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January, 2012 Volume 1 Issue 11 Complimentary Copy

Pathfinder Of Lake Livingston Monthly Guide Serving Lake Livingston and the Surrounding Area

Inside Fiddler on the Roof Children’s Powwow Lone Star Hiking Trail

Multicultural Festival Comes this January “Helping you see the forest through the trees.”

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Monthly Meetings ARF-RC Model Planes Club- Meets every Saturday at the Club Field located on FM 350 N. approximately four miles from Hwy. 190. Call Joe Hebert at 936566-5804 or Don Hirt at 936-566-4098 for information. Better Breather's Club - These meetings are free of charge and open to anyone with lung disease, anyone with a friend or loved one with lung disease, or anyone that wants more information on lung health. Meetings will be held the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 pm. Meeting location: Memorial Medical Center, Livingston, Tx, 936-327-8825, Contact: Shelia Peabody Boots and Babes Square Dance Club – Every Friday night at 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the new location on DelaNorton Street or Business 59. For information, call 936-327-3384 or 936-967-0979 Care Share Mission, Inc. of San Jacinto County - is a food pantry open from 10am until 2pm, weekly Monday and Thursday. We serve qualifying

second meeting is at The Bank of San Jacinto County. All meetings are at noon. For information contact Jim Polk at 6538200.

members learn leadership skills, public speaking and occupational skills. Call Candis Carraway at 936-328-2257 for information about FFA programs.

Coldspring's Trade Days – 4th Saturday monthly , March – November

Hook 'Needle Charities Club – Meets the second Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center – Livingston dinning room. The club crochets, knits and sews items for needy individuals. For information, call Joan Reeves at 936327-1989.

residents of San Jacinto County. We are located at 21 Butler St., Coldspring, Texas. You may call for more information during our working hours at 936-653-5543.

DMA – Don't Mention Age – For people 55 and older meets at 10 a.m. the second Monday at First United Methodist Church – Livingston. Luncheons, speakers, book reviews, trips and entertainment. Call 936-566-4766.

Christian Motorcycle Association – King's Kids – Meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Texas Pepper. Rides are planned on fourth Saturdays. For information, call Doc Hinds at 936566-4340 or Jimmy Mattix at 936-3271223.

Families and Individuals thanking heroes – Meets the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Livingston Physical Therapy office. For information, call Andrea at 936-3274084.

CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates – For information to become a volunteer donating time for children of Polk County, call Joanis Robertson at 936-523-0519. Coldspring's Area Business and Merchants - Meets the second Thursday of the month at 5:15 p.m. Cora's Corner. Call 936-653-2332 The Coldspring Area Lions Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. First meeting is at the Coldspring Methodist Church and the

Friends of Myrphy Memorial Library- Friends are active workers in library projects and raise funds for library projects. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at the library, 601 W. Church Street. Friends of the Onalaska LibraryFriends of the Onalaska Library support a wide variety of library projects. For details, contact the Onalaska City Hall between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. You may also call librarian Jenny Quintin, at 936-646- Book (2665). Future Farmers of America - FFA

Levis and Lace Square Dance Club – Meets on Tuesday nights at the elementary school in Onalaska at 7:30 p.m. For more information call Betsy Waite at 936-327-4610 The Livingston Art League - meets on the 4th Monday of the months Sept., Oct, Jan., Feb., April, and May, also the 1st Monday of Dec. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 836 Jones St., Livingston, TX 77351. Our time is 9:00am to 12:00 for our paint-in (everyone welcome to come and paint on whatever you chose) and 12:00 to 3:00pm for our meeting. We have refreshments and demonstrators who show all mediums. For more info. call Celeste Williamson, 936 967-2161 or email: (Monthly Meeting Cont. to Pg 4)

Page 4, Piney Woods Pathfinder, January, 2012 Livingston Rotary Club – Every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Cho Yeh, For information , call Ray Gearing at 936-327-2752.

