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Williamsburg Colony February 2018

Tompkins Fine Arts

Tompkins Fine Arts Department presents Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure. “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek....” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand... and his name is Shrek. Irreverently fun for the whole family, on the stage of Tompkins High School Performing Arts Center, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre! February 1-2 @ 7PM February 3 @ 2PM & 7PM Students-$12 / Adults - $15 Reserved Seating tickets go on sale January 15th at General Admission Seating tickets sold in the PAC Jan 29th – Feb 2nd, 11am-1pm & at the door prior to each performance. Tompkins High School Performing Arts Center 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd. Katy, TX 77494 Assistance: families, meets every Wednesday at 7:30 PM at Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S. Mason Rd, Katy. For more information call 713-270-6753. • WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP - meets 2 nd Wednesday of each month at Houston Methodist Cancer Center at West, 18400 Katy Freeway, Medical Office Bld. 1, Suite 120, Walnut Conference Room, Houston, Texas 77094 at 6 PM till 7:30 PM. 832-522-8110. • HAND (HOUSTON’S AID IN NEONATAL DEATH) MEETING - meetings are held at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay St. Houston, TX 77024 (Memorial Area). For more info, contact us at or 832-752-1919. • HOPE IMPACTS - network of caring people that partner to meet the needs of homeless, helpless and under-resourced people in the Katy ISD community. Website, For more info, contact Executive Director, Tina Hatcher, at • IC ANGELS - Monthly meetings in Katy to share information and support for sufferers of Interstitial Cystitis. Sign up for more info at (search interstitial cystitis and Katy) or email Marilyn at • KINGSLAND BAPTIST CHURCH CAREER TRANSITION WORKSHOP - Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd., Fellowship Hall at 6:30 PM every Thursday. Call 281-492-0785 for more information. • GIVE BACK - MENTOR A LOCAL JUVENILE - Please contact us: 281-633- 7317, or visit HERITAGE GROUPS • BRITISH GROUP - a small group of Brits who meet in the Copperfield/ Cypress/Katy area. If you are interested in joining us for coffee/ lunch etc., please phone Lezley Ewen at 281-861-9219 or email • NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN - Career Branch of NCJW has monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. For info., call Leda 713-572-9924 or • BAYOU BELLES SERVICE ORGANIZATION - Professional women from Acadiana, meet the 1 st Wednesday of every month at 7 PM, Contact: Angeline Labbe’-Auzenne at • CIVIL WAR REENACTING - Enlist with Company C, “The Palmer Guards,” of the First Texas - call 281-579-3417 or visit Select 1st Texas and then Co C.” • THE SAM HOUSTON CHAPTER OF THE SONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS - meets 3 rd 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 or call John C. Thrash 713-647-0570 or 713-352-0993. • JAMES BATES SOCIETY OF THE CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - meets once a month from September to May on Sunday afternoons usually from 2 to 4 at different locations. Please contact the Senior Society President, Kathy Pritchett at kathyspritchett@gmail. com or by phone at 713-876-6057. For more info, go to • KATY CHAPTER TEXAS SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - Meet at 6 PM at the Willow Fork Country Club, 21005 Westheimer Pkwy., Katy. Contact Allen Greene at for more information or Rankin/. • KATY FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH - Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM - 2 PM and 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Saturdays from 10 AM - 2 PM. Located on the corner of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church, at 1603 Norwalk Drive, Katy 77450. For more info, contact 281-578-8338. • BEAR CREEK GENEALOGY SOCIETY - meets the 2 nd Thursday of each month, September - May, from 1-3 PM, at the Bear Creek Park Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr., Houston, TX 77084. Contact: Gary at 832-408-5519, email or Tom at 832-754-2875 or • AMERICAN LEGION VETERANS - meets at 7:30 PM, at the Elks Lodge on Katy Fort Bend Rd., on the fourth Wednesday of each month. All past and current members of our armed forces are invited to attend. • FLOYD E. BREEDLOVE POST 9182 OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS - meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. near Ave. D. All U.S. veterans of foreign combat are welcome to visit or come join with us. For more details phone 281-391-VETS(8387) or come see us! 24 February 2018 | Community Newsletter

Front row (L-R) - Ema Rhea, Amy Rhea and Maris Baughman. Middle Row (L-R) - Ashley Nighswander, Abby McKasle, Nykol Pratt, Audrey Pennington, Laura Campbell, Lindsey Mumey and Payton Hanks. Back Row (L-R) - Alexis Champagne, Ella Vincent, Paloma Ames-Zuniga, Abby Bender, Amanda Saxman, Emma Bordeaux, Claire Fortier, Devan Andres, Bailey Gatz and Jordyn Jones. Photo is taken by Nikki Guest Photography NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE EVENT HONORS GRADUATING SENIORS The National Charity League, Inc., Azalea Chapter honored its graduating seniors at its annual Senior Recognition in early January at the Sugarland Marriott. At the dinner and dance, attended by family and friends, chapter members celebrated the accomplishments of each of the girls in the Azalea Class of 2018 and recognize her contributions to the community during her six years of service in The National Charity League (NCL) program. The seniors are students at Cinco Ranch High School, Seven Lakes High School, Taylor High School, Tompkins High School and Faith West High School. The mission of the NCL is to foster mother daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. The Azalea Chapter was formed in 1999 and in the past year its members have served over 10,000 volunteer hours in support of 24 charitable organizations in the Katy area. Above is a picture of the Taylor High School Expressions with Director Kevin Riehle, Marsha Smith (retired Taylor counselor), Gail Land (Founder of Taylor Expressions) and Mary Kelly (retired educator and parent) from the beginning days of the Taylor Expressions. KATY AREA RETIRED EDUCATORS (KARE) On December 6, 2017, Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) held their Christmas Luncheon at Midway Barbeque, with the Taylor High School Expressions performing a variety of Christmas Carols. Many thanks to Midway Barbeque who is hosting KARE meetings until the Merrell Center is restored. For more information about the Katy Area Retired Educators check out our website at Community Newsletter | February 2018 25