Cinco Ranch 1 August 2018


Cinco Ranch

Community Area Newsletter

Cinco Community

Area Newsletter

August 2018

Important Numbers... 3

Teenage Job Seekers... 7

School News... 8

KISD Calendar/Football Schedules... 10-11

Back to School Info... 12-14

Sports Opportunities... 16

What’s Happening in Katy... 18

Houston Area Events... 22

Libraries/Parks... 24

Volunteer Opportunities... 28

Congrats Marianne Cowan... 34

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Texas Tax Free Holiday

Friday-Sunday, August 10-12, 2018

This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is August 10th-12th. As in previous years,

the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks

priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers

about $8 on every $100 they spend. Many school supplies are also tax

free? Check out the list:

All-inclusive list of qualifying school supplies (if priced less than $100)

• Binders

• Book bags

• Calculators

• Cellophane tape

• Blackboard chalk

• Compasses

• Composition books

• Crayons

• Erasers

• Folders: expandable, pocket,

plastic, manila

• Glue, paste and paste sticks

• Highlighters

• Index cards

• Index card boxes

• Legal pads

• Lunch boxes

• Markers (including dry erase


• Notebooks

• Paper

• Pencil boxes/other school supply


• Pencil sharpeners

• Pencils

• Pens

• Protractors

• Rulers

• Scissors

• Writing tablets




EMERGENCY (Police, Fire, Medical) 911


Ft. Bend County Sheriff’s Dept. 281-341-4665

Harris County Constables 281-463-6666

Harris County Sheriff 713-221-6000

Katy I.S.D. Police Dept. 281-237-4000


ESD 48 281-578-5967

Ft. Bend ESD2 ( Willowfork Fire Dept) 281-395-0011

Community Fire Dept. (S. of Willowfork) 281-498-1310

West I-10 Fire Department 281-675-6000


Republic Waste 713-726-7300

Waste Corporation of America (WCA) 281-368-8397

Best Trash, LLC 281-313-2378

Texas Pride Disposal 281-342-8178


ST Water & Sewer (Cinco MUD’S) 281-579-4500

SI Environmental 832-490-1500

INFRAMARK 281-398-8211

Willowfork Drainage Dist. 713-703-8605


The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch 281-395-4653

Katy Chamber of Commerce 281-391-5289

City of Katy 281-391-4800

Center Point Energy 713-659-2111

Entex-leaking gas 713-659-3552

Reliant Energy 713-207-7777

Street Light Outages 713-207-2222

or visit

Entouch 281-225-1000

Grande Communications 866-314-4880

Consolidated Comm. (Phone) 281-753-1793

Comcast Communications 713-341-1000

Katy - Park Row Post Office 1-800-275-8777

Katy Post Office (77450) 281-829-5062

Katy Post Office (77494) 281-574-1401

Metro Park & Ride 713-635-4000

Harris County Vehicle Registration 281-368-2000

Fort Bend Motor Vehicle Registration 281-238-1490

Fort Bend Driver’s License Info 866-357-3639

Harris County Driver’s License Info 281-391-4874

Ft. Bend Animal Control 281-342-1512

Harris Ct. Animal Control 281-999-3191

Texas Parks & Wildlife 281-842-8100

Poison control 800-764-7661

Dept. of Public Safety (Katy) 281-391-4874

Voter Registration (Fort Bend) 281-341-8670

Voter Registration (Harris) 713-635-4000


KISD Administration 281-396-6000

KISD Transportation Dept. 281-396-7560

Creech Elementary 281-237-8850

Exley Elementary 281-237-8400

Fielder Elementary 281-237-6450

Griffin Elementary 281-237-8700

Kilpatrick Elementary 281-237-7600

Williams Elementary 281-237-7200

Beck Junior High 281-237-3300

Beckendorff Junior High 281-237-8800

Cinco Ranch Junior High 281-237-7300

McMeans Junior High 281-237-8000

Tays Junior High School 281-234-2400

Cinco Ranch High School 281-237-7000

Seven Lakes High School 281-237-2800

Tompkins High School 281-234-1000


Memorial Hermann Katy 281-644-7000

Houston Methodist St. Catherine 281-599-5700

Houston Methodist West Hospital 832-522-5522

Texas Children’s Hospital West 832-227-1000

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Cinco MUD 8

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uses less water than a long one. A low-flow showerhead will save as

much as 50% of the amount of water currently used, while still providing

a refreshing, cleansing shower. Installing a low-flow showerhead is the

single most effective conservation step that can be taken inside the


• Toilet: Toilets sold during the ‘80s and early ‘90s use 3.5 gallons per

flush. The greatest savings come from replacing your toilet with a 1.6

gallon model. Since 1992 in Texas and 1994 nationally, new toilets must

use 1.6 gallons or less per flush. Do not use a brick in your toilet tank. The

brick will crumble and can damage the fixture.

• Lavatory: Change your habits! Don’t let water run continuously while

brushing your teeth, shaving or washing your hands. Also, a low-flow

faucet aerator can save up to 50% of the water currently used in the



About 8% of in-home water use takes place in the kitchen.

And now for the Kitchen Sink:

• Run water only when necessary.

• Fill the basin or a dish pan to rinse dishes instead of using running water.

• Soak pots and pans before washing.

• Fill the basin or a pan with water to wash fruits and vegetables.

• Keep a pitcher of water in the fridge rather than running tap water until

it is cold enough to drink.

• Operate the garbage disposal only when necessary.

Dishwasher tips

• Wash only full loads.

• When you need to buy a new machine, take a look at the water saving

models. Newer models can cut water use by 25% and generally are no

more expensive than non-conserving models.

All around the house

• Washing machines: Doing the laundry requires about 14% of water used

inside the home.

• Conserve by adjusting the water level to match the size of your loads.

• Wash only full loads.

Pipes: Insulate hot water pipes where possible to avoid long delays and

wasted water while waiting for the water to “run hot.”

Water Heater: Check the thermostat. Don’t have your water heater

thermostat set too high. Settings higher than 125 degrees waste energy

since the water has to be mixed with cold water before use.

And most important... fix those leaks!

• Leaks can account for 10% or more of the water bill. Leaks waste both

water and energy.

• Need proof? A toilet with a silent leak of one cup of water a minute - a

mere dribble - wastes about 2,700 GALLONS OF WATER A MONTH. That’s

not just water down the drain, that’s dollars down the drain. Your dollars.

