Villages at Lakepointe September 2018

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The Pointe

Official Newsletter published by Krenek Printing Co.

September 2018

Important Numbers pg. 3

Babysitting List pg. 5

Houston Events pg. 14

School News pgs. 16-18

Library News pgs. 19-20

Sports pg. 22

Recipes pg. 27

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SEPTEMBER 9 TH !

HISTORY, ACTIVITIES AND GIFT IDEAS

Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

Take the time to honor your grandparents with these ideas!

WHY DO WE CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS DAY?

History of Grandparents Day: Marian McQuade hoped to establish a national day that

would honor grandparents and in 1970 she began a campaign to do so. McQuade raised

awareness about senior citizens throughout the 1970s. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter

declared the first Sunday after Labor Day to be National Grandparents Day. Each year,

the president issues a proclamation to keep the tradition going.

Grandparents Day has both an official flower and song. The official flower is the forgetme-not,

and the song is Johnny Prill’s “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa.” Both were

chosen by the National Grandparents Day Council.

GRANDPARENTS DAY ACTIVITIES AND GIFTS

Let’s appreciate all the joy and wisdom that grandparents bring to our lives!

Many schools celebrate Grandparents Day with special activities or assemblies.

Students often invite their grandparents into the schools for a day and the

children find creative ways to celebrate their grandparents. Some towns will

also hold special events for Grandparents Day.

Most grandparents don’t care what activity they do-they just want to spend time with

their grandchildren. Maybe ask your grandparents to show you one of their favorite

hobbies. Many National Parks hold special Grandparents Day events and it can be fun

to spend time with your grandparents exploring nature. If your grandparent would

prefer a calm day, ask them to show you their favorite movie. No matter what, the best

Grandparents Day activity involves you and your grandparents together, celebrating

your family and each other.

Some families get cards or gifts for the grandparents on Grandparents Day.

Most grandparents would say that a handwritten card is the perfect gift.

Another great gift is simply to take your grandparents somewhere fun. Maybe your

grandfather loves baseball, so you can get him tickets to see his favorite team with

you. Let your grandparents teach you a skill, like how to fish. Or, perhaps it would be

fun to make arts and crafts together.

Maybe you can bring them some treats, like Grandpa’s Banana Bread or Grandmother’s

Blueberry Cake, both made by talented grandparents. Or, try making one

of the dishes that your grandparents usually make for you.

On Grandparents Day, it really is the thought that counts-just make sure your

grandparents know that you’re thinking of them.

What’s your favorite way to celebrate Grandparents Day? Let us know below,

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MAILBOX TAMPERING

When a mailbox is put into use for the purposes of sending and receiving

mail, it becomes federal property.

Mailbox tampering is considered any act that interferes with another

person’s letter box or other receptacle. This can include:

• destruction of the mailbox itself

• theft of mailbox contents

• the placement of items in a mail receptacle by persons

other than postal employees

• any action intended to obstruct or damage mail or mailbox property

In short, anyone, other than mail recipients and postal employees,

should NOT touch a mailbox or its contents.

BE AWARE OF THEFT POTENTIAL

Many of us have a habit of leaving the garage door open when we are

working or relaxing in the backyard. Unfortunately, people in virtually

every neighborhood lose property to opportunistic thieves this way

every year. Bicycles and power tools are just a few of the commonly

stolen things and keep in mind that it only takes a matter of seconds

for something of significant value to “walk away.” Please keep those

doors down when you are not in eyesight of the garage.

HARRIS COUNTY ALARM DETAIL

In order to increase compliance and spread awareness, our office is

requesting your assistance in informing residents in your community

through your HOA newsletter or your scheduled HOA meetings of the need

to obtain a permit for operating an alarm system, residential or business,

within unincorporated Harris County. Many residents and businesses are

unaware of the requirement to obtain an alarm permit once an alarm

system has been installed and activated by the alarm company. Alarm

systems are established and defined in the Local Government Code 233

(subchapter D), as well as the authority to regulate, adopt rules and im-

VILLAGES AT LAKEPOINTE

HELPFUL NUMBERS

FIRSTSERVICE RESIDENTIAL: 713-932-1122

Laura Hunt (Mgr.)

Email: contactus.tx@fsresidential.com

281-681-2000

Officer Glentzer 713-471-1882

POOL COMPANY:

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VAL HOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Brian Brown

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Emily Pruiett

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Laura Blount

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EMERGENCY: 911

Cy-Fair Fire Dept. (non-emergency) 713-466-4073

Sheriff Dept. (non-emergency) 713-221-6000

Non-emergencies include anything

suspicious, though non-life threatening.

UTILITIES:

Entex - Gas 713-659-2111

Reliant Energy - Electricity 713-207-7777

MUD #370 TNG - Water/Sewer 281-350-0895

Waste Mgmt. - Trash 713-686-6666

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SCHOOLS:

Lee Elementary 713-849-8281

Truitt Middle School 281-856-1100

Cy-Ridge High School 281-807-8000

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will avoid the issuance of a citation and excessive false alarm fees. The

fee for current permit issuance is $35 with a yearly renewal fee of $10. All

permit fees are waived for senior citizens 65 years or older. Under current

guidelines, a permitted location is allowed five (5) free false alarms annually.

Any subsequent false alarms during your permitted year are subject

to a $75 fine that is billed to the permit holder’s address. If a site has an

active alarm system, yet does not have a permit to operate such alarm, a

false alarm may result in a Class C citation, which could range up to $500.

Should you require a copy of the permit application form or would like

to review the regulations regarding permit requirements, you maydo so

by visiting the Harris County Sheriff’s Office website at www. hcso.hctx./

net. The application can be printed from the website, then completed

and mailed to our office with the applicable fees. We are currently in

the planning stages of making the application and payment process

available on-line for the convenience to the public. Should you have

any questions, please contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Alarm

Detail at 713-755-4600 M-F, 8 AM - 5 PM.

SCOOP YOUR PET’S POOP

Please remember to be respectful of your neighbors’ yards and the

community grounds. When you take your pet for a walk, come prepared

with a scooper and a recycled grocery bag or anything else. If your pet

poops during your walk, please scoop and trash. It may not be the most

fabulous way to walk your pet, but it does show that you respect your

fellow neighbors’ and our beautiful community.

PET ID TAGS

Folks - as soon as the vet gives your young pets their Rabies shot remember

to get their ID tags. The Rabies tag lists the name, phone number and address

of the vet. So! All you need to do is put the Rabies tag onto the pet’s

collar and leave it there all the time. That way, if the pet gets loose, anyone

finding him or her can look at the tag to see the vet’s phone number and

call to report the lost animal. Better yet, add another tag to your pet’s collar

that lists the dog or cat’s name and your own phone number or address. You

can get these from any pet store. When a pet has these but goes astray,

anyone finding it can call you and you can go get him or her right away.

HARRIS COUNTY LEASH LAW

Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents.

While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running at

someone who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many children

are afraid of animals and become frightened, which could result in the

child getting hurt trying to avoid the animal.

Harris County Animal Control advises, “All dogs and cats must be kept

under restraint while in the unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas.

The custodian of a dog or cat is not authorized to have, harbor or keep

any unlicensed dog or cat, nor to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.”

Restraint is defined as “the control of a dog or cat under the following

circumstances:

1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more than six (6) feet in

length, if the line or leash is held by a human being, who is capable of

controlling or governing the dog or cat in question

2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle

3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal does not

have access to sidewalk or street.”

While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work

or play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained.

Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for

all our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only

protect anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also

the pet owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued

for failing to properly restrain their pet.

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To make a complaint or report an animal that is not properly

restrained please contact:

Harris County Precinct #5, Contract #87: 281-463-6666

Harris County Animal Control: 281-999-3191

Harris County Health Department, Rabies/Animal Control Section

2223 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-3588

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MONTHLY HOA MEETINGS: CHANGE OF VENUE

We encourage all residents to participate in the monthly HOA meetings. It is

your forum to share suggestions, get an update on neighborhood activities

and stay connected with each other.

When: The meetings are often held the first Monday evening of each

month (except on Holidays).

Please be on the lookout for communication from FirstService Residential

the Friday before the meeting.

Notification: If for some reason, you do not receive an email, please check

your spam folder and also ask your neighbor/s about it.

VLP POOL RULES

The VLP pool is open Tuesdays-Sundays, 5 AM-10 PM year round for your

enjoyment. It is CLOSED on Monday for chemical applications. Please

consider the following pool rules, while using the Pool:

• Pool parties are not allowed at the pool.

