening out! Children will be supervised by trained high school students and adults. Cost is $25 for the first child, $15 for the second child, $10 for each additional child in
the same family. Space is limited! See www.covenantlutheran.org (What’s Happening) for registration forms or call the church office (281-578-8799) for more information.
Church News 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, 281-804-2520, Fax 281-741-1686.
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
Job Search Assistance. Meets Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in room S209. The focus is on the job search process. You will receive information on how, when and where to search, what benefits to expect and how to make the most of job fairs. This group is for those who are looking for their first job as well as those who have work experience. Prayer Quilt Ministry - We meet the second Wednesday of the month in room S201 from 9 AM to noon and invite you to be a part of this important ministry that provides comfort to so many. If you have a sewing machine, please bring it; if you don’t have one, there are many other ways to help.
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Grace Notes Women’s Ensemble. - Come join the Grace Notes, St. Peter’s women’s singing and instrumental group that shares music with the Katy area. The Grace Notes perform in retirement, Alzheimer’s and nursing facilities as well as at many community events. Once a month we provide special music during St. Peter’s traditional worship services. Rehearsals are Tuesday mornings at 9:30 AM in room E106. Childcare is provided. We welcome singers and instrumentalists. Men’s Life - Meets Tuesdays at 6 AM in the Church Office Conference Room. This is a discipleship group for men to connect early before the day begins. Please join us and see how God will transform you into the godly man He created you to be. We are studying “Rich in the Things That Count the Most” by James Moore. Student Bible Studies and Worship - High school guys meet Mondays at 6 PM High school girls meet Sundays at 5 PM, Tuesdays at 7 PM and Wednesdays at 4 PM. Junior high students meet for “Rooted” on Wednesdays at 6 PM. Meet in the Wesley Student Center. Information on these and all programs at St. Peter’s is available at www.stpkaty.org or 281-492-8031.
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“Primera Iglesia Apostolica” is a Christian church that is growing and it is looking for the following items: new or used chairs, tables, good size organizers, items for the children’s ministry (children bibles, notebooks, crayons, etc). If you have these items and would like to donate for a good cause. You can call at 281-861-6708 or email email@example.com.
BEAR CREEK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The devotional is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month, from 4-5 PM and will be followed by a sharing of thoughts, ideas and ways to apply spiritual principles to one’s day-to-day affairs. Refreshments will be served. For details on the location or for answers to any other questions you may have, please call the Baha’i Faith of Fort Bend County at 281-395-9026.
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.
Senior Church Groups COPPERFIELD CHURCH SENIOR ADULTS
GAME DAY - The first Friday of the month - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BIBLE STUDY - Wednesday - 9:30 am - 11:00 am DAY TRIPS - Monthly - Schedule differs. For more info., www. copperfieldchurch.com or call 281-856-2273. WALKING GROUP (aka Holy Strollers) - 8:30 am - 9:30 am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Come, join our group! We are an active, fun-loving bunch. Once you come for a visit and get to know us, you’ll want to be a part of our Senior Adult Group. You do not have to be a member of Copperfield Church to be a part of our Senior Adult Group.
Bingo EPIPHANY BINGO
Epiphany Bingo has been conducting bingo games on the west side since February 14, 1986. Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. There Is No Smoking Allowed During All Bingo Games. They have a jackpot game of $750. Maximum prize giveaways of $2,500, allowed by law, are given away every Bingo Night! They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar, and large cash prizes. Profits are used for charitable outreach programs, building expansion, and payment towards debt. Epiphany Catholic Church conducts its bingo games at the Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls every Friday night. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8:00 PM. For more information, call the bingo hall number 281-578-3905. During Bingo nights, you may also call the Community Center number, 281-578-5078. Come, have some fun, bring your friends and neighbors, win some money and make some new friends.
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St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church BINGO
At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. Maximum Prizes given away every evening of $2,500. Governed by the state of Texas. They have the most modern computerized BINGO equipment for verifying winnings, along with TV monitors for your viewing pleasure. The snack bar is maintained by the KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS 6950, with a variety of food and snacks with soft drinks. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs, to better serve the community. The Church is located in downtown Katy at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. Please call for more details to 281-391-4758. Please come play and win. We can accommodate large groups such as social and family groups.
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Craft Shows & Festivals West campus of Second Baptist Church Celebrations Christmas Market
The CELEBRATIONS CHRISTMAS MARKET is one of the most anticipated and highly attended events in the West Houston area. The market will be open a full three days on November 3rd - 9 AM - 7 PM, November 4th - 9 AM - 5 PM and November 5th - 9 AM - 5 PM. CELEBRATIONS attracts vendors from several states. Hand crafted pieces, Christmas collectables, and oneof-a-kind gifts make this event an annual tradition for our community. With more than 100 vendors, on-going entertainment, vendors to purchase lunch from, this holiday shopping is truly an exhilarating experience! The West campus of Second Baptist Church is located between Fry and Greenhouse Roads. You may enter the campus from either Kingsland Drive or the feeder road of the Katy Freeway. For more information, please check our website at www.second.org or call 713-365-3081.
2011 Deerfield Christmas Bazaar and Market
We’re celebrating our 33rd Deerfield Christmas Bazaar and Market on November 4th and 5th. We are one of the highly selected bazaars in the area, known for our outstanding quality workmanship. Our merchandize includes lots of Thanksgiving and Christmas décor, Christmas ornaments, scenic paintings, sparkling stain glass, wood design pens, designer children’s clothes, scarves, flip flops, purses, gorgeous jewelry and delicious baked goods and jellies. We still have Deerfield Bazaar Cookbooks with all those delicious recipes for sale; they make great gifts.
Westcreek Garage Sale November 12th
Westcreek in Copperfield will have its community wide garage sale November 12th, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The rainy day back up date will be the following Saturday, November 19th. Come and check out all the great bargains!!