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Babylonian Chess Club

Great news for chess lovers! Babylonian Chess Club meets every

Saturday at 1:30 PM at Katy Library or call Dr. Alkhafaji at 858-999-7070

for more information. 24/7 Chess. All of Katy is welcome.

August 2018 | Cinco Ranch Community Area Newsletter

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


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yes, then Beta Sigma Phi could be just the right fit for you! Beta Sigma

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kind in the world. We are dedicated to helping women fulfill their lives.

Remembering to make time in their busy schedules for friendship, fun

and fulfillment. For more information, please contact jcoble3930@gmail.

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Sheriff’s Vacation Home Watch

If you are going on holiday, vacation, a business trip or just going away

for the weekend, please put your house on a vacation watch list. It only

takes a few minutes to inform local police that you are away from home.

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Postal Box Maintenance

To report Postal Boxes that are in disrepair or in need of replacement,

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• Wallpaper Removal

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• Sheetrock Repair

• Pressure Washing

• Cabinet Painting

• Fence Repair/Replacement

• Wood Replacement

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Cinco Ranch Ladies Club

The Cinco Ranch Ladies Club (CRLC) is a 501(c)3 providing residents in

Katy and surrounding cities with activities, both social and charitable.

We designate charities each year as recipients for our fundraising events.

We typically meet each month as an entire club at The Golf Club at

Cinco Ranch at 7 PM to partake in themed events such as a Chili Cook Off,

Halloween Party, Craft Fairs, Silent Auction, Line Dancing, Self--Defense

Class, Favorite Things Exchange and Luau.

We also offer about 22 sub-clubs that each meet once a month on a small

scale in residents homes, businesses, restaurants and walking trails. A

few special interest clubs are Book, Business Network, Bunco, Coffee,

Craft, Dining, Lunch, Ladies Night Out, Movie, Garden, Game Night,

Meditation, Wine, Walking and more. $35 annual dues for all the social

and charitable fun.




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Cinco Ranch Moms Club

Whether you are new to the neighborhood or have lived in Cinco Ranch

for years, consider getting involved and adding to your network of friends

and families! Playgroups are organized by age and there are also pool

playdates and group events open to all. To get involved, visit: https://sites. or email: cincoranchmomsclub@

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Names of children and/or adults shown on the photo will be

included by request only. Although not a requirement, we

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August 2018 | Cinco Ranch Community Area Newsletter

Teenage Job Seekers

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., 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)



Neither Cinco Ranch HOA 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 Cinco Ranch 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.








Cinco Ranch Community Area Newsletter | August 2018 7

School News



Back to School!


August 15 th - First Day of Fall Semester

New Start And End Times Established

For Each Grade Level Beginning With

The 2018-2019 School Year

High School - Start Time 7:25 AM - Dismissal Time 2:35 PM

Elementary Group 1* - Start Time 8 AM - Dismissal Time 3:20 PM

Elementary Group 2* - Start Time 8:20 AM - Dismissal Time 3:40 PM

Junior High School - Start Time 8:45 AM - Dismissal Time 3:55 PM

*Elementary Group 1 - Wolfe, Katy, Memorial Pkwy, Bear Creek, Cimarron,

Winborn, Nottingham, Sundown, Hayes, McRoberts, Alexander, Williams,

Rylander, Exley, Rhoads, Franz, Griffin, Woodcreek, Stanley, Shafer,

Randolph and Campbell.

*Elementary Group 2 - West Memorial, Hutsell, Mayde Creek, Pattison,

Golbow, Fielder, Creech, King, Schmalz, Kilpatrick, Stephens, Morton

Ranch, Holland, Wilson, Wolman, Davidson, Jenks, Bethke and Bryant.

Transportation eligibility will not change for the 2018-2019 school year.

Elementary students residing outside of a ½-mile radius of their school

and secondary students outside of a 1-mile radius, will remain eligible

for transportation services. For more information about transportation

and early drop off visit,

2018-2019 Registration

Dates & Times - Revised


NOTE: Parents/authorized adults must first electronically register their

child by going to and selecting New

Student Registration. This process may be done from any computer or

handheld device. Parents/authorized adults are still required to go to

the appropriate campus during the dates and times specified below to

complete the registration process. Parents who arrive after the scheduled

ending time will be asked to return on the next scheduled registration

day to finalize registration.


First Semester Campus Registration

Thursday, August 2 nd - K-12 Registration

Friday, August 3 rd - Grades 6-12 & PreK Registration ONLY

Monday, August 6 th - K-12 Registration

Tuesday, August 7 th - NO REGISTRATION

Wednesday, August 8 th - NO REGISTRATION


campus schedule for detailed information)

Friday, August 10 th - K-12 Registration

Monday, August 13 th - K-12 Registration, ELEMENTARY MEET THE

TEACHER (See campus schedule for detailed information)

Tuesday, August 14 th - NO REGISTRATION

Wednesday, August 15 th - First Day of School, Registration begins at 10

AM (PreK-12)

For additional information, visit

Katy ISD Varsity Football Tickets

Season Tickets may be purchased online at until the

first football game of your schools’ season at the Academy Sports + Outdoors

Student Activities Complex. The season ticket price is $10 per ticket and $6

per transaction convenience fee for online purchases. For Individual Varsity

football tickets at Legacy and Rhodes Stadium the prices are:

Pre-sale on Campus

Adults - $6

Students - $4

Gate Prices

Adults - $10

Students - $5 (with a valid student ID)

Senior Citizen - Free with Gold Card or $5 (with a valid driver’s license)

Military - Free with ID

Individual tickets also available online,, the Monday

of game week.

August 2018 | Cinco Ranch Community Area Newsletter

Gold Card Club​

The Gold Card Club is free to Katy ISD residents who are 65 years of

age or older. To obtain a Gold Card, present a valid driver’s license

at the reception area of the Education Support Complex and fill out

a small application. Questions should be directed to the Katy ISD

Communications Department at 281-396-2308. Membership benefits

include the following:

Free or reduced-price admission to most Katy ISD fine arts events such as

plays, musicals and concerts in all district schools with the exception of

fund-raising events such as dinners.

Free admission to district-sponsored regular season athletic events (not

playoffs) at Katy schools and Rhodes Stadium.

Athletic schedules are available through the Katy ISD Athletic Department

website or individual schools. Fine arts schedules are posted on each

school’s website. Many fine arts performances such as band, orchestra

and choir concerts offer a free admission, but some events such as plays,

musical productions or dance shows may require an admission charge.