• Private swim lessons are not allowed at the community pool due to vendor

and insurance compliance.

• Keep the pool area and bathrooms clean.

• The life rings are not to be used as toys. In case of any eventuality at the

pool, they are critical for safety and rescue operation.

• If brought down to the pool deck, please return the patio chairs to the

covered patio.

• In addition, to these, a complete list of rules is posted at the pool.

The security camera system has been upgraded for improved vision and

monitoring.

NEW POOL CARDS

New pool cards have been issued to all residents who had pool cards earlier.

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VILLAGES AT LAKE POINT 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.krenekprinting.

com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with your name, birthdate

(mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate and the name of your

newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Please

make sure your email is correct, we send emails in the summer to make

sure all the info is still good and that you want to stay on the list. If we do

not hear back from you after 3 tries, we will remove you from the list until

we do. Must have parent(s) permission.

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Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed

on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references

if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers

from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for

any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and

the teens and their parents.

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STEPS FOR HAVING A

GREAT LABOR DAY

1. Have a good old-fashioned last summer fling. Take

yourself, your family and friends to your town’s parade.

Then go home or to your favorite park and stage

the biggest, best barbecue of the summer.

2. Sit down after your fling and give some thought to

labor - especially yours.

3. Start doing something about that career change

you’ve been pondering. Schedule some informational

interviews or sign up for a class in your chosen

endeavor.

4. Find some direction if your thoughts are still vague.

Make an appointment with a counselor organize a

brainstorming session with like-minded friends or just

gather up a few good books on fields that interest you.

5. Take some time to appreciate your work if you

enjoy what you do and pat yourself on the back for

a job well done.

6. Go out and find yourself a hobby if you think you

like your work a little too much. Look for balance.

And remember the words on one Mathew Maguire

banner: “Eight Hours for Work, Eight Hours for Rest,

Eight Hours for Recreation!”

All Americans! When thinking of today’s work force,

think of your Armed Forces. They may not be in an

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Enjoy! Enjoy your family and show them your love

everyday ... not just for today.

WHAT’S OPEN AND CLOSED ON LABOR DAY

Labor Day began in the late 19 th century as a way to celebrate

the achievements of workers in the U.S. As such, it is intended

to give all working people a chance to rest.

September 3, 2018

LABOR DAY FACTS AND STATS

• 153.2+ Million- number of Americans (over 16 years) in the labor force

six years ago, that number is down 1.2 million from Labor Day 2010.

• 12% of American workers belonged to a labor union

in 2009.

• 84.7% of full time workers have health insurance.

• 2.2 Million more females than males are in management

positions as of 2009.

• Registered Nurse- occupation expected to add

the most positions in the next 10 years.

• 25 minutes - average time for the commute to work.

• 5.9 Million people worked from home in 2009.

We’ve already begun preparing for the long Labor Day weekend,

getting ready for beach getaways, cookouts and road trips. A

variety of services and stores may be closed including:

• Post offices, government services and Federal Reserve banks

will all be closed Monday.

• As it is a federal holiday, schools and most offices will

also be closed.

• Big box stores will all be open and have a variety

of sales offers ongoing.

• For travelers on the road, most fast food chains, pharmacies

and convenience stores are set to remain open

• Many supermarkets will remain open with shortened hours

and shoppers should call ahead.

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September Events

YORKTOWN COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

West Little York between Eldridge and Hwy 6

September 28 th and 29 th

VISIT THE 2018 ST. MARY’S FALL GIFT MARKET!

On Friday, September 28 th and Saturday, September 29 th from 9 AM to 4 PM,

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is hosting its 13 th annual Fall Gift Market. This is the

ideal event to kick off your holiday shopping and decorating! The convenient

location at the corner of Louetta Road and N. Eldridge Parkway makes it easy

to shop the selection of unique jewelry, home decor, creative toys, handcrafted

gifts, collectibles, pottery, candles and trendy clothing for ladies and children.

The Fall Gift Market also features The Tea Room offering the famous taco soup,

sandwiches, desserts and homemade baked goods, plus the Silent Auction

benefiting church-affiliated projects and outreach. For more information,

please visit stmaryscypress.org or call Michelle at 832-559-8726.

1 ST 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.twrcwildlifecenter.org/5k-walk-run-registration.

SHOTS FOR HOLLY SLATES ANNUAL KICKOFF

Flu season is around the corner and the Shots for Holly crew is gearing

up for its busiest time of the year. Founder and president, Dr. Michelle

Becker, said the group’s annual kickoff party is slated for Saturday,

September 8 th , 2-5 PM at Creekwood Grill, 12710 Telge Road, Cypress,

Texas 77429. A kickoff party might seem odd for flu season, but this is

the fifth year the organization has held such an event.

There will be a few silent auction items and Chinese raffle items. Proceeds from

the auction and raffle will help us cover the cost of flu shots for those in need. The

band SoulShine will be on-hand to provide the soundtrack for the afternoon.

Shots for Holly is a 501(c)(3) charity organization. In 2018, Shots for Holly

was named the CyFair Houston Chamber of Commerce’s Nonprofit of

the Year. For more information, go to www.shotsforholly.org.

ST. CUTHBERT EPISCOPAL CHURCH BLOOD DRIVE

St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will be hosting a Blood Drive on Sunday,

September 30 th beginning at 8:30 AM. A mobile unit will be in the parking

lot until 12:30 PM. To donate, you must be a least 17 years of age,

at least 110 lbs. and in good general health. If just 20 people donate,

we can save 60 lives! It only takes about 15 minutes, so please stop by.

Save a life - donate blood. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road

(at Queenston). For more information, visit us at www.st.cuthbert.org.

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WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

September 15-22, 2018

County Fair celebrates 150 Years of Texas History! Oldest county fair still going

strong! The Washington County Fair Association will celebrate the Washington

County Fair Sesquicentennial Celebration September 15-22, 2018 in Brenham, TX.

The Association and Long Films Studios will commemorate Texas’s oldest county

fair through a locally produced documentary of former residents, multi-generational

family accounts, fair visitors, historians and participants to share their stories and

experiences. In addition, any newspaper, historical documents or former exhibits

have been shared for history recording purposes. The 2018 Washington County

Fair will be held in Brenham, TX. For full lineup and complete details, please visit

www.washingtoncofair.com.

Anyone with supporting information that is interested in participating is being encouraged

to attend the fair this year and to schedule an interview time by calling Anita Long

at 713-677-9736 or going to www.longfilmsstudio.com. For additional information,

please contact Anita Long, 713-677-9736 or Roger Chambers at 979-830-7708.

October Events

MAGNIFICAT HOUSES, INC.

50 YEAR CELEBRATION GALA AND AUCTION

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 6:30 PM

The Bell Tower on 34 th , 901 W. 34 th St., Houston, TX 77018

Please join us for cocktails, dinner, auction and celebrating founder Rose Mary

Badami who at 94 years old, started Magnificat House 50 years ago.

The 50 th Anniversary Magnificat House Gala Celebration will feature honorary Chair

Mayor Sylvester Turner and aims to raise funds for Magnificat House. Magnificat

House has been a Houston institution for 50 years, offering faith, hope and charity

by providing housing, food, work and spiritual support while our residents - of all

races and creeds - build their lives in community. For more information on Magnificat

House, Inc. and tickets for the 50 th Year Celebration Gala and Auction visit

www.mhihouston.org.

GARAGE SALES

CONCORD BRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE

West Little York between Eldridge and Hwy 6

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 8 AM to 2 PM

COPPERBROOK NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE

West Rd - east of Hwy 6

Saturday, October 6, 2018

SOUTHDOWN COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Saturday, October 6 th , 8 AM-12 Noon

Rain date will be October 13 th .

STONE GATE FALL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Located off Queenston between Barker Cypress and West Road

Saturday, October 6 th , 7 AM-12 Noon

COPPER VILLAGE GARAGE SALE

West Road - between Hwy 6 & Queenston

Saturday, October 13 th , 8 AM-12 Noon

MIDDLEGATE VILLAGE FALL GARAGE SALE

Saturday October 13, 2018, 7 AM-3 PM

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NORTHMEAD VILLAGE FALL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

The Northmead Village Community Garage Sale will be held on Saturday,

October 13, 2018 from 7 AM until 4 PM. Signs will be posted

throughout the community one week prior to the event. Residents

who wish to participate should set-up in their respective driveways.

Off West Rd, near Hwy 6.

WESTGATE FALL GARAGE SALE

Located off of Barker Cypress between Longenbaugh and FM529.