Onalaska-Polk County AARP Chapter 3876 – Meets at 10 a.m. every second Thursday of the month at Idlewilde Clubhouse. For information, contact Lew Vail at 936-646-4330. Piecemakers Quilt Guild – Meets the second Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Chesswood Baptist Church on 59 South in Livingston, Come expand your quilting experience. Piney Wood Lakes Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist - Meets the first Thursday of each month at the Polk County Chamber of Commerce located on Hwy 59 North of Livingston. Our meeting time is 2 PM. Polk County Mission – Mission is open for free food for families that qualify. 707 S. Washington, 936-3277634. Open Tuesday and Thursday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Send donations to Box 1973, Livingston, Tx 77351. Call BJ Cooling at 936-327-5806 or Aline Fisher at 936-365-2825. Polk County Social Club – Meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW hall. For more information, call Mary at

936-327-9015. San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce - Meets first Thursday of the month at 8 a.m. in at the Chamber's Office. Shepard Chamber of Commerce – Meets the fourth Monday of every month at 5:00 pm at the Pct building in Shepard. Sons of Confederate Veterans – Capt. Ike Turner Camp 1275 meets the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 1907 N. Washington. Call Craig Reese at 936327-8232. Soup for Seniors – 936-327-3696 Soup Donation Sites: Guardian Healthcare 1601 Hwy 59 Loop N. Mikes Saw and Supply 2118 Hwy 190 W, TexTia's 904 W Church Street, Escapees Care Center 155 Care Center Drive, VFW Hall 3916 Hwy 59 North, The Coffee Spot 1503 E Houston St Cleveland. Stroke Support Group “The Preventers” – The 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, 1 pm at Guardian Health Care in Northridge Plaza, next to the hospital on the Hwy 59 feeder raod, Suite 400. A hands – on community forum for preventing stroke and helping those affected by stroke.

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“Helping you see the forest through the trees” The Piney Woods Pathfinder is published monthly by M&R Publishing and is owned by Ryan and Michael Downhour. Our goal is to furnish readers information regarding businesses and upcoming recreational events in Lake Livingston and the surrounding area. Any comments or suggestions are welcomed. Direct any correspondence to Piney Woods Pathfinder, PO Box 115, Coldspring, Texas, 77331. Phone 936-523-0033, e-mail Visit All rights of publication are reserved by the publisher. Articles and editorials are welcome but cannot be returned unless accompanied by a self-address, stamped envelope. Nothing appearing in Piney Woods Pathfinder can be reprinted in part or in whole without prior written consent. Information concerning any event of interest to our readers should be sent to us by the publication deadlines posted in the paper each month. Opinions and editorials printed in Piney Woods Pathfinder are those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher.

Monthly Guide Serving Lake Livingston and the Surrounding Area TOPS Tx 1448 Livingston (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) - Meets every Thursday in the hospital dinning room from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. For more information please call (936) 328-4926 or 328-4170 United Daughters of the Confederacy – Meets the second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Livingston Heritage House. The genealogical society welcomes the public.

County Emergency Operations conference room. Call Lew Vail at 936646-4330. Veteran’s of Foreign Wars - Meets the 3rd Monday of the month at the Post Home, located at 3916 US Highway 59 North in Livingston (3 miles north of Livingston). Covered dish menu at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm. For more info 936-327-9119,

Upper Lake Livingston Wireless Association – Meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Polk

Table of Contents Page 1, Cover Page 2, Jalisco’s Texas Pepper Page 3, Monthly Meetings Page 4, Monthly Meetings Cont. Page 5, Lone Star Hiking Trail Page 6, Fiddler on the Roof Page 7, Fiddler on the Roof Cont Page 8, Children’s Powwow

Page 9, Children’s Powwow Cont Page 10, Westmont Ranch Page 11, Bike through the Forest Page 12, MCPAS Page 13, Piney Woods Pathfinder Page 14, Read with the Dogs Page 15, Multicultural Festival Page 16, Mile’s Saw and Supply