Reduced-price admissions to these events are available to Gold Card

members. Reservations may be required and some performances may

have limited free-admission seating for Gold Card members.

Gold Card Members that have an original card signed by Dr. Merrell are

still valid. The information on the back of the card has been updated to

reflect that not all plays and other events will always be free.

For more information or to join the Gold Card Club, contact the Katy

ISD Communications Department at 281-396-2308 or email goldcard@

Tunes for Texans

Musical Instrument Donation Drive

benefiting Texas schools in need

Accepting gently used,

playable instruments,

as well as monetary donations

(checks payable to BSA Troop 1103)




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your family is at the center of all we do. From

simple checkups to more complex concerns, our

board-certified physicians provide the

compassionate care you need.

Schedule online today, visit or call


Drop off Dates:

Aug.1 - Sept. 1

Cinco Ranch Lake House

Mon/Wed/Fri. 9am-1pm & 2-6 pm

Aug. 12 - St. Faustia Church

before/after 9am, 11am & 4:30pm Mass

Eagle Scout project

for John Paulson

To arrange pickups, contact John Paulson at or visit

Tunes for Texans on Facebook

Discount Fence Company

“When a good job really matters.”

Residential and Commercial Fences

• Wood Privacy Fences

• Chain Link Fences

• Fence Repairs

• Insured and Bonded

• Free Estimates

• Tree Trimming (Certified Arborist)

No Job Too Big

or Too Small

Daniel Burgess


Cinco Ranch Community Area Newsletter | August 2018 9

Katy ISD Instruconal Calendar 2018-2019

Approved by the Katy ISD Board of Trustees on February 26, 2018.

Calendar Highlights


4 Holiday • Staff


2-3 New Teacher Inservice Day

7 Convocaon

8 Secondary District Professional Learning Day

9 Elementary District Professional Learning Day

10 Campus Professional Learning Day

13 Campus Professional Learning Day

14 Teacher Preparaon Day

15 First Day of Fall Semester


3 Holiday • Students and Staff

12 Family Night (No Homework Assigned)

24 2nd Secondary Grading Cycle Begins


8 Early Dismissal - Elementary Parent Conferences

and Secondary Professional Learning

15 2nd Elementary Grading Cycle Begins

17 Family Night (No Homework Assigned)

19 Early Dismissal - Elementary Parent Conferences

and Secondary Professional Learning


5 3rd Secondary Grading Cycle Begins

19 Thanksgiving Break Begins

28 Family Night (No Homework Assigned)


21 Early Dismissal - End of Semester

24 Winter Break Begins • Holiday • Students and Staff


1-4 Winter Break • Holiday • Students and Staff

7 Teacher Preparaon Day

8 First Day of Spring Semester

21 Campus Professional Learning Day • Student Holiday

30 Family Night (No Homework Assigned)


15 Early Dismissal - Campus Professional Learning

18 District Professional Learning Day, • Student Holiday

19 5th Secondary Grading Cycle Begins


6 Family Night (No Homework Assigned)

11 Spring Break Begins

18 4th Elementary Grading Cycle Begins


5 Early Dismissal - Campus Professional Learning

8 6th Secondary Grading Cycle Begins

19 Holiday • Students and Staff


1 Family Night (No Homework Assigned)

23 Early Dismissal - Last Day of School

24 Teacher Preparaon Day

27 Holiday • Staff

Bad Weather Make-Up Days: Jan. 21* Feb. 18*

*If used, employees will need to make up the day on a Saturday.

This calendar contains enough minutes to cover bad weather days.

Note: 238-day employees will need to work two (2) addional days.

Grading Elem. Elem. Sec. Sec. Total

Period Days Mins. Days Mins. Days

1st 42 18,300 27 11,610

2nd 45 19,440 30 12,540

3rd 30 12,720

First Semester 87

3rd 42 18,300

4th 48 20,760 28 11,860

5th 29 12,290

6th 33 14,010

Second Semester 90

Total Days 177

Total Minutes 77,790* 76,550*

*Includes waived minutes for professional development.

Symbol Keys:

December 2018


2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

30 31

August 2018


1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

26 27 28 29 30 31

September 2018


2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29


July 2018


1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

22 23 24 25 26 27 28

29 30 31

October 2018


1 2 3 4 5 6

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

28 29 30 31

November 2018


Begin Elementary Grading Cycle

End Elementary Grading Cycle

Begin Secondary Grading Cycle

End Secondary Grading Cycle

New Teacher Inservice Day

Teacher Preparaon Day • Student Holiday

Early Dismissal

Early Dismissal - Parent Conferences and/or

Professional Learning


1 2 3

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

25 26 27 28 29 30


April 2019


1 2 3 4 5 6

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

28 29 30

February 2019


1 2

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28

June 2019


2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29


January 2019


1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

27 28 29 30 31

March 2019


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17 18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30


May 2019


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19 20 21 22 23 24 25

26 27 28 29 30 31

Holiday • Students and Staff


Secondary District Professional Learning Day,

Elementary Campus Professional Learning Day

Elementary District Professional Learning Day,

Secondary Campus Professional Learning Day

Campus Professional Learning Day • Student Holiday

District Professional Learning Day • Student Holiday

Family Night (No Homework Assigned)



August 2018 | Cinco Ranch Community Area Newsletter

DEC - Approved KISD Varsity Football Schedule 2018 4-6-18

Cinco Ranch Katy Mayde Creek Morton Ranch Seven Lakes James E. Taylor




Stratford Klein Collins Aldine Davis Clear Lake Cy Lakes Ridge Point Cy Ridge Cy Springs

Aug Cinco Ranch Away Legacy Home Aldine Davis Away Challenger Away Cy Lakes Away Ridge Point Away Away Rhodes Home

Friday Aug 24 6:30 Friday Aug 24 4pm TBD TBD TBD Friday Aug 24 7:00 Friday Aug 24 6:30 Friday Aug 24 6:00 Friday Aug 24 TBA Friday Aug 24 4pm

Week 1

Cy Ranch Northshore Conroe Cy Lakes SB Memorial Atascocita

Ft. Bend Austin


Aug/Sept C-F FCU Stadium Away Legacy Home Legacy Home C-F FCU Stadium Away Tully Away Turner Stadium Away Rhodes Home Rhodes Home

30-1 Thur Aug 30 7:00 Friday Aug 31 6:30 Sat Sept 1 6:00 Sat Sept 1 6:00 Thurs Aug 30 7:00 Fri Aug 31 7:00 Sat Sept 1 7:00 Friday Aug 31 7:30

