Official Falcon Ranch Newsletter
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Babysitting List pg. 4
School News pg. 10
Houston Events pg. 18
Sports pg. 26
Library News pg. 28
Featured Recipes pg. 39
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COMMUNITY MANAGER: BART JONES
• All exterior improvements and/or additions require the
HOA’s approval prior to the start of the work. The HOA has
30 days to review any application for home improvement.
• Contact the HOA for questions, requests and/or concerns
on deed restrictions, pool/tennis court, exterior improvement
(such as landscaping, fencing, etc.) garbage collection,
architectural review and any other related information.
• Garage sales prohibited unless express written permission has
been granted by the HOA. Please give 30 days notice to the HOA.
POLICE & FIRE
Fort Bend County Sheriff office (Emergency) 911
Fort Bend County Sheriff office (Non-emergency) 281-341-4665
Fort Bend County (Home Alarm Registration) 281-341-4610
Fort Bend County Constable Precinct 3 281-491-7226
Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers 281-342-TIPS (8477)
Willowfork Fire Department (Emergency) 911
Willowfork Fire Department (Non-emergency) 281-395-0011
KISD Administration 281-396-6000
KISD Transportation 281-396-7560
Rylander Elementary 281-237-8300
Cinco Ranch Jr. High 281-237-7300
Cinco Ranch High School 281-237-7000
HOA BOARD MEETINGS
The Falcon Ranch HOA Board monthly meetings are held at The Falcon Ranch
Clubhouse on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The clubhouse is
located at 24820 Forest Canyon, Katy, TX 77494 by the pool and splash pad.
Regular meetings begin at 6:30 PM and residents are welcome to attend.
The Board, which is made up of Falcon Ranch residents, wants to hear from
residents but due time constraints open-session discussions must be limited.
If you want to contact the Board, send an email to email@example.com.
To contact the management company, call 281-343-9178 between 9 AM-5 PM.
www.facebook.com/falconranch Look for us on Facebook!
FALCON RANCH NEXTDOOR WEBSITE
Joining the Falcon Ranch Nextdoor website is the best way to keep up with the
latest news affecting our neighborhood. It is restricted to only verified Falcon
Ranch residents and you can configure privacy and notification settings to suit
you. As of August 2017, 875 residents are on there, reflecting 564 individual
households. Nextdoor is used to find lost pets, referrals for contractors, landscaping,
babysitting and stay safe by being informed about crime, like car
break-ins. Use this link to sign up: http://tinyurl.com/nextdoorfr.
Residents are invited to contribute to this local newsletter. Articles should
be submitted to the Board (firstname.lastname@example.org), no later than the
20 th of the month BEFORE the newsletter is printed, which is the month
before distribution. Please make note of these deadline dates:
March 20th - May newsletter April 20th - June newsletter
LIBRARIES FT. BEND CO.
Cinco Ranch 281-395-1311
George Memorial 281-342-4455
Mamie George 281-491-8086
Maude Marks 281-492-8592
Fort Bend Co. Court House 281-342-3411
William B. Travis Building 281-342-3411
Jane Long Annex 281-342-3411
Katy Chamber of Commerce 281-828-1100
Centerpoint Gas 713-659-2111
Reliant Energy 713-207-7777
Power Outage 713-207-2222
Municipal District Services, LLC 281-290-6507
24-hour emergencies 281-290-6503
Consolidated Communications 1-866-989-2255
Best Trash 281-313-2378
• Pick-up Days Tues.-Fri.
Comcast Communications 713-341-1000
Katy - Park Row Post Office 1-800-275-8777
Dept. of Public Safety 713-465-8462
Poison Control 1-800/222-1222
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-644-7000
Methodist West Hospital 832-522-5522
Texas Childrens Hospital West 832-227-1000
Houston Methodist St. Catherine 281-599-5700
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WANTING TO MAKE AN EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENT
TO YOUR HOME?
Many new homeowners like to improve on the new home they purchase by
adding a swimming pool, storage shed or other modifications. If you want to
make an exterior change to your home, please fill out the application found on
the Spectrum Website at www.spectrumam.com. The Association has a committee
that reviews these applications and the committee has 30 days to respond.
TUESDAY & FRIDAY
RECYCLE YARD WASTE
Residents of Falcon Ranch could benefit the community,
as well as their own lawns and pocketbooks, with one
simple change in lawn maintenance.
If you or your lawn service currently bag grass clippings,
simply leaving the clippings to work down into the lawn
will make a huge difference in the amount of waste our
community puts into the landfill each year. It will also
help conserve water, because the clippings will work to
maintain moisture in the soil. Both of these benefits will
save money in the long-run. Moreover, it is estimated
that lawns that are naturally fertilized with grass clippings
require 25% less fertilizer - resulting in even more
savings to you!
Grass clippings and finely chopped leaves add vital nutrients and organic
matter to the lawn, thus improving the health of the lawn. It isn’t necessary
to use a mulching mower; just mow one inch when grass reaches four inches
tall. The clippings won’t be noticed and will break down within a week.
REPORTING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
You may have noticed the constables patrolling our neighborhoods, working
to keep our community safer for everyone. The appearance of constables
has raised a question of what to do if you witness suspicious activity. If you
see something happening that is an emergency, please call 911. If you see
suspicious activities that are not emergencies, call the Fort Bend County
Sheriff’s Office at 281-341-4665.
2 March 2018 | Community Newsletter
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
MARCH 11, 2018
Daylight Saving Time (DST) is often wrongly referred to as “Daylight Savings,”
with an “s” at the end. Other common variations are “Summer Time” and “Daylight-Saving
The term “Daylight Savings Time” is very commonly used, especially in Australia,
Canada and the United States. It’s likely that the incorrect term “savings” entered
the popular vocabulary because it’s so often used in everyday contexts, like “savings
At the beginning of the DST period in the spring, clocks are moved forward,
usually by 1 hour. When DST ends in fall (autumn), clocks are turned back again.
DST does not add daylight, but it gives more usable hours of daylight. In that
sense, DST “saves” daylight, especially during early spring. Standard time refers
to time without DST.
set your clock ahead one hour !!!
MARCH GARDENING TIPS
• Plant vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet corn and snap beans and pepper, as well as
cucumbers, lima or butter beans, cantaloupe, okra (if the soil has warmed sufficiently
- 70 degrees F. or higher), southern peas, pumpkin, squash, peanuts and watermelon.
• Re-sod or replant as needed with turfgrasses adapted to this part of Texas
and suited to the planting location (shade or sun).
• When resodding semi-shaded areas with St. Augustine, use ONLY the variety
Floratam for best pest resistance. See www.plantanswers.com/grass.htm.
TREES AND SHRUBS
• Plant container-grown trees and shrubs as soon as possible. In shady areas, where
grass is difficult to grow, consider planting a dependable groundcover such as English
ivy, Asian jasmine, vinca or one of the prostrate junipers.
• Prune spring flowering and evergreen shrubs during early March. However, be sure
to prune spring flowering shrubs after they have bloomed.
• Fertilize with a pre-plant application of a slow-release fertilizer analysis such as 19 - 5 - 9 at the rate of 3 pounds per 100 square feet
of garden planting area. Early March is the ideal time to fertilize landscape plants because you give them food just before the spring
growing season starts.
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FALCON RANCH TEENAGE JOB SEEKER’S LIST
If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage
job seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www.krenekprinting.com,
click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with your
name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate and
the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want
on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send emails
in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you want
to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we will
remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.
Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those
listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out
references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a
list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs.
Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those
seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.
B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC - RED CROSS CERT.,
SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT SITTER, P - PET CARE
ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING
TEENAGE JOB SEEKER’S LIST
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Remember to obtain the 6-digit pole number along with the closest
physical address to the street light that is not working. This will cut
down on the time for CenterPoint to locate and repair the pole.
BAYOU BELLES SERVICE ORGANIZATION
Professional women from Acadiana, meet the 1 st Wednesday of every
month at 7 PM, offering our members fun family activities, volunteer
opportunities, annual charity gala, philanthropic youth program and so
much more. Contact: Angeline Labbe’-Auzenne at www.BayouBelles.org.
We welcome everyone regardless of age, race or religion!!
THE EMPOWERMENT CENTER
The EmPowerment Center is located at 20910 Park Row Blvd., Katy,
Texas 77449. Everyone is welcome. For additional information, visit
us online at www.beempowered.com or call our office at 281-578-
3535 to support or receive.
4 March 2018 | Community Newsletter
PREPARE FOR TAX SEASON 2018
Here are 10 ways to get a jump start on your taxes now:
• Figure out which forms you’ll need: There are many different tax
forms for different financial situations. If you’re unsure which tax
form to use, visit the IRS’s website or consult a professional.
• Keep all receipts in the same place: If you’re someone who itemizes
deductions, it is important to store all of your receipts together in
the same place. If you lose any, it could cost you.
• Store all tax returns together: Since we often have to reference the
previous year’s return when preparing the current one, it’s a good
idea to make sure you store them all in the same place.
• Review/revise your W-4: If you’ve experienced any life changes from
the previous year (adding or losing any family members), ask your
employer if you can review your W-4. The IRS recommends doing
this every year.
• Do your research: If you plan to do your taxes on your own, make
sure you educate yourself about the deductions you’re entitled to.
If you plan to hire someone, check around and make sure they’re
• Save your money: Unless you fill out the 1040EZ form and mail it
in yourself, it’s going to cost you money to file your taxes.
• Check your deductions: If you’ve had any major life events this year,
you may be entitled to some sizable deductions. It’s a good idea to
research all possible deductions to avoid overpaying your taxes.
• Track all charitable donations: Charitable donations are tax-deductible,
so if you have any monthly or one-off donations, make sure to
keep track so that you can deduct these expenses from your taxes.
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IS IT A TURTLE OR A TORTOISE?
By Cheryl Conley, TWRC Wildlife Center
Some lump anything with an outside shell into the turtle category
when in fact there are distinct differences between turtles and
tortoises. Both are reptiles but turtles live in the water and the
tortoise is a land-dweller.
Turtles are identifiable by their webbed feet and long claws. The
webbing helps them swim. The tortoise has a heavier shell than
the turtle and has short sturdy legs. Turtles are omnivores meaning
they eat vegetation and meat. Tortoises tend to be herbivores but
have been known to occasionally eat meat.
Both turtles and tortoises date back 220 million years! They both
have a very long lifespan with sea turtles living up to 70 years and
the more common turtles living up to 40 years. Tortoises can live
up to 150 years!
Red-eared slider turtles became popular as pets when they were
made available in dime stores. I know I had one in the 1950’s so
they’ve been around a very long time! Their popularity soared
when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie came out. Because
the turtles were released into the wild when pet owners got tired of
them, they are now considered invasive in some states. A couple of
states have outlawed the sale of them. These turtles tend to be a bit
aggressive and make it difficult for other native species to compete
for food and habitats. They can also introduce unknown diseases
to the wild population when pet turtles are released into the wild.
Probably the most unique turtle in our area is the softshell turtle.
They live in the water and are carnivores. It has a flat shell and will
often bury itself at the bottom of a lake, stream or bayou leaving
only its neck and head exposed. It can breathe under water much
like a fish.
TWRC Wildlife Center cares for hundreds of turtles every year. Most
are admitted because of injuries sustained from cars. In 2014,
concerned citizens asked Missouri City to help protect turtles crossing
the road. The City took a positive step by erecting road signs
showing a mama turtle with three babies. TWRC Wildlife Center
is a 38-year-old non-profit organization that is your resource for
wildlife questions and concerns. Check out our website at www.
twrcwildlifecenter.org or give us a call at 713-468-TWRC.
6 March 2018 | Community Newsletter
BECOME A TUTOR-UNDERSTAND OUR STUDENT’S LIFELINES
Become an essential part of a student’s life by signing up to be a tutor
for the Literacy Council! The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County holds
tutor training every other month. After 12 hours of training, outstanding
volunteers are equipped to teach Basic Literacy and English as a Second
Language (ESL) classes to adults. The trainings prepare tutors to
organize and compile lesson plans, learn about various tutoring techniques,
understand the purpose of the Literacy Council and much more.
Tutors do not need knowledge of any foreign language, nor do they
need formal teaching experience. We offer many locations for tutoring
throughout the area, including locations in Katy. Tutoring sessions are
offered during the day and at night. If you are interested in impacting
someone’s life by being their tutor, please contact the Literacy Council
at 281-240-8181 or visit the website at www.ftbendliteracy.org. Help
us to “Change Lives Through Literacy!”
Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Dept. has a computer-generated program
called “Are You OK?” (RUOK). It is a computer-generated call intended for
senior citizens (over 55) and disabled persons who live alone and could
benefit from a daily check. A computer will generate a call each morning,
at about the same time and the participant chooses a time frame.