October 13, 2018

COPPERFIELD PLACE VILLAGE GARAGE SALE

Date: Saturday, October 20 th , 7 AM-5 PM

SYDNEY HARBOUR FALL GARAGE SALE

Cypress Rosehill and Huffmeister

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8 AM-12 noon

ABERDEEN GREEN NEIGHBORHOOD FALL GARAGE SALE

Come shop for great deals throughout the neighborhood as Aberdeen

Green residents have their huge Semi-annual Community Garage Sale

on Saturday, October 27 th from 7 AM until 2 PM! Aberdeen Green is

located on Telge Road at West Road, south of Hwy. 290.

CRAFT SHOWS / FESTIVALS

6 TH 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 admission! Interested vendors please contact Mary at saintpaulschurch@charter.net.

ST. EDITH STEIN FALL FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018, Noon to 8 pm

Food, games, beer, bingo, live music and shopping. Located at St. Edith

Stein Catholic Church,

3311 N. Fry Road, Katy, TX 77449.

26 TH ANNUAL GINGERBREAD VILLAGE HOLIDAY MARKET

October 27, 2018

The Ladies Auxiliary from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is holding their 26 th

annual Gingerbread Village Holiday Market on October 27, 2018. We

are located at 6646 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, 77084. Featuring

arts, crafts, specialty foods, fashion good and more!

SAINT AIDAN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

FALL FESTIVAL AND HOLIDAY MARKET

Sunday, October, 28 th , 10 AM-5 PM

13131 Fry Road, Cypress, TX

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church will hold its 5 th Annual Fall Festival and

Holiday Market on Sunday, October, 28 th at 13131 Fry Road just South of

290. Our festival features Market Booths, Children’s Area, Food Trucks,

Silent Auction, Live Music throughout the day, Cake Walk, Trunk N Treat

at 3 PM, Blessing of Animals at 4 PM. Lots of vendors with a variety of

goods for sale. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Interested in being a vendor? For additional information and register

online, visit our website http://aidanschurch.org/fallfest. If you prefer

to mail in your registration, you can obtain a Booth Reservation form

by contacting us at 281-373-3203 or email fallfest@aidanschurch.org.

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October Events

HOLIDAY MARKET VENDOR OPPORTUNITY AWAITS

The Ladies Auxiliary from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is holding their 26 th

annual Gingerbread Village Holiday Market on October 27, 2018. We

are located at 6646 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, 77084. If you are

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Are you crafty? Are you a distributor for a specialty item? Saint Aidan’s

Episcopal Church’s ACE Committee has opened vendor registration for

our 5 th Annual Fall Festival and Holiday Market! The Market will be held

Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 10 AM-5 PM. Saint Aidan’s is located in

Cypress at 13131 Fry Road - just south of Hwy 290. Our festival features

Market Booths, Children’s Area, Food Trucks, Silent Auction, Live Music

throughout the day, Cake Walk, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Drive, Trunk

N Treat and Blessing of Animals. For more information and to register

online, visit our website at http://aidanschurch.org/fallfest, email

fallfest@aidanschurch.org or call 281-373-3203 for a registration form.

BRIDGELAND COMMUNITY

FUN RUN/WALK FOR HEROES

The purpose of The Bridgeland Community Fun Run/Walk for Heroes

fundraiser is to 1) Raise Funds to Build a $1.5 million dollar Veterans

Memorial in the Bridgeland Community in Cypress, Texas, 2) Support

Immediate needs for Veterans in the Community and 3) Continue our

Bridgeland Veterans Memorial Day, Bridgeland Veterans Day Festivals

and Christmas Toys for Veterans’ Children Programs. Please see our

amazing conceptional design video for the Memorial Site at: www.

youtube.com/watch?v=mDsCn_7brn0 or by searching for

“The Veterans Memorial at Bridgeland” on youtube.com.

The Bridgeland Community Fun Run/Walk for Heroes will be held

October 20, 2018, at 8 AM at Bridgeland’s Festival Park in Cypress, TX.

The event will include a 5k walk/run and a 9 AM children’s superhero

costume 1k run/walk, along with booth vendors, entertainment and

activities for the children. The children’s walk is open to strollers and

wagons. The event is open to anyone. Please register for the event

at bridgelandrunforheroes2018.eventbrite.com or make a monetary

contribution. We know this will be an exciting and fun family event,

but we need your help! Any item, service or monetary donation you

contribute is greatly appreciated. In exchange, you will receive excellent

community exposure. We provide great sponsorship benefits as well.

The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans, Inc. is an IRS approved

501(c) (3) tax-exempt corporation. If you would like more information,

please contact Kay at kayburkhalter@sbcglobal.net.

GOLF TOURNAMENTS

14 TH ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE OF CY-FAIR

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Benefiting the American Cancer Society

Come join us on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 1 PM for our 14 th Annual

Golf Tournament at Windrose Golf Club. Create a team, join as an

individual, challenge your co-workers, make it a group outing!

Tournament Entry Fee: $100/Person or $400/Team.

Checks made payable: HP Relay For Life

Checks mailed to Stacie Hemann: Attn: 14 th Annual Golf Tournament

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Dr. Choi uses a highly individualized approach to help you achieve a specific goal, whether it is

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Attend one of our free information sessions from 12 –1 p.m.:

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Registration is required.

Visit houstonmethodist.org/events or call 832.667.5673.

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14715 Hawksmoor Court, Cypress TX 77429

Team Size: 1 Team = 4 Persons

Registration: www.hprelayforlife.com/registration.php

Location: Windrose Golf Club, 6235 Pine Lakes Blvd., Spring, TX 77379

Time: Shot Gun Start at 1 PM

Includes: Green Fee, Cart & Range Balls, Lunch & Dinner, 4 Drinks Tickets

Awards: 1 st Place, 2 nd Place, 3 rd Place Teams, Most Honest Team, Closest

To Pin (4 Different Holes) & Longest Drive (3 Different Holes)

BIRDIES “FORE” THE CHILDREN 7 TH 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.

GO HERE TO REGISTER: http://birdeasepro.com/birdiesforethechildren

November Events

CHURCH GARAGE SALE CYPRESS FAMILY FELLOWSHIP

Saturday, November 3 rd , 7 AM-1 PM

17330 West Little York Rd., Houston TX 77084

Rain or shine, this is an inside Garage Sale! Lots and lots of treasures,

priced to sell. Proceeds will benefit our missions work in Mexico, including

a Children’s Home, building more dormitory’s to house children, youth

and adults for camps and retreats and to support missionaries there.

4 TH ANNUAL MISTLETOE MARKET

The St. Faustina Women of Mercy cordially invite you to their 4 th Annual

Mistletoe Market. Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9 AM to 4 PM. Westlake

Preparatory Lutheran Academy, 23300 Bellaire Blvd, Richmond,

TX 77406. (Do NOT call the school about booths or questions.) Come

enjoy THE BEST SHOPPING experience Christmas can bring! As always,

Santa will make a surprise guest appearance! All booth inquiries, please

email Lisa Thigpen at Lisab0912@gmail.com.

ST. CUTHBERT CHURCH IS SEEKING VENDORS

St. Cuthbert Church, located at 17020 West Road, is seeking vendors for

our Thirteenth Annual International Festival on Saturday, November

3 rd . The Festival honors all of the different countries, heritages and

backgrounds represented in our very unique and diverse congregation.

The Festival includes food, entertainment, activities for children and

youth and so much more to learn about our world. We are especially

interested in showcasing vendors with wares from other countries and

cultures in addition to arts, crafts and seasonal décor. Contact sally@

stcuthbert.org for more information and/or an application.

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20 TH ANNIVERSARY ADAM J SKINNER

MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

November 8, 2018

Register Now:

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eventregistration/register/31913.

Shotgun start 11 AM. This annual golf tournament benefits

the Adam J. Skinner Memorial Scholarship of the

Cy-Fair Educational Foundation. In the 20 years since the

tournament was established, more than $111,000 has

been given to the Adam Skinner Memorial Scholarship.

The Cypress-Fairbanks Educational Foundation

(CFEF) makes it possible to award the scholarship in Adam’s

name for years to come. The scholarship is funded

by family and friends on holidays and Adam’s birthday

and a large portion has been donated from some of the

proceeds from the Adam J. Skinner Memorial Golf Tournament

every year. The Skinners wanted the scholarship

to be given to a student who emulates some of Adam’s

traits and interests, someone who is outgoing, optimistic

and extremely energetic, possibly playing team sports,

choir, high school drama, debate or Boy Scouts of America

participation. Thanks to these golf tournaments, the

scholarship amount was increased to $12,000 in 2017

and is available to any eligible Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

graduating student.