Week 2

Jersey Village Atascocita Ft. Bend Austin Cy Ridge Laporte Cy Springs Klein Cain Northbrook

Sept. Pridgeon Away Legacy Home Mercer Away Legacy Home Rhodes Home Rhodes Home Klein Memorial Away Legacy Home

6-8 Fri Sept 7 7:00 Sat Sept 8 6:00 Fri Sept 7 7:00 Fri Sept 7 6:30 Fri Sept 7 7:30 Sat Sept 8 7:00 Fri Sept 7 7:00 Thur Sept 6 6:00

Parent Night

JH Night

Week 3

Pearland IPN Aldine Nimitz Westside Ft Bend Austin Deer Park



Sept. Legacy Home Legacy Home Rhodes Home Rhodes Home Mercer Away Abshier Stadium Away AISD Memorial Away Mercer Away

13-15 Sat Sept 15 6:00 Fri Sept 14 6:30 Fri Sept 14 7:30 Sat Sept 15 7:00 Thurs Sept 13 7:00 Fri Sept 14 7:00 Fri Sept 14 7:30 Friday Sept 14 7:00

Parent Night Homecoming Homecoming

Week 4

Cedar Park Clear Springs Alvin Sam Houston Houston Heights Dickinson Clear Creek OPEN

Sept. Legacy Home Challenger Away Legacy Home Rhodes Home Legacy Home Sam Vitanza Away Veterans Mem. Away

20-22 Fri Sept. 21 6:30 Sat Sept 22 6:30 Sat Sept 22 6:00 Fri Sept. 21 7:30 Thurs Sept 20 6:30 Fri Sept 21 7:00 Fri Sept 21 7:00

JH Night/ 20 Year Parent Night Parent Night

Week 5

Mayde Creek OPEN Cinco Ranch Taylor Tompkins Morton Ranch

Seven Lakes


Sept. Rhodes Home Rhodes Away Legacy Away Legacy Away Legacy Home Legacy Home Indian Stadium Away

27-29 Fri Sept 28 7:30 Fri Sept 28 7:30 Sat Sept 29 6:00 Fri Sept 28 6:30 Sat Sept 29 6:00 Fri Sept 28 6:30 Fri Sept 28 7:30


JH Night

JH Night

Week 6

Morton Ranch Tompkins OPEN Cinco Ranch Taylor Seven Lakes Katy Lake Creek

Oct Rhodes Away Rhodes Home Rhodes Home Legacy Home Legacy Away Rhodes Away Legacy Home

4-6 Sat Oct 6 7:00 Fri Oct 5 7:30 Sat Oct 6 7:00 Fri Oct 5 6:30 Fri Oct 5 6:30 Fri Oct 5 7:30 Sat Oct 6 6:00

Parent Night


Week 7

Taylor Morton Ranch Tompkins Katy OPEN Cinco Ranch

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How Parents Can Prepare For

Back To School Time

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Back to school time is always a big transition, not only for children but for


While children are filled with excitement and first-day jitters, parents

are filled with thoughts of “Am I prepared enough?” To help eliminate

these thoughts and help you and your child prepare for the new school

year, all you need is a little organization and forethought. Here are 10

back to school tips to kick-start the new year and get you prepared for

a fresh start.

1. Get back into your sleep routine. To help eradicate those stressful school

mornings, set up a regular bedtime and morning time routine to help

prepare your child for school. Begin your usual school sleep routine about

a week or so before school starts.

2. Shop for school supplies together. To get your child excited about

starting a new grade, shop for supplies together. Allow them to pick out

their own backpack, lunchbox, etc. This is a great way to give them a little

bit of responsibility too!

3. Re-establish school routines. Have your child practice getting back into

the rhythm of their daily school routine. You can do this by having them

wake up at the same time every day and eat around the same time they

would at school. About a week or so before school starts, plan a few outside

activities where your child will have to leave and come home around the

same time they would if they were in school. This will help them be rested

and ready for the big day.

4. Set up a homework station. Sit down with your child and together

designate a time and place where he can do his homework each day. This

can be somewhere quiet like in the den or even in the kitchen while you are

preparing dinner. Make sure to choose a time where you are available in

case your child needs your help.

5. Prepare for the unexpected. Working parents know that it can be difficult

to find a sitter when your child is sick. Before school even begins, it’s a good

idea to have a sitter already lined up in case you get that phone call home

from the nurse saying your child is ill.

6. Make an after-school game plan. Make a plan for where your child will

go after school lets out for the day. Depending upon the age of your child,

figure out if they will go to a neighbor’s house, an afterschool program

or be allowed to stay home by themselves. This will help eliminate any

confusion during the first few weeks.

7. Turn off the TV and video games. For a lot of children summertime is filled

with endless video games and TV programs. Children are usually in shock

when they begin school and realize that six hours of their day is going to

spent learning and not playing games and watching TV. Ease your child

into the learning process by turning off the electrics and encouraging them

to read or play quietly.

8. Review school material and information. For most parents, schools send

home a packet with a ton of information regarding their child’s new teacher,

important dates to remember, emergency forms and transportation

routines. Make sure that you read through this information carefully and

mark down all important dates on your calendar.

9. Get organized. The best way to prepare for back to school time is to be

organized. With school comes a massive amount of paperwork, which can

consume your household. Designate a spot in your house for homework,

permission slips and any other school-related papers. This can help

eliminate all of that paper clutter and make your life less stressful.

10. Get your child’s yearly checkup. School and germs go hand in hand, so

it’s best to get your child’s yearly checkup before school even starts. Get any

required vaccinations and ask your pediatrician the best ways your child

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Back To School

Safety Checklist

As summer draws to a close and children start heading back to school, family life can get pretty hectic. It’s important to remember - and share with

your children - some key tips that will help keep them safe and healthy throughout the school year.

Getting to School

Whether children walk, ride a bicycle or take the bus, it is important that

they and the motorists around them - take proper safety precautions.