A voice will ask, “Are you OK?” After this, all they have to do is hang up
the phone. If the participant goes out of town or leaves the residence
for any time, you just temporarily un-subscribe and re-subscribe when
you return. If the call goes unanswered, the computer will call back 3
times at 15-minute intervals. If there is still no answer, the sheriff will
dispatch a deputy or the local police. They will have with them a print
out of information on the person that is not responding to the calls. This
program was established by FBC Sheriff Milton Wright, Commissioner’s
Court and Ken Whitt (FBC Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Alumni Assoc.)
in 1998. Many police chiefs in the county are also participating in the
program and will proceed with the welfare check for citizens of their
community. To request more information or to enroll in this free and
very beneficial program, please call the Sheriff’s dept. at 281-341-4704.
Community Newsletter | March 2018
RECYCLING CENTERS NEAR YOU!
The Ft. Bend County Recycling Center in Rosenberg (just 10 miles
away), accepts glass/bottles, Styrofoam and other items. Visit the Ft.
Bend Co. government website www.co.fort-bend.tx.us for information.
Green Arrow Recycling located in Katy, west of Katy High School accepts
paper, plastics, aluminum, electronics, cardboard and other recyclable
materials and welcome residential drop offs.
FULSHEAR AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly member
meetings the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Parkway Fellowship
located at 27043 FM 1093, Richmond, TX 77406. Meet and Greet begins
at 7:30 AM and meeting starts at 8 AM. For more information about
the Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce, visit the website at www.
fulshearareachamber.com or contact Amy Norvell at 281-914-3830 or
MOMS CLUB OF FULSHEAR/SIMONTON
We are a nonprofit support group for stay at home and part time
working moms. Beyond the social aspects of our playgroups and Moms
Night Out gatherings, we are service project group driven to help the
community and those in need. Find us on Facebook at MOMS Club
IS YOUR SPRINKLER SYSTEM RUNNING
AT OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE?
Consider having a licensed irrigation contractor come to your home and
conduct an irrigation evaluation. The WISE Guy program, sponsored by
North Fort Bend Water Authority and participating Municipal Utility Districts
(MUD), allows you to have a licensed professional evaluate your
irrigation system; and then provide an online report of the findings with
any recommended repairs - at No Cost or Obligation to you. As a matter
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of fact, once the evaluation is complete, North Fort Bend Water Authority
will mail you a $15 check for participating. To learn more or to sign up
for a Free Sprinkler System Evaluation, visit us at: www.NFBWA.com/
wiseguys. You will also find a list of MUD’s participating in the program.
FORT BEND MASTER GARDENERS
For information on Ft. Bend Master Gardeners or lists of events, visit
www.fbmg.com or call the Master’s Gardener’s Hotline at 281-341-
7068. Anyone with an interest in gardening is encouraged to attend
TEXAS MASTER NATURALIST
The Coastal Prairie Chapter, Texas Master Naturalists has a membership
of 85 outdoor enthusiasts. For the last 10 years, chapter members have
enjoyed learning together and sharing their love of the outdoors with
others. The chapter is part of a state-wide Master Naturalist organization
consisting of 8,140 volunteers in 44 local chapters with a total
of over 2 million service hours as of 2012! Statewide TMN volunteers
have impacted or conducted projects on approximately 195,700 acres
of habitat while also developing or maintaining some 1,775 miles of
interpretive trails. The Texas Master Naturalists program is sponsored
by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Service. For additional information, call 281-633-7033 or email
TEXAS MASTER NATURALISTS ANNOUNCE
SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
As a Master Naturalist, you will join a corps of volunteers dedicated to
the beneficial management of our natural resources and natural areas.
Are you interested in our natural habitat -learning more about native
plants and grasses; local geology; natural water systems; native birds,
insects and mammals; hummingbirds or butterflies; our overall ecosystem?
If so, you can enhance your knowledge of these areas and more
by becoming a Certified Texas Master Naturalist. Naturalist students
and graduates of this program volunteer for numerous projects around
Fort Bend and Waller County including Katy Prairie Conservancy, Brazos
Bend State Park, local independent school district educational
programs, Fort Bend County Fair, the Prairie Heritage Festival and the
Chapter’s signature project, Seabourne Creek Nature Park.
You may be involved in anything from trail management to educating
students about our natural habitat… you will decide based on what
interests you most. The classes are scheduled to begin March 24th
and complete on Saturday, May 26th and will include four evening
classes on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9 PM and eight Saturday classes
from 9 AM until 2 PM. Saturday classes are held at nearby parks and
preserves to provide additional educational opportunities for new
trainees in the field.
In addition to attending classes taught by recognized experts in their
fields, you will participate in field trips to exciting locations including
Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge, Sea Center Texas,
Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, Brazos Bend State Park and Katy Prairie
Conservancy. You will have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge
of local geology, range management and ecological diversity. You will
also visit local properties to view and discuss different habitats and
ecosystems. The total cost for the program is $175 for individuals or
$300 per couple who share a training manual. Contact Margo “Mac”
McDowell at the Texas Master Naturalist office 281-633-7033 or CJ
McDaniel, telephone 832-945-2220. Email email@example.com
and website www.txmn.org/coastal.
SUGAR LAND GARDEN CLUB
Sugar Land Garden Club meets at the Sugar Land Community Center,
226 Matlage Way, Sugar Land 77478. For more information visit www.
sugarlandgardenclub.org. Sugar Land Garden Club was established
in 1932 and is one of the largest garden clubs in Texas. Membership
is open to all.
FORT BEND CHAPTER NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Join the Fort Bend Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the
American Revolution. Contact Paula Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org for
more information. The Fort Bend Chapter website is www.texasdar.
GIVE BACK & MENTOR A LOCAL JUVENILE
Please commit to becoming a positive adult role model for the youth
in our community. The juveniles are referred by the Fort Bend County
Juvenile Probation Department. There are so many children in need of
a listening ear and encouragement. Come forward and be that person
for someone in need… you may be the ONLY one! Mentors must be 21
years of age and willing to give a minimum of an hour per week. Please
contact Susan Bearden at 281-633-7317, email@example.com
CHILD ADVOCATES OF FORT BEND
SEEKS NEW VOLUNTEERS
Do you like children and want to make a difference? Child Advocates
of Fort Bend is looking for volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected
children. Opportunities include being an advocate for children
in foster care or helping out in the Children’s Advocacy Center one
morning or afternoon each week. Volunteers must be over 21 years of
age, complete an application and interview and submit to background
screening. For an application or more information, contact Volunteer
Services at 281-344-5258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 March 2018 | Community Newsletter
Child Advocates of Fort Bend is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing
a voice for abused and neglected children in Fort Bend County. With
an army of volunteers, Child Advocates of Fort Bend serves more than
400 children each month through its Court Appointed Special Advocates
(CASATM) Program and Children’s Advocacy Center.
ROTARY CLUB OF BRAZOS RIVER
The Rotary Club of Brazos River is a community service organization whose
membership represents the area from West Katy to Simonton, including
Fulshear and Weston Lakes. If you would like to be a part of a great organization
and make new friends, as well as give back to your community, you
are invited to join us at one of our meetings which are held on most Friday
mornings at 8 AM at the Weston Lakes Country Club. If you would like to
find out more about our Club, visit our website at www.brazosriverrotary.
org or our Brazos River Rotary Club Facebook page.
BUDGET FRIENDLY SPRING BREAK
FAMILY HOT SPOTS
A great spring-break vacation doesn’t need to break the bank. Whether
you’re exploring a cool city or lounging on the beach, you can beat
the winter blues with a budget spring break. Check out these budget
friendly hot spots:
Washington, DC: It doesn’t cost a dime to enjoy Washington, DC’s culture
and history, especially during the Cherry Blossom Festival when the city
is awash in delicate white and pink blossoms. Free events during the
2-week-long festival in early April include cultural performances, fireworks
and a parade. There’s no charge for the main event - the stunning
trees framing the Tidal Basin and around the Washington Monument.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Jamaica is a popular spot for the spring-break party
crowd, but families can find fun for a bargain at the Beaches Boscobel
Resort and Golf Club. This all-inclusive resort boasts 5 restaurants, 6
bars and 1 super cool water park with 9 twisting slides and kiddie pools.
Sanibel Island, FL: Spring break falls during Sanibel Island’s high season
from February to April when the weather is perfect and shelling along
the sandy shores is at its best.
Seattle, WA: You can explore Pike Place Market with your wallet intact, if
you can exercise willpower at the nearly 200 shops and restaurants and
both admission and parking are free at the Frye Art Museum.
IMPORTANT DATES & HOLIDAYS IN MARCH 2018
MARCH OBSERVANCES & FUN FACTS
March Flower: Daffodil
Astrological Signs: Pisces (2/19-3/20) and Aries (3/21-4/20)
The Anglo-Saxons called the month Hlyd monath which means Stormy
month or Hraed monath which means Rugged month.
March is observed as:
• American Dietetic Association Month
• National Nutrition Month
• American Red Cross Month
• Caffeine Awareness Month
• Epilepsy Awareness Month
• National Nutrition Month
• Nutrition Month
• Peanut Month
• Women’s History Month
3/11: Daylight Saving Time starts
3/17: St. Patrick’s Day
3/20: Spring begins!
3/25: Palm Sunday
3/30: Friday Good Friday
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KATY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
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with Katy Independent School District taking the top spot.
Niche, a ranking and review organization for K-12 schools, assesses
school districts across America every year. Katy ISD received an
overall grade of “A+” for its outstanding educational accomplishments.
The rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics,
reviews from students and parents, as well as data from the U.S.
Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores,
college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality,
public school district ratings and more.
Katy ISD is known as one of the fastest growing school districts in the
country and currently has an enrollment of over 77,000+ students.
BAD WEATHER MAKE-UP DAYS
Texas weather has not been kind and continues to bring many
challenges to our community. Due to the wintery conditions that
caused the District’s closure in mid-January, we need to alert you
to a change to our 2017-18 Instructional Calendar.
As you may know, Katy ISD, along with all Texas school districts, is
required by state law to have 75,600 minutes of instructional time
built into its calendar each year. While the Texas Education Agency
(TEA) granted our district a waiver for missed instructional time
this past fall as a result of Hurricane Harvey related closures, the
District has been informed that waivers will not be provided for
January’s bad weather days.
Unfortunately, our students lost significant instructional time this
year. Monday, February 19 th was currently designated as a bad
weather day and was used to make up instructional time for all
students. Additionally, in order to be in compliance with state law,
the secondary school day will be extended by ten minutes during
the week of May 14 th -18 th , with dismissal being at 2:45 PM each day.
KatyISD recognizes that this may be an inconvenience for some
families and we apologize ahead of time for that. Just as we must
meet the requirements of the law, it is also just as important that
we are in a position to ensure that we can effectively achieve our
mission to provide educational excellence and opportunities that
prepare our students for success in college, career and life. With
that said, having our students in school to grow and learn is of the
utmost importance. As always, your understanding and support is
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CINCO RANCH & SEVEN MEADOWS HIGH SCHOOL
A group photo of members of the Cinco Ranch High School CRyptonite
and Seven Lakes High School RoboSpartans robotics teams and one
of the students and mentors in Australia.
KATY STUDENTS INTRODUCE ROBOTICS TO AUSTRALIA
Teenagers from Cinco Ranch High School CRyptonite and Seven
Lakes High School RoboSpartans robotics teams developed their
leadership, technical and communication skills by introducing
robotics to Onslow, Western Australia. They are part of an outreach
project from Bechtel corporation, which sponsors both robotics
teams, to develop to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
(STEM) capabilities called Robots Around the World (“RAW”).
Onslow is a remote town on the west coast of Australia where Bechtel
is working on Chevron’s Wheatstone LNG project. According to student
project leader Satvik Bacchu from CRyptonite, “Because Onslow is
so small, formal education for students stops at about 8th grade. To
continue their education, students must go to boarding schools or be
homeschooled. Our goal is to provide robotics education to Onslow students
to enter robotics competitions and develop a passion for STEM.”
Bechtel provided both robotics kits to the Onslow students and technology
for remote video conferencing. CRyptonite and RoboSpartans
students created a curriculum, videos and a robot game to help Onslow
students learn at their own pace and have fun programming and running
their robots. The team met on Saturday evenings (Katy time) to
accommodate the time difference and were supported by many Bechtel
employees, including, Tracy Johnson (RoboSpartans mentor) as well as
Nicole Connolly, Erin Glancy and Jeffery Hunter (located in Australia).
“We work as unto
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• Rooms Additions • Complete Renovations • Patio Covers
The students learned a lot about project management by planning
and leading this education program. They also learned to work with
communications issues on the international level and made new friends
in the process.
