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January 2013

Cross Creek Ranch Valentine’s

Love & Chocolate Adult Mixer Ingredients: Saturday, February 9th

2 oz of Friends & Family 5 oz of Delicious Food

7pm-10pm at the Community Room

3 oz of Great Conversation

Live Music • Food • Drinks

1 oz of Chocolate bar Combine ingredients. Shake well for a great time at the Cross Creek Ranch Love & Chocolate Valentine Adult Mixer. You are invited to Cross Creek Ranch’s Love & Chocolate Valentine Adult Mixer on February 9th at 7 pm. Enjoy an evening of food, drinks, live music and great conversation. Dress to impress in cocktail attire, call the babysitter, invite some friends and make plans for a romantic evening with a chocolate bar at the Community Room. Pick up your complimentary tickets at the CCR Fitness Center today!

Fort Bend County Libraries Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Presents: Para los Niños - A Special Interactive Educational Activity

Ranch, “Para los Niños – A Special Interactive Education Activity” is for children ages 3 to 8 and their parents. Join in the fun as children and parents team together to play games, make crafts and enjoy stories. Date: Friday, January 4th Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Place: Cross Creek Ranch Community Room, 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane Reservations: 281-633-4675

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A special event partnering with The Children’s Museum of Houston and Cross Creek

Important Numbers.... 2 Fitness & Fun.............. 3 Holiday Movie/Tree Lighting Recap........... 4 Nature Sightings/Events Calendar...................... 8

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your neighborhood Cross Creek Welcome Center 281-344-9882 Cross Creek Ranch Fitness Center 281-344-0078 Homeowner Intranet Café at Cross Creek Ranch 281-341-1587 Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library 281-346-1432

Save a Life By Sharing Cross Creek Ranch Community Blood Drive Share your most precious gift through donating blood at the Cross Creek Ranch Community Blood Drive. Cross Creek Ranch has teamed up once again with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to host a community-wide blood drive. The event will be held on Saturday, February 23rd from 11 am to 3 pm at the Community Room. If you are in good health and want to make a difference in someone’s life, donate blood by signing up today at

Service Providers Homeowners Association - CIA Services Renea Miksch, HOA Community Manager The Holiday Spirit is Alive & Well 713-981-9000 Thank you Cross Creek Ranch residents! Due to Trash -Royal Trash Collection 713-526-1536 Water -Severn Trent Services 281-398-8211

your generosity, we helped fill 50 food baskets for 50 Fulshear families in need this holiday season! Thank you for sharing your Christmas!

Cable/Internet - AT&T U-Verse City of Fulshear 281-346-1796 Fulshear Post Office 281-533-9146

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Making the Season Bright Thank you to everyone who helped make Cross Creek Ranch a festive place during the Holiday Season! Winners received a Holiday Lights yard sign and a gift card in the mail! Big thank you to the judges that volunteer their time for the contest

Fort Bend County Sheriff 281-341-4665 Fulshear Police Department 281-346-2202 Fire Department 281-346-2800 Animal Control 281-342-1512 Emergency - 911

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The Resolution Solution Is In Full Swing! Now’s your chance to blast the past and become a part of the Resolution Solution. Join the Cross Creek Fitness Team in making those New Year’s Resolutions a reality by signing up for this six-week weight loss challenge. The Resolution Solution will begin on January 7th and continue through February 15th. Sign up today! The last day to join in this challenge is January 13th.

New Classes for the New Year! Now is the time to sign up for Group Fitness classes at Cross Creek Fitness. Which one is right for you? Take a look at the descriptions below: Cardio Strength: Cardio Strength is a strength and

and increase lean muscle mass. Boot Camp: Get ready for this 30 minute express intermediate to advanced circuit class workout that maximizes strength building, muscular conditioning, endurance and targets weight loss. Modifications are made for

Monday Tuesday

intervals will get your heart pumping

5:15 - 5:45 Boot Camp (April)

6:00 - 6:30 Full Throttle (Kim)

7:00 - 8:00 Yoga (Jolie)


combination of strength and cardio

6:00 - 6:30 Boot Camp (April)