Walk on the sidewalk; if there is no sidewalk and you must walk in the

street, walk facing traffic

Before crossing the street, stop and look left, right and left again to see

if cars are coming

Never dart out in front of a parked car

Parents: Practice walking to school with your child, crossing streets at

crosswalks when available

Never walk while texting or talking on the phone/Do not walk while using


Bike Riders

Always wear a helmet that is fitted and secured properly

Children need to know the rules of the road: Ride single file on the right

side of the road, come to a complete stop before crossing the street and

walk the bike across

Watch for opening car doors and other hazards

Use hand signals when turning

Wear bright-colored clothing


Bus Riders

Teach children the proper way to get on and off the bus

Line up 6 feet away from the curb as the bus approaches

If seat belts are available, buckle up

Wait for the bus to stop completely before standing

Do not cross in front of the bus if possible or walk at least 10 feet ahead

until you can see the other drivers

Drivers, Share the Road

Don’t Block Crosswalks

Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and take extra care in school zones

Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians

Never pass a bus loading or unloading children

The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children;

stop far enough back to allow them to safely enter and exit the bus

Teen Drivers

Teens crash most often because they are inexperienced. They struggle

judging gaps in traffic, driving the right speed for conditions and turning

safely, among other things.

As your teen becomes a new driver, learn more about what you can do as

a parent to keep them safe.

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Monty Ballard YMCA At Cinco Ranch

22807 Westheimer Pkwy., Katy, TX 77494

Monty Ballard YMCA Fall Sports:

Tiny Tots Soccer (age 3 and 4 years)

Youth Soccer League (grades K-7)

Youth flag Football league (grades 1-7)

Youth Volleyball League (grades 3-6)

Teen Volleyball League (grades 7-12)

Teen basketball League (grades 7-12)

Fall tennis lessons (grades K-7)

Start Date for Traditional League Practice: Week of 9/17/18

Start Date for Tiny Tots Practices: Week of 9/24/18

First Game Day (Season Starts) 9/29/18

Last game: 11/10/18

For the best pricing to join one of our league, please see below. You can

come into the Monty Ballard YMCA or Katy Main Street YMCA to register or

go to:

Early Bird Registration Period: to 8/13/18

Regular Registration period: 8/14/18 to 9/10/18

Extended Registration Period: 9/11/2018

Fall Soccer Sign Ups

Registration for Fun, Fair, Positive Soccer (FFPS) is open for boys and girls

ages 4 to 18 for the fall Season. Games start on October 6, 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 September 17 th : $124

September 18 th until teams full: $129

Go to 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 October 2 nd . Practice times and location will

be determined by the coach and team. The schedule includes eight

games, played locally on Saturdays, October 6 th to December 1 st . 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).

For more information, map of all locations or to sign up, visit www.FFPS.

org or call 1-800-828-PLAY (7529).

LW Sports’ Jr. Rockets Fall

Basketball and Fall Soccer leagues


Dates: August-October

Cost: $75

Ages: 4-15 (boys and girls!)

Each paid participant receives: a Rockets jersey for games, a FREE ticket

to a Houston Rockets game & an entry into a drawing for a James Harden

SIGNED Rockets Jersey!


Dates: August-October

Ages: 3-8 (co-ed)

Each participant will receive a game jersey.

For more information go to: or call 281-500-8913!

Homeschool Baseball

The West Houston Thunder is a baseball program for homeschool boys

between the ages of 8-18. We offer baseball programs for Elementary,

Junior High and High School level competition. We regularly compete

against schools, leagues, select teams and other homeschool teams. Our

practice location is Memorial Ashford Little League, 12900 Westmere Drive,

Houston. For the summer months, we offer Boot Camp for ages 13-18,

Skills Clinic for ages 8-14 and Wiffle Ball & Pizza for all ages. Registration

is required for these events. Fall baseball will begin August 28 th . Contact for more information or to register for any

of these events. The West Houston Thunder High School team traveled

to central Florida in May to play in the Homeschool World Series (HWS).

Twenty-five teams from around the country participated. The players

and coaches are proud of the fact the program improved upon last year’s

Division III championship. Andrew Wood and Nathan Lindblade were

selected as Division II All Stars. Thunder participates in the HWS every May.

Albion Hurricanes FC

AHFC has multiple campuses in and around Houston . The club invites

all interested players from the ages of 7 to 18, to the Player Tryouts

& Evaluations and to become part of our success. We ask that all

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interested players pre-register before coming out to the fields. Please

visit for details about your particular campus.

AHFC offers JHSL (a recreational program for 5-10 year old) at our Cy

Fair and Central locations and offers additional training at Katy Friday

Night Academy and New Territory Thusday Night Academy. Visit for times and dates.

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 Enquiries may be sent to info@ Come and join the fastest growing club in Houston!

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, visit

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 physical 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 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”

Netball Clubs

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 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 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 for more information. You

can also find us at and on Facebook. Join

up now to become an integral part in founding and building our league.


Please contact Dean at 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 area.

Cinco Ranch Community Area Newsletter | August 2018 17

What’s Happening Around Katy...



Birdies “Fore” the Children 7th

Annual Charity Golf Tournament

We are excited to invite you to participate in the Birdies “Fore” the

Children 7 th Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2018 benefiting Shriner’s

Hospital for burned children in Galveston, Texas. This tournament will be

held at Tour 18 Golf Course, on Saturday October 27, 2018. Registration

begins now online. Registration and breakfast will start at 6:30 AM. The

tournament will start at 8 AM sharp. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to provide

funds for the tissue bank at Shriner’s Hospital. Our sponsors and players

truly help us provide funds that directly go to Shriner’s Tissue Bank where

hundreds of patients receive life-saving tissue which helps the children

not only survive but also return home to their families! Thanks to all our

friends and family for helping us reach $167,360 since 2011.

In order to speed up the registration process the morning of the

tournament, we have added the ability to pay by card on our website.

This payment method will be shown once you complete your online

registration. If you plan to pay by check, please mail in your checks to

the address listed on your invoice as quickly as you can. We are still

accepting cash, checks and cards at the tournament for registration,

but, we ask that you please pay upfront before the tournament. We

are looking forward to spending the day with all of our supporters and

players, we look forward to seeing you out there and having a great 2018

golf tournament.



2nd Annual Gala Benefiting A Place

for Peanut, Inc.

A Place for Peanut, Inc. will host its 2 nd Annual Gala on Friday, August

17, 2018 from 7-10 PM at Kirby Ice House located at 3333 Eastside St.

Houston, 77098. A Place for Peanut is a non-profit horse sanctuary and

equine therapy foundation. The organization is dedicated to rescuing

horses, donkeys and miniature horses from being slaughtered; while

bringing joy to children and veterans in hospitals through its special

programs and therapy.