TOMPKINS HIGH SCHOOL
FFA SPRING FUNDRAISER
The Cow Patty Classic 5K/10K run is being hosted by the Tompkins
Booster Club to support the Tompkins FFA Chapter on Saturday,
April 14 th . Participants and Sponsors can sign up using link:
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SPRING BRANCH AFRICAN VIOLET CLUB
39 TH ANNUAL SPRING SHOW AND SALE
Judson Robinson Jr. Community Center
2020 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77004
Saturday, March 3, 2018: Show 1-5 PM, Sale 9 AM-5 PM
Sunday, March 4, 2018: Show & Sale, 10 AM-3 PM
Violets of all types such as standards, miniatures, semi-miniatures
and trailers will be available. Other Gesneriads such as Episcias
and Streps and supplies such as potting soil, pots and fertilizers
will also be featured. Club members will be available to answer
general questions on growing African Violets. Free parking available
at Judson Robinson Jr. Community Center. For further information,
contact Karla Ross, 281-748-8417, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 ND ANNUAL KATY TASTE FEST
Katy Taste Fest, the city’s first festival for foodies will again be held
at Villagio Town Center March 24, 2018, 11 AM-2 PM. The festival
celebrates all things food from some of the best Katy restaurants.
It is a foodies’ paradise with emphasis on food, family and fun. The
festival will focus on celebrating the diversity of the local restaurant
scene with bites from 30 local restaurants, cooking demonstrations,
beer/wine, a large kids zone, live entertainment and a silent auction.
Fun for the whole family! Our inaugural event was a HUGE success
with more than 800 attendees and raised more than $13,000 for our
local non-profit partners. We aim to exceed that number in 2018!
NEW: This year’s event will feature a VIP Jazz Brunch: This is an
opportunity to discover your new go-to favorites while savoring
comfort foods you’ve loved for years. We have something for everyone
from adults to kids. Katy Taste Fest has partnered with several
local nonprofits that focus on abused, neglected and abandoned
children including Katy Cares, Krause Children’s Center and Armor
of Hope Foundation. Details and ticket information will be available
About Katy Taste Fest: Katy Taste Fest aspires to turn tasters
into diners. The festival explores the city’s diverse dining scene
by sampling tastes from local restaurants. Attendees can enjoy
cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, a silent auction and
family-friendly activities for food lovers of all ages. Katy Taste Fest
supports several local charities that focus on vulnerable children,
including Katy Cares, ZOE, Krause Children’s Center, Helping Kids
Ministry and Armor of Hope Foundation.
FREE SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Memorial Parkway Community Center,
21600 Cimarron Parkway in Katy
Are you a small business owner who wonders if you are getting the
most and best benefits for your dollar? Learn about all options. No
attendance taken. No selling. No followups. Education only!
CALL FOR ARTISTS: BAYOU CITY ART FESTIVAL
MEMORIAL PARK 2018
Bayou City Art Festival, produced by Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA),
is inviting artists from around the country to submit applications and
have the opportunity to showcase their art at the nation’s premier
spring outdoor fine art event Friday-Sunday, March 23-25, 2018.
ACA produces Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park in the spring and
Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in the fall. Now entering its 47 th year,
ACA has provided a venue for over 20,000 artists to showcase their
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work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world. Patrons have
the opportunity to personally meet the artist, view original works and
purchase world class art. The festival benefits local non-profits and
features music, food, beverages, entertainment, a Children’s Creative
Zone and much more for people of all ages to come and enjoy the city
and the festival.
Twice a year, over 1,000 qualified applicants from 19 different disciples
submit their applications to be reviewed by the ACA jurors. For each
festival, a new juror panel is invited and consists of artists, collectors
and industry professionals. The panel of five to seven jurors are selected
based on their specific interests, professional knowledge and
background with the festival. Only 300 artists will be selected to exhibit
at the 2018 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park. Cash Prizes are
awarded for “Best in Show,” second and third, as selected by on-site
judges. Ribbons are awarded for “Best Booth” and all winners receive
jury exempt status for two years as well as priority booth placement.
Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information,
please visit www.artcolonyassociation.org. For updates on
social media, follow the official event hashtags #HouArtFest and #BCAF,
like the Facebook page or follow on Twitter and Instagram.
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 March: Wildflowers
- Craft: Seed Starters. April: Bird Watching - Craft: TP Binoculars.
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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:
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
April 3 rd & 4 th : Wildflower Power
April 10 th & 11 th : Dragonflies
April 17 th & 18 th : Turtles
April 24 th & 25 th : Fishing Fun
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:
March 22 nd : Baby Animals
April 19 th : Snakes Alive!
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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 - 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. Pre-registration is required and there is
a maximum number of participants for each prowl.
LOCAL CHARITIES HOST 2 ND ANNUAL KATY COLOR RUN
The 2 nd annual Katy Color Run will be held Saturday, April 7 th at
Kingsland Baptist Church. The color-filled run will consist of a 5K
run and a 1K kids’ dash. The community event will also feature
entertainment, food trucks and vendors and a kids’ fun zone.
Proceeds from the run will benefit local nonprofit organizations:
Christ Clinic, Clothed by Faith, Compassion Katy, Hope Impacts
and Katy Christian Ministries. The Ballard Foundation is the title
sponsor of the event.
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The benefiting nonprofits provided thousands of people with medical,
food, clothing and shelter needs after Hurricane Harvey. Christ
Clinic offers medical care to uninsured and underinsured patients.
Clothed by Faith gives gently used clothing to thousands of Katy
area residents in need. Compassion Katy’s connects churches,
businesses and nonprofits to provide solutions to meet the needs
of the community. Hope Impacts imparts hope to homeless and
under resourced people in the Katy area by connecting them to
services and resources. Katy Christian Ministries offers food and
emergency financial assistance to those in need and also offers
many other resources to the community including a domestic abuse
center and a resale store.
For more information and to register to run please visit:
3 RD ANNUAL SPORTING
BENEFITING TAYLOR HS FFA
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Held at the American Shooting Center,
16500 Westheimer Pkwy. This event
helps raise money to help send our FFA
students to district, state and national
Leadership and Career Development
competitions, the Texas FFA State Convention as well as providing
educational tools for our FFA teachers. In the past, teams of four
from our school, family teams, local business teams and community
teams have signed up for this competition. We also provide online
registration and payment options for this event. For more information,
please visit www.taylorffaclaytournament.com.
CAF HOUSTON WING’S WARBIRD WEEKEND
AND OPEN HOUSE
On Saturday and Sunday, April 14 th & 15 th from10 AM until 5 PM,
those big, old airplanes with the mighty round engines will be flying
again as the Commemorative Air Force’s Houston Wing presents
its 2018 Warbird Weekend and Open House at Hangar B-5, West
Houston Airport. Get up close and feel the prop wash and hear the
noise as radial engines power these historic WWII aircraft. See some
of the old planes your father, grandfather or grandmother learned
to fly for World War II.
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Call for FREE Trial! 281-347-2000
23333 Taswell Dr., Katy, TX 77494
Admission is $15 per CAR at the gate or $10 per car if ticket is purchased
in advance online (check our website or facebook page for
details) and earns you a day of aircraft and military vehicle displays,
museum exhibits and fun.
Warbird rides will also be available for purchase.
Food, drinks, gifts and souvenirs
will be available. Come on
out and honor America. The
Commemorative Air Force is a
non-profit national patriotic organization
includes people from all backgrounds sharing an interest in aviation
and history. www.houstonwing.org.
The West Houston Airport is located at 18000 Groschke Rd., 2 miles
north of I-10 and between Hwy. 6 and Barker Cypress, will be the place
to visit on Saturday and Sunday, April 14 th & 15 th from 10 AM until 5 PM.
Call for FREE Trial!
23333 Taswell Dr.
Katy, TX 77494
6 TH ANNUAL “STRIKE OUT” AUTISM 2018
April 29, 2018, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
An exciting family fun day providing focused on educating and empowering
others about the leading developmental disabiliy in the
United States - autism. 7,500 fans and supporters, Hope For Three,
County Judge Bob Hebert, all 18 City Mayors, 300 volunteers and the
Sugar Land Skeeters, host over 400 family members from the autism
community to a day full of friendship and baseball.
Volunteers “buddy” up with a child prior to the game for play time
on the field or in the playground area. During this time, parents and
caregivers enjoy a social hour in the company of other adults at the
Bud Light Pavilion; a rare occasion for many, a first-time opportunity
• Dancing Tots • Combo Ballet/Tap
• Combo Ballet/Tap/Jazz • Acro • Ballet
• Tap • Jazz • Hip Hop • Lyrical/Contemporary
• Award Winning Company
A 2-hour buffet with complimentary lunch and soft drinks await the
hosted families in the picnic area 700 volunteers and family members
march around the field for an Autism Awareness Parade before Judge
Hebert and City Mayors join on field to read a Proclamation of support
recognizing April as Autism Awareness Month Then, it’s PLAY BALL!
Sponsors, Mayors and other VIPs enjoy the game from hosted suites,
while volunteers and families cheer on the home team! Numerous
volunteer, sponsorship and underwriting opportunties available.
Call 281-245-0640 to learn more.
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FULSHEAR SIMONTON TEXAS OPRY
Saturday, March 3, 2018 7-10 pm
The Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce
presents the Fulshear Simonton Texas Opry
Saturday, March 3, 2018 7-10 PM at the Churchill
Fulshear High School Theatre located at
9302 Bois D’Arc Ln, Fulshear, TX 77441.
The first Fulshear Simonton Texas Opry was
met with RAVE reviews. So we are doing in
again. Come out and enjoy an evening as we
celebrate Texas Independence Day filled with
music, fun and entertainment for the entire
family. Come hear great music from Brian
Black, Pauline Reese, Kevin Black, Freddie
Pate, Moses Rangel, Tori Vourganas and the
comedic stylings of Larry “Booger Lee” Etheridge.
This event will be held in the comfort of
the state of the art Churchill Fulshear High
For more information about our meetings
and events, please visit The Fulshear Area
Chamber of Commerce website at: www.
FulshearAreaChamber.com. If you’d like more
information, please contact Amy Norvell at
email@example.com or call
Stageworks Theatre is located at 10760
Grant Road, Houston, Texas 77070. Website:
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KATY VISUAL & PERFORMING
ARTS CENTER (KVPAC)
2501 S Mason Rd., Suite 290, Katy, TX 77450
Season Tickets, including all new FLEX Packages,
are on-sale now to lock-in the best price
and choice seat. Pre-Sale Show Tickets are $15
Adults and $12 Seniors.
Tickets increase by $3 at the door. Group rates
are available at www.kvpac.org or in person.
For Katy audience members who seek an
evening at the theater, they can look to Encore
Players as a source to enjoy the theater in their
own home town without the long commute
or high cost involved with heading to one of
downtown Houston’s theaters. Katy Visual &
Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) is a non-profit
arts education organization helping artists
find their light since 2001.
THE HOUSTON CHORAL SOCIETY
“A NIGHT ON BROADWAY”
a y ’ s
Night on Broadway concert Saturday, March
10, 2018 at 7:30 PM, at The Foundry Church.
Under the direction of Dr. Kevin M. Klotz, HCS
Artistic Director, this concert features brilliant
arrangements of Broadway classics.
Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors/
students/veterans and $10 for children ages
5 and younger. Group rates are available.
Tickets are available online at www.houstonchoral.org.
Tickets may also be purchased
at the door. The Foundry Church is one of
the premiere choral venues in Houston with
extraordinary acoustics. It is located in northwest
Houston at 8350 Jones Road, Houston,
TX 77065 with easy access from Highway 290.
For more information, please visit the HCS
website at www.houstonchoral.org.
MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATER CO.
1824 Spring Street #101, Houston TX 77007
DARK MATTER By: Don Nigro
March 29 th -31 st , April 5 th -7 th
& April 12 th -14 th at 8 PM
Special matinee: April 8 th at 3 PM
Pay-What-You-Can night: April 9 th at 8 PM
After this production, Mildred’s Umbrella Theater
Company (MU) will be saying goodbye to
their longtime home in Spring Street Studios
and moving to Montrose, where The Classical
Theatre Company has generously provided the
company a new home in their Chelsea Market
performance space. In addition to the move,
MU will be producing a shorter season of two
mainstage plays plus the annual Museum of
Dysfunction short play festival in order to accommodate
a greater focus on developing programs
that engage the community in different ways.
MORE INFO/RESERVATIONS: www.mildredsumbrella.com,
Through March 18th - The Houston Livestock
Show and Rodeo is the world’s largest livestock
Show and rodeo. With more than 33,000 volunteers,
the organization is a Section 501(c)(3) charity that
benefits youth, supports education and facilitates
better agricultural practices through exhibitions
and presentations. Since its beginning in 1932, the
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has committed
nearly $450 million to scholarships, research,
endowments, calf scramble participants, junior
show exhibitors, School Art participants and other
educational programs. The 2018 RODEOHOUSTON
entertainment lineup features a mix of country, rock,
R&B and Spanish pop artists. Several RODEOHOUS-
TON favorites, plus six entertainers new to RODEO-
HOUSTON, will be the first to perform on the new
state-of-the-art RODEOHOUSTON stage in 2018. For
more information, visit www.rodeohouston.com.