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Wee Wuns 11th Annual Holiday Market
Bring your friends & family and join us for the 11th Annual Wee Wuns Holiday Market! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, November 5th, from 9 AM - 3 PM, at Cypress United Methodist Church in Cypress, TX. Come enjoy
handmade crafts and unique designs from over 50 vendors! While you’re there, enjoy homemade treats from our bake shoppe and stay warm with a hot cup of cocoa or coffee! Proceeds from this event directly benefit Wee Wuns Weekday Ministries and support such causes as teacher education, the purchase of school supplies and more. We appreciate all past and future support of this great school! For questions relating to this event or to register as a vendor, please contact Lindsay Coker at email@example.com or 281-961-2546.
PINK HOLIDAY SHOPPING MARKET Presented by the Cypress Alumnae Chapter - Zeta Tau Alpha “Shop For The Cause” With your favorite Vendors! November 5, 2011 • 9 AM - 4 PM Cypress Saloon, 12710 Telge Road, Cypress, TX GREAT VENDORS! RAFFLE! HOURLY DOOR PRIZES! A percentage of all Vendor Sales will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness, Education & Research.
While shopping, take a break and eat lunch at PO’s Burgers! For every burger purchased, you will get one free entry into the Raffle Drawing!
NORWEGIAN CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Friday, Nov. 11th (11 AM - 5 PM), Saturday, Nov. 12th (10 AM - 4 PM) Sunday, Nov. 13th (12 PM - 4 PM). Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 4309 Young Street, Pasadena. Take a trip to Norway in Houston! Unique holiday gifts such as handmade embroideries, Scandinavian crafts, trolls, Nisser, Swedish linens, Norwegian jewelry and dolls. Great Raffle prizes, including 2 round trip tickets on SAS to Norway!! Silent Auction. Demonstrations in Norwegian wood-carving and folk dancing. Visit our bakery selling Norwegian specialty cookies and breads. Wide selection of Scandinavian foods for sale. Take time for lunch in our cafeteria serving “open-faced” sandwiches and cream cakes. For more info., call 281-998-8366.
Holy Covenant umc 22nd Annual Heartwarming Craft Show Saturday November 12th, 9 am-4 pm 22111 Morton Road, Katy Over 68 artisans featuring a variety of handmade items Sandwich Shoppe and Tea Room with homemade baked items Silent Auction Baskets Proceeds support local missions Free Admission For more information, call 281-579-1200 or www.holycov.org
16th Annual Langham Creek Market and Craft Show
November 12, 2011 through November 13, 2011 (Sat. 9 am-5 pm & Sun. 10 am-4 pm) Join us at the Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center located at 11206 Telge Rd. just off Hwy. 290. Indoor facility with over 150 vendors selling a wide variety of products. Also concessions, games, free parking and clean restrooms! Fun for the whole family! All proceeds benefit Langham Creek FFA students. For questions or vendor applications regarding available booths, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on Facebook (search for “16th Annual Langham Creek Market and Craft Show”).
Katy Area Parents of Multiples (KAPOM) Holiday Hop
Katy Area Parents of Multiples (KAPOM) will be holding their Holiday Hop vendor night and raffle on Monday, November 14th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The sale will be located at Crosspoint Church, 700 S. Westgreen Blvd. (at the corner of Kingsland and Westgreen). Vendors from all over Houston
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NEWCOMERS AND NEIGHBORS HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Newcomers and Neighbors of Greater Houston would like to welcome you to our HOLIDAY BAZAAR on Wednesday, November 16th at the beautiful Lakeside Country Club, 100 Wilcrest off I-10. The Bazaar will be held from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Reserve your place and join us for a buffet lunch and special program honoring women veterans for $25 or just come and shop the Bazaar…there will be Vendors, Raffle and Door prizes galore! Luncheon reservations and checks must be in by Wednesday, November 9th and sent to: Jeanne Fahrenholt, 11805 Meadowglen Lane #1179, Houston, TX 77082 or phone 281-556-0749. So come join the spirit and the fun of the holidays. And check us out on our website - www.nngh.org.
First Congregational Church’s 17th Annual Pilgrim Festival
We are currently taking applications for craft vendors of handmade by vendor only crafts. This is our 17th year for our unique festival. The date is Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. No admission fee; crafts, games and food. We have inside and outside space available.
Ladies Night Out The Shoppes’ at Brookwood 1752 FM 1489, Brookshire, TX 77423 Tuesday, November 29th From 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Please join us for a Special Night of Christmas Shopping appetizers, food tastings, door prizes and more!! Revenues will help Brookwood operate independently of government subsidies and to help give innovative, educational and vocational opportunities for close to 200 adults with disabilities.
Epiphany of the Lord Frostyfest Craft Show
Epiphany of the Lord’s 17th Annual Frostyfest will be held December 3, 2011 from 9 AM until 3 PM at 1530 Norwalk Dr., Katy (South of I-10 off of Highland Knolls between Fry Road and Westgreen Blvd.). This show offers handmade merchandise from craftsman and artisans; no resale venders. In addition to the more than 80 venders, there will be a quilt raffle, silent auction, bake sale and photos with Santa.
If interested in an application or for more information, contact Sue Earl at email@example.com. We are located in the Hunters Creek Village at 10840 Beinhorn Rd. (I-10, exit Bingle/Voss).
Christmas & Holiday Events
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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.
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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.
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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.