Honorary Chair Michelle Maresh along with Gala Co-Chairs Christine

and Steve Johnson will welcome guests to a fun-filled evening

with bites and beverages along with live entertainment provided

by Houston’s legendary Scott Gertner Jazz Band. Houston abstract

artist Ann Marie Vancas will paint “live” a piece of artwork that will be

auctioned during the evening for the organization. Casey Curry will

serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Guests will have the chance to meet

two miniature rescue horses from the sanctuary and place their bets in

a live and silent auction.

For more information on A Place for Peanut, Inc. including sponsorship

opportunities and donations, please visit,

email and follow the organization on

Facebook and Instagram. Price is $75 online and prior to the event,

$100 at the door. Tickets and sponsorships may be purchased online at:

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Tunes for Texans



Accepting gently used playable instruments, as well as monetary

donations (checks payable to BSA Troop 1103).

Drop off dates:

August 1 st -September 1 st : Cinco Ranch Lake House on Mondays,

Wednesdays and Fridays 9 AM-1 PM and 2-6 PM

August 12 th : St. Faustina Church before and after 9 AM, 11 AM and 4:30

PM mass

To arrange pickups, contact John Paulson at

or visit Tunes for Texans on Facebook.


1st Annual Run Wild Run Free 5K Run/Walk

Hey Runners! Come Run Wild with TWRC Wildlife Center at our 1 st Annual

Run Wild Run Free 5K Run/Walk, September 8, 2018 at Burroughs Park

in Tomball, Texas. Proceeds will help with the care and rehabilitation

of Texas Wildlife right here in Houston. There will be prizes for top male

and female runners, best wildlife costume, face painting for the kids

and much more. This will be fun for the whole family. Register at www.


6th Annual St Paul’s Episcopal Church

Fall Festival & Craft Show

Please join us for our 6 th Annual St Paul’s Episcopal Church Fall Festival &

Craft Show. Grab a friend and join us for shopping, children’s activities,

Petting Zoo and BBQ. Special Guests include the Katy Fire Department &

Katy Police department!!

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 5373 Franz Road, from 9 AM to 4 PM. FREE

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Westland’s welcome Home Craft Show

The 2 nd Annual Westland’s Welcome Home Craft Show will be held

October 6, 2018 at Westland Baptist Church. We are located at 1407 W

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to Martha Wells at with a description of

what you are selling. A 10x10 booth space is $60. Only one national/retail

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Art Colony Association to Celebrate

47 Years with Bayou City Art

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The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA) will celebrate 47 years of fine art

and giving back to local non-profits as it spotlights 300 artists at Bayou

City Art Festival in Downtown Houston, Saturday and Sunday, October

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The sophisticated gallery will transform the streets of Downtown into

artistic avenues bursting with colors and culture. As one of the top

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guests with the opportunity to see and purchase unique, custom art

under the iconic Houston skyline. Bayou City Art Festival Downtown will

benefit local non-profits and feature live music in front of City Hall and

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food trucks and much more for patrons to enjoy.

In the Children’s Creative Zone, the festival’s non-profit partners will host

art activities for all ages and include a cool interactive place to hang out.

Celebrating 47 years since the founding of the Westheimer Art Festival,

now known as Bayou City Art Festival, ACA has provided a venue for over

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August 1 st -September 3 rd - The most anticipated food event of

the year, Houston Restaurant Weeks. That’s 34 days of meals and

deals raising money for The Houston Food Bank. More than 250

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to the website until August 1 st . From fine dining to casual neighborhood

restaurants, diners can sample some of the best Houston’s

culinary scene has to offer. Some participating restaurants may

require reservations, although walk-ins will be accepted at most

locations. This information will be noted on each restaurant’s menu

page on the website.

August 2 nd - Toddler Music with Sessions. Sing, Sway, Laugh, Play!

Join us for a FREE class on the Plaza with Sessions Music. Immerse

your child in a musical atmosphere of play, song and dance, all

while developing fundamental skills and connecting with other

moms, dads and families. Recommended for ages newborn - 7

years. For more information, visit

August 4 th -5 th - 54 th Annual Bellaire Coin, Stamp & Collectible

Show. U.S. and ancient coins, gold bullion, paper money, stamps,

historical documents, comics, jewelry, stock & bond certificates,

ceramics, glass and supplies will be at the Arabia Shrine Center,

10510 Harwin Drive, Houston 77036 from 9 AM-5 PM Saturday and

9 AM-3:30 PM Sunday. For more information, visit

August 17 th & September 7 th - Summer Music Festival. Gather

with friends on our pool deck for the end of our second annual

Summer Music Festival! Enjoy live concert performances, $5

beers and poolside games every third Friday of the month.

Featured artists for August 17 th is IDT Band and for September

7 th it is DJ Baby Roo. Complimentary admission and open to the

public. Guests who attend the events will receive complimentary

valet parking. For more information on our live art bar, please call

the Four Seasons Hotel at 713-650-1300.

August 25 th - The AIA SandCastle Competition is a fund-raising

event for AIA Houston and ArCH Foundation as well as one of the

top five revenue generating events for the City of Galveston. This

year over 60 teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the

prestigious Golden Bucket Award. Firms begin months in advance

generating ideas, developing designs and assigning duties. On

the day of the event the teams, stretched along the beach front,

meticulously sculpt their piles of sand and work non-stop for five

hours. The judging of the sculptures is rated on originality of concept,

artistic execution, technical difficulty, carving technique and

utilization of the site. In addition to the Golden Bucket, awards are

given in several categories including Best Traditional Castle, Best


Architectural Icon, Kidtastic! - Disney Edition, Best Cinematic, Best

Meme and Houston-centric as well as best team t-shirt design,

best team signage, best costume and public favorite. At the end

of the day, everyone goes home with memories of a great day at

the beach filled with fun, sand and sun. For more information, visit

Through August 26 th - “The Faces of Syrian Refugees,” by photographer

Michael S Cohen, consists of life sized color portraits

accompanied by Proust questionnaire style interviews, offering an

intimate visit with 20 Syrian refugees. The exhibition will also include

a special feature of Houston-area Holocaust survivors Naomi

Warren, Lea Weems, Ruth Steinfeld, Anna and Emil Steinberger, Bill

Orlin and Renee Danziger, who thrived after being one-time refugees

in America. After a 25-year hiatus, Cohen worked with a dozen

non-profits in fields ranging from education, to felon rehabilitation

in inner city youth. During this time, he watched with horror as a

Syrian war escalated and the refugee crisis reached unimaginable

proportions. An idea formed to travel and meet successfully resettled

Syrian refugees, photograph and interview them. Since the

war began in 2011, millions of Syrians have been displaced from

their homes, and their country. The subjects come from all walks

of life and now are engaged in everything from teaching art classes

to volunteering as museum docents to conducting a Syrian expat

orchestra. During the atrocities of WWII, Holocaust survivors were

uprooted from their homelands and resettled in other countries.