March 2nd-March 4th - The 83rd Azalea Trail
heralds the beginning of Spring! The Trail kicks off
with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Lazy Lane entrance
of Bayou Bend on Friday, March 2nd at 10:30
AM. This year, a ticket to the Trail gives admission
to 6 locations within the River Oaks neighborhood,
including 4 private homes and gardens, Bayou Bend
and Rienzi. A 7th free location, also in River Oaks, is
the River Oaks Garden Club Forum of Civics where
free advice from “Ask the Experts” can be enjoyed
each day. On Saturday at 2 PM, there will be a floral
demonstration with easy to repeat floral tips from
one of our talented Garden Club members! A free
trolley will provide easy access to all 6 locations of
homes, gardens and house museums. For more
information, visit www.riveroaksgc.org.
March 3rd - The Houston Area Women’s Center
(HAWC) is proud to kick off our 30th Annual Race
Against Violence presented by Verizon! This
milestone race and family festival will be held on
Saturday, March 3, 2018, and starts at 8 AM at the
AIG Campus at Whole Foods Market-Montrose. The
Race Against Violence is open to timed and untimed
runners and includes a kids’ fun run and family
festival after the race! Register solo or rally your
friends together to start a team to help fundraise to
support survivors of domestic and sexual violence
throughout Houston. Together, we can race towards
a future without violence! For more information,
March 4th - AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc.(AFH)
hosts the 29th Annual AIDS Walk Houston on
Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Sam Houston Park in
Downtown Houston. This signature event is the
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city’s single greatest response in the fight against
HIV/AIDS. Funds raised help local HIV/AIDS service
organizations provide programs and services to
almost 30,000 Houstonians impacted by the virus.
This year, the annual fundraiser will culminate in a
free outdoor concert featuring live performances
from Houston-based artists. VIP wristbands for
the concert will be available to 1,500 Houstonians
who take a free HIV test before the walk. Please visit
www.AIDSWalkHouston.org for more information.
March 10th - Join us for Texas’ largest canoe and
kayak race - the 46th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Regatta. Paddlers (ages 12 and up) are
encouraged to participate in the 15-mile American
Canoe Association sanctioned race along the scenic
Buffalo Bayou. Whether you are entering competitively
or paddling for pleasure, you won’t want to
miss out on this longstanding Houston tradition!
Those not wanting to paddle can cheer on racers
along the race route or catch the outdoor fun at the
finish line festivities at Sesquicentennial Park. The
Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta is rain or shine.
If cancellation does take place due to severe water
or weather conditions, all entry fees will be considered
a tax-deductible donation to Buffalo Bayou
Partnership and used in our efforts to continue
revitalizing the bayou. For more information, visit
March 10th - The NOLA Boil Crawfish Festival.
Welcome to a good ol’ Lousiana crawfish boil a
popular seafood dish that is enjoyed throughout the
southern regions. We are bringing together crawfish
enthusiast from all over the world to come celebrate
the “Mud Bug”. “Crawfish season” is what they call
it and is a time of year loved and shared by many
breaking the tails and sucking the heads. We love it!
Come hungry and enjoy a variety of live entertainment,
dj sets, vendors and OF COURSE CRAWFISH.
For more information, visit www.thenolaboil.com.
March 17th - 59th Annual Houston St. Patrick’s Parade.
Rain or Shine! Parade starts at the Clock Tower
at MinuteMaid Park on Texas and goes west-bound.
This year’s theme is Houston Strong, Irish Proud.
Join us at Lucky’s Pub for the Awards Ceremony
and After-Party! The Houston St. Patrick’s Parade
has always been a FREE event. The two-hour parade
has historically been one of the largest in the U.S.
and each year includes over 100 entries to delight
the Irish and Irish-at-heart. Our history is a grand
one and if you would like to personally support the
parade and be a part of the year-round socials and
meetings, please become a member of our Irish 100
Club. The Houston St. Patrick’s Parade is presented
by the Houston St. Patrick’s Parade Commission.
For more the parade route or more information,
March 18th - Tour de Houston Presented by
Apache Corporation is a fundraising bike ride
that benefits Houston’s Reforestation Program.
The ride will take place Sunday, March 18, 2018.
This annual event offers Houstonians and visitors
a unique way to view the city with bike routes
winding through Houston’s historic neighborhoods,
scenic districts and parks. With three ride
length options, the Tour de Houston is the perfect
event for leisure riders or cycling enthusiasts. In
addition, it is a BP MS 150 recommended training
ride. This event begins and ends in Hermann
Square at City Hall located at 901 Bagby. Riders
and volunteers will enjoy a post-ride party that
includes live music, free food and beverages. For
more information, visit www.houstontx.gov.
March 23rd-March 25th - It doesn’t matter what
your art style is, you are sure to find something you
like at The Annual Bayou City Art Festival Memorial
Park. This fine, juried art festival transforms the
1.1 - mile trail of the park into a one-of-a-kind outdoor
gallery. In addition to the extensive selection
of art, representing 18 different forms of artistic
media, festival goers can also enjoy international
food and wine, the Green Mountain Energy Creative
Zone offering interactive art activities, daily
outdoor performances and more. The Festival
celebrates the vitality and diversity of Houston
and enriches the city’s arts environment and
reputation. Over the past 40+ years, the Bayou City
Art Festivals have raised more than $2.6 million for
local nonprofit organizations. For more information,
please visit www.bayoucityartfestival.com.
March 24th-25th - In Bloom Music Festival. Previously
Free Press Summer Fest, In Bloom Music
Festival will take over Eleanor Tinsley Park for two
days. For lineup by day and tickets, go to
March 26th-April 1st - Houston Open. This PGA
TOUR event, the 10th oldest tour event, is Houston’s
largest and most prestigious golf event
hosting 144 of the world’s best golfers competing
for $6M in prize money. Since 1974, Houston Golf
Association’s volunteers have generated more
than $55.2 million for local worthy causes through
the Shell Houston Open and other golf-related
activities. Over 125,000 spectators will enjoy
tournament week. For more information, visit
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Kiersten Henley, Kayla Huisman, Kelsey Joe, Vivian Lipp, Dori Mallinger, Makenna Munger, Lauren Plummer, Sophia Schimmenti,
Kaylee Scott, Emma Struble and Tori Volan.
NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE, INC., STAR CHAPTER
HONORS TWENTY-FIVE SENIORS
On Sunday, February 18, 2018, National Charity League, Inc., Star Chapter
(NCL, Inc.) honored the Senior Class of 2018 at the Chapter’s annual
Senior Recognition Ceremony. This formal event took place at the Sugar
Land Marriott Town Square at 6:30 PM. The evening included recognition
of each of these 25 graduating seniors for their accomplishments and
contributions to the community, as well as dinner and dancing with
family and friends in attendance.
Over the last six years, these young ladies, alongside their mothers, have
contributed over 11,191 volunteer hours at 30 local charities throughout
the community. The Class of 2018 volunteered at The Westview School,
Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center (KVPAC), Neighborhood Kidz
Club, Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP), Interfaith Ministries (Meals on
Wheels), The Ballard House, Fulshear Library, Katy Christian Ministries,
Fort Bend Women’s Center, Oakmont Nursing Home, The Krause Center,
The Monty Ballard YMCA and Willow River Farms, to name a few.
In addition to serving their community through volunteering, these young
ladies were also honing leadership skills and developing cultural awareness
by planning and attending educational meetings, chapter-wide
events, socials, class retreats and cultural events that included the ballet,
opera and theatre.
“The Class of 2018 has completed a 6-year program designed to foster the
mother-daughter relationship through community service, leadership
development and cultural experiences,” said Tina Costley, NCL, Inc.,
Star Chapter President, “we are very proud of them and who they have
become. Whatever they choose to do, we know that they will be prepared
to serve, lead and be successful.” The Star Chapter is very proud of these
accomplished young ladies and wishes each of them great success in
their future endeavors.
KATY COMMUNITY GIVING CIRCLE
Creating a circle of giving and a bigger impact as we grow! A
giving circle is a group of people who commit to making a financial
contribution to one charitable fund. Katy Community
Giving Circle members each donate $10 per month to the fund.
Joining is easy and there is no other obligation to volunteer time
or attend gatherings. Twice a year the group nominates and
chooses an organization to present a grant. Since its beginning
in 2015, almost 20 different charitable organizations have been
nominated to receive a grant.
As of December 2017, the circle has given grants to 4 local 501(c)3
organizations totaling over $7,300. It is truly amazing what $10
can do! Our grant giving has enabled a family afford therapy for
their autistic child, counseling for an abused child for an entire
year, fueled a van delivering food to those in need and financial
assistance to a family adopting a child.
Grant presentation to Gift of Adoption-Texas Chapter
The circles mission was to have a bigger impact on these other
amazing organizations, however, our members are quickly
learning those organizations are having a big impact on them.
Please visit our Facebook page for more information or to join us!
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waters receded, helped purchase building materials and participated
in the repairs. We want our unfortunate neighbors to know that we
are here to help long after the disaster passes for as long as they need
us. As participants in Fort Bend Recovers and in collaboration with
partners across our Fulshear-Simonton community, the Rotary Club
of Brazos River continues to help folks affected by Hurricane Harvey
and its floodwaters.
Although the disaster struck in late August 2017, the recovery and
rebuild process will take many, many more months and our Club intends
to continue serving through this long haul. Stay informed about
the needs of our neighbors as they rebuild their lives and please help
through your gifts of treasure and/or ability. Email us @ BrazosRiver-
Rotary@gmail.com if you’d like to help or have questions. Thank you!
In October, the club donated funds to the Fulshear-Simonton Fire
Department to purchase six hydraulic rescue struts. These hydraulic
rescue tools are used by emergency rescue personnel in vehicle extrication
of crash victims, as well as other rescues from small spaces.
In November, our Rotary Club partnered with the Fulshear-Simonton
Lions Club and the Honor Our Veterans Committee to offer a heartfelt
thanks to the more than 120 folks from across our community who took
part in the Honor Our Veterans Breakfast. Veterans from all services:
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard were present.
VFW POST 9182
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 9182 presented Ms. Marla
Garcia, Manager of James Coney Island, Mason Road and Mr. Arturo
Ogaz, Multi Store Manager, James Coney Island the November/
December Americanism Award for their willingness to promote Patriotism
and Americanism by showing pride in flying the American
Flag continuously. This award will be awarded monthly to a small
business in the Katy area that promotes Patriotism and Americanism
by flying the American Flag.
ROTARY CLUB OF BRAZOS RIVER
SERVICE ABOVE SELF
The Rotary Club of Brazos River is a community service organization
whose membership represents the area from West Katy to Simonton,
including Fulshear and Weston Lakes. The Club ended a busy 2017
with a list of impressive accomplishments. In the wake of Hurricane
Harvey, which brought destructive flooding to many homes in our
neighborhoods, club members volunteered to clean up after flood
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In December, learning that there were families in our community who
were not going to have a Christmas because of Harvey’s continuing
effect, Club members stepped in and created an Adopt-A-Family for
Additionally, members of the club volunteer at the monthly Family
Hope Food Fair. Hundreds of families come on the second Saturday
of each month to receive food and other items that are available.
CINCO RANCH BRANCH LIBRARY
(FT. BEND CO. LIB.)
2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy, TX 77494, 281-395-1311
Hours Mon. 12 Noon - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM,
Thurs. 10 AM - 9 PM, Fri. 12 Noon - 5 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. Closed.
To register online for any classes at the library’s website (www.
fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch
Library” and find the program. Participants may also register by
calling the library at 281-395-1311 or by visiting the library.
March 30 th & 31 st : Easter
• INCOME-TAX-PREPARATION ASSISTANCE - Mondays, 1-5 PM,
Meeting Room. Representatives from the AARP will provide free income-tax-preparation
assistance for low-income taxpayers. Patrons
should bring the following information to the session if possible: photo
ID; Social Security card(s) for self, spouse and all dependents; last year’s
tax return; W-2, 1099s and any other compensation received in 2017; unemployment
compensation statements and any other documents that
are necessary to complete your return. This service is free and open to
the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Income-tax forms are not
available at the libraries, but patrons may use the libraries’ computers
and printers to download and print out the forms from the IRS website,
www.irs.gov, during regular library hours. A library card is needed to
use the printers and the cost to print is 10¢ per black-and-white page.
• CRAFT MONTH DEMONSTRATIONS - Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 PM,
Multi-purpose Room. In recognition of National Craft Month in March,
the library will host a series of hands-on craft activities throughout
the month for adults and youth aged 12 and above. The series is designed
to introduce people to fun, new crafts and hobbies. Materials
for these programs are made possible through the generous support
of the Friends of Cinco Ranch Branch Library. Seating is limited and
reservations are encouraged.
March 1 st : Crochet Basics with Alex Marriott.
March 8 th : Cross-Stitch Basics.
March 15 th : Arm-Knitting Basics.
March 22 nd : Basic Watercolor Painting with Zineb Sjahsan.
March 29 th : Introduction to Origami with Shellene Wilson.