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Start the Year Right with

The Lone Star Hiking Trail Club The Lone Star Hiking Trail Club, Inc. was formed in 1995 on National Trails Day and is affiliated with the American Hiking Society. Our mission is (1) to educate the public about location, use and needs of the hiking trails of Texas, with emphasis on the Lone Star Hiking Trail, and (2) to provide volunteer assistance for maintenance and improvement of hiking trails. The club name reflects our emphasis on the Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT) and our Texas location. The Lone Star Hiking Trail Club host events all year round, offering group hikes and trail maintenance hikes on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Membership is $15.00/year for each adult and is tax-deductible. Event locations are primarily on the Lone Star Hiking Trail in the Sam Houston National Forest, one hour north of Houston, Texas. What You Need to Bring Hikers: Bring lunch, WATER, Fanny or daypack, rain gear, insect repellent, First Aid Kit and any other specialty items you may need during the hike. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended. The Lone Star Hiking trail meanders through the Sam Houston National Forest between Richards and Cleveland, Texas. The 128 miles of foot paths are well marked with white or silver blaze markers. Side loops are color coded. Trail Heads are well maintained and offer parking for day hikers. The LSHT Club-sponsored Hikes and Work hikes are scheduled throughout the year and are guided by experienced volunteer leaders.The general public is welcome to take part in the club's weekend activities. Hikes are easy to moderate and according to the schedule normally cover 6 to 8 miles. Contact us: Lone Star Hiking Trail Club, Inc. 113 Ben Drive Houston, Texas 77022

Sunday 1/1/12 New Year Resolution Hike @ Brazos Bend SP: N29 22.358 W95 38.375. Meet at 11 a.m. at Brazos Bend State Park in the Elm Lake parking lot. Hike Leader: Hilda. NOTE TIME! (Family Friendly) dest/parks/brazos_bend/ . 1/14/12 Hike Tarkington: Meet at 9 a.m. at L.S.H.T. PARKING LOT #13 – TARKINGTON (FM 2666, 1.2 miles east of FM 2025). Hunting Season: WEAR ORANGE IN THE FOREST. Hike Leader: Dave 1/28/12 Hike Richards Loop: Meet at 9 a.m. at the intersection of FM 1375 and FM 149 (15 miles west of I-45). Hunting Season: WEAR ORANGE IN THE FOREST. Hike Leader: Irene 2/11/12 Hike Sand Branch Loop: Meet at 9 a.m. at the intersection of FM 1375 and FM 149 (15 miles west of I45). Hike Leader: Hilda 2/25/12 Hike North Wilderness Loop: Meet at 9 a.m. at L.S.H.T. PARKING LOT # 3 – NORTH WILDERNESS (FM 149, 1.3 miles south of FM 1375). Hike Leader: Dave 3/10/12 Hike South Wilderness: Meet at 9 a.m. at L.S.H.T. PARKING LOT # 4 – CANEY CREEK (FM 149, 3.7 miles south of FM 1375). Hike Leader: Irene 3/24/12 Hike Bath: Meet at 9 a.m. at the intersection of I-45 and FM 1375 (New Waverly exit). Hike Leader: Hilda

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Fiddler on The Roof come to Lufkin

the local barroom, the two lead an exuberant dance "To Life," to celebrate the upcoming marriage.

Presented by the Angelina Arts Alliance

The next day Tzeitel pleads with Tevye not to force her to go through with the wedding. Although bound by tradition to honor his agreement, kindhearted Tevye agrees to let Tzeitel marry the man she loves, the poor tailor, Motel Kamzoil, who rejoices in "Miracle of Miracles." Knowing that he will have trouble persuading his shrewish wife to agree to the change in groom, Tevye plays upon Golde's superstitions and pretends to have a dream in which Golde's deceased Grandma Tzeitel appears and sanctions "The Tailor, Motel Kamzoil" as a suitor for Tzeitel.

Fiddler on The Roof come to Lufkin FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, the Tony Award速 winning musical that has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal embarks on its North American Tour. Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has been lauded by critics again and again, and won the hearts of people all around the world. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes "Tradition," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset," FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a timeless classic. No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience. Relive a glorious tradition of the musical theatre with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. It's been said that "Fiddler on The Roof is one of the most glowing

creations in the history of American Musical Theatre." We are proud to offer two performances of this timeless Broadway classic on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Ticket prices range from $40-$50 (Premium $60). Our comfortable 900 seat venue is the perfect place to see your favorite Broadway shows in a more intimate setting. Tickets for Fiddler on The Roof were available Tuesday, Nov. 29th at 11:00 am. Tickets may be purchased in person, by phone, or ONLINE. No matter how the sun rises or sets, why not start a New Years family tradition and bring them all to the theatre? Fiddler on The Roof would be a great start. For more information about the national tour go to Contact the Box Office: Phone: 936-633-5454 Hours:

Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm The Story of Fiddler on the Roof The place is Anatevka, a village in Tsarist Russia. The time is 1905, the eve of the revolution. The musical opens with the haunting strains of a fiddler perched precariously on a roof. Despite the danger of slipping off the roof, the fiddler merrily plays on. Tevye, a humble milkman, shuffles forth to explain that the villages, too, live precariously. "You may ask, how do we keep our balance? That I can tell you in one word...tradition." Introducing his wife and five daughters, the matchmaker Yente, the butcher, Lazar Wolf, the Rabbi, and all of the close-knit townspeople, Tevye explains that it is the longstanding traditions of their village, culture, and religion that steady and guide the people of Anatevka. Tevye's three eldest daughters, knowing they have no dowries, consider their fates in "Matchmaker, Matchmaker." Unbeknownst to her father, Tevye's eldest daughter, Tzeitel, has fallen in love with the poor tailor of the village, Motel Kamzoil. Tradition dictates that these things be arranged and Yente has arranged a wedding between Tzeitel and Lazar Wolf, a rich man old enough to be her father. After another arduous day during which his horse has gone lame Tevye pauses briefly to converse with God and to luxuriate in the daydream, "If I Were A Rich Man." Later, Tevye trudges homeward with the setting sun to join his family and the entire village in the "Sabbath Prayer." On behalf of his daughter, Tevye strikes a bargain with Lazar Wolf, and in

Wide-eyed and astonished, Golde listens to Tevye's recounting of his "dream" and, as Tevye had hoped, she immediately interprets the dream to mean that Tzeitel must break her engagement with Lazar Wolf and marry Motel instead. Tzeitel and Motel's wedding begins simply and touchingly with the traditional ceremony, including the breaking of the wine glass by the couple. In the song "Sunrise, Sunset," Tevye and Golde share their mutual amazement that their little girl has grown up so fast as Hodel and Perchik, the young radical, begin to notice their own feelings for each other. This poignant mood is soon replaced by a a boisterous dance in which the men of the village demonstrate their skill at the "Bottle Dance." Once again, traditions crumble when the men and women dance together in the "Wedding Dance." Unfortunately, the celebration is marred when the Constable arrives, flanked by soldiers, to notify the joyful group that he is required to stage a "little unofficial demonstration." Suddenly and violently, furniture is broken, wedding gifts are destroyed, and villagers are injured. Distraught by the turn in events, Tevye can only turn his face towards heaven to ask God, "Why?"

Piney Woods Pathfinder, January, 2012, Page 7 In the second act of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, the story continues to follow Tevye's reaction to his daughters' romances and his attempts to reconcile the changes in traditions that are taking place, not only in the world, but in his immediate family. Now that Tzeitel is happily married to the man of her choosing, Hodel, Tevye's second daughter, defies tradition by telling her father that she intends to marry Perchik. The couple asks Tevye for his blessing, rather than his permission. Infuriated, Tevye believes that, according to tradition, he should have influence over his daughter's choice of a husband. "On the other hand," he realizes that the match will bring his daughter happiness, so he gives them his blessing and his permission. After Tevye leaves, Perchik rejoices his good fortune, admitting to Hodel, "Now I Have Everything." Confused by the changes taking place in his world, Tevye for the first time asks Golde "Do You Love Me?" Eventually, Hodel's strong love for Perchik compels her to leave her family and travel "Far from the Home I Love" in order to be with her beloved in Siberia. Chava, the third daughter, secretly begins to see a young Russian gentile, Fyedka. Although Tevye has weathered

the unexpected courtships of Tzeitel and Hodel with dignity, he is unable to tolerate this further and more radical defiance of tradition. Chava's contemplation of marrying outside of the Jewish faith is a violation of his religious beliefs, and Tevye vehemently forbids her to continue the relationship with Fyedka. When she persists, Tevye, who can bend no farther, banishes her from the family, refusing to acknowledge Chava as his daughter. By this time, the Tsar has ordered that all Jews evacuate their homes, and the village reluctantly begins to pack