More than one half of all European Jews perished by the end of

WWII; many who survived picked up the pieces of their shattered

lives and moved forward. A special feature will be included in this

exhibition depicting the images and stories of several local Holocaust

survivors upon their arrival in Houston prior to 1955 and how

they worked hard to achieve the American dream. The exhibition is

on view through Sunday, August 26, 2018, in the Mincberg Gallery.

This exhibition is traveled by Art2Art Circulating Exhibitions.

August 31 st - NOLA Nights with Rouxpour. Come out and let authentic

New Orleans music take you on a historical journey through

the Crescent City tradition with live music from The Zydeco Dots!

Also, please be sure to visit Rouxpour on the plaza; they will be

serving small plates and beer. For more information, visit

August 31 st - September 2 nd - The Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival

returns to Moody Gardens. This Gulf Coast beer festival draws

enthusiasts for sun, fun and samplings of more than 400 regional

and international craft beers. The focus of the 3-day event is the

BrewLicious Brews and Foods Pairing and the BrewHaHa Grand

Tasting. Attendees can talk with industry experts and award winners

while tasting some of the best beers in the world. Related

events include the BrewMasters PubCrawl and a Texas brewery

tour. The weekend ends with live music and fireworks on the beach.

For more information, visit

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Libraries and Parks


Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL)

Public Information Office - 281-633-4734


May 28 th -August 31 st

Fort Bend County Libraries presents special reading clubs during the

summer to encourage reading among readers of all ages. There is no

charge to join the Summer Reading Clubs (SRC) and they are open to

everyone, regardless of the county of residence. Participants may register

at any Fort Bend County library or they may register online by going to

the FBCL website ( and clicking on the “SRC

Sign-Up” image, which became available on May 28 th . When the online

registration form has been completed, readers will then have their own

online page on which to record their books or reading time. Prizes must

be collected from the “primary library of use” that the reader indicated

on the registration form. The last day to pick up awards is September 1 st .

The Summer Reading Clubs are sponsored by Fort Bend County Libraries,

the Friends organizations that support the county library system and the

Collaborative Summer Library Program, a consortium of states working

together to provide high-quality children’s summer-reading program

materials for public libraries.


Children from infancy through elementary school-age are invited to

come to the library to read a lot of great books, see some exciting

programs and join in some fun activities to kick off a great summer!

Children are encouraged to read as many books as they can and they

will earn rewards based on the total number of books they read or

have read to them. For the first five books read, the child will receive a

bookmark. The rewards continue with a certificate for 10 books, a pencil

for 15 books and a reading trophy for the first 20 books read. For every

20 books read, the participant’s name will also be written on a picture of

a drum to be displayed in that branch library. The names of participants

will be entered into a drawing for gift cards from area stores - donated by

the Friends of the Library organizations - that will be awarded to several

lucky readers of 20 books or more, in a drawing scheduled in August at

each library location.


Area youth in grades 6-8 can participate in the SRC by logging online the

time they spend reading. Kids are encouraged to read as many books

as they can and they will earn rewards based on the total amount of

time they spend reading. For the first 10 hours (600 minutes) of reading,

each reader will receive a mystery prize. Upon completion of 20 hours

(1,200 minutes) of reading, readers will receive a trophy. The names of

participants who complete 20 or more hours of reading will be entered

into a drawing for a $25 gift card - donated by the Friends of the library

- that will be awarded to one lucky reader at each branch library in a

drawing that will take place in August.


Adults of all ages, including young adults in high school, may participate

in the YA & Adult SRC by reading books and participating in optional

weekly “challenges” that can be completed individually at home online.

An ultimate grand prize will be awarded to one lucky reader in the library

system. Participants in the YA/Adult Summer Reading Club who complete

the program by reading five books will be entered into a drawing for a 16

GB Fire HD 8 tablet with a red case, which will be awarded to one winner

in the library system on August 6 th . The last day to pick up awards is

September 1 st .

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2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy, TX 77494, 281-395-1311,

Summer Hours (June 4-August 24, 2018) Mon. 12 Noon - 6 PM, Tues. 10

AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 6 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., 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.


• CLASSIC B&W COMEDY FILMS AT CINCO RANCH - August 1 st -3 rd , 2-4

PM, Multipurpose Room. Each day during the week, a different classic,

black-and-white comedy movie will be featured. Laugh along to the

comedic antics of Abbott and Costello, Martin and Lewis, Crosby and

Hope. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent

or caregiver.

• ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES: All computer classes will take place in the

Computer Lab. Reservations are required.

MS Word Survival Basics: Tuesday, August 7 th , 10 AM

Computers 101: Monday, August 13 th , 12 noon

MS Excel Survival Basics: Thursday, August 23 rd , 10 AM

Introduction to Facebook: Monday, August 27 th , 12 Noon

Google Docs: Wednesday, August 29 th , 10 AM


Introduction to 3D Printing: Thursday, August 30 th , 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 3D



• LITERARY LUNCH LEAGUE BOOK CLUB - Wednesday, August 1 st , 12

Noon, Conference Classroom. The book to be discussed is The Professor

and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford

English Dictionary, written by Simon Winchester. Those attending are

invited to bring a lunch, if desired.

• CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS - Thursday, August 21 st , beginning at

7 PM, in Conference Room. The book to be discussed is The Farm, a novel

written by Tom Rob Smith.

• CHESS DAY @ THE LIBRARY - Saturdays, August 4 th and 18 th , 10:30 AM-

2:30 PM, Multi-purpose 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.

• ESL CONVERSATION CIRCLES - Fridays, August 10 th and 24 th , 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.



August 2 nd and 9 th , 2-4 PM, Multipurpose Room. This 5-part series

is intended for Young Adults aged 16 through 24 years. Gain helpful

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August 2 nd : “How to Make a Lasting Impression”

August 9 th : “Career-Planning for the Future”

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• YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB - Wednesday, August 8 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 If You Find Me, written

by Emily Murdoch.

• FREE ACT PRACTICE-TEST SESSION - Saturday, August 11 th , 10:30

AM-3 PM, Meeting Room. A representative from Princeton Review will

administer a practice test to college-bound students in grades 9 through

12. This practice test will prepare students for the actual ACT test. The

scores on this practice test will only be shared with the student; they will

not be sent to any educational institutions. Bring two #2 pencils and a

non-graphing calculator if available. Registration is required.