• INTRODUCTION TO GROWING HERBS - Saturday, March 10 th , 10:30-
11:30 AM, Multi-purpose Room. Fort Bend County Master Gardener
Tricia Bradbury will provide an overview and general information on
growing herbs on the Texas Gulf Coast. Learn how to preserve herbs
for later use by drying or freezing them or by using them to flavor oil
and vinegar. Bradbury will also share tips on cooking with fresh and
• RESUMÉ-BUILDER WORKSHOP - Monday, March 12 th , 12 Noon,
Computer Lab. Learn the basics of putting together a resumé. Those
attending this informal program will receive one-one-one help formatting
a resumé. For assistance on a pre-existing resumé, please have a
digital copy available on a usb flashdrive, saved to the cloud or have
access to it via email. Registration required.
• PLAN YOUR GARDEN WITH CONFIDENCE - Saturday, March 17 th , 10-
11 AM, Meeting Room. Fort Bend County Master Gardeners Catherine
Pennington and Janize Guzman will talk about proven plant selections
that will thrive in this area and that will also attract butterflies and
birds. Get tips on how to plan for a successful, low-maintenance landscape
garden with native plants and Texas Superstars.
• CHESS DAY @ THE LIBRARY - Saturday, March 17 th , 10:30 AM-2:30
PM, Meeting Room. People of all ages and skill levels - from beginners
to advanced - who are interested in playing chess, are invited
to practice their strategies while playing against others in a relaxed,
stress-free environment. Learn a new chess move (or two) during this
come-and-go activity. Experienced players will be on hand to provide
tips and assistance. A limited number of chess sets will be provided,
but players are welcome to bring their own sets as well.
• ANCIENT EMPIRES-ROME - Saturday, March 17 th , 1-3 PM, Multi-purpose
Room. In this third of three programs on Ancient Empires, former
architecture professor Sheba Akhtar will talk about the Roman Republic
and the assassination of Julius Caesar, the Roman Empire and Augustus
Caesar and Emperor Constantine and the rise of Christianity. Learn
about different Roman achievements, such as city-planning and government,
art and literature, engineering and architecture and military
and cultural conquests.
• SENIOR RESOURCES COLLABORATIVE’S “SMARTSIZING-LET’S
START THE CONVERSATION” - Saturday, March 24 th , 10:30-11:30 AM,
Meeting Room. Linda Jordan, founder of Senior Resources Collaborative,
will provide tips on simplifying one’s lifestyle, downsizing one’s
home and reducing responsibilities. Learn about different housing
options that are available. This program is intended for senior citizens
and their families, as well as anyone who is considering economizing
and living a simpler lifestyle.
• ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES: All computer classes will take place in
the Computer Lab. Reservations are required.
MS Word Survival Basics: Tuesday, March 6 th , 10 AM
MS Excel Survival Basics: Thursday, March 8 th , 10 AM
MS Word: Intermediate: Tuesday, March 13 th , 10 AM
Introduction to LinkedIn: Monday, March 26 th , 12 Noon
MS PowerPoint Intermediate: Wednesday, March 28 th , 10 AM
Open Computers Lab Q&A: Friday, March 16 th , 12 Noon, Learning Lab.
(reservations not required)
• 3D PRINTING CLASSES
Introduction to 3D Printing: Thursday, March 22 nd , 10 AM. Library staff
will introduce the 3D printer and explain how library patrons can print
their own designs. Those attending the session will also learn about
free websites that can be used to find 3D files or to create their own
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STRIP • STAIN • URETHANE COATING
ON SITE COMPLETION
• LITERARY LUNCH LEAGUE BOOK CLUB - Wednesday, March 7 th , 12
Noon, Conference Classroom. The book to be discussed is The Glass
Castle, written by Jeannette Walls. Those attending are invited to bring
a lunch, if desired.
• CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS - Thursday, March 15 th , beginning at
7 PM, in Conference Room. The book to be discussed is The Sweetness
at the Bottom of the Pie, written by Alan Bradley.
• BRIDGE NIGHT @ CINCO RANCH - Tuesdays, March 6 th and 20 th , 6-8
PM, Multi-purpose Room. Bridge players of all ages and skill levels - from
beginners to advanced - are invited to practice their strategies and share
tips while playing against others in a relaxed, stress-free environment. On
the 1 st and 3 rd Tuesdays of every month, the library will provide a fun,
relaxed setting where Bridge players can gather to sharpen their skills
and share their love of this popular card game with others.
• ESL CONVERSATION CIRCLES - Fridays, March 9 th and 23 rd , 1-2 PM;
Multipurpose Room. Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program
for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice
their English language and conversation skills. The “Conversation
Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to
gather in a relaxed setting and discuss topics of their own choosing
while practicing their English skills.
YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS TEENS GRADES 9-12
• YA: VOLUNTEER SERVICE FAIR - Saturday, March 24 th , 10:30 AM-2
PM, Meeting Room. Teens in grades 9-12 will learn about volunteer
opportunities at various nonprofit organizations, such as the Houston
Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land, the Fort Bend Orchestra,
Memorial Hermann Hospital and more!
• YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB - Wednesday, March 14 th , 4-5 PM, Conference
Classroom. Teen readers will have the opportunity to meet
with others who share the same love for great books and have a lively
discussion on the reasons a book or its characters were liked or disliked.
Those attending are invited to talk about the book Six of Crows,
written by Leigh Bardugo.
• YOUNG ADULT ADVISORY COUNCIL - Wednesday, March 28 th , 4-5 PM,
Conference Classroom. At this monthly meeting, teens in grades 9-12
are invited to express ideas organize upcoming activities and suggest
new programs and books that would be of interest to young adults at
the library. Earn volunteer/service hours and meet new friends while
helping to shape the future of library services for teens!
(The library is unable to accommodate daycares and school groups
at these activities.)
• Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, provides caregiver/infant
activities and songs especially designed for the youngest book-lovers,
from age 1 month to 12 months.
• Stories & Play: Tuesdays at 2 PM, for children from 1 to 3 years of
age. Children will be treated to a story and then have open play time.
• Toddler Time: Wednesdays at 10:15 AM and Thursdays at 10:15 AM
and 11:30 AM - offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for
older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age.
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• Story Time: Wednesdays at 11:30 AM. Age 3-6, where they hear stories,
watch movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities.
• Pajama Night Story Time: Tuesdays at 7 PM - gives families an evening
option for the activities presented during the daytime.
• Family Story Time: 1 st Saturday of the month at 10:15 AM. All ages
• Kinder Korner: 2 nd and 4 th Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM.
A time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other
• After-School Breaks: 1 st and 3 rd Wednesdays at 4:30 PM. Crafts,
movies and stories for school-aged children in grades 1 through 3.
• Creative Connections: 4 th Saturdays at 2:30 PM. Activities for children
in grades 4 through 8.
• Minecraft Monday: March 26 th , 4:30 PM. Minecraft challenge for
students in grades 4 through 8. Reservations required.
SPECIAL EVENT - YOUTH SERVICES
• Family Movie Day - Thursday, March 15 th : 1:30 PM, Meeting Room.
Families will be treated to an animated comedy feature starring Steve
Carell as Gru, an ex-supervillain who finds himself in the midst of a
major identify crisis after being fired from the Anti-Villain League for
failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity. The third
in a series of popular family films featuring Gru, this movie is rated
PG. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent
All programs are free and open to the public. For more information,
call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library’s
Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.
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SPRING SOCCER SIGN UPS - KATY/
Registration - Now Open!
Registration for Fun, Fair, Positive Soccer
(FFPS) is open for boys and girls ages 4 to 18
for the SPRING Season. Games start on April
7, 2018. FFPS is a non-profit youth soccer program
dedicated to providing a positive youth
sports experience for all children. Founded
in 1986 in Katy, Texas, FFPS has grown to 22
leagues and 16,000 players throughout the
Greater Houston area. FFPS offers children a
fun and fair experience, including one practice
per week, a full uniform and trophy for every
player, equal playing time and play every position,
co-ed/balanced teams, positive coaching
and more. No tryouts are required.
Online Registration schedule and fees
(sign up early and save):
Through Feb. 6 th : $114
Feb. 7 th through March 6 th : $119
March 7 th through March 20 th : $124
March 21 st through Full: $129
Go to www.FFPS.org to sign up. Registration
fee includes a full uniform (jersey, shorts and
socks), trophy, trained positive coaches, nice
fields and background checks on all volunteers.
Coaches will call players to schedule practice
by April 3 rd . Practice times and location will
be determined by the coach and team. The
schedule includes eight games, played locally
on Saturdays, April 7 th to May 26 th . Our Katy
league plays at George Bush Park - FFPS Soccer
Complex (20150 Westheimer Parkway). Our
Fulshear League plays at Huggins Elementary
(No. 1 Huggins Dr). Our West Houston League
plays at Westside High School (14201 Briar
Forest). Our Westpark/Beltway League plays
at Quillian Center (10570 Westpark Dr). Our
Spring Branch/Memorial League plays at St.
Andrew Lutheran Church (1353 Witte Rd).
WEST HOUSTON RUGBY CLUB
West Houston Rugby Club offers excellent
opportunities for players of all ages from
minis to adults to participate in one of America’s
fastest growing sports. Our coaches are
fully accredited with USA Rugby and include
former European premiership players. We are
a not for profit club with a mission to provide
outstanding club management, a fun social
environment and the feeling of a rugby family.
Registration is now open for the 2018 season
at www.westhoustonrugby.com. Enquiries
may be sent to info@westhoustonrugby.
com. Come and join the fastest growing club
KATY AREA RUNNING CLUB
The Katy Area Running Club is a 501(c)3
non-profit corporation which exists to serve
people living in and around Katy, Texas who
have an interest in running. We are a community
of people of all ages, backgrounds,
heritages and abilities who share a common
interest - running! Our focus is on group runs,
having fun, socializing and sharing our knowledge
and experience with our members and
the public. We welcome all who are interested
in joining us. We have a full calendar of runs,
events and socials. We hold group runs every
Saturday morning at the Sergeant Hatch
Sports Park off the south I-10 feeder road just
east of Barker Cypress Rd. On Tuesdays (5 AM
and 6:30 PM) we meet at the Cinco Ranch Junior
High Track for speedwork and on Thursday
(6:30 PM) we meet at Crosspoint Community
Church for tempo runs of various distances and
paces. To find out more and to join our club,
FOR THE KATY AREA
Katy Area Tennis (KAT) is the newest, non-profit
tennis organization meeting the needs of
all tennis players in the Katy area. Our goal is
to provide a wide range of programming for
tennis players as well as to promote the game
in the Katy area. Registration is currently open
for a variety of leagues, ladders and tournaments
that include singles, doubles and mixed
doubles for all ages and skill levels. For more
information, visit our website at
TRACK HOUSTON YOUTH TRACK CLUB
Track Houston is the nation’s largest and most
successful youth track and field organization.
Our goal is to assist interested boys and girls
ages 6 to18 years old in improving their phys-
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ical fitness and mental stamina. We have multiple practice sites in the
Greater Houston area including McMeans Junior High School in Katy
and Cypress Lakes High School in Cypress. Visit www.trackhouston.
com to register for a location near you.
KATY CANOE & KAYAK CLUB (KC/KC)
Established March of 2014 (Over 200 Members). Never paddled before,
that’s okay too! We don’t own a store, don’t purchase anything yet! Join
our meetings and we can answer your questions and/or assist you in
trying out new gear and equipment. KC/KC is a non-profit organization
with major Sponsors. Must be at least 21 years of age to join.
LIFE VEST/PFD IS A MUST!!!!
We meet every 3 rd Wednesday of each month at 24638 Kingsland
Blvd., Katy TX 77494 (Manta Ray Enterprises, Inc.), 7-9 PM. For more
information, call Philip at 713-826-5705 or 281-782-7252. “Remember-Think
Safe, Paddle Safe”
Katy Swifts Netball Club invites people to come and learn about netball
and have some fun playing a great team sport. Open to everyone from
eight years and up including adults. Contact katynetball@netballamerica
for further information.
Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play
and learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
You can also “like” the Texas Netball Association on Facebook to see
regular announcements about netball in the Lonestar State! Also visit
netballamerica.com for general information about netball in America.
WOMEN’S FLAT TRACK ROLLER DERBY
Southwest Houston’s own brand new women’s flat track roller derby
team is now forming. This isn’t the old school roller derby you’ve seen
in the past. We train derby athletes to compete according to the rules
and guidelines set forth by WFTDA, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.
We are actively recruiting skaters, referees and volunteers.
Skaters must be female and 18 or older. Referees and volunteers must
be 18 or older. Email us at email@example.com for more
information. You can also find us at www.yellowrosederbygirls.com
and on Facebook. Join up now to become an integral part in founding
and building our league.
Please contact Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested
in playing volleyball. You must be at least 18 years old and be able to
play at intermediate level. We play at different locations in and around
KATY RUGBY CLUB
Want to learn the newest Olympic Sport - Rugby? All ages welcome -
boys & girls, Training every Sunday 2-4 PM at Cinco Ranch High School,
For more information, please visit www.katyrugbyclub.com.
