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Westminster Village March 2018


MARCH 2018 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 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 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, visit 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. HOUSTON AREA EVENTS AND ROAD TRIPS This signature event is the 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 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 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, visit 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 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 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 20 March 2018 | Community Newsletter

CY-FAIR ALUMNI INTERVIEWED ON GREAT DAY HOUSTON Jennie Heinze, MA, LPC-I, a Cy Fair High School Alumni and current Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in the Cypress/Champions area, was recently interviewed on Great Day Houston with Deborah Duncan. Because she specializes in children and adolescent issues, she was able to provide insight on parenting and shared tips and skills for the new year. Jennie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her master’s degree in psychology at Houston Baptist University in 2015. Her private practice includes working with children, adolescents, adults and couples. Check out the KHOU Great Day Houston webpage to watch the Parenting Tip Segment from January 16, 2018. HARRIS COUNTY MASTER GARDENER The Texas A&M 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. GREEN THUMB GARDENING SERIES OF LECTURES - HERBS March 17, 2018: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM. Maud Smith Marks Library, 1815 Westgreen Blvd. Katy. March 20, 2018: 6:30-8:30 PM. Spring Branch Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale. Due to Harvey damage, there is no access to the Bear Creek Extension. Open Garden Day has been relocated to the Weekley Community Center at 8440 Greenhouse Road, Houston. We won’t have outdoor gardens, so the activities will focus on nature crafts, small plants in pots and games. OPEN GARDEN DAY ADULT WORKSHOP March 27, 2018: 10-11 AM. Weekley Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse Rd. Pre-Registration required by Sunday, March 25th, or 713-274-0950. IMPORTANT DATES & HOLIDAYS IN MARCH 2018 Birthstone: Aquamarine 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 Holidays: 3/11: Daylight Saving Time starts 3/17: St. Patrick’s Day 3/20: Spring begins! 3/25: Palm Sunday 3/30: Good Friday 3/31: Passover Community Newsletter | March 2018 DISCLAIMER: Articles and ads in this newsletter express the opinions of their authors and do not necessarily reflect to opinions of Krenek Printing Co. or its employees. Krenek Printing is not responsible for the accuracy of any facts stated in articles submitted by others. The publisher also assumes no responsibility for the advertising content with in this publication. All warranties and representations make in the advertising content are solely that of the advertiser and any such claims regarding its content should be taken up with the advertiser. The publisher assumes no liability with regard to its advertisers for misprints or failure to place advertising in this publication except for the actual cost of such advertising. Although every effort is taken to avoid mistakes and/or misprints in this publication the publisher assumes no responsibility for any errors of information or typographical mistakes, except as limited to the cost of advertising as stated above or in the case of misinformation, a printed retraction/correction. Under no circumstances shall the publisher be held liable for incidental or consequential damages, inconvenience, loss of business or services, or any other liabilities from failure to publish, or from failure to publish in a timely manner, except as limited to liabilities stated above. Published by: KRENEK PRINTING CO. 21