Monday - Thursday 4:00am – 5:00am* 5:00am – 11:00am 11:00am – 4:00pm* 4:00pm – 9:30pm Friday 4:00am – 5:00am* 5:00am – 11:00am 11:00am – 4:00pm* 4:00pm – 8:00pm Saturday 4:00am – 8:00am* 8:00am – 4:00pm Sunday 4:00am – 1:00pm* 1:00pm – 5:00pm


added resistance of dumb bells. The


9:00 - 9:45 Cardio Strength (Kristen)

5:15 - 5:45 Boot Camp (April)


total body movements with the

9:00 - 9:45 Sculpt & Tone (Kristen)


conditioning class that combines


Hours of Operation

8am Run Club (Self-led)

6:00 - 6:30 Boot Camp (April)

6:45 - 7:45 Zumba (Beatriz)

Cross Creek Ranch 6440 Cross Creek Bend Lane Fulshear, TX 77441 P: 281-344-0078 F: 281-344-9995

*Access is limited to Cross Creek Ranch residents that have a valid CCR ID Card and are over the age of 18.

Last Revised 08/07/2012

participants of all levels. Full Throttle: Full Throttle is a high energy class packed with cardio conditioning and callisthenic movements to build strength and stamina. The combination of aerobic movements with strength and stabilization exercises will give you a total body workout and help you reach your fitness goals. Zumba: Let’s Zumba! Zumba is an hour class that combines high energy and motivating music with the unique moves and combinations of Latin dance. Based on the principle that a workout should be “fun and easy to do,” participants are able to stick to the Zumba program and achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind. Yin Yoga: Find your inner strength with the ancient practice of Yoga. Yin Yoga is a series of asanas or postures to increase flexibility, energy and stillness of mind. Yin Yoga focuses on stretching the connective tissues of the body. In this class, participants will hold poses for longer periods of time, allowing your body to restore itself and return to its balance. Yoga mats are provided. Sculpt and Tone: Sculpt your body with an assortment of strength training exercises that will tone and work every muscle in your body. Instructors teach you weight training basics while targeting those trouble zones. Run Club: Join your neighbors for a run, jog, walk or crawl along the beautiful trails in Cross Creek Ranch. Leaving from the Fitness Center, the Run Club treks a 5K (approximately 3.1 mile) course along Flewellen Creek. This couch to 5K program is perfect for all levels of fitness.

Personal Training, Fitness Fix, YOGA, Pilates Private Instruction: The Cross Creek Fitness Center Has It All With the Holidays behind us and the New Year ahead, it is the perfect time to take steps toward creating a healthier you, and the Cross Creek Fitness Center is here to help you along the way. With options including Personal Training, the Fitness Fix promotion, private instruction, Yoga and Pilates, there is something for everyone at Cross Creek Fitness Center. To learn more about fitness programs, please contact April Zieschang at or 281-344-0078.

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Holiday Movie Cross Creek Ranch residents enjoyed “How the Grinch Stole Christmas� at the Holiday Movie under the stars with hot chocolate and holiday cookies.

Tree Lighting Cross Creek Ranch welcomed the holiday season in grand style with the annual lighting of the Christmas tree. The SLHS Sensations Show Choir kicked off the countdown to the tree lighting while residents enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies with Mrs. Claus, balloon animals and a giant mailbox for the kids to send their letters to Santa.

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Calendar of Events • January 4th - Para los Niños - A Special Interactive Educational Activity 11 am - 1 pm • February 9th - Cross Creek Ranch Valentine’s Love & Chocolate Adult Mixer 7 - 10 pm • February 23rd - Cross Creek Ranch Community Blood Drive 11 am - 3 pm

City of Fulshear Festival Parade

Cross Creek Ranch residents enjoyed the festivities at the City of Fulshear Festival Parade.



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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus is a stocky and well-camouflaged heron of dense reed beds, the American Bittern is difficult to see. Its far-carrying booming call is distinctive, but the bittern itself likes to keep under cover. American Bitterns breed in freshwater marshes with tall vegetation. You can American Bittern find them in wetlands of many sizes and types, typically less densely vegetated and shallower than wetlands used by the Least Bittern. In winter they move to areas where water bodies don’t freeze, especially near the coast, where they may occasionally use brackish marshes. Managed wetlands such as wildlife refuges seem to be important for wintering American Bitterns.

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