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Bear Creek March 2018

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Northbrook, IL. © 2010 Allstate Insurance Co. 87873 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. CYPRESS SYMPHONIC BAND Cypress Symphonic Band will hold their spring concert at 7 PM on March 24, 2018 at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 18081-C West Road, Houston, TX 77095-5585. ‘Monsters, Myths, Legends, Heroes:’ a concert featuring music from popular films like “Robin Hood” (Michael Kamen), “Edward Scissorhands” and “Beetlejuice” (Danny Elfman); dramatic marches like “March to the Scaffold” (Hector Berlioz); some opera music with an “Excerpt from ‘Prelude to Parsifal’” (Richard Wagner): our 2017-2018 ‘Calls for Scores’ winners Christopher Lowry and Arthur J Michaels and many others. Tickets are $8 on the door; $6 advance purchase (children under 12 free) and can be purchased from our website https://cypresssymphonicband.org/tickets. We will feature Cy Hope - Devine Virtuosos: www.cy-hope.org/ programs/devine-virtuosos-cy-hope-music-initiative as our local charity spotlight. STAGEWORKS THEATRE 10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070 Website: www.stageworkshouston.org. MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATER CO. MAINSTAGE SEASON All Shows at 1824 Spring Street #101, Houston TX 77007 DARK MATTER By: Don Nigro March 29 th -31 st , April 5 th -7 th and 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, info@mildredsumbrella.com or 832-463-0409. CYPRESS CREEK FACE Box Office: 281-440-4850 www.CypressCreekFACE.org Please call for the location for these concerts: THE 2017-18 STAR-LIT! SERIES - 8 PM Saturday, March 10, 2018: The Celtic Tenors Saturday, April 14, 2018: The 5 Browns Saturday, May 19, 2018: The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass THE CHAPARRAL MANAGEMENT FAMILY SERIES - 3 PM Saturday, April 21, 2018: Cirque-tacular THE 2017-2018 PROMENADE SERIES Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 3 PM: Dons & Divas: Dido and Aeneas Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 3 PM: ROCO: “Magical Inspirations” featuring Scott St. John, violin Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 3 PM: Javier Chaparro and Triple Take THE FREE CHILDREN’S SERIES - 10 AM Saturday, May 12, 2018: Lucas Miller, the Singing Zoologist! KATY VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (KVPAC) www.kvpac.org 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. 14 March 2018 | Bear Creek Community Newsletter

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 Free Admission 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, kjwross@yahoo.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. 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 whose membership 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. 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. 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. Bear Creek Community Newsletter | March 2018 15