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is a ministry project devoted to reaching underprivileged children all over the world with the true meaning of Christmas. The project accomplishes this goal by collecting simple gifts complied into shoeboxes from people all over the U.S.A. These gifts consist of hygiene items, small toys, candy, school supplies, etc. The items are packed into shoeboxes along with the story of the Nativity, printed in their native language. The gift is so simple but the impact is huge. Last year, Epiphany Lutheran Church participated in the project and the response was amazing. The church collected over 80 full boxes to ship overseas from the congregation alone. “We felt such a strong connection to this cause. It was truly moving,” remarks one Epiphany member. This year, Epiphany has decided to take advantage of its new, more visible location on West Rd. and Jackrabbit, to become a collection center for OCC. This means that during collection week, anyone who wishes to participate in OCC can drop of his or her donations to Epiphany Lutheran Church. The church will transport the collected items to the nearest distribution center. Collection week is November 14th - 21st. For more information on Operation Christmas Child and directions to the nearest drop off location, go to www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/index.
Fundraisers (Avenue CDC) Announces 15th Annual Art on the Avenue Fundraiser
Art on the Avenue, features the work of more than 250 Texas artists, who graciously donate a portion of silent auction proceeds from their work back to the nonprofit organization. Houston community leaders decorated mailboxes for the auction. Thursday, November 10th, 6 pm to 9 pm - first chance to view and purchase art! Preview Party - $100 - includes admission to Saturday night event (Admission is limited to 300 people and is expected to sell out!) Winter Street Studios - 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007 Food provided by: Beavers, Broken Spoke, Dharma Café and Smither Kitchen Entertainment: Two Star Symphony and a special tribute to the Village People by Red Door Productions ** Honoring Knobbie Award Recipients: Mayor Annise Parker and Dean Ruck Saturday, November 12th, 6 pm to 10 pm Art on the Avenue - $20 in advance and $25 at the door Winter Street Studios - 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007 Food provided by: El Patio and Georgia’s Market Downtown Entertainment: Texas Johnny Boy TICKETS: For ticket or sponsor information, call 713-864-8099, ext. 228, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.avenuecdc.org. RAFFLE: Roy Lichtenstein “As I Opened Fire”, Triptych, 1966; Sheet: 25” x 20 5/8” (634 x 523 mm.), Image: 24” x 19 5/8” (609 x 498 mm.) Three offset lithographs printed in colors, 1966 (printed later), on three sheets of wove paper, with full margins, from one of several editions of more than
3,000 printed since 1966. Museum Quality Framed by Sarah Balinskas Fine Framing. Printed by Drikkerj Luii & Co., Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tickets are $20 or 6 for $100, 1,000 total to be sold, no presence needed to win. To purchase raffle tickets, 713-864-8099, ext. 228 or jenniferm@ avenuecdc.org. Avenue CDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing Houston’s Washington Avenue and Near Northside communities by developing affordable housing and economic opportunities, while preserving the area’s economic, cultural and historical diversity. For more information: 713-8648099, ext. 228 or www.avenuecdc.org.
The Cy-Fair Holiday & Health Festival/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 onsite, 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 Fun 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.
For more information about the festival, visit www.holidayhealthfest.com. Show hours are from 10 am to 4 pm. To register for the Layla Grace 5K, visit www.laylagrace.org/5k. The race will begin at 9:15 am.
FASHION WITH PASSION
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 email@example.com Susie Pipkin at firstname.lastname@example.org Terri Cesnik at email@example.com Julie Saunders at firstname.lastname@example.org Cynthis Gill at email@example.com 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.
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Golf Tournaments Birdies for the Brave golf tournament Supporting Wounded Veterans and Their Families
For the fourth straight year the Katy Community is privileged to host the Birdies for the Brave Golf Tournament at Meadowbrook Farms and the Gala at Safari Texas. The Gala will be Saturday evening, Nov. 5th and the golf tournament is Sunday, Nov. 6th. All proceeds go to a variety of charities that serve veterans and their families. There are many opportunities for Katy residents and businesses to contribute and participate in the many inspiring activities of the event. For further information, contact Dayna Gurley at Meadowbrook Farms 281-693-4653, x218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theater, Arts & Music Houston Family Arts Center
Performances are at Houston Family Arts Center Garza Main Stage, 10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070. 2011-2012 Mainstage Season: The Sound of Music (Nov. 25 - 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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The Cypress Creek FACE 2011-2012 Season
Trout Fishing in America 6 PM, Saturday, November 12, 2011 Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. The name, taken from a Richard Brautigan novel, seems almost as incongruous as a picture of this musical duo: Ezra Idlet (guitar) stands six feet nine inches and Keith Grimwood (bass), five feet five and one half inches. After three decades of writing, recording and performing together, Trout Fishing in America can look back at a body of work that is impressive and know they are just hitting their stride. Tickets: $8-15. Ars Lyrica presents “Musical Alchemy” 7:30 PM, Monday, November 14, 2011 Ars Lyrica, which means “lyric art,” specializes in music from the golden age of the 17th and 18th centuries, when all music aspired toward beautiful song. Based in Houston, this critically acclaimed ensemble of voices and instruments has delighted audiences and critics around the world with its superb performances and recordings. Tickets: $6 - $12. All performances are at The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Dr. Spring, TX 77379, 281-440-4850; www.cypresscreekface.org.
Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company Museum of Dysfunction IV
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!