Location:

Blackhorse Golf Club 12205 Fry Rd. Cypress, TX 77433

Format for the day:

9 AM: Registration & Lunch

11 AM: Scramble-Shotgun Start

4 PM: Awards Dinner

Contact Information: Co-Chair Mark McShaffry, The

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THEATER/ARTS

APOLLO CHAMBER PLAYERS

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 3 PM

Apollo Chamber Players sees a unique opportunity to challenge the traditional notions

of classical chamber music presentation and audience engagement by highlighting

the rich cultural influences and folkloric traditions of various world cultures. Their

program will feature: a selection from Villa Lobos and Leo Brouwer string quartets,

as well as a work by a Brazilian film composer Marcelo Zarvos and Barber’s ‘Adagio

for Strings’ in observation of 9/11.

Performance location: John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda Dunes

Dr., Houston TX 77069. Tickets: $12 adult, $10 senior, $6 student/child

This is a child friendly performance. All ages are welcome. For tickets: online at www.

cypresscreekface.org or call 281-440-4850

HNAM FIRE DANCES CONCERT

The Houston New Arts Movement explores the fiery and passionate music from South

American and Spanish origins in the third concert of their Light and Shadows season, Fire

Dances, September 8 th and September 14 th at 7 PM, at St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church

and Houston Piano Company, respectively. (Tickets available at www.artsmove.net).

Fire Dances brings to life works of Spanish composers and music inspired by the sounds

that are traditionally Spanish and/or Latin-American in nature.

A.D PLAYERS AT THE GEORGE THEATER

5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

Around the World in 80 Days - September 14 th -30 th (Previews September 12 th -13 th )

Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday 7:30 PM and Sunday 2 PM.

Box Office: 713-526-2721

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STAGEWORKS THEATRE

10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress: September 7-30, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Website: www.stageworkshouston.org.

Sunday matinees at 3 PM

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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 13-14, 2018, 10 AM - 6 PM at 901 Bagby Street. Cost $12 online

and $15 at the gate.

The sophisticated gallery will transform the streets of Downtown into

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

outdoor fine art festivals in the U.S., the weekend festival will provide

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

throughout the festival along with entertainment, beverage stations,

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

20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from

all over the world. Every year, a new jury selects participating artists,

some new and some returning. This helps create a fresh and different

festival year after year.

For updates on social media, follow the official event hashtag #HouArtFest,

like the Facebook page or follow on Twitter and Instagram. Also, you can

subscribe to our newsletter here: http://artcolonyassociation.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=748035e06d248e81e269eb2d7&id=c50e0ad242.

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2018 SEPT/OCT HOUSTON AREA EVENTS AND ROAD TRIPS

104.1 KRBE Roula & Ryan Road Show - September 14, 2018, 7:30 PM. Smart

Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479. Admission: $35-$58.

The Roula and Ryan Show takes their popular show on the road again. Fans will

experience everything they love about the show - LIVE - in a unique, variety-style

show, including Roula & Ryan’s Roses, Special K’s Prank Calls and/or The Mystery

Box! Plus, this year’s show will showcase a special “Game Night Edition,” featuring

activities where fans could be a part of the fun on stage with Roula, Ryan, Producer

Eric, Special K, Krystina and Mumbles.

CineBrew Sip & Screen presented by Houston Cinema Arts Society - September 20,

2018, 7:30-10 PM. Admission is free. 8 th Wonder Brewery, 2202 Dallas Street. Join us for a

fun evening full of beer and film as we partner with 8 th Wonder Brewery to present Richard

Linklater’s hilarious 2003 comedy, “School of Rock,” featuring Jack Black. Special brews,

merchandise and memberships will be available! Local, Houstonian short films will start

at 7:30 PM before the movie, which will be screened at 8 PM.

Comedy Night at HPL - Monthly on the 3 rd Thursday, 6-8 PM. Houston Public

Library, 500 Mckinney Avenue, Houston, TX 77002. Admission is free.

The Houston Public Library offers “Open Mic” comedy night where local and

non local comedians, comediennes, ventriloquists and impressionists of ALL ages

present family comedy to the audience. Improv Performers from Station Theater

closes out the night with games that involve the audience. Everyone who participates

in at least one open mic throughout the year become eligible to participate in the

Annual Comedy competition which is held in December. Prizes in the amounts of

$100 and $75 gift cards are given to the 4 winners. Two adult and two youth. Event

is free and open to the public. Food and non alcoholic beverages are allowed in

the sitting area during this event only. You can bring your own food and order from

many of the surrounding food places. All ages.

Beetles, Brew and Barbecue - September 29, 2018, 8:30 AM-4 PM. Balls Out

Burger Main, (FM 2920) and Walnut Streets, Tomball, TX 77375. Admission: All

Spectators free, free parking, $15 entry fee. The North Houston VW Club’s 24 th

annual show takes place at the beautiful park surrounding Tomball’s Historic

Downtown Train Depot. See great cars and sample Texas craft beer from Houston-area

brewers. Mouth-watering Texas-style barbecue, local area vendors of

all kinds and live music onstage. Swap meet area too. All air or water-cooled

Volkswagens are welcomed. Registration is from 8:30-11:00 AM. Awards and prize

winners announced at 3 PM. Over 40 Trophies and Awards! Raffles, door prizes,

the best goodie bags in Texas, manufacturers samples and gift certificates, local

garage gift certificates and discounts, many gift baskets and great fun! All proceeds

benefit local NW Houston charities.

Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern: Spatial Chromointerference - Weekly through

January 13, 2019. Cistern At Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine Street, Houston, TX

77007. Times: Wednesday through Friday - 3:30-6 PM; Saturday and Sunday - 11 AM-6

PM. Admission: $10 per person; $8 for Seniors, Youth and Students. The Cistern’s

distinctive architecture as well as its sheer size and raw interior, punctuated by a

series of rhythmical columns, will make for an intriguing and interactive experience.

Visitors to Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern: Spatial Chromointerference will be

encouraged to wear white or light colored clothing and will actively participate in

viewing as the color changes creating a sensation of movement.

Open House - Daily from dawn until dusk through February 28, 2019, admission

free. Sam Houston Park, 1100 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002. The artistic

duo, Havel Ruck Projects, made up of local artists, Dan Havel and Dean Ruck,

transformed a previously abandoned house into an interactive temporary public

sculpture. Sourced from Cherry House Moving Company, the 1940s-era house

was originally located in Santa Fe, Texas. After moving the home to Sam Houston

Park in April, Havel and Ruck stripped the structure’s interior and exterior using

drill saws and other tools. They cut circular holes into the walls and filled them

with PVC pipe to create a “Swiss cheese” or “lace” appearance and collaged the

interior walls with vintage images sourced from family, friends and local resale

shops representing the city’s people, places and past.

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes - Daily through September

30, 2018. Houston Museum Of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston,

TX 77030. Museum visitors will learn how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead

of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some

of his era’s most mysterious crimes. The exhibition features original manuscripts

and period artifacts, investigative tools influenced and used by Sherlock Holmes

and interactive crime-solving opportunities. Guests will be transported into Sherlock

Holmes’ London to solve a crime in a world filled with innovation and experimentation

and just receiving its introduction to his ground-breaking methods.

Cars and Coffee - through December 29, 2018, 9 AM-12 PM. Gateway Classic Cars

Of Houston, 1910 Cypress Station Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77090. Admission

is free. Cruise in to Gateway Classic Cars every last Saturday of the month for Cars

& Coffee. So far we have had some amazing turnouts, but we want to continue

to grow! Enjoy delicious donuts, coffee and all of our sweet rides! No Admission

fee and everyone is welcome! No cruiser? No sweat bring the daily driver. Hope

to see you there. 250+ classic & exotics.

Farmers Market at Imperial - Saturdays through December 29, 2018, 9 AM-1

PM, 234 Matlage Way, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Admission is free. In addition to a

wonderful selection of vendors, the Farmers Market brings you family fun! Each

week, the Market features live music, cooking demonstrations or other seasonal

entertainment. Presented by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce.

Original Greek Festival - October 4-7, 2018, Annunciation Greek Orthodox

Cathedral, 3511 Yoakum Blvd., Houston, TX 77006. Times: Thurs. 5-10 PM, Fri.