KATY CAVALIER LACROSSE CLUB
The Katy Cavalier Lacrosse Club invites you to come and see what Lacrosse
is all about. Join us as we continue to bring one of the fastest
growing team sports in the United States to the youth of Katy. Katy
Cavalier Lacrosse Club offers lacrosse for boys and girls from Kindergarten
thru High School. No experience needed. For more information
visit our website, www.katycavalierlacrosse.org.
Did you play Lacrosse in college, coached lacrosse or just love the
sport? We are looking for Coaches for boys and girls. Please contact
us for more information if you would like to volunteer and be a part of
the Katy Cavalier Lacrosse Club, 281-942-8822.
WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE
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 the
Pro Shop at Cinco Ranch, 281-395-4653.
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TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WEST CAMPUS (KATY)
We are looking for volunteers 18 years old and up, be committed once a week 3-4 consecutive
hours for a minimum of six months. Different assignments are available to choose
from 7 AM-midnight Monday - Sunday to support patients, families and staff. Please
contact us if you are interested at 832-227-1185 or www.waystogive.texaschildrens.org/
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital has volunteer opportunities available. Whether you
are interested in working in the nursery, at our reception desk, in our gift shop or even
transporting patients, we have a place for you. For more information, please contact
Heather Rojas, Manager of Volunteer Services at 281-644-7581.
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 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 for more information or email the Volunteer Coordinator
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.twrcwildlifecenter.org.
PREGNANCY HELP CENTER SEEKS NEW VOLUNTEERS
Invest your time by volunteering with Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston educating
and supporting men and women in making healthy choices for life in sexual integrity,
unplanned pregnancy and post-abortion loss. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring,
facilitating small groups, administrative assistance, medical services, donation
room and development. Discover your calling!
For information inquire through the web site email@example.com or call 281-578-0078, Volunteer
Services Coordinator. The Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is a non-profit
faith based organization.
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.
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physical balance and coordination, mental acuity, emotional stability and social
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and adults with disabilities in the Greater Houston
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healthier, more productive lives.
In addition to their weekly work in the arena,
many of our volunteers donate their time and
talents at fund-raising events such as our annual
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rider and their horse. Volunteers are their own
personal cheering section and the instructor is
their mentor and coach. Clients become more
empowered and better equipped to fully live
their lives, each day.
To volunteer, please call one of our arenas and ask
to speak with a volunteer coordinator. SIRESpring,
call 281-353-6160. SIREHockley, call 281-356-7588.
SIRE Fort Bend, call 281-344-4308.
Meet with other local people who will gather and
discuss/plan community service projects and try
to figure out the best way to make a difference in
our community. All volunteers welcome. Contact:
Linda Wilson at 281-222-1771 or visit
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT
AUTUMN GROVE COTTAGE
Do you enjoy spending time with seniors? Autumn
Grove Cottage is an assisted living facility
for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia
related illnesses. We are interested in volunteers
socializing with our Residents. We are a small
cottage, close to your neighborhood, with just 16
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Residents. If you would like to volunteer in a cozy,
home-like atmosphere then call the Volunteer
Coordinator at 281-398-6845 or visit our website
www.autumngrovecottage.com. Come be a part
of our philosophy - “To honor our Residents and
those who love and care for them.” Volunteers
will need to complete a volunteer application
and attend a brief training session.
BECOME A SUNRISE VOLUNTEER
Fond memories and treasured traditions start
here! Enrich lives through your generous gift of
service as a Sunrise Volunteer. Please call the
Activity and Volunteer Coordinator for opportunities
and details at 281-240-0500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assisted Living of Cinco Ranch is located at 21939
Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, Texas, 77450. For more
information, you can also visit our website at
KATY COMMUNITY GIVING CIRCLE
The Katy Community Giving Circle is open to any
resident in the Katy area who wants to make a
difference by giving collectively. Our mission is
to create a circle of giving in our community by
collectively contributing to organizations that
will benefit or improve the lives of the people in
our neighborhoods. By combining members tax
deductible donations of just $10 per month, we
are determined to make a greater giving impact!
In our first year we have been able to gift grants
to 2 local organizations and we are building a
community of giving friends. For more information,
please visit our Facebook page
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.
SPANISH MEADOWS VOLUNTEER
In just 1 hour you could touch the hearts of at least 4
seniors. Do you have a little free time? Do you enjoy
the company of seniors? We would love to have you
volunteer your time and services to our wonderful
residents. Spanish Meadows Nursing and Rehab
opened its doors in the fall of 2005 bringing quality
care in a luxury environment to Katy and surrounding
communities. We are located at 1480 Katy Flewellen
Road, Katy, TX 77494. To get further information on
volunteering, please contact Robbin at 281-394-0088
or email@example.com. Please
visit our website at www.spanish-meadows.com.
CLOTHED BY FAITH
We are looking for volunteers to join our
amazing team! Please see our website www.
clothedbyfaith.com for more information or
email firstname.lastname@example.org. Located
at 802 Dominion Drive, Suite 100 in Katy. CBF
demonstrates God’s love through the provision
of gently used clothing to those in need.
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT
HOUSTON APHASIA RECOVERY CENTER
HARC, a non-profit wellness facility for persons with aphasia, is looking for
volunteers to help in our programs. HARC is located at 3701 Briarpark Drive,
Suite #310, Houston 77042, which is just inside of Beltway 8 in the Westchase
district of town. We offer training and support to all of our volunteers.
Volunteer days and times are flexible based on need. For more information,
contact our center at 713-781-7100. More information about HARC and
aphasia is also available on our website: www.harctx.org.
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KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Katy Christian Ministries is looking for volunteers to help in various areas
of the ministry and special events. If you would love to make a difference in
the community by volunteering, please visit our website at www.ktcm.org,
email email@example.com or call 281-391-5261 for further information.
HealthBridge Children’s Hospital, www.healthbridgehouston.com, located
in the Westchase District of Houston is looking for volunteers. Our 40 bed
pediatric facility helps children ages 0-21 years of age as they transition
from hospital to home. Volunteers can assist our team with direct patient
interactions (play, baby holding, reading, mentoring) and indirect patient
care (greeters, phone reception and administrative tasks). Volunteer hours
vary, please contact Ellyn Poole at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED at BUCKNER HOSPICE OF HOUSTON
Buckner Hospice of Houston is in need of volunteers. We offer many different
volunteer opportunities from Patient visits to office duties. Hours of very
flexible to fit your busy schedule. You donate the number of hours you can.
Please contact Toni Cruse Volunteer Coordinator at 281-493-6800 or
713-918-9320 for more information.
KATY QUILTERS NEEDS HELP FOR CHARITIES
Calling on all the quilters in the area to help make pillowcases and small
blankets. This last year we donated over 200 pillowcases and small blankets
to various charities. The demand is even higher with all of the families that
have lost their homes because of the fires in and around our area. We need
you and we have fabric that has been donated but we need your hands and
time to make someone smile. If you would like to help, call the Katy Quilters,
Shari Medford at 281-635-3000.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: VANTAGE HOSPICE
Vantage Volunteers Needed! Looking to volunteer in a way that makes a
difference in people’s lives? This is it! Our compassionate volunteer team
takes an individualized approach to care. We help provide the best quality
of life, for the end of life. This is accomplished through social interaction,
companionship, active listening and activities. In addition, sometimes we
aide and support the family by relieving the caregiver. If interested, contact
Tracy Roth at email@example.com.
FOSTER CHILDREN: PREPARATION FOR ADULT LIVING (PAL)
When foster children reach age 18, they are considered independent. That’s
difficult for kids who have been wards of the state, with necessities arranged
by caseworkers with state funds. Now they’ll have to figure out how to organize
themselves and make their money last a whole month. Fortunately,
Child protective Services offers them a program to help prepare for independence:
Preparation for Adult Living (PAL). The year-long course culminates
in an all-day workshop hosted by the National Council for Jewish Women
(NCJW). The course is held at Junior Achievement’s BizTown, using computer
kiosks sponsored by local businesses. Want to help with PAL or other NCJW
programs that help change lives with hands-on community service? Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.ncjwhouston.org.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT CHRIST CLINIC KATY
Christ Clinic Katy is a nonprofit that provides quality healthcare to uninsured
and underinsured patients living Fort Bend and Harris Counties. Volunteers
Medical Providers (MD, DO, NP, PA or specialty provider) Nurses, Medical
Assistants, medical students and individuals looking to learn more about
the medical field are needed to help Christ Clinic fulfill its mission. To vol-
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unteer, please call Beverly Allen at 281-574-1540 or via email at beverly@
christclinickaty.org. Or visit www.christclinickaty.org to register for an
upcoming volunteer orientation.
LITERACY ADVANCE OF HOUSTON
IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
Your way to transform a life in need… Teach someone to read! Just a few
hours a week can make all the difference for someone in your community!
Literacy Advance is Houston’s largest and oldest 100% volunteer-supported
literacy organization - and we need your help! We’re calling all passionate
volunteers to help adults learn to read, write and speak English. All classes
are free because they are taught by caring people just like you willing to
volunteer a few hours a week. We’d love to match you with a person in need.
Ola read her first book at age 49, thanks to a tutor just like you. Prior teaching
experience is welcome but not necessary. Training and ongoing support is
provided and we have locations across the city. Other volunteer opportunities
are available as well, to find out more please contact Anna Zubkova,
Volunteer Manager, at email@example.com or at 713-266-8777 ext.16.
GIVE BACK & MENTOR A LOCAL JUVENILE
Please commit to becoming a positive adult role model for the youth in our
community. The juveniles are referred by the Fort Bend County Juvenile
Probation Department. There are so many children in need of a listening
ear and encouragement. Come forward and be that person for someone
in need… you may be the ONLY one! Mentors must be 21 years of age and
willing to give a minimum of an hour per week. Please contact Susan Bearden
at 281-633-7317, firstname.lastname@example.org or
GIVE A SENIOR THE GIFT OF MOBILITY!
KATY AREA RIDE SERVICE NEEDS YOUR HELP DRIVING OLDER ADULTS
Katy Area Ride Service (KARS) is looking for your assistance in transporting
seniors in need of personal (hair salon, bank, classes, volunteering, visiting
a loved one, taking a pet to the vet) and occasional medical rides. Rides are
provided in your personal vehicles to passengers who are age 65+ and ambulatory
(not wheelchair bound, may use walking aids). Time commitment is
flexible and you choose the Katy territory in which you want to drive. Volunteers
do not provide rides that go east of Barker Cypress, north of Clay Road,
west of FM 1463 or south of Bellaire Blvd at the Grand Parkway. Benefits to
Volunteer Drivers include the opportunity to help seniors retain independent
living, dignity and freedom. Drivers tell us the day(s) and times they are able
to drive. Drivers choose if they wait for the senior or return later to pick them
up. Drivers must be between 21 years of age and 78 years of age with a good
driving record, pass a background check and show proof of insurance coverage
(state minimums) as required by the State of Texas. To request a volunteer
driver application, call 832-773-8645 or email email@example.com. KARS operates
under an official 501(c)(3) that designates it as a transportation service
provider for seniors and non-wheelchair bound persons with disabilities.
Christ Clinic, 25722 Kingsland, Blvd Suite 101, Katy, TX 77494, provides quality
medical care to the uninsured. We are in need of bilingual volunteers to facilitate
communication between Spanish-speaking patients and English-speaking
staff by providing skilled language interpretation services. Volunteers will
serve as Interpreters for doctors, nurses and other health professionals. The
clinic is also in need of Medical Providers (MD, DO, NP, PA or specialty provider)
Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants and medical students looking to gain
experience in a charity medical clinic setting. To volunteer, please call Michael
Peterson at 832-913-8476 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.christclinickaty.org to complete a volunteer form.
KATY COMMUNITY GIVING CIRCLE
The Katy Community Giving Circle is open to any resident of the Katy area or
surrounding communities who wants to make a difference by giving collectively.
Our mission is to create a circle of giving in our community by collectively
contributing to organizations that will benefit or improve the lives of people
in our neighborhoods. By combining members tax deductible donations of
just $10 per month, we are determined to make a greater giving impact! In our
first year we have been able to gift grants to 2 local organizations and we are
building a community of giving friends along the way! For more information
please visit our facebook page facebook.com/katycommunitygivingcircle.
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NOTTINGHAM COUNTRY GARDEN CLUB
On Thursday, March 8 th , Nottingham Country Garden Club (NCGC) will feature Elizabeth
Fisher, who will be speaking about “How to Grow (or Kill) Orchids in Three Easy Steps.”
Elizabeth has a PhD in Geophysics, is a Master Gardener and is a specialist in Entomology.
Meet and greet time begins at 9:30 AM and the program will start at 10 AM, followed by the
NCGC meeting. Please join us at the Municipal Utility Building #81 at 805 Hidden Canyon
Drive in Katy 77450. For more information please see our website: www.ncgctx.org.
