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Green Trails Estates February 2018

THE HOUSTON CHORAL

THE HOUSTON CHORAL SOCIETY For more information, please visit the HCS website at www. houstonchoral.org. MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATER CO. MAINSTAGE SEASON All Shows at Studio 101, 1824 Spring Street #101, Houston TX 77007 WELL By: Lisa Kron February 1 st -3 rd at 8 PM MORE INFO/RESERVATIONS: www.mildredsumbrella.com, info@mildredsumbrella.com or 832-463-0409. STAGEWORKS THEATRE SPELLING BEE - Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 3 PM, January 19-February 11, 2018 Stageworks Theatre is located at 10760 Grant Road, Houston, Texas 77070. Website: www.stageworkshouston.org. Misc. Events MARVEL COMIC - BLACK PANTHER MOVIE VIEWING Acorn to EXcellence is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded to promote interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), entrepreneurship and business related fields. Acorn to EXcellence in association with the Epsilon Chi Chapter of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority will host a movie viewing event for the highly anticipated Marvel Comic ‘BLACK PANTHER.’ During the reception meet the “community superheros and sheroes” comprised of professionals, athletes and business people who have made an impact to society. 16 Tax Specialist For 30+ Years Tax Preparation • Planning • IRS Issues Call or Text at 713-305-5048 www.kucera-cpa.com TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT After years of Congress tinkering with the tax code, we have the most sweeping set of tax law changes since 1986. The “postcard” tax return we were promised still eludes us. This does not change what you need to do to prepare your 2017 tax return. The new tax rules don’t take effect until 2018 or later. As I meet with my clients this tax season, we will be discussing how the changes will apply. Far fewer individuals will itemize deductions, but with the new lower tax rates, most really will find that they will pay less tax than before. For non-clients, I offer a one-time phone consultation to discuss the tax changes and how they are likely to affect you. The cost is $ 95; to schedule one, just text, call, or email me. ~~~ Professional assistance with your taxes is still important. Please visit me online at www.kucera-cpa.com to learn more. This will be a fun-filled event for adults and children. Special guests, private reception, door prizes and more! Tickets are tax deductible and are $20, which includes reception, seating, drink and popcorn. Purchase tickets at https://blackpanthermovie.eventbrite.com. The reception and movie viewing will be held at the Regal Grand Parkway 22 Cinemas at 7301 Grand Parkway, Richmond, TX on Sunday, February 18, 2018, 2-6 PM. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Help to positively shape the direction of our youth through the richness of this movie and give them motivation to dream big! Contact: Donna Mitchell at acorntoexcellence@gmail.com or 832-844-8265. JOIN US FOR THE $50,000 GSEC SHOW JUMPING GRAND PRIX FEBRUARY 24, 2018 The Olympic sport of Grand Prix show jumping blends the excitement of thoroughbred racing and the thrills of downhill Slalom skiing! Horse and Rider combine as a team providing a level of excitement that is unmatched in most other sports. PRE SHOW- 6:30 PM GRAND PRIX - 7:30 PM PARKING $10 Great Southwest Equestrian Center 2501 S Mason Road Katy, Tx 77450 GSWEC.com For event information contact Val Garza 210-870-4584. February 2018 | Green Trails III / Green Trails Estates

NATURE PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN SATURDAYS IN NATURE This program is held on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, held between 1 and 4 PM. A guided nature walk will begin at 2 PM. No reservations required. Donations are encouraged. This is a “whole family” program; parents or other adult guardians should participate with their children. Park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive, enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate and proceed on the path to the log cabin. Upcoming programs include January: Migration - Craft: Flying Duck. February: We Love Wildlife - Craft: Animal Valentines. THE TITMOUSE CLUB The Titmouse Club is a nature program for children ages 2 ½ to 5 sponsored by the Houston Audubon Docent Guild. The program is offered every Tuesday and Wednesday morning, 10 to 11 AM, from mid-September until mid-May at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Boulevard. Each week features a different nature theme and may include nature talks, stories, hands-on activities and walks in the woods. For more information, go to www.houstonaudubon.org and look under Audubon Docents. The cost is $5 per child per session or a 5-session card can be purchased for $20. The child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive, enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate and proceed on the path to the log cabin. Upcoming programs include: • Residential • Small Offices • Bonded FREE ESTIMATES (No Place is Too Far) 832-282-6055 $ 5 OFF FIRST VISIT February 6 th & 7 th : Art in Nature February 13 th & 14 th : Animal Valentines February 20 th & 21 st : What Do Animals Eat? February 27 th & 28 th : Nature Detectives March 6 th & 7 th : Gardening for Kids March 13 th & 14 th : (no mtg. - Spring Break Camp) March 20 th & 21 st : Butterflies & Moths March 27 th & 28 th : Animal Babies AFTER SCHOOL NATURE EXPLORERS CLUB Nature Explorers Club is designed for school-age children (ages 6-10, K-5 th ) who are interested in investigating the natural world. Each month we will explore a different ecology topic, focusing on our own native plants and animals. We will make a craft to take home, go on a nature hike, dip-net for fish and tadpoles in the ponds and get to know the plants and animals of the Bayou City! Fee/reservations are required. Reserve your child’s spot at www.houstonaudubon.org. For more information contact Bethany Foshee, Docent Programs Coordinator, bfoshee@houstonaudubon.org or 713-932-1639. Upcoming programs include: February 15 th : Wildlife Valentines March 22 nd : Baby Animals OWL PROWLS Houston Audubon Docent Guild sponsors 4 owl prowls for the 2017-18 season. Owl prowls begin with a lively program on owls including an opportunity to meet live, rehabilitated owls followed by a walk in the woods in search of wild owls. For more information, to reserve and pay online go to www.houstonaudubon.org. Owl Prowl dates are February 2, 2018 and March 9, 2018. Owl Prowls start at 7 PM, end at 9 PM and begin in the log cabin at the Edith L Moore Nature Sanctuary. The fee is $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 6-17). All prowlers must be at least 6 years of age and there must be at least one adult present for each two children. Dress for walking in the woods and the weather. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive or the Sanctuary’s small lot at 440 Wilchester. Preregistration is required and there is a maximum number of participants for each prowl. Houston Business Insurance Agency Homeowner’s insurance from HBIA made easy. Just your home address will allow us to provide you with a quote within a minute. • No Credit Check • Payment Options, Including 12 Equal Installments (Credit Card, Bank Draft, Mortgage Payment) • AM Best A - VIII Admitted Insurance Company • A unique technology method resulting in competitive pricing • Guaranteed replacement cost on dwelling • Policies emailed shortly after purchase • Discounts available for fire/burglar alarms and sprinkler systems Call, email or text us today and start saving the easy way with HBIA! 713-979-1001 service@hbia.net 3718 Mount Vernon, Houston, Texas 77006 P.O. Box 541129, Houston, Texas 77254 Phone: 713-979-1001 • Fax: 713-979-1005 www.HoustonBusinessInsurance.com *Available only on your primary residence or a second home as long as not rented to others. Green Trails III / Green Trails Estates | February 2018 17