11 AM-10 PM, Sat. 11 AM-10 PM, Sun. 11 AM-6 PM. Admission: $5, Under 12 free.

Celebrate the Annual Houston Greek Festival on the grounds of the Annunciation

Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Authentic Greek food, wine, dancing and artifacts are

fun for the entire family.

Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion - October 6-7, 2018, Daily 10 AM-5 PM,

free. Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway Street, Pearland, TX 77584. Abstract

art, handcrafted jewelry, pottery and wooden treasure boxes are just a few of the

unique items you’ll find. The FREE, juried art show offers visitors an opportunity

to shop for unique art and handcrafted pieces created by local artists and artisans.

NEW: A singer/songwriter showcase featuring artists performing original music

rounds out the live music stage. Live music, a food truck court, pop-up paint

studio and kid’s interactive art station are part of the family-friendly fun. Check

out visitpearland.com/artshow2018 for details.

MOONGARDEN - Thru October 7, 2018, Daily 6 PM-Midnight, Discovery Green,

1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010. Admission is FREE. A series of 22 illuminated

spheres transform Discovery Green and Avenida Houston into a magical

moonscape. Ranging in size from six to 30 feet in diameter, moonGARDEN features

11 shadow “theaters” that tell the diverse, dynamic story of Houston and Discovery

Green, as well as interactive works that allow visitors to become part of the

experience. This is the largest ever created by Lucion Traveling Light of Montreal.

Free. Visible during all park hours; activated nightly 6 PM-Midnight. On October 5 th ,

there will be a pajama party. Milk and cookies will be served, celebrity readers will

share the beloved children’s book in the languages of Houston. The Astrological

Society will be on hand with telescopes for star-gazing. 7-9 PM.

40 th Houston Italian Festival - October 11-14, 2018. University Of St. Thomas,

3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006. Times: Thurs. 5-10 PM, Fri. 11 AM-10 PM,

Sat. 11 AM-10 PM, Sun. 11 AM-6 PM. Free Admission Thurs. night and Fri. until 4

PM, otherwise it is $5-$25. This year’s festival features: Live Music, Wine and beer

tastings, Film screenings, Cooking classes for children, Italian language classes,

Marionette puppet shows, Interactive sidewalk art, Pasta eating contests, grape

stomps and a bocce ball tournament, Classic Car Show and so much more!

For more information, visit www.houstonitalianfestival.com.

Texian Market Days Festival - October 20, 2018, 9 AM-5 PM, George Ranch Historical

Park, 10215 FM 762, Richmond, TX 77469. Admission $10-$20. It’s cannon

time! The Fort Bend History Association is proud to present the 35 th annual Texian

Market Days festival, held at the George Ranch Historical Park. Bring the whole

family to discover more than 150 years of Texas history! Enjoy hands-on activities,

battle re-enactments, live entertainment, first-person costumed interpreters,

historic home tours, games, cowboys, vintage vehicles, food, craft vendors and

more. Texian Market Days is our biggest living history event of the year - you don’t

want to miss it!

Wings Over Houston Airshow - October 20-21, 2018, 10 AM-6 PM, Ellington

Airport, 11210 Blume Ave, Houston, TX 77034. Wings Over Houston Airshow is

celebrating its 34 th year at Ellington Airport with the US Navy Blue Angels, as well

as nearly five more hours worth of thrilling aerial shows from some of the world’s

greatest military and civilian pilots. Ranked as one of the top airshows in the country,

Wings Over Houston also offers great ground attractions, such as simulators,

ride and drive opportunities and nearly 100 static aircraft to view.

Unplugged at Discovery Green - October 21, 2018, 5-9 PM, Discovery Green,

1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010. Admission is FREE. An evening of

acoustic music from some of Houston’s top talent on the Grace Event Lawn. This

much loved local series challenges bands to rearrange and reimagine songs using

acoustic instruments only; resulting in unique, intimate and soulful performances.


School News

Langham Creek High School

2018 Cheer Clinic

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018

9:00am – 12:30pm

Details & Registration at

www.langhamcreekcheer.com

Open to all girls & boys (ages 4 & older)

Cheers, Jumps, Stunting,

Dance & Tumbling

Bailadora Dance Clinic

Saturday, September 29, 2018

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Langham Creek High School

CY-RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

BOOSTER CLUB MEMBERSHIP UNDERWAY!!!

The Cypress Ridge Athletic Booster Club’s (CRABC) membership

drive is underway! CRABC has one purpose and that is to support all

student athletes at Cy-Ridge High School - football, track, softball,

volleyball, basketball, cheering, swimming, soccer, wrestling, golf

and tennis.

Our goal is the betterment of all athletic departments along with two

scholarships awarded each year to two of our graduating athletes.

Each sport incurs costs for their equipment, repairs, banquets,

tournament entry fees and much more. In addition to these costs,

we have maintenance on equipment and fields, new equipment

needs, training equipment and changing technology needs. The

CRABC strives to help cover as much of these costs as possible.

Cy-Ridge High School Campus Athletic Coordinator, Coach Gary Thiebaud,

fondly known as “Coach T” is excited about a winning season

in 2018-2019 with an inspiring slogan of “Be 100” on court and off.

This past school year, CRABC funded over $10,000 to Cy-Ridge High

School for the school’s athletic needs. With your help, we will be able

to do so much more for our school, coaches and athletes. It is our

hope that your involvement will forge new relationships between

Cy-Ridge High School, parents and the businesses in the area.

Parents of Cy-Ridge High School students are invited to join for as

little as $20 to $100.

Businesses can become members for donations ranging from $100

to $1,000.

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Register at www.bailadoras.com

Walk-ins Welcome

There are many wonderful opportunities to interact with the Cy-

Ridge staff, coaches, trainers and the budding athletes themselves.

This is an exciting time for the athletes and it is a joy and delight

to be around them as they develop into successful young adults.

Want more information? Contact: Juanita Shihadeh - juanita.shihadeh@yahoo.com

or Brenda Stancik - bjstancik@outlook.com.

To download membership forms: www.goramsathletics.com. Then

click on “More.”

The Cypress Ridge Athletic Booster Club, Inc. is a not-for-profit IRS

501(c)(3) organization - # 04-3634442.

Go Rams!

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Following a summer of planning, the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD safety and security

committee unveiled its 2018-2019 Safety and Security Action Plan

at the Board of Trustees committee-of-the-whole meeting on Aug. 9 th .

Comprised of representatives of the CFISD leadership team, the committee

hosted a series of meetings throughout June and July to review

current security initiatives that are already in place as well as explore

what additional layers could be implemented for the district this year.

Featuring roundtable discussions with experts as well as input from

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s School and Firearm Safety Action Plan, released

on May 30 th , was used by the committee as a baseline to review

school safety and implement recommended strategies.

The following summary of the safety and security committee’s action

plan can be found in more detail on the district website under the

“Safety for All” block:

Prevention

The CFISD police department has increased its number of commissioned

police officers from 86 in 2017 to 108 for 2018-2019. The department

will also implement three K-9 units trained in narcotics and nitrate

detection. Two police officers will transition into mental health officer

positions to assist the guidance and counseling and psychological services

departments in addressing mental health concerns on campuses.

Safety and security upgrades funded by the 2014 Bond Program continue

to roll out at campuses, including secured entry vestibules, bullet-resistant

glass, additional security cameras and emergency call stations.

Panic buttons will be installed in all portable buildings in 2018-2019.

All students in grades 6-12 will be required to wear a student ID badge

during the instructional day and will join elementary students in

wearing the badges on board school buses. All school visitors will be

distinguished by a visitor badge issued at check-in.

Backpacks worn by secondary students on school property are required

to be clear backpacks. Belongings carried inside or outside of the

backpack are limited to no more than two non-transparent 6- by 9-inch

purse(s) or similar bag(s). Approved extracurricular bags including

instrument cases are permitted in the building but must be stored in

respective areas during the instructional day. Visitors to Cy-Fair FCU and

Pridgeon stadiums in 2018-2019 will be required to limit bags to clear

bags or a non-transparent 6-by-9-inch purse or similar bag.

All campuses will implement procedures for limiting entry points for faculty,

students and visitors. The district will also continue to explore the possibility

of identifying exit-only doors and removing door handles on certain doors.

Food deliveries for students will be prohibited by fast food delivery drivers.

Identification and Intervention

Campuses will continue to advertise the Cy-Fair Tipline for students,

an internal and anonymous reporting system. A visible button will

be added to each campus website for easy sharing with the CFPD

and campus administration. The CFPD will continue to work with the

Houston Regional Intelligence Service Center to identify potential threats

on social media.