their belongings. Knowing that she may never see her parents and sisters again, Chava returns briefly for a final reconciliation, explaining that Fyedka and she are also moving away from Anatevka because they cannot remain amongst people who treat others with such callousness. Although Golde cannot challenge her husband's edict to ignore Chava's overtures, Tzeitel consoles her younger sister by pulling away from the family group to embrace Chava. This simple, but meaningful, gesture signals that Chava is still welcomed by her family,

in spite of her strained relationship with her father. At first reluctantly, and later willingly, Tevye approaches his daughter and says, "God be with you." His love for his daughters, once again overcomes his stubborn belief in tradition. As the family and villagers depart for their new immigrant destinations, the fiddler plays his theme once more, and beckoned by Tevye, leaps to the ground to join Tevye and his family as they leave Anatevka and travel on to the new world, America.

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14th annual Alabama-Coushatta

Children’s Pow Wow Everyone is welcomed to come and experience the 14th Annual Alabama-Coushatta Children’s Pow Wow. The event will take place on January 28, 2012 at the A/C MultiPurpose Center in Livingston, Texas.

There will be a Competition Pow wow and Arts & Crafts for everyone to enjoy. Admission is free and everyone is welcomed! Head Staff Master of Ceremonies: Bryan Williams, Coushatta, Livingston, Texas Head Singer: Larry Cozad, Kiowa, Hominy, Oklahoma Head Man: Douglas Scholfield, Wintu, Mayetta, Kansas Head Lady Josette Wahwasuck Prairie Band Potawatomi Mayetta, KS Head Gourd Warren Queton Kiowa/Seminole Norman, OK Head Little Boy Colby Whitethunder AlabamaCoushatta/Omaha Livingston, TX Head Little Girl Peshawn Bread

Bri Bagwell

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Whitethunder & Family

Arena Director Roland Castillo Coushatta Cleveland, TX

Trena Williams Memorial Grass Dance Special Sponsored by family of Trena Williams

Head Judge Deni Sylestine Alabama-Coushatta Livingston, TX

Mother/Daughter and Father/Son Contest In honor of Deni Sylestine

2011-2010 Princess Sierra Carasco Coushatta Tyler, TX

Special Adult Category—Women’s Jingle 1st, 2nd & 3rd places

Schedule of Events Gourd Dancing—11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Grand Entry—12 noon & 7 p.m. Competition Dancing Categories: Tiny Tots—ages 0-6 Little Boys/Girls—ages 7-11 Jr. Boys/Girls—ages 12-15 Teen Boys/Girls—ages 16-18 Special Contest Teen Boys Traditional Winner Takes All Sponsored by Colby

Golden Age Buckskin in honor of Herbert & Deloris Johnson’s 50th Wedding Anniversary Chairman’s Special—Men’s Fancy 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Places For Pow wow Information contact: Delbert Johnson—936-9336382 or email ACCHILDREN@YAHOO.COM For Vendor Information contact: Deloris Johnson—936-327-2080

Aarmco Auto and Rvs full color 1/2 Page

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2012 Bike through the Forest and the Hills Saturday morning on January 28th, 2012, the annual “Bike through the Forest and the Hills” will once again put you to the Test. Previous Riders and Ride Marshall’s have commented that this is one of the most challenging MS Recommended Bike Rides you will find for training for the BP MS150 in southeast Texas. The ride begins in the small charming town of Coldspring, Texas located just northeast of Houston off Highway 59. The ride route immediately puts riders into demanding hills that you don’t find in other bike rides ... hence the title “Bike through the Forest and the Hills”. The ride then levels out onto clean and open scenic roads into “The Forest”. On your return dash to the finish, you are once again met head-on with those challenging hills. We offer 4 ride routes for all levels of riders. The 48 mile route has been described as "one challenging ride". All information on the ride can be found on our website. They have full rest stops and SAG support. This will include all the fruit and drinks along with plenty of port-apotties. So whether you need to take a

break, need help with a flat or just need a lift, they will be there for you. They encourage everyone to bring the whole family, as after the ride it is fun to visit the local restaurants, cafes and quaint shops in downtown Coldspring. Duane McPeak

bike rides through the beautiful countryside of Coldspring and demanding hills. Proceeds benefit the Kingwood High School Fillies Drill Team!! Additional Information BP MS150 Recommended Ride Registration Opens 11.25.11 You must register on or before January 22, 2012 to be guaranteed a Tshirt. Registration will be available the day of the event from 6am to 8am.