We welcome all people interested in gardening and gardening-related areas from West
Houston and the Katy area. You do not have to live in Nottingham Country to belong to
NCGC is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Houston Federation of Garden Clubs,
the Texas Garden Clubs and the National Federation of Garden Clubs. The purpose of the
club is to promote beautification in the community, support local and national educational
and charitable organizations and educate the community about our environment. Donations
from the NCGC are funded by our annual Spring Sale and projects that vary each year.
Singers and instrumentalists are invited to join “Grace Notes” a women’s performing
group which shares music in the community at retirement homes, Alzheimer’s and
nursing facilities and various community events. We sing once a month for the congregation
of St. Peter’s during Sunday worship services. Grace Notes sings a combination
of secular, sacred and patriotic music and rehearse during the school year in E106
from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Tuesday mornings are also our “outing” days to perform in
the community. Babysitting is provided. Come and join this wonderful music ministry.
Regular rehearsals began in August. Please contact Gail Shipley at 281-782-1598 or
email@example.com for more information.
DECIBELLES - A BARBERSHOP CHORUS
LET US ENTERTAIN YOU! We are the DECIBELLES (a Barbershop Chorus) performing around
the Houston area and nearby towns. We prepare two shows each year complete with
costumes, narratives and choreography. Our regular show this year features songs from
1900 through the current year. Brighten your meeting, gathering or any type get-together
with a half hour of four-part harmonies and cheerful narratives. You will have as much fun
as we do preparing our show.
We are a (ladies only) daytime chorus rehearsing every Friday morning from 10:30 AM to
12:30 PM, at the Treemont Retirement Center, 2501 Westerland, near Westheimer and
Gessner. Come visit any Friday we are not performing. We would love to see you and if
you decide to join us, we would be delighted. For more information, please call Pat at
281-497-4904 or visit our website, www.Decibelles.org.
KATY VOCAL EXPRESS
Katy Vocal Express, the newest prospective Sweet Adelines Chorus has arrived in the
Katy area. The name honors the history of the Katy railroad while looking forward to the
barbershop harmony that is now being made in Katy. Ladies from the Katy/West Houston
area are invited to attend chorus rehearsal any Thursday evening, 7-9 PM at Holy Covenant
United Methodist Church, 22111 Morton Ranch Road, Katy 77493. There are signs guiding
you to the correct place on the east side of the property.
To reserve your spot or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singers of all ranges of experience make up KVE.
Some have years of chorus singing while others have very little singing
experience. The ability to read music is helpful but not required; you
just need the desire to sing and the ability to carry a tune.
HARRIS COUNTY MASTER GARDENER
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master
Gardeners are pleased to offer the Green Thumb Gardening Series of
Lectures. These presentations are free and there are no reservations.
For questions, please call 713-274-0950.
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GREEN THUMB COMMUNITY EDUCATION LECTURE SERIES - HERBS
March 17 th - 10:30 AM-12:30 PM. Maud Smith Marks Library,
1815 Westgreen Blvd, Katy, TX 77450.
March 20 th - 6:30 PM-8:30 PM. Spring Branch Memorial Library,
930 Corbindale, Houston, TX 77024.
OPEN GARDEN DAY ADULT WORKSHOP AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
March 27 th - 10-11 AM. Weekley Community Center,
8440 Greenhouse Rd.,
Call 713-274-0950 to register or email@example.com for more
information. Join us on Facebook - Harris County Master Gardeners.
AMERICAN SEWING GUILD IN KATY
Do you like sewing? Would you like to meet other sewing enthusiast in the
Katy area? Then check out the Katy Neighborhood Group of the American
Sewing Guild’s Houston Chapter. We meet on the 3 rd Wednesday of every
month from 1 PM to 3 PM, at Quilt & Sew, 829 Mason Rd., Katy. For more
information, please check out our website at www.asghouston.org.
PRIDE OF TEXAS DECORATIVE ARTISTS
The Pride of Texas Decorative Artists (a division of National Tole Society)
would like to invite all decorative artists to our monthly meeting on the
2 nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. We meet at Bear Creek Community
Center off Patterson Rd. in Bear Creek Park. Our monthly “make it & take
it” programs are taught by local artists. Please join us for fun and new
ideas. For more information, call Gloria Ware 281-492-0246.
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WEST HOUSTON QUILTER’S GUILD
The West Houston Quilters Guild would like to invite all quilters and quilt
lovers to our monthly meetings. The meetings are held at 6:30 to 9 PM,
on the 3 rd Wednesday of each month, at Bear Creek Community Center,
3055 Bear Creek Dr., Houston, TX 77084. We have many good programs
lined up this year for both the beginner and the more experienced quilter.
Everyone goes home with new tips. For hands on experience, join one of
our ongoing “bees”. Guests are welcome! For more information, check
our website at www.whqg.org.
FREE Introduction to Quilting. If you thought that you would like to learn
to quilt but have never sewed a stitch in your life... then this short introduction
is for you. If you have sewed on and off all your life but have never
attempted to quilt... then this is for you. Maybe you just want a hobby...
this is for you. Take 2 hours out of your day to listen and view what it
takes to start this new adventure. Time and place will be scheduled in
the Katy Area. Call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000.
KATY AREA ARTISTS
Katy area artists is a member league of the lone start art guild. Through
this our members are connected with a wide array of artistic opportunities
throughout southeastern texas. If you are interested in attending
any of kaa’s artist workshops or becoming a member, please visit our
website at katyareaartists.org for dates and times as well as the membership
THE BLUEBONNET STENCILERS OF TEXAS
The Bluebonnet Stencilers of Texas, a non-profit group serving all of
Houston, meet each 1 st Monday of the month from 6:30 PM - 9 PM at the
Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter (one block east of Sam
Houston Toll Road West). This chapter is actively seeking new members
in the Houston area. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in
stenciling and the related arts of faux finishing and decorative painting. For
more information concerning meetings, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THE HOUSTON POND SOCIETY
The Houston Pond Society was formed in 2004 to meet a need for pond
owners to meet and interface with other pond owners about the use
of a pond as a landscape feature.
A pond should be a part of the overall back yard habitat and landscaping,
and that pond construction; water lilies, plants, fish, patios, decks,
lighting and other landscape features should be some of the topics
discussed at the meetings.
Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For
more information, please visit our website www.houstonpondsociety.org.
WEST HOUSTON ROMANCE WRITERS
The West Houston Chapter of the Romance Writers of America
would like to invite aspiring writers, romance readers or anyone
interested in the craft of writing to join them on the 2 nd Saturday of
each month. Each meeting of the WHRWA is informative, entertaining
and inspiring for those budding authors or published authors
who are seeking answers to their writing related concerns. Several
times throughout the year daylong workshops are presented by
prominent names in the romance industry. Visit us on the web at
www.whrwa.com for more information on upcoming events.
FAIRBEE SQUARE AND LINE DANCE CLUB
Learn the Folk Dance of Texas. The Fairbees dance each Thursday
night, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, 12211
Memorial Drive at Gessner. Information may be obtained by calling
Jerry & Nanette Tucker 281-498-3057 or email@example.com.
KATY SQUARE DANCE CLUB
The Katy Prairie Promenaders dance on every Friday each month,
from 8 PM to 10 PM. Club caller Fred Goynes has been calling for
many years. Families welcome.
All of the “fun” takes place at the Westland Baptist Church, 1407
Grand Parkway S (Hwy 99), Katy. For details call Carl Holsworth at
281-386-8504, Tom & Cheryl Berra at 281-492-8798 or Donna Bowen
HOUSTON SQUARE & ROUND DANCE COUNCIL, INC.
For information about square and round dancing in the greater
Houston area, call 281-392-0713 or visit the Houston area square
dance web site: www.squarethru.com. Visitors are welcome at the
area square dance clubs’ dances.
Houston Underwater Photographic Society is a nonprofit organization
formed to encourage interest and promote participation in
underwater photography/videography. Each meeting includes a
speaker presentation and slide contest. Attendance is free to the
public. Meetings are generally held the first Monday of each month
and always at the Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet, at 7
PM. For more information, call Tammy at 281-359-8171.
KATY 4-F BASS CLUB
(FRIENDS FISHING FOR FUN)
The Katy 4-F Bass Club (Friends Fishing For Fun) is a small, low cost
fishing club, based in Katy, Texas. We are a group of angler’s who
simply love to fish! For information on our club such as joining,
tournament results and area lakes we fish, visit
www.katy4fbassclub.com. Boaters and non-boaters welcome!!!
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Protect your health.
Free colorectal cancer awareness event at Houston Methodist West Hospital
If you are 50 or older and/or have a family history of intestinal polyps or any type of cancer,
join colorectal surgeon Dr. Rachel J. Ellsworth to learn more about colorectal cancer.
Attendees will receive a free take-home screening kit, and refreshments will be provided.
Monday, March 26 | 6:30 p.m. | Houston Methodist West Hospital
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To register for this event, visit houstonmethodist.org/events or call 832.522.5522.
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TEXAS TRIUMPH REGISTER (TTR)
The Texas Triumph Register (TTR), founded
in 1981, is an organization of Triumph
owners and enthusiasts dedicated to the
preservation and ongoing enjoyment of the
Marque. Membership is open to all who appreciate
automobiles bearing the Triumph
name. In addition to monthly meetings, the
club sponsors rallies, shows, road tours,
technical seminars and social events. For
more information, please contact Mike
Hado at 281-807-4780, firstname.lastname@example.org or
KATY BEAD GROUP
The Katy Bead Group meets every Wednesday
from noon to about 4:30 PM in a
room on the second floor of the Fort Bend
County Library - Cinco Ranch Branch, 2620
Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas
77494. This group was founded to promote
the art of making bead jewelry, bead accoutrements
and bead artwork. Members
meet weekly and share ideas, techniques
and skills. Beginners to skilled beaders are
invited to attend. Call Jean Fortier 281-693-
4398 or Carol Matkin 281-492-6053 for more
information or email Fortijd@aol.com.
KATY POKEMON TCG LEAGUE
The Katy Pokemon TCG League is looking for
new members! Using your own cards, you
play tournament-style matches and learn
new skills while making new friends with
other Pokemon players who love playing
just as much as you do! Even if you do not
already know all of the rules of the game,
at league, you can learn the game basics
and perfect your strategy. The Katy League
meets on Tuesday nights and is FREE! Player
ages range from 6 to adult. We meet on
Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM at 3rd
Coast Cards, 20829 Kingsland Blvd.). YOU
MUST BRING YOUR OWN 60 CARD DECK
and be ready for fun! We also ask that you
visit www.pokemon.com and check out
the POP Organized Play section for a list
of the legal/playable cards before you join
us. At league, you can earn free cards just
for playing! Call Camille at 832-721-5481
or check out www.PokemonBuzz.com for
additional information about this and other
great opportunities with Pokemon!
WOODWORKER’S GUILD MEETINGS
The Katy Woodworker’s Guild meets the last
Tuesday of each month at the Katy Junior
High School from 7:00-9:00 PM. Men and
women enjoy working with wood. No experience,
tools or equipment are necessary.
Questions: Call Terry at 281-717-4215.
HOUSTON AREA WOOD CARVERS CLUB
The Houston Area Wood Carvers Club meets
on the third Saturday of each month from 9
AM - 2 PM, at Bayland Community Center in
Houston (6400 Bissonnet). Members gather
to enjoy fellowship with other carvers and
to expand individual skills through classes,
demonstrations and lectures by experts.
HAWC is a non-profit, social organization
whose members reside in the greater Houston
area. To find out more about the Houston
Area Wood Carvers Club, please call
Preston and Carolyn Smith at 281-392-0713,
email email@example.com or visit
KATY CRUIZERS ANTIQUE CAR CLUB
Own an antique or classic car or just like cars
that take you back to “the good old days?” If
you would like to meet others with the same
interest, join us at our meetings held the first
Monday of the month at Midway Barbeque,
6025 Hwy. Blvd., Katy, TX. Come at 6 PM
to eat or 6:45 PM for the meeting. Further
questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COUPLES WHO LOVE TO PLAY BRIDGE
If you live in the Fry road areas, Green Trail
areas, Kelliwood areas, Nottingham Country,
etc. and you are sincerely interested in
playing a friendly game of “party bridge,”
contact us. Need sub couples and possible
permanent couples who are interested in
“party bridge” and meeting new friends.
We usually play from 6 PM to about 10:30
PM the third Saturday of the month. We do
not play duplicate bridge. Please call if you
have any questions or need more information,
281-647-6171 (ask for Linda or leave a
message - repeat your phone number twice
and I will return your call).
CINCO RANCH MEN’S POKER GROUP
Looking for new players. We play once per
month Friday night from 7 PM to 11 PM, at
host member’s homes in the Cinco Ranch
area. We play a variety of poker games and
some non-poker card games. This is a very
friendly and informal group that enjoys its
night out. If interested, call Jim at 281-450-
1087 (cell) for further information.
KATY ELKS LODGE BINGO
The Katy Elks organization provides local
scholarships to Katy ISD schools and assistance
for special needs children in the
Katy area and invites you to help support
our community by playing Bingo at the
following location and times: 1050 Katy Ft
Bend Rd, Katy TX 77493. Every Tuesday and
Thursday, doors open at 6:00 PM. We also
serve food and drinks in our kitchen.