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NATURE PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN
Enjoy the outdoors with your child, age 2 1/2 to 5, at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered every Tuesday and Wednesday morning, 10:00 to 11:00 AM, 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 email@example.com or 713-464-4900. Upcoming programs include: November 1st & 2nd: Gardening for Kids November 8th & 9th: Terrific Trees November 15th & 16th: American Indians November 22nd & 23rd: no program - Thanksgiving break November 29th & 30th: Animal Homes 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
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NOVEMBER EVENTS Nov. 12, 2011 Dance on the River - 8 PM - midnight at Riverside Inn, 17433 River Rd., Channelview, Texas 77530. Contact: Eddy Rawlings, 281-553-4509. Houston Metro Go Texan Committee Channelview/Sheldon Subcommittee Cowboy Dance - 7 - 11 PM, Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston, Texas 77064. Contact: Michelle Schilds, 281-6678985. Houston Metro Go Texan Committee Spring Branch/Memorial Subcommittee Rhinestone Roundup Fashion Show - 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Weston Lakes Country Club. 32611 FM 1093, Fulshear, Texas 77441. Contact: Brian Graeber, 281-413-0807. Houston Metro Go Texan Committee Lamar/ Needville Subcommittee Saltwater Rodeo - 5 AM - 6 PM. Top Water Grill, 815 Avenue O. San Leon, Texas 77539. Contact: Michelle Cochran, 832-594-7712. Houston Metro Go Texan Committee Galveston Mainland Subcommittee Nov. 13, 2011 3rd Annual Junior Commercial Steer Shrimp Boil - 1:30 - 5:30 PM. Hideaway on Dunvale, 3122 Dunvale Rd., Houston, Texas 77063. Contact: Berry Summerour, 281-752-5562. Junior Commercial Steer Feeding and Management Nov. 19, 2011 Fried Turkey Sale - 10 AM - 5 PM. Crosby Fair and Rodeo Grounds, 14920 FM 2100, Crosby, Texas 77532. Contact: Clayton Bourque, 281-543-2206. Houston Metro Go Texan Committee Crosby/Huffman Subcommittee Palomino “The Mane Event” Fundraiser - 6 PM - midnight. Reliant Center, 600 Series, Houston, Texas. Contact: Rhonda Freytag, 713-569-7728. Palomino Horse Show Committee Tamale Sale - 10 AM - 12:30 PM, Outback Western Wear, 30405 Dobbin Hufsmith Rd., Magnolia, Texas 77354. Contact: Shelley Krusleski, 281-7316848. Houston Metro Go Texan Committee Tomball/Magnolia/Montgomery Subcommittee
Chili Cook Off - 7 AM - 5 PM. Traders Village, 7979 Eldridge Parkway, Houston, Texas 77041 Contact: Curtis Refrow, 713-824-9844. Houston General Go Texan • 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 information.
NORTHWEST BRANCH HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
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 (Thanksgiving) - Wed., Nov. 23rd Branches close at 6 PM, closed Thurs., Nov. 24th through Sun., Nov. 27th.
ADULT ONGOING EVENTS & SPECIAL EVENTS (ADULT)
• Inspirational Book Club - Monday, November 7th 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, November 21st at 2:00 pm. A book club where members read books and share the books that they have read with other book-lovers! • Classic Readers - Monday, November 28th at 2:00 pm. Forgot all those books that you read in high school or college? Want to read all the greats? Want to reacquaint yourself with Austen, Carroll, Hawthorne, Poe, Steinbeck or Stevenson? Then join us once a month for our classic readers’ book club! • 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! • Movie Night - Mondays at 4:00 pm. see a current movie and enjoy some refreshments!
• 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, November 2nd at 2:00 pm. Encourage development through play and learning with this
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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. • Children’s programs require a ticket for admission. • Tickets will be distributed beginning 30 minutes before the program begins. 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. For more information about the branch closest to you, call 713-749-9000 or log on to www.hcpl.net. Also, check our program listings online from our website or signage in the building for any changes or additions to this news release. * The Northwest Branch Library needs volunteers - call for more information.
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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. Holiday Hours: Wednesday, November 23rd, 7-4:30 pm; Thursday - Sunday, November 24th-27th, closed for Thanksgiving Holiday. • 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/cyfair-college-branch-library, for news and events about the library and college and in the community.
Book Clubs • 11/9: Sports Page Book Club (2nd Wed. of the month) - 1 pm, room 215 - Carry the Rock: Race, Football, and the Soul of an American City by Jay Jennings. • 11/17: Books without Borders - 1 pm, room 215 - Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera (New Zealand). • 11/18: Student Book Club (LSC) - 12-1 pm, room 215 - Room by Emma Donoghue. • 11/30: Club de Lectura en Español - 4-5 pm, salon 102 - Primer libro: El Sol de Texas (Under the Texas Sun). • 11/30: I Love a Mystery Book Club - 1:00 PM, TBA. 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. Crafts Wednesdays, 8:30 am-10 am, LRNC 215 - Knitting, Crocheting and Needlework Group. ESL Library Outreach Program • ESL BOOK CLUB: Tuesdays, LRNC 102, 10-11 am • 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
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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.
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.
The services provided at CAM, are made possible by many dedicated volunteers. If you enjoy working with the public, decorating or merchandising, then serving in CAM’s resale shop, Angels’ Attic, is the place for you. Our busy community donation area, the Cellar, is looking for people willing to serve by processing donations and restocking Angels’ Attic. Please plan to attend a volunteer tour and orientation by calling Tara Rauch 281-955-7683 or email at email@example.com. 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
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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.
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 281-897-3186 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-463-3697 (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.
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.
Junior Achievement of Southeast 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
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STAY ACTIVE. STAY ENGAGED. A new place for seniors to learn, located at 16600 Pine Forest Lane, near Texas 6 and Clay Road. Free classes available to Harris County residents 55 and older on subjects ranging from basic computer skills to digital photography to astronomy, photo editing and memory enhancement. We need you in our classrooms! Get free volunteer training. Teach your own computer class. Contact us now at 713-274-3250 or email us: email@example.com. Operated by Harris County Precinct Three Commissioner Steve Radack.
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.