Two mental health intervention teams, each consisting of two licensed

professional counselors, a licensed specialist in school psychology and

a mental health school resource officer, have been developed to assist

students, administration and parents in developing a positive and proactive

plan for mental health. All teachers, counselors, district and campus

administrators, transportation and community programs staff will undergo

mental health assessment training prior to the start of the school year.

All elementary and secondary counselors will be trained on completing

threat assessment interviews.

Response

CFISD’s school safety and security committee will meet three times per

year and provide updates and reports to the Board of Trustees twice a year.

All campuses will continue to implement and practice emergency operations

plans, based on a template provided by the Texas School Safety

Center. All campus and district administrators will be trained in the Standard

Response Protocol and Standard Reunification Method prior to the

start of the school year.

All staff members will receive active shooter training prior to the start of the

school year, while all CFPD officers are required to complete active shooter

trainings such as ALERRT and ERASE as well as crisis intervention training.

A mental health crisis response team consisting of licensed behavior

health professionals has been formed to respond during critical incidents.

View the Safety and Security Action Plan presented during the Aug. 9 th

Board of Trustees work session on the CFISD YouTube channel. For all

safety- and security-related details in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, visit

www.cfisd.net/safety.

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School’s Eleventh Annual Touch A Truck. Touch A Truck is a hands-on

event where kids and adults of all ages can explore and learn about

vehicles of all shapes and sizes - from emergency vehicles to construction

equipment to really cool cars! Admission is only $2. Touch A

Truck will be held at St. Cuthbert Church located at 17020 West Road,

Houston, 77095, at the corner of West Road and Queenston. For more

information, visit our website at stcuthbert.org.

EPIPHANY FALL PRE-REGISTRATION

FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

If you are interested in our 18 month through Pre-K 4/5’s classes OR our

School (K-8 th grade) classes for the Fall of 2018, we would love for you

to join us. For more information visit our website at www.epiphanylutheranschool.org

or call 713-896-1843 for (K-8 th grade) OR 713-896-1316

for (18 mo. through Pre-Kindergarten classes). We would love for you to

join our school family. We are located at 14423 West Rd. @ Jackrabbit.

LITTLE RAMS PRESCHOOL

Cost friendly, full day, preschool for 3 & 4 year olds at Cypress Ridge

High School. Requirements: Must be 3 by September 1 st , live in/or

work for CFISD and be fully potty trained. Our times are 8:30 AM-2 PM

Tuesday-Thursday. We incorporate circle time, learning centers, core

learning and field trips. We are now registering for the 2018-2019 school

year, which begins in October and ends in May. For more information

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weekends, on campus or online. Registration continues for fall semester

with Late Start classes. Register now at the Barker Cypress

campus located at 9191 Barker Cypress, the LSC-Fairbanks Center

located at 14955 Northwest Freeway or the LSC-Cypress Center

located at 19710 Clay Road. Registration is also available online at

LoneStar.edu/registration or call 281-290-3200 or 832-782-5000 for

information. For Weekend College information, call 832-482-1070

or go to LoneStar.edu/weekend-college.

IN THE ART GALLERY

Stop by the Bosque Gallery to see Thomas Austin’s collection of

abstracts in this “Embryonic Journey” art exhibition on display

through October 4 th . Two artist talks will be held at 6:20 PM and 7

PM during the opening reception set from 5-8 PM Thursday, September

6 th . In addition, a “Tea + Art + Talk” is set from 1:30-2:15 PM

Tuesday, September 18 th . For information, go to

LoneStar.edu/BosqueGallery.

L.I.F.E. LESSONS FOR SEPTEMBER

The Learning, Inspiration, Friendship and Enrichment (L.I.F.E.)

programs are free and held Wednesdays at 10 AM in the Lone Star

College-CyFair Branch Library (Room 131.) Programs in September

are “Coupons, Codes, & Apps” September 12 th , “I Like to Move It,

Move It” September 19 th and “Another Side of Sicily” September

26 th . Call the library at 281-290-3214 for L.I.F.E. program information.

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

ROSES: PLANTING, GROWING & UPKEEP

September 15, 2018: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM.

Maud Smith Marks Library, 1815 Westgreen Blvd. Katy.

September 18, 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, CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

September 25, 2018: 10-11:15 AM. Weekley Community Center,

8440 Greenhouse Rd. Free. Registration required by

Sunday, September 23rd to ogd.harrishort@gmail.com.

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HOW TO CELEBRATE READ A BOOK DAY

Read a Book Day comes to us every September 6 th . It may seem strange

to celebrate an activity that plenty of us enjoy many, if not most, days

of the year. But it never hurts to indulge in something extra to make a

cherished activity more enjoyable. You can read outside, enjoy a snack,

reflect on what a favorite book means to you and more. Here are five

ideas to celebrate Read a Book Day.

Read Outside

Read a Book Day fortunately coincides with a time of year that for much

of the globe brings pleasant weather. Late summer often provides the

right amount of sun and heat, begging a reader to bring books outside.

Granted, that’s a bit difficult for those of us who have to spend prime

daylight hours at work or in school, but you can always sneak some

reading time in the early morning, late afternoon or evening. Take your

book to the beach, an outdoor table, the porch or anywhere else that

makes your day of reading a little more special.

Enjoy a Book With Good Food (or a Drink)

C.S. Lewis said that “Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine

admirably.” We might take this as a cue for our own Read a Book Day

celebration. There are some things to consider, though. I, for one, traditionally

have trouble finding the right food to eat while reading (fruit like

grapes and strawberries wet my fingers and the pages and large meals

involving fork and knife make holding the book open unwieldy). But for

Read a Book Day, I might put those past failures behind me. Baked goods

like cookies and pastries make for great company, while coffee and tea

are always enhancements to a good story. Heck, it’s the summer. You

might even celebrate the day with a glass of wine or a special cocktail.

Share a Quote or Reflection on Social Media

Many a book goes unread because it gets lost in the noise. It can be

hard to know what’s worth our attention in the dizzying selection of

books we have available and one of the most important resources we

have as readers is a good recommendation. You can celebrate reading

by excerpting a favorite quote from a book and sharing it on Facebook

or Twitter. If you want to go the extra mile, dress up a favorite title for

a photo on Instagram and caption it with why it means something to

you. Picking the right book intimidates more people than you think

and you never know who you’re helping and who might add your

recommendation to their reading list.

Go Outside of Your Typical Selection Habits

Some readers want to own their books and love bookstores. Some readers

prefer the different selection and freedom of a library. Others prefer shopping

online. All of these habits are great, but it can be rewarding to try something

new. Does your community have a used bookstore? There’s a lot that might

surprise you, especially if you’re used to going to Barnes & Noble. Do you

like to shop online for books? There are plenty of places where you can get

old, unusual, rare or interesting editions that the major vendors won’t have.

Plus, it always pays to visit your local library. A little difference can go a long

way in reminding you of the wide cultural world of books.

Ask Someone for a Recommendation

Celebrating books goes the other way, too. It’s always good to make

something solitary, like reading, more social. A good way to do this is to

reach out to someone who could give you a recommendation. People

are always happy to share their favorite titles and it’s a nice way to

reconnect with someone over books. After all, a book’s very purpose

is to connect us better to the world in the first place.

Source: https://blog.bookstellyouwhy.com/how-to-celebrate-read-a-book-day

LIBRARY NEWS

KATHERINE TYRA (BEAR CREEK) PUBLIC LIBRARY

16719 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084, 281-550-0885

Our hours are: Monday - 1 PM - 8 PM,

Tuesday/Thursday - 10 AM - 6 PM, Wednesday -10 AM - 8 PM,

Friday - 1 PM - 6 PM, Saturday - 10 AM - 5 PM.

LIBRARY CLOSED:

Labor Day Holiday, Monday, September 3 rd

• WELLNESS CLUB - Tuesday, September 4 th and 18 th , 1 PM. Join us for

our new Wellness Club! We will discuss topics related to healthy living

and share our experiences with each other. Learn from your neighbors

about how you can strive to stay well!

• SPECIAL TEEN PROGRAMS - Wednesday, September 5 th and 19 th ,

6 PM and Monday, September 24 th , 4:30 PM. Want to meet some new

friends and have a great time? Come to our special teen events! Topics

still TBD. Call the library for more information.