Ride Director Date Start: Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 8:00 AM Address San Jacinto Courthouse 1 State Highway 150 Coldspring, TX Fees Includes fees! All routes are $30 through Jan 22nd. $35 on Jan 23rd and later including day of ride. Registration Closing Date Thursday, January 26, 2012 @ 10:00 PM PST Come join us for the most challenging BPMS150 recommended

Livingston Area Community Band Begins A New Year The Livingston area community band will have their first rehearsal of the new year on Monday, January 9th, 2012. This will begin the 16th year for the band after starting in the spring of 1996 under the direction of Lowell Clark, formerly Director of Music for the Beaumont I.S.D. for 21 years. For several years the band numbers ranged between 20-30 members with many rehearsals with as few as 12 players, but there was at least one good player in each section so the band could enjoy reading many of the great musical compositions by the well known classical composers. Over the

years the band has grown as the word has spread throughout the musical community that there exists in the LACB (Livingston Area Community Band) a group of good musicians who enjoy reading many musical selections during the course of a year in a relaxed environment. The band just finished their Christmas Concerts for 2011 with a record number of 51 members. Shortly after the band was organized, three goals were established for the band. They are: #1. Providing entertainment in the form of quality music for our

community. #2. Encouraging the philosophy that music is a lifelong pleasure. #3. Providing advanced learning opportunities for young area musicians. The 3rd goal is achieved by inviting some of the better players from the surrounding schools to join our band and sit next to someone who may be a professional musician. When we first started our band we had a young middle school student who played clarinet with us throughout her high school years. She was selected a

member of the Texas All-State band her senior year. Now she has her Bachelors Degree in music, her Masters Degree in Clarinet Performance and is employed as an assistant on the music staff and working on her Doctor's Degree at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada. We have had student players from Livingston, Coldspring, Shepherd, Goodrich, Corrigan and Warren. The band rehearses on Monday evenings 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Intermediate School in Livingston. If you or anyone you know enjoyed playing in their High School or College band and would like to renew the joys of making music together please contact Lowell Clark at 936566-5583.

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Open Studio at Wynne Home Arts Center Open Studio is a concept whereby the artist is available in the studio during the published hours. Those hours are usually 6-10pm MondayFriday and 10am-2pm on Saturday during Open Studio week each month. The public is invited to make a reservation for some portion of any session. A minimum commitment of an hour and a half is best. Fees are charged to the general public, but those who wish to become part of the Children's Tent volunteer team may participate at no charge. When making bowls, volunteer participants will be encouraged to make a bowl for the Empty Bowls project in addition to making one for

themselves. January 9-14, Open Studio, Handbuilt pottery techniques training at the Wynne Home Arts Center and making bowls for the Empty Bowls project. Volunteer or $10 fee. February 6-11, Open Studio, Cards and Journal making with marbled paper, program/training for Children’s Tent volunteers at the Wynne Home Arts Center. Also Open Studio to make bowls for the Empty Bowls project. Volunteer or $10 fee. Wynne Home Arts Center 1428 11th Street Huntsville , TX 77340 Primary Contact: Linda Pease tel: (936) 291-5422 fax: (936) 436-1363

MCPAS Society Presents Suzy Bogguss January 14th, 7:30 pm at the Crighton Theare Productions, The Montgomery County Performing Arts Society, The Sounds of Texas Music Series, and Christian Youth Theatre. In addition, the theatre is offered for rent for other events. The web site provides information regarding theatre rental, Crighton Theatre Foundation support, Crighton Community Playhouse and coming events. Productions at the Crighton are funded in part by a grant from the Conroe Commission on Arts & Culture. For more information call 936-4417469