Parenting Groups 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, upto-date information is also important. Attending La Leche League meetings can help you learn about breastfeeding from other nursing mothers. At these
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Bear Creek Baptist MOPS
Can’t remember the last time you ate an uninterrupted meal or had a moment to yourself? We at Bear Creek Baptist MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers ages birth - five) know how you feel. Join us the second and fourth Friday of each month, from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, for some quality mom-time, which will include parenting tips, food, door prizes, crafts, new friendships and fun. Childcare is provided. Being the mother of a preschooler is one adventure you don’t have to go on alone. Please contact Kristi Brock at Kristig8@hotmail.com or 281-858-4202.
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.
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Bear Creek United Methodist Church Mothers of PreSchoolers
MOMMY! MOMMY! MOMMY! MOMMY! If I have your attention, you may be looking for us. We are Mothers of Preschoolers, a group of moms with kids from birth through kindergarten. Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 9:30-11:30 AM. Located at 16000 Rippling Water Dr., Houston, TX 77084. We are a nondenominational group of women from our 20s to our 40s who realize that we have, in our presence, one of this country’s most valuable treasures... our children. So if you are looking for some grown up conversation with women who know where you are coming from, please consider coming visit us. Our children participate in their own Christian program, MOPPETS, with wonderful loving teachers. So come, relax and get the fellowship you are seeking. Send Amy an email if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org or give the church a call for directions 281-463-2330.
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 713-465-3408, x1007.
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Do you think Spaghetti is a finger food? Do you think 4 hours is a good night sleep? Are you a mom of a newborn through kindergarten? Then METMOPS is for you! METMOPS, Mother’s of Preschoolers, offers 2 dynamic groups that meet either the 1st and 3rd Friday mornings or the 2nd and 4th Friday mornings, from 9:15 - 11:45 AM. Childcare is provided with registration.
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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 281-3740892; email email@example.com.
Moms in Motion
Moms in Motion is a non-denominational organization for expectant parents and parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. We offer a full range of activities, including monthly meetings, year-round kid’s activities, social functions, seasonal parties, service projects and playgroups. We meet the third Thursday of each month, at 7:30 PM, at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 7934 North Hwy. 6. For more information about Moms in Motion, go to www.mimhouston.org or contact Trisha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION
When it comes to your child’s development, getting help early is best! Texas Early Childhood Intervention, ECI, provides early intervention and therapy services for children birth to 36 months. If you have questions about how your baby or toddler is developing-ask ECI! Programs are in every Texas County. Questions or concerns? Call ECI of MHMRA Harris County at 713-970-4900 or visit www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis to find out more about ECI and to find your local program. ECI developmental screenings and evaluations are at no cost to families!
PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS
Are You a single Parent? Need an activity to share with the kids? Do you need a new group of single friends? Do you need support of friends that are in the same boat as you? Members and their children frequently enjoy camping, picnics, the Zoo, theater, dances, swimming, museums, house parties, movies and many other activities together. For more information about Parents Without Partners International, check out our website at www. parentswithoutpartners.org or Parent without Partners Greater Houston Chapter #63 at www.pwphouston.org or contact Barbara 281-469-5646.
CHILD CARE PROFESSIONALS OF HOUSTON
Childcare Professionals of Houston is a group of Registered Family Home Childcare Providers. CCPH meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month, at the Bear Creek Community Center. For more information, please call 832593-6656.
West Houston Home Educators, Inc.
West Houston Home Educators, Inc. is a support group of home schooling families that meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at Cypress Family Fellowship Church, 17330 W. Little York, at 7:00 PM. For more information, call us at 281-500-6089, email us at email@example.com or see our website at www.whhe.org.
MOMS Club of Far Northwest Houston
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! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.momsclub.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 chapter of the International MOMS Club, which is a national, nonprofit organization that gives at-home mothers the opportunity to share activities and discussions with other mothers and their children. Activities are held during the day, when at-home mothers need support and interaction the most. Children are always welcome. We also organize community service projects throughout the year. Our members are moms of various ages and backgrounds with kids of all ages (newborn to high school age). Our business meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month. If you are interested or would like more information, please visit our web site at
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on our bi-weekly meetings and monthly Moms Night Out and community service projects, call 281-852-2795.
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. Please email Heather Finney at email@example.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.
MOTHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN (MYC)
The moment a newborn baby wraps their tiny hand around a parent’s finger is a pivotal moment in the life of any parent. The baby not only tugs on the finger, but on the parent’s heart as well. It is in that awesome moment that the parent begins to understand the unconditional and abounding love that God has for each of us. But soon after the little miracle arrives so do all the questions and sometimes, without any clear answers.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwest Houston Mothers of Multiples
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.
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.
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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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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 713-683-7227 or visit www.hal-pc.org/`alanonpx.
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 email@example.com with ‘Muslim Mommies’ in the subject line.
If you want to drink, that’s your business; if you want to stop, that’s ours. To find a meeting near you or for other information call: 713-686-6300 or go to www.aahouston.org.
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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.
CYPRESS ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES (CAM)
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.
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. Date - Second Saturday of each month. Time - 3:00-5:00 PM. Location - Kindred Hospital cafeteria. Address - 11297 Fallbrook. Teresa Lucher - Contact person: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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.
If you even think you or someone you care about may have a compulsive gambling problem, call the Houston Gamblers Anonymous hotline at 713684-6654 for information. The meetings are Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, at the Bear Creek Community Center, www.texasga.org.
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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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Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)
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.
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 281469-2818. 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 281-469-0730 for more information.
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.
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 281-530-3857 or Alicia 713-3942971. Please join us for an encouraging and informative meeting!
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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 281-3735860 for information.
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.
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 281-8599900. Childcare will be provided for those registered.