(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. This activity will NOT take place

on August 7 th .

• 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. This

activity will NOT take place on August 7 th .

• 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. This activity will NOT take place on

August 1 st , 2 nd , 8 th or 9 th .

• Story Time: Wednesdays at 11:30 AM. Age 3-6, where they hear stories,

watch movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities. This

activity will NOT take place on August 1 st and 8 th .

• Pajama Night Story Time: Tuesdays at 7 PM - gives families an evening

option for the activities presented during the daytime. This activity will

NOT take place in August; the program will resume in September.

• School-Age Programs: Wednesdays at 2 PM and 3 PM - crafts, movies


and stories for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5 ONLY, will not

take place in August. The program will resume as After-School Breaks in


• Middle School Programs: Thursdays at 3 PM - activities for youth

in grades 6 through 8, will not take place in August. The program will

resume as After-School Breaks in September.

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.

Katy Branch Library

5414 Franz Road, Katy, TX 77493, 281-391-3509

Hours of Operation: Monday & Tuesday 10 AM - 7 PM, Wednesday 1 PM -

8 PM, Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM, Friday 1 PM - 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM,

Sunday CLOSED. Join online at or come by in person and

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of each month, 6 PM. Every month, a group of Spanish speaking adults

get together to discuss a chosen book. Les invitamos a que todos los

meses se reuna con nosotros para conversar sobre un libro. Lláme para

más información.

• SUPERACION PERSONAL - Second Wednesday of every month, 6 PM.

The Katy Branch Library hosts motivational discussions in Spanish.


Friday, 4:30 PM. Basic computer classes taught in Spanish.

• ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES - The Katy Library offers an array of

computer classes in English - please call for more information.

• MANGO ESL CLASS - Every Friday, 3:30 PM. Learn English with a group

going through Mango Languages, an online computer program.

• GARDENING CLUB - Every month on the 2 nd Thursday, 11 AM. Join

other gardeners in the area to learn new ways to grow. Bring your leftover

seeds and exchange them for new seeds to try.


• GENEALOGY SQUAD - Every Monday, 2 PM. Bring your lunch and join us

for an informal genealogy get-together. We’ll have computers, Ancestry.

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• KNOTTY & NICE CLUB - Every Wednesday, 1 PM. The Knotty & Nice

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Mondays, 10:15 AM - Baby Bounce

Tuesdays, 10:15 AM and 11 AM - Toddler Time

Thursdays, 10:15 AM and 11 AM - Preschool Storytime

Peckham Park Activities

These classes are free with priority to Harris Co. residents.

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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.


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. Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 PM-5:30 PM, Tuesdays &

Thursdays, 11 AM-12:30 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 Recreational Time.

LAP SWIM/WATER WALK - Various times daily. (for ages 12years and up)

LAP SWIM FOR AGES 8-11 - 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.

AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS - Ages 6 months - Adults. Call or

come in to get schedule for lessons.



PILATES - Mondays and Fridays - 10:45 AM-11:45 AM.

YOGA - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM & Mondays &

Wednesdays, 5 PM-6 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).

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

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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


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.

(281) 346-3076

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Love Animals? Looking for a rewarding opportunity? Get involved in one

of TWRC’s many volunteer opportunities to help Texas wildlife. Volunteers

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SIRE, Houston’s Therapeutic

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Nothing else can compare with therapy on horseback. Equine-assisted

activities improve physical balance and coordination, mental acuity,

emotional stability and social interactions. At SIRE, we see miracles on

horseback happen every day. The work of our dedicated volunteers

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Houston Area will have the programs they need to live longer, healthier,

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In addition to their weekly work in the arena, many of our volunteers

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Show, during the Houston Rodeo and competition at the regional and

state Special Olympics. Therapeutic horseback riding creates a bond

of success between the 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

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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 Residents. If you would like to volunteer in a cozy, home-like

atmosphere then call the Volunteer Coordinator at 281-398-6845 or

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philosophy - “To honor our Residents and those who love and care for

them.” Volunteers will need to complete a volunteer application and

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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-

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Assisted Living of Cinco Ranch is located at 21939 Cinco Ranch Blvd.,

Katy, Texas, 77450. For more information, you can also visit our website


Volunteer Katy

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


Katy Community Giving Circle

Needs Volunteers

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

Clothed By Faith

We are looking for volunteers to join our amazing team! Please see

our website for more information or email 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.

Houston Children’s Charity

Join a group of people dedicated to improving the lives of children. If

you are searching for a good cause to lend a hand to, you need look no

further. Houston Children’s Charity is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization

dedicated to improving the quality of life for underprivileged, abused

and disabled children who have been otherwise left behind. The scope of

our support is limited only by the availability of resources. Our goal, the

rainbow that we chase, is to leave no legitimate request for assistance


Do you have the time and desire to volunteer to help a great cause? We are

always in need of volunteers to help throughout the year. This is a great

way for school age kids to get in community service hours. Do you have

gently used children’s clothing, shoes and jackets? At Houston Children’s

Charity we are setting up the “HCC Closet.” All of the items donated will

be given to children - not sold at a retail store. Please contact our office at

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at to learn more about StandUp For Kids

or how you can help, visit our website at 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.

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.

Spanish Meadows

Volunteer Opportunity

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 spanishmeadowsactivities@gmail.

com. Please visit our website at

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:

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 or call 281-391-5261 for further information.

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 to register.

HealthBridge Volunteering

HealthBridge Children’s Hospital,,

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 epoole@ for more information.

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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.

Volunteer Opportunities - Thomas

A. Glazier Senior Education Center

STAY ACTIVE. STAY ENGAGED. A new place for seniors to learn, located

at 16600 Pine Forest Lane, near Texas 6 and Clay Road. Free classes

available to Harris County residents 55 and older on subjects ranging

from basic computer skills to digital photography to astronomy, photo

editing and memory enhancement. We need you in our classrooms! Get

free volunteer training. Teach your own computer class. Contact us now

at 713-274-3250 or email us: Operated by Harris

County Precinct Three Commissioner Steve Radack.

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 at 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

Foster Children:

Preparation For Adult Living

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 or see

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 volunteer, please call Beverly Allen at 281-

574-1540 or via email at Or visit www. to register for an upcoming volunteer orientation.


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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 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,


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.

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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 info@karskaty.

org. 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.

Interpreters Needed

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,

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