Country music veteran Suzy Bogguss sings hits like Aces, Hey Cinderella, Letting Go, Outbound Plane and Someday Soon. With albums out like 2007's Billboard Jazz Chart topping Sweet Danger, the universally praised album, Swing recorded in 2003 with Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel and Simpatico, her beloved collaboration with Chet Atkins, Bogguss is willing to both embrace tradition while continuing to grow and

challenge herself as an artist. However, it is an appreciation for tradition that really shines through on American Folk Songbook, with hits like Shenandoah and Red River Valley! Don’t miss this opotunity to see her perform at the historical Crighton Theatre. The Crighton Theatre is located in downtown Conroe Texas. The Crighton Theatre is a truly historic theatre built in 1934, and is the home base for performances offered by Stage-Right

Pictured is some marbled fabrics. We will be using similarly printed paper in making the cards and journals in February.

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Do you Love Wildlife?

High Caliber Gun & Knife Show January 14 & 15 Who is High Caliber Gun & Knife Shows? The Bean family of gun shows was created by Ernie and Helen Bean of Great Southern Gun & Knife shows in 1984. Great Southern expanded so quickly that Victor and Todd Bean started Southern Classic Gun & Knife Shows in 1988. Again, expansion created another show, High Caliber Gun & Knife Shows in 1992. Todd and his wife, Mary run the High Caliber Shows while Victor continues to run the Southern Classic Shows. Sondra (bean) Dodd formed U. S. Classic Gun & Knife shows in 1995 while also helping to run the other three companies. In all, over 100 shows per year have added up to over 1,800 shows. Southern Classic will surpass the 500 show mark this year in 2001. These shows utilize their experience in advertising via TV, Radio, Billboards, Newspapers and more to maximize attendance by both exhibitors and customers to buy, sell or trade guns, knives, ammo and related merchandise at the lowest prices and best selection.

For more info, call Todd at (281) 331-5969 PUBLIC INVITED Something for Everyone Buy - Sell - Trade - Browse Bring your Gun and Trade for the Gun You've Always Wanted, and See the Hundreds of displays of New and Old Guns, Ammo,Gun Parts, Books, Knives, Knife Sharpening, Coins, Camouflage and Related Items at Discount Prices. Under 21 Admitted With Parents Only Law Enforcement Officers in Uniform Admitted Free City: Conroe, TX Location: Lone Star Convention Center Date: January 14 - 15, 2012 Show Hours:Sat 9-5 Sun 10-4 Entry Fee: $7, Kids 12 & under FREE, FREE PARKING Address: 9055 Airport Rd. ,Conroe, TX 77303 Website:

Read with the Dogs Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition (TWRC) is recruiting volunteers to train to be a rehabilitator. No previous experience is needed—just the desire to help our area wildlife. We provide the training and it's FREE! Plan to attend an informational meeting. Saturday, January 14th from 10am to 1pm George & Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library 8125 Ashlane Way The Woodlands 77382 For More Information & To Rsvp, Send An Email To:

Event Date:January 30th, 2012 at 4:00 PM until end Event Location: Huntsville City Hall 1212 Avenue M, Huntsville , TX 77340 On the last Monday of each month, Huntsville Public Library offers its READ with the Dogs Program. The program encourages children to develop their reading and communication skills in a uniquely powerful way: reading to a specially-trained therapy dog. When a child reads to a dog, the child is more likely to feel confident in his or her reading skills and move past the nervousness he or she may feel when reading to an adult. Dogs do not judge or correct a reader, and the therapeutic act of petting the dog while reading lessens the anxiety young readers may experience otherwise. For more information on the local and national

READ programs, visit the website of Huntsville Pets Helping People, who will provide its READ dogs for this program. For more information on Read With the Dogs or to schedule a time for your child, please contact Janelle Valera, Children's Coordinator, at 936-291-5910 or email her at

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12th Annual Multicultural Festival Once a year the community gathers together to celebrate multiculturalism in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The festival will take place at Livingston High School and will include performances from all walks of life and backgrounds. There will be a free fish fry prepared by local law enforcement. There will be

health screenings, information on job opportunities, fire safety, home safety and information on some opportunities that are available to all. This colofulr festival begins at 4pm on Monday, January 16th and is open to all free of charge. Come and enjoy all the heritages of those around us.

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