Peace Community Church Recovery support group
Peace Community Church 5151 Addicks Satsuma, Houston, TX, 281-8596843 www.peacecommunitychurch.org presents: In the early days of the Recovery Movement the Bible was the primary text and the God of the Bible was the source of power that made all things possible. Interested in connecting with your historical roots in a modern setting? Looking to “go deeper,” and know more about the Higher Power named Father, Son, Spirit? Come join us every Saturday evening at 7 PM and see where this experience fits into your recovery. (Not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous)
Cypress Calling Ministries Bunco for Babies
How about a fun night with some girls for a good cause? Cypress Calling Ministries (a non-profit corporation that helps mothers in need) is hosting Bunco for Babies in your neighborhood. Instead of entrance fee, bring a new $10 baby item (such as a pack of sleepers or blankets). Each month will have a new baby item theme. Even though there will be no collection of money, awesome prizes will still be given. Don’t know how to play Bunco? No problem! It is a simple and easy to learn game that you will become addicted to! To find out more please email CCM at 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 281-8551982 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).
Celebrate Recovery at Houston First Church of the Nazarene
Celebrate Recovery meets every Wednesday at 7:00 PM at Houston First Church of the Nazarene. Dinner is served at 6:30 PM. Celebrate Recovery is there for you if you are ready to be free from the hurts, habits or hang-ups that are holding you back. Make the choice to recover today. 10001 West Sam Houston Parkway, North Houston, TX, 77064; 281-897-0300.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lifeline Group for Widows & Widowers
When one has lost a spouse by death, the initial feeling is shock followed a by merciful numbness. It is when this numbness recedes that the pain becomes so intense and the loneliness begins. At this stage Lifeline can be helpful. We provide companionship of people who have experienced the same emotional upheaval and trauma. Lifeline provides a place to belong
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and help for building a life without a partner because we understand the world doesn’t stop for your grief, no matter how bad your heart is broken. Lifeline Support Group for Widows and Widowers meets on the first Thursday of each month for a general meeting and has activities throughout the month. We are a mutual support group, call for details and come check us out. Contact Louise Sprawls at 713-467-5834 or Jackie at 281-497-2663.
The Sam Houston Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas was chartered in Katy, Texas in 1987. The Sons of the Republic of Texas is a fraternal organization dedicated to perpetuating the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved the independence of Texas. Members are descendants of people who lived in the Republic of Texas from independence in 1836 until statehood in 1846. The Sam Houston Chapter meets on the third Saturday of each month except April. Lunch meetings are held at The Briar Club located at 2603 Timmons Lane beginning at 12 Noon. Visit us on the Web at http://samhoustonchapter.tripod.com.
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WEST HOUSTON ITALIAN CLUB
The West Houston Italian Club is a social, charitable and Italian Cultural organization that was formed in June 1990. We are located on the west side (off Hwy. 6). The club is also a member of the Italian Federation. Our monthly meetings are held the third Friday of every month, 7:00 PM, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Addicks-Satsuma. If you would like further information about the club, call Marie & Sam Ricca at 281-373-5517.
Bear Creek Brits
If you are British or married to a Brit, would you like to join the Bear Creek Brits? We meet regularly for coffee mornings, dinners and movies. If interested, please phone Cath at 281-395-6701.
National Council of Jewish Women
The National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century - championing the needs of women, children and families. The Career Branch of NCJW has their monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. For information, call Leda 713-572-9924 or email@example.com.
Do you have an ancestor who fought for the Union during the American Civil War? If so, the Edward Lea Camp invites you to attend one of our meetings. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month (except January & August) at The Spaghetti Warehouse in Downtown Houston (901 Commerce at Travis). The meetings begin with dinner at 7:00 PM. A business meeting immediately follows. For more information, contact Scott Shuster at 281-859-7125 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.txsuv.org/Lea/Index.htm
CIVIL WAR REENACTING
Become a part of America’s fastest growing hobby. The First Texas Infantry Regiment, a part of the Nineteenth Century Living History Association Inc., a non-profit corporation, is looking for recruits. Though the primary impression is of the First Texas, a Confederate unit, the association is a non-political organization and often attends events as Federal troops. The mission of reenacting is to educate about the history of that time, and the lifestyle of the Civil War soldier. Come join us for monthly adventure, camaraderie, travel, fresh air and loads of fun. Enlist with “The Palmer Guards,” of the First Texas, visit www.texas-brigade.org. Select 1st Texas and then Co. C.
Civil War Fife and Drum Corp
The current musicians of the First Texas Volunteer Infantry Regiment are looking for new recruits to form a Civil War era fife and drum corp. We are an organization within the First Texas and devoted to recreating the history of John Bell Hood’s Texas Brigade. If you have previous playing experience on either the flute or piccolo/fife, then you are greatly needed. We are also looking for experienced drummers. If you are interested, please contact Mus. C.C. Lyman at 281-797-1275. New recruits are warmly welcomed.
Elisha Roberts Chapter, NSDAR
Ladies: Do you know your family genealogy? Are you curious about your family genealogy? Do you feel it is important for your children to know their family history? The Daughters of the American Revolution and The Children of the American Revolution members have all verified their Ancestry to the American Revolution. We would like to invite you to explore your family history and see what history can bring to you. The Elisha Roberts Chapter, NSDAR of Cypress, Texas and the Wings of Freedom Society, NSCAR of Cypress, Texas would like to invite prospective members to our upcoming meetings. Please contact: Laura Neal – Regent, Elisha Roberts Chapter at 281-256-3545, email@example.com or Melinda Sims – Registrar, Elisha Roberts Chapter and Senior Society President, Wings of Freedom Society at 281-856-2536, Melinda@mazzaroth.net for more information.
American Legion Post 324
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The American Legion wants you. Come and join our post that meets in Jersey Village Texas. We meet every second Sunday of the month. Year Dues are $30 a year. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me, Jimmy Baughman I am the commander of the post and I live in the Villages of Cypress Lakes, Lakeside. My phone Number is 281-256-6824, please leave message and I will return your call as soon as possible.