• POKÉMON CLUB AT CLAY’S RESTAURANT - 1 st Thursday of the

month, 4:30 PM. All school age children are invited to come and bring

their Pokémon Cards or Nintendo DS for this event. We ask that parents

remain at Clay’s for the duration of the program. We hope to see you

there! Clay’s Restaurant is located at

17717 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084.

• GAME NIGHT AT CLAY’S RESTAURANT - 1 st Thursday of the month,

6 PM, 17717 Clay Rd., Houston, TX 77084. Bring the whole family to play

games with us at Clay’s Restaurant! We will have several board games

to play or bring your own!

• FALL VEGETABLE GARDENING - Saturday, September 8 th , 2 PM. Come

learn how to grow a vibrant vegetable garden in the fall from Master

Gardener Teresa See. She will bring expert advice from her gardening

experience. She is a speaker with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service

and can help answer your vegetable gardening questions.

• PASSPORT SERVICES - Mondays, September 10 th and 27 th , 12 PM to

6:30 PM. Come to the library to apply for your passport or renew one.

The person receiving the passport must be present. Call the District

Clerk’s Office at 832-927-5690 to make an appointment or for more

information. Walk-ins are also accepted.

• WRITERS’ WORKSHOP WITH HOUSTON WRITERS GUILD “CREATING

TENSION” - Saturday, September 22 nd , 10:30 AM-12 PM. Come to the

library to develop your writing skills with excellent advice from the

Houston Writers Guild! Today the focus will be on creating tension. Fine

tune your work with these tips for a more captivating piece.

• FIRST TIME HOME BUYING SEMINAR - Saturday, September 22 nd , 1:30

PM. Come to this free seminar to learn the basic steps when buying a new

home. The prequalification process, inspections and appraisals and more.

• SAVVY SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING FOR BOOMERS - Saturday,

September 29 th , 10 AM. Come to hear financial planner Karin Tyson

explain how to get the most out of Social Security. Bring your questions!

She will discuss Social Security’s many aspects. You will learn

five important factors & strategies to consider when deciding to apply

for benefits, including:

When it makes sense to delay benefits-and when it does not

Why you should always check your earnings record for accuracy

How to estimate your benefits

Innovative strategies for coordinating benefits with your spouse

How to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits

How to coordinate Social Security with your other forms

of retirement income.

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• CONVERSATIONAL ESL - Thursdays, 2 PM. Join our free Conversational

ESL class each week. Attendees will need to fill out an application.

Everyone is welcome. Please join us!

• SAVVY STITCHERS - Thursdays, 3:30 PM. The Savvy Stitchers is a

place to share ideas for different crafts such as knitting and crochet!

Don’t miss out on the weekly fun! Make sure to bring your needles and

yarn. All ages welcome.

• SOCIAL CRAFTERS - Saturdays at 10 AM. Join our new social crafting

group! Are you working on a craft or fabric arts project now? Bring a

project to the library and share your ideas with others. Or, just come to

learn more about crafts you may want to try. All are welcome!

• MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - Join us for our monthly mystery book discussion

at the library. This month we are reading Conspiracy of Faith by

Jussi Adler-Olsen. Or, check out an e-book or e-audiobook through the

library’s Overdrive collection. The mystery book club meets the third

Thursday of each month at 11 AM.

CHILDREN

• PARA LOS NINOS BILINGUAL STORYTIME - Friday, September 28 th ,

1:30 PM. Bilingual storytime and activities for children 3-7 and their

parent/caregivers. Please join us!

• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Tuesdays at 10:30 AM. Early literacy

program with stories, songs, finger plays and the occasional craft

geared towards preschoolers aged 3-6 yrs old. In order to ensure the

safety of our youngest patrons, this is a ticketed program. Free tickets

are available on the morning of the program. First come, first served.

• INFANT STORY TIME - Wednesdays, at 10:30 AM. Infant Time is an

early literacy program for the children ages birth to 18 months. Please

join us as we share literacy tips, stories, songs, fingerplays, bubbles

and books. In order to ensure the safety of our youngest patrons this

is a ticketed program. Free ticket available on the morning of the

program in the library.

• COMMUNITY STORYTIME AT CLAY’S RESTAURANT - Wednesdays, at

2:30 PM. Community Storytime is an early literacy program for children

ages 18 months to 6 years. Come join us at Clay’s Restaurant, 17717

Clay Road, as we share literacy tips, stories, songs and fingerplays. Each

week this storytime will be an adaption of our library’s preschool or

toddler program. We want to thank Clay’s Restaurant for partnering

with us in providing community storytime.

• TODDLER TIME - Thursdays, at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is an early

literacy program for children ages 18 months to 3 years of age. Please

join us as we share literacy tips, stories, songs and fingerplays. In order

to ensure the safety of our youngest patrons this is a ticketed program.

Free tickets are available on the morning of the program in the library.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call

281-550-0885 or log on to www.hcpl.net.

LONE STAR COLLEGE - CY-FAIR LIBRARY

9191 Barker-Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433

281-290-3210

HOURS: Monday through Thursday, 7 AM-10 PM,

Friday-Saturday, 8 AM-6 PM and Sunday, 1 PM-6 PM.

• FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY - The LSC-CyFair Friends Bookstore

accepts gently used books year-round, offering them to the public

for a set donation amount. The store is open six days a week and

staffed by volunteers. Proceeds support library programs. Help

support our community library.

• CYFAIR LIBRARY BRANCH BLOG PAGE at http://hcpl.net/location/

cy-fair-college-library, for news and events about the library and

college and in the community.

• FACEBOOK at LSC-CyFair Branch Library.

• WEEKLY EVENTS & PROGRAMS EMAIL REMINDER, the Library

eUpdate: subscribe at LoneStar.edu/library/16099.

ADULT EVENTS & PROGRAMS

BOOK CLUBS: BACK IN TIME: HISTORICAL FICTION BOOK CLUB -

1 PM, LRNC 131

BOOK CLUBS: BOOKS WITHOUT BORDERS – 1 PM, LRNC 131

or 7 PM, LRNC 215

BOOK CLUBS: I LOVE A MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - 12 PM, LRNC 131

Common Thread: Knitting, Crocheting and Needlework Group

Tuesdays: 9-10:30 AM, LRNC 116.

COMPUTER WORKSHOPS, LRNC 105

Call for info.

eBOOK/eREADER WORKSHOPS

eBooks Appointments now available. Make an appointment

at LoneStar.edu/library/15938.

ESL: TALK TIME - LoneStar.edu/library/15209

Mondays, 1-2 PM, LRNC 215

Tuesdays, 2:45-3:45 PM, LRC 215

SPANISH CONVERSATION CLUB

Mondays, 1-3 PM, LRNC 131

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM, LRNC 118

ADULT LIBRARY PROGRAMS

See the full schedule of Adult Programs and Activities at LoneStar.edu/

library/cyfair-adults-LoneStar.edu/library/cyfair-adults-services or call

281-290-3214/3218.

Note: All programs are subject to change. Please contact the library or

visit the website for up-to-date information.

TEEN EVENTS & PROGRAMS

BOOK CLUB: (Registration required)

SCREEN - PLAY:

Tweens & Teens only (ages 10 - 18) 5-6 PM: Games, 6 PM: Movie -

Teen Room.

See the full schedule of Teen’s Programs and Activities at

LoneStar.edu/library/cyfair-children-services.

CHILDREN EVENTS & PROGRAMS

• Mondays: BABY TIME (6-24 months) - 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM.

• Tuesdays: Toddler Time (2-3 1/2 years) - 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM.

• Wednesdays: Preschool Time (3-6 years) - 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM.

• Thursdays: Spanish Time/Tiempo de cuentos (2-6 years) - 11 AM

BABY PAJAMA TIME:

1 st Tuesday, 6 PM (up to 24 months)

FAMILY STORYTIME:

2 nd Tuesday, 6:30 PM (all ages)

FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES, 5 PM:

Thursdays, for children of all ages. Limited to 40 children.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT:

Thursdays at 6:30 PM. For children of all ages. Limited to 40 children.

See the full schedule of Children’s Programs and Activities at LoneStar.

edu/library/cyfair-children-services. All programs are free and open

to the public.

Note: All programs are subject to change. Please contact the library

or visit the website for up-to-date information.

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BEAR CREEK COMMUNITY CENTER

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The Bear Creek Community Center will be temporarily

housed and have limited classes/events at the Glazier

Senior Education Center, 16600 Pine Forest Lane, Houston,

Texas 77084

In addition to scheduled activities on the Bear Creek

Community Center, Commissioner Steve Radack’s Bear

Creek Community Center is now offering the following

upcoming events and activities for the summer. Please

call 713-274-3190 to register for any of these events.

INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH: Has it been

awhile since you spoke Spanish? Maybe you want to refresh

your skills because you are taking a trip? Join Maria

Venegas every Friday, 9:30-10:20 AM. You must have

some knowledge of Spanish before starting this class.

FAMILY ZUMBA: All ages are welcome to this high-energy

cardio class. Everyone will enjoy this mix of Latin and International

dance moves. Classes are 6-7 PM on Mondays

and Wednesdays.

TAI CHI: Every Saturday morning 8:30-9:30 AM. Learn

this ancient Chinese art that integrates and strengthens

mind & body through slow, practiced movements that

help to lower stress and blood pressure.

CHAIR YOGA: This class is perfect for anyone with mobility

or balance limitations. Chair yoga involves performing

specific poses while using the support of a chair. The class

meets every Friday, 10-11 AM.

Special note: Advance registration for activities is typically

requested. An adult must accompany and remain with

anyone under the age of 18 visiting the center. A calendar

of events is available at the Harris County Precinct Three

website at www.pct3.com.

Villages at Lakepointe Community Newsletter | September 2018

GARDEN TIPS FOR SEPTEMBER

Time now to make plans for fall landscaping projects.

• Clean up flowerbeds of fallen foliage, yellowed leaves and dead wood.

Light green leaves may signify lack of iron (chlorosis). Correct with iron cheleates.

• Cut off old dead foliage on irises. Scratch in a little bone meal around the roots.

• Prune roses to reshape and groom plants for fall growth. Follow up with a dose

of fertilizer the first week of September.

• Plants come out of summer rest and go crazy. Insect populations explode as we

get into cooler temperatures. Diseases that have been dormant wake up.

- Citrus, croton, avocado and mango are susceptible to spider mites and thrips.

Discourage them with a strong jet of water from a hose directed to the

undersides of the leaves.

- Hibiscus, citrus, palms, gardenia and ixora are susceptible to scale and mealybug.

• Winter vegetable gardens and perennials get planted.

• Wait until November to plant petunias and pansies.

• Fire ants baits should be put out in September-October to lessen the number

of eggs that make it to Spring.

• St. Augustine grass gets its fall fertilizer during September. Continue to mow at

maximum height. You want to leave a lot of leaf surface to produce carbohydrate

reserves for the winter.

• Keep an eye out for sod webworms. First sign of them is grass that appears to stop

growing. You need to get them early for biological controls to work. When the

caterpillars are only 1/4 inch, Bacillus thuringiensis applications can slow them.

Bt is a bacteria that works on the caterpillars’ digestive systems and makes them

stop feeding. Do the application late in the day. The larvae feed at night and you

want them to get nice fresh Bt.

• When the heat and drought end, the weather could bring brown patch disease in the

St. Augustine grass. Watch for yellowish spots if the nights drop into the 60’s and days

stay in the 80’s.

• Get any pruning of hedges and such done now. You want the flush of new growth

to be hardened-off before the end of October. Tree pruning should be put off

until winter, when the trees are dormant.

• Pre-emerge herbicide applications targeting annual bluegrass and the earliergerminating

winter broadleaf weeds needed to be put out starting in mid-August.

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LW SPORTS KIDS VOLLEYBALL AND

NFL FLAG FOOTBALL

NFL Flag Football

Ages: 3-13 (co-ed)

Each paid participant receives:

reversible NFL Flag jersey and flags

Volleyball

Ages: 8-15 (co-ed)

Each participant will receive a jersey

Dates: October-December

Cost: $75

For more information go to:

www.myLWSports.com or call 281-500-8913!

HCYA HOMESCHOOL BASKETBALL

Registration is now open for the

2018-2019 Season

HYCA (Homeschool Christian Youth Association)

is now accepting registrations through

October 15 th for the 2018-2019 season. The

organization has been in existence for more

than 25 years and our coaching staff has over

30 years of total experience with HCYA. We

have a number of teams to accommodate

boys ages 8 through the Varsity Level. We compete

against private schools, public schools

and home school organizations. We practice

at Katy Hustle gym.

Visit our website at www.hcyawarriors.com

for more information.

HOMESCHOOL BASEBALL

The West Houston Thunder is a baseball program

for homeschool boys between the ages

of 8-18. Spring try-outs will be the week of

November 12 th . Spring registration will be in

January. We offer baseball programs for Elementary,

Middle School 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. Contact info@WestHouston-

Thunder.org for more information or go to

our website at www.westhoustonthunder.org.

KIDS’ RUNNING TEAM REGISTRATION

STARTS SEPTEMBER 10 TH

The Northwest Flyers Track Club Youth Cross

Country Team kicks off the fall season with a

mandatory orientation meeting for parents

and athletes on Tuesday, September 10,

2018 at 6:30 PM at the D. Bradley McWilliams

YMCA at Cypress Creek outdoor pavilion,

19915 TX-249, Houston, TX. Registration starts

online September 1 st at www.northwestflyers.

org. Practices are held at the YMCA, Kickerillo

Mischer Park and at Spring Creek Park in

Tomball.

Sport News

The Northwest Flyers Track Club is a member

program of USA Track and Field (USATF), the

national governing body for track and cross

country. The club is celebrating its 31 st year

in the northwest Houston area. Ages 6-18 may

participate in the team and both beginners

and experienced runners are welcome. Middle

school and high school cross country athletes

can also register, but should compete after

their school cross country season is over. For

more information contact Coach Genia English

at 818-223-1618 or genia.english@gmail.com.

Visit www.northwestflyers.org to get updates

and learn more about the team.

FALL SOCCER SIGN UPS - CY-FAIR/

MAGNOLIA/TOMBALL/SPRING KLEIN

REGISTRATION - NOW OPEN!

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 www.FFPS.org to sign up. Registration

fee includes a full uniform (jersey, shorts and

socks), trophy, trained positive coaches, nice

fields and background checks on all volunteers.

Coaches will call players to schedule practice

by 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 Cy-Fair North league plays at Matzke Elementary

(13102 Jones Rd). Our Cy-Fair South

league plays at Windfern School of Choice

(12630 Windfern Rod.). Our Cy-Fair West league

plays at Horne Elementary (14950 W Little York).

Our Tomball League plays at Tomball Alternative

Education Center (1302 Keefer Rd). Our

Magnolia League pays at Magnolia Elementary

(31900 Nichols Sawmill Rd). Our Spring/Klein

League plays at Wells Middle School (4033

Gladeridge Dr). For more information, maps of

all locations or to sign up, visit www.FFPS.org

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

AHFC JUNIOR HURRICANES (JHSL)

Registration For Fall 2018 Now Open

The Junior Hurricanes Soccer League (JHSL) is

led by professional United States Soccer Federation

(USSF) licensed staff and is designed

for boys & girls who want to play and have fun

in a safe and developmentally appropriate environment.

The JHSL program is being offered

at multiple locations and in conjunction with

CFSA at the Schiel Road Complex. To learn

more about each location and to register

please visit www.albionhurricanes.org.

Season begins in September!

For those wishing only to train, join us in Katy

for AHFC Friday Night Academy. Visit Katy

Youth Soccer to register for this Friday Fun

Program. AHFC is proud to partner with New

Territory and offer New Territory Thursday

Night Academy, a 5-week Skills Program.

Email us at jhsl@albionhurricanes.org for

more information or questions.

Want a more competitive program? Join AHFC!

Call us and we can find you a team: 713-939-

7473. Website: www.albionhurricanes.org.

LADIES GOLF

A new ladies golf group is now forming at Cypress

Lakes Golf Club. No handicaps required.

This will be a casual ladies golf outing to improve

your game and make some new friends.

Play will be on Thursday mornings at 9. For

information please email ladiesgolf4fun@

gmail.com or call Cypress Lakes Golf Club at

281-304-8515.

NETBALL CLUBS

Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men

and youth to join in, play and learn netball,

Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston.

We are also looking for interested players,

adults and youth to play in a new Katy Netball

club. No experience necessary. For more information,

go to our facebook page, Houston

Shooting Stars Netball Club or www.netballamerica.com

or contact houstonnetball@

netballamerica.com for further information.

CY-FAIR SPORTS ASSOCIATION

Cy-Fair Sports Association is having registration

for baseball, football, cheerleading

and soccer. Please see our website for more

information www.cy-fairsports.org.

WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE

Westside Golf League is actively encouraging

new members. We invite you to join us every

Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club.

Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels

to meet new friends and have fun while improving

golfing skills