PRIDE OF TEXAS DECORATIVE ARTISTS
PTDA - Pride of Texas Decorative Artists
(Society of Decorative Painters) meet the
second Thursday monthly, 6:30 PM at Houston
Community Center at Bear Creek, 3055
Bear Creek Drive, Houston 77084. Monthly
hands-on or demos and light meal; paint
workshops; Community Service. Contact
Janet at email@example.com or Lisa at
BABYLONIAN CHESS CLUB
Great news for chess lovers! Babylonian
Chess Club meets every Saturday at 1:30 PM
at Katy library. All of Katy is welcome, 24/7
chess. Contact Dr. Alkhafaji at 858-999-7070.
A ladies craft day is offered at Hope Impacts
office, 802 Dominion, Suite 300, Katy, TX
77450, the last Thursday of each month
from 12-1:30 PM. Registration required.
Childcare is available if requested in advance.
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SENIOR OUTDOOR FIT & FUN - Tuesdays - 11-11:30 AM.
FITNESS MACHINES – This is a time when you can work out on your own on
the fitness equiPMent. You must be 16 year and up & bring a full size towel
and wear atheletic shoes. Various times available daily. The machines are
closed during class times.
PECKHAM PARK ACTIVITIES
These classes are free with priority to Harris Co. residents.
5597 Gardenia, 281-391-4482 - web www.pct3.hctx.net
PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS & THOSE WHO
LIVE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF KATY
AMERICAN RED CROSS CLASSES - Community Lay Responder: Cost is $27,
check or money order only & no refunds. This class is on Friday, March 2, 2018,
1 PM-5 PM. Includes Adult CPR with AED, Infant/Child CPR and Standard First
Aid. Registration began 2/6/18.
MARY JO PECKHAM PARK FISHING LAKE: The lake is a stocked. Rules are
posted out by the lake. Park hours are 6 AM-10 PM. If you have questions,
please call the Parks Office at 281-531-1592.
PILATES - Mondays and Fridays - 10:30 AM-11:30 AM.
YOGA - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM &
Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM.
ZUMBA - Tuesdays - 11 AM-12 PM (HC & KCL residents call Tuesday starting
at 7 AM for reservations, other counties call Tuesday starting at 10 AM) &
Thursdays 5 PM - 6 PM (HC & KCL residents, call Thursday starting at 7 AM for
reservations, other counties call Thursday starting at 10 AM) and Saturdays -
8:15-9:15 AM (HC & KCL residents, call Friday starting at 7 AM for reservations,
other counties call Friday starting at 10 AM).
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DEEP WATER AEROBICS - This hour class is a high cardio vascular workout.
A flotation device is advised. Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 9 AM.
WATER AEROBICS - This one hour class is low-impact, which is easy on
the joints. Monday-Friday, 9:05 AM-10:05 AM. Monday &
Wednesday 5:45 PM-6:45 PM.
ARTHRITIS AQUATICS - This class consists of range of motion, muscle
strengthening and endurance-building activities. Mondays, Wednesdays &
Fridays, 11 AM - 12 PM.
RECREATIONAL SWIM (call to reserve a spot) - There is no lap swimming at this
time. Friday, 5 PM-6:30 PM - Saturday & Sunday, 2:30 PM-4 PM. Reservations
may be made 1 day in advance for Harris County residents & those who
reside within the Katy City Limits. Other counties may call the day of the
LAP SWIM/WATER WALK - Various times daily. (for ages 12years and up)
LAP SWIM FOR AGES 8-11 Fridays, 4-4:45 PM, Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30
AM-1:30 PM( in 30 minute increments). Call to reserve a lane. Reservations
may be made 1 day in advance for Harris County residents & those who reside
within the Katy City Limits. Other counties may call the day of.
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Please be respectful of community grounds and neighbors’ yards. If
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Come with a scooper and a recycled grocery bag or anything else. It
may not be the most fabulous way to walk your pet, but it does show
your respect for every homeowner and our beautiful community.
PLEASE NOTE - PETS ON LEASHES
It is the law in Fort Bend County that all pets must be vaccinated
for rabies, registered and restrained. All animals, when outside of
an owner’s means of restraint (i.e., in a fenced back yard), must be
on a leash. For the safety of all residents, please use all precautions
with your pets and keep them on leashes when walking pets in the
community EVEN IF YOU FEEL YOUR PET IS HARMLESS. If you see
ANY animal roaming freely in the neighborhood, immediately call
Animal Control at 281-342-1512. Even if you recognize the animal,
be very careful approaching it, as you do not know how it will react;
if you can safely retrieve the animal, then call the owner. Otherwise,
Animal Control is your best and safest option.
FORT BEND COUNTY “LEASH LAW”
Animal control authorities are permitted to enter your Property to
patrol and remove pets. Pets must be registered, licensed and inoculated
as required by law.
As a dog owner, you are responsible for the control of your dog. If
your dog is one that ‘makes objectionable noise,’ you must make
every effort to respect your Neighbor’s right to their ‘peace and quiet.’
When your dog is not in your yard, it is imperative that you keep your
dog on a leash at all times. While your dog is friendly to you and your
family, imagine the consequences if it were to harm someone while
it was ‘roaming free.’
Please respect other resident’s right to walk the common area ground
without fear of attack from an unleashed dog.
Laws are written to ensure that owned animals are confined to their
property or kept on a leash to free a community of unrestrained and
free-roaming animals. Although most dog bites occur on the property
where the dog lives, unrestrained or free-roaming dogs do pose a
substantial threat to the public. In addition, unrestrained animals are
at increased risk of being bitten by rabies infected wildlife. Enforcement
of restraint laws is essential in enhancing the animal control
program’s efforts to reduce the risk of rabies in our community.
LICENSING OF DOGS AND CATS
The primary benefit of licensing animals is identification,
should that animal become lost. Licensing also:
• Ensures that rabies vaccination are current.
• Allows for quick identification in case of a bite incident.
• Provides revenue to offset the administration costs of the
animal control program.
Rabies vaccinations are a prerequisite for licensing dogs and cats
because they are an important control measure for the public health
threat of rabies. In addition to protecting pets, rabies vaccinations
provide a barrier between infected wild animals and humans.
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You could make this on National Peanut Cluster Day March 8 th !
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup roasted peanuts
2 cups crispy rice cereal
In a medium heat-proof bowl, melt together the chocolate chips and condensed
milk in the microwave. Stir frequently until melted and smooth. Stir
in the peanuts and rice cereal until well blended. Drop by rounded spoonfuls
onto waxed paper. Chill 2 hours to set.
HOT FRUIT COMPOTE
You could make this on National Fruit Compote Day March 1 st !
1 (16 ounce) can pears in juice
1 (15 ounce) can peaches in juice
1 (15 ounce) can pitted cherries in water
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup brown sugar, divided
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, cut in small pieces
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch
baking dish. Pour pears, peaches and cherries with their liquids into the
prepared baking dish, stir.
Stir oats and 1/4 cup brown sugar together in a bowl, sprinkle over the fruit
mixture. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar over the oat layer. Sprinkle
cinnamon over the brown sugar. Arrange butter pieces evenly over the
top. Bake until hot, bubbly and slightly brown at edges, about 20 minutes.
Serve over waffles, pancakes, scones or shortbread.
Also great served warm over vanilla ice cream!
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You could make this on National Blueberry Popover Day March 10 th !
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1 cup whole milk
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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LIVING WORD TO PRESENT
“The Lamb: Redemption’s Price is Paid”
Living Word invites the Katy community to its presentation of
“The Lamb: Redemption’s Price is Paid” on Sunday, March 25 th
at 8 AM, 9:30 AM and 11 AM. The cantata, by Jay Rouse and Rose
Aspinall, traces the last days of Jesus from his triumphal entry on
Palm Sunday through his sacrifice on the cross to redeem us. The
Living Word Choir will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra.
Living Word is located at 3700 S. Mason Rd. in Katy. For more information,
please visit www.livingwordkaty.org or call the church
office at 281-392-2300.
KATY CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION (KCWC)
KCWC is part of Stonecroft, a ministry for women which provides
Bible Studies, Prayer Connections and fellowship luncheons around
the US. Katy Christian Women also sponsors monthly Prayer Coffees.
These are held on the second Thursday of each month. New
Bible Studies started in January. Please visit our website at
Katycwc.org for locations or call Janet Collins at 281-762-8252.
For more information or to RSVP for the luncheon, please
email Nancy at Katycwc@gmail.com or call 281-232-8338.
KATY WOMEN’S AGLOW
Katy Women’s Aglow, a part of Aglow International, is a local, spirit-filled
women’s ministry fellowship. We meet monthly, usually on
the fourth Saturday 10-11:30 AM. We come together for fellowship,
to worship and to hear inspirational speakers and testimonies, as
well as for special events. Katy Women’s Aglow is a great place to
make new friends! View our website for information about current
Bible studies. Prayer meetings, special events and speaker biographies,
Hope Impacts Bible studies
Mondays at the Bagel Café 7-8:30 PM. Bible Study includes dinner.
Located 631 S Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450
Thursdays 12-1:30 PM, Ladies Discovery Bible Study and lunch on the
first 3 weeks of the month. Hope Impacts office is located at 802 Dominion
Suite 300, Katy, TX 77450. Registration is required and onsite
childcare provided upon advance request. Minimum participation 2,
Maximum 10. Questions call 713-705-7884 ask for Marilyn or Tina.
PROPHETIC BIBLE STUDY FROM THE TORAH
Prophetic Bible Study from the Torah starting with Leviticus chapter
23, “the feasts of the Lord,” using authentic Hebrew Scrolls and the
New Testament. The lessons are in English, Chinese and partially
finished in the Russian language. Lessons are web based until a
group study is formed in Katy http://scrolls4all.org.
Contact: Gary Zimmerman firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH
Senior Adult News
Trinity Baptist Church Senior Adults get together on Monday
afternoons from 1-4 PM for a time of fellowship, prayer and games...
Come join the fun!
Trinity Baptist Church is located at 10000 Spring Green Blvd.
(corner of Spring Green and Fry). For more information, visit
www.trinity-katy.org or call the church office at 281-579-6724.
Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except
holidays. THERE IS NO SMOKING ALLOWED DURING ALL BINGO
GAMES. They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor,
computerized bingo equipment, snack bar and large cash
prizes. Profits benefit charitable outreach programs. Epiphany
Catholic Church, Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr.
(between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham
Subdivision) off Highland Knolls. Early bird games begin at 7:30
PM and regular games at 8 PM. For more info, call the bingo hall
number at 281-578-3905.
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 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with
four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. All profits will
benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs.
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. For more info., call 281-391-4758.
SAINT EDITH STEIN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Friday Night Bingo
Friday night BINGO is held the first Friday of February, May, June
and August. This will be a fun evening for the entire family. Everyone
can play including children. We offer a smoke and alcohol free
environment. Cash prizes awarded for Regular BINGO and Special
Games will range from $15 to $100. Snacks and refreshments will
also be available. Doors open at 6:30 PM for BINGO card presales.
Early Bird BINGO starts at 7 PM, Regular BINGO starts at 7:30 PM.
All BINGO events at Saint Edith Stein Catholic Church are operated
under a license issued by the Texas Lottery Commission. Location:
Carmel Hall, Saint Edith Stein Catholic Church, 3311 N. Fry Road,
Katy, TX 77449.
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QUICK TRICKS TO EAT
AT HOME MORE!
Eating out is easy, fun
and quick, but if you find
yourself indulging a bit
too much, you may be
pushing your wallet and
your waistline to the limit.
Here are some quick tricks
to get yourself to eat at
• Don’t let yourself get too hungry or tired: Be sure to take an actual
lunch break and eat snacks throughout the day if you need to. Also,
resist the urge to stay up late, so you get all the sleep your body requires.
• Plan ahead: Pre-planning your meals for the week doesn’t take long
and it makes a huge difference with how much time and money you
can save by doing so. There are many meal prep options available, too!
• Make it easy: choose foods that are quick and easy to chop, like
squashes, mushrooms, celery and meat items that are in smaller pieces.
Use the OVEN! Broiling vegetables takes only 20 minutes, set your meat
dishes in and within 45 minutes all is ready and baked potatoes set at
450 degrees F for one-hour is an instant and healthy meal
• Remind yourself how much healthier eating at home is: When you
cook at home you know everything that goes into your food and that is
obviously a very good thing. In restaurants we can only assume what’s
in our food, but don’t Plus, you have no idea if the cook washed their
hands after that last visit to the restroom.
• Calculate the real cost: the price of one take out meal is typically the
cost of almost a week of groceries. Your groceries will last you a week
or longer. Your take out meal - ONE OR TWO DAYS.
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can fight fires, drive apparatuses, extract patients from vehicles
at accident scenes, etc.
Community VFD also provides emergency medical services (EMS)
and provides opportunities for individuals with a Texas EMS
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