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Bear Creek Genealogical Society & Library Inc. welcomes ALL genealogical researchers, novice to expert, to join us. Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month, September-May, 1:00-3:00 PM. Bear Creek Park Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084. Casual attire & pre-meeting lunch at the Omni Hotel. Genealogical research trips, speakers, workshops, special events & BCGSL Gen. Library. More Info: Tom at 281-807-0233 or Gary at 281-398-0333.
Local Veteran Groups Meet
If you are an honorably discharged War Time Veteran or currently serving on active duty and want to associate yourself with fellow Veterans, please consider joining one of the following groups. (Each organization has its own requirements for membership.) American Legion: The Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of Katy Texas meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, at 7 PM at the Katy Elks Lodge #2628, at 1050 Katy-Ft. Bend Road, Katy TX. Meetings start promptly at 7:30 PM. The American Legion is the largest war time Veteran’s organization in the nation and invites all eligible Veterans to join. Proud sponsor of the American Legion Boy’s State Program. Will Miller, Post Commander. Visit us at www.LegionPost164KatyTX.org for more information. VFW: The Floyd E. Breedlove Post 9182 of Katy Texas meets the first Monday of each month at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. in “Old Town Katy.” Meetings begin with a covered dish dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by the business meetings of the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary at 7:30 PM. Peyton Lumpkin, Commander. Ladies Auxiliary President, Karon Cramer. Military Order of the Purple Heart: Tri-County Chapter 723 of the MOPH meets the third Thursday of each month at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. in Old Town Katy. David Lemak, Commander. Additional information is available through the Veterans Memorial Museum at: 281-391VETS.
University Alumni & Parent Groups ZTA Houston West Alumnae Group
Are you looking to reconnect with your ZTA sisters? ZTA Houston West Alumnae group meets every month. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAUREATE THETA PI sorority
Laureate Theta Pi is a women’s group, a non-academic, international sorority with no university affiliations. “Life, learning and friendship” is the motto, as it is for all chapters of Beta Sigma Phi, a non-profit organization with international friendship networking. We meet twice a month (Monday evenings) in members’ homes in this area. Because we are a social, cultural and service organization, our meetings are interesting and varied. If you are interested in joining or rejoining, please contact Pinky Stromek at 281-3956766 or Alice White at 281-599-8347.
Attention NW Harris County Tri Delta Alumnae
Mark your calendars to join your Tri Delta sisters for our annual “Founder’s Day” celebration on Tuesday, November 8th at 7:00 PM. Our group meets on the second Tuesday of every month September - April. We have a diverse group of women of all ages from a variety of colleges. For more information, please contact Patsy at 281-370-8516 or Karen at email@example.com.
Kappa Alpha Theta
All NW Harris County alumnae are invited to join your Theta sisters for our 2011/2012 activities. Our group meets throughout the year for evening gatherings, lunch, museums and founders day. For more information or a calendar of events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kim at 281-370-2224.
Northwest Harris County Aggie Moms
Deck the Halls Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Come “Deck the Halls” with the NWHC Aggie Moms’ Club at 7 PM, Tuesday, December 13, 2011 to gather and celebrate a great Aggie Christmas season. The NWHC Aggie Moms’ Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Houston Distributing Company, Inc. conveniently located at 7100 High Life Drive and Cutten Road near Willowbrook Mall. The Aggie Moms’ Club provides a great place for Aggie Moms to connect and learn important information about Texas A&M University and student activities.
The December meeting begins with great holiday food and fun fellowship where Aggie Moms can catch up with each other before the holidays. Aggie Moms will also participate in an Aggie Mom ornament exchange. The Aggie Moms’ Boutique will be selling great “last minute” Aggie Christmas gifts for students and fans in the family. Aggie ornaments and other awesome gifts are available for purchase during the November meeting as well. The Aggie Moms’ will be distributing their awesome Aggie student Care Packages on Monday, December 5th at Texas A&M University from 10:00 AM–3:30 PM at the Koldus Building. Care Packages are still available for purchase for $20 until November 10th. The Care Packages provide great snacks and fun items that Aggie students will need during fall finals week. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to show how much you care! Forms are available on our website at www.nwhcaggiemoms.org. The NWHC Aggie Moms’ Club also provides scholarships for NWHC area students. Last year the Aggie Moms’ Club awarded more than $11,000 in scholarships to future and current Aggies. Applications and eligibility requirements are available at www.nwhcaggiesmoms.org and the forms must be postmarked no later than Monday, February 7, 2012. References are required, so have your students get started now! For more information, contact NWHC Aggie Moms’ president Judy Thompson at 281-798-4312 or visit our website at www.nwhcaggiemoms.org.
Community & Commerce 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
meeting of 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 email@example.com and put ADD in the subject line.
The Cypress-Tomball Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 16th, at Luigi’s Restaurant, 12779 Jones Rd., Houston, 77070. A meet and greet will begin at 6:30 PM, followed by the general meeting at 7:00 PM. November’s guest speaker will be Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houston Cy-Fair Lions Club
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 Cy-Fair 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.
BEAR CREEK/COPPERFIELD ROTARY CLUB
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. The holidays are: Independence Day, 9/11 (at your discretion), Veterans Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day and Flag Day. Please call Darlene at 281463-4296.
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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The Cy-Fair Rotary Club meets each Monday, at 12:00 noon, at Carl’s BarB-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 2011-2012 Board of directors and officers were installed at the October 4th meeting by Gwen Branch, Texas-Oklahoma District Lt. Governor. New officers are Andrew Lawrence, President; Louis Iselin, Vice-president; George Crowl, secretary; James Meadows, treasurer; immediate Past President, Steve Gleinser; and members of the Board: Paula Hoffman, Mike Larivee, Peggy Presnell, Tasmina Quddus and Jeff Savois. 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 281-4630373, 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.
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 email@example.com or Thilippe Letellier at 713-857-8595.
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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 Club
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We meet every Tuesday, at 7 AM and we’ve been serving the downtown area for 30 years!
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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 832-5234808.
NORTHWEST 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 information.
Phoenix Risers Toastmasters
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Networking Group
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.
BNI - Business Networking International
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 Visitorâ€™s Free!) Visitors need to RSVP to Pandora@Pandorahernandez.com.
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 email@example.com.
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Floral sofa set, $175; swirl chair, $15; clear storage box $7; big flower planters, $5 each; Coleman steel cooler, $15. Please call 281-856-9621. 29-gallon aquarium and cherry stand with ample storage space, gravels included, good condition, $140. Call 281-290-0808. Hoveround chair; Kawai piano, walnut contemporary style, full keyboard, excellent condition. Call 281-256-0619. Kenmore 27” gas dryer, 800 series white, $300; Whirpool Gold washer Ultimate Care II, white, $200. Both excellent working condition. 281-5135612. Scrapbooking supplies for sale! Must go. Like new embellishments, stamps and tools. Julie 989-709-0932. Convertible crib/toddler bed and matching chest of drawers, Child Craft, all wood, excellent condition. Email for pictures firstname.lastname@example.org. Rolex watch. Call for details. 281-414-3597. Piano: Kohler & Campbell upright, excellent condition, includes piano bench with cushion, $1,100. 281-684-1821. Kenmore, apx. 26 C. Ft., s/b/s refrigerator, best offer; gold rim dishes for 12, all serving pieces, $50. 281-256-3480. Beautiful solid oak 3-piece entertainment center. It has 2 piers and a floating bridge. Each pier has many shelves with glass doors and many other compartments for all your electronics. The floating bridge can expand to fit up to 63” TV. It is priced at $400 for quick sell. Must see to appreciate the quality. 281-394-5640. Office Setup: Full size dark cherry executive desk, rear section & hutch; dark cherry solid bookshelf; roll-up dark cherry floor mat (for carpet or tile); brush nickel / cherry floor lamp. Total Value $1,700. Selling for $500. Very good condition 832-510-6489. Memorial Oaks Cemetery companion crypt, perpetual care included, $8,700. 713-854-1994. Scrapbooking Supplies! Bear Creek area, new, name brand, paper, embellishments, tools, and more! I no longer have time! Call Julie 989-7090932. 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.
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Sliding mirror doors (one pair) for a wardrobe or closet, each door is 39 “W x 79”H, together the doors will be good for a 78”W X 79”H wardrobe or closet, comes with upper and bottom alum guide rails, the doors are similar to IKEA PAX MALM ward robe article # 900-745-72, picture available, asking $205. Contact School8007@aol.com.
Rare 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible, re-built, under warranty, 400 Pontiac motor-not matching no., less than 400 miles, totally restored, yellow with black interior, new paint, new disk brakes, new suspension, new interior & new black top with cover, new custom sound system, $24,000. Firm. 281455-5543.
1996 Buick Roadmaster Ltd: White, leather seats, 76K miles, good condition, $4,500. Call Richie Anderson 281-463-1712.
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89 Toyota pick up, 4 cylinders, very clean and in great running condition, $2,800. 281-744-2779.
Sandy’s Hair Studio is now hiring an experienced hair stylist; facialist and massage therapist. We offer great commission. Call 281-256-2279.
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Mature female to live in and care for elderly female in Settlers Village. Duties include light cleaning and detailed personal care. 832-470-8045. Quadriplegic lady needs caregiver, will require lifting, will be trained, evenings and some weekends. 713-466-7890.
Experienced groomer, with minimum of 2-3 years of hair cutting experience (not your own dogs). Fill out application at 18310 FM 529. No calls. Swimming Pool Tech: Looking for a highly motivated individual with the ability to work on their own providing swimming pool cleaning and maintenance in the Cypress and Northwest Houston area. Experience required and 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. Lease space available, upscale salon in Copperfield. Contact Leticia 713898-4484 or Craig 832-483-0114. Seamstress needed to sew woman’s pant suits. Call 713-466-7890. 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.
Now hiring Security Officers. Part time/full time on the job training. No experience necessary. Professional & reliable retired welcome. Must provide TDL, Soc. Sec. card, (clear criminal history). Excellent benefits, all shift available. Call today & set up interview. 281-759-1010. 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston TX, 77079. Now Hiring! Do you love children? Small private preschool is now accepting applications. Must be dependable and energetic. Will train. Must have copy of High School Diploma or GED and copy of Social Security Card. Apply in person to 16618 Clay Road, Suite 400. 281-656-2273. Michelle’s Salon is looking for good experience hairstylist, massage therapist, nail tech and esthetician, lease or commission. 832-878-1052. The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is 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. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286.
Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. A growing residential construction co. locally owned & operated looking for advancement minded English speaking individual w/truck & tools. Call for more information 713-591-7825 or 713-446-6989. Dental assistant position available. F/T, nonsmoker, experienced preferred, knowledge of Dentrix software and bilingual a plus. Must be state licensed; Front desk receptionist, bilingual preferred. Fax resume to: 281-861-7174. Or call 281-861-7500. Stylist position available at Salon Picasso Studios. Lease/commission. 281861-9911.
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Paralegal - Katy area law firm looking for candidate with 5+ years experience. Ideal candidate should be proficient in Word and WordPerfect, be a selfstarter, possess excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Send resume & salary requirements to 281-398-1380. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. 281-646-9928.
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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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3-2 spacious home in Katy, $1,200 monthly. Call Fred or Nataly 281-3472494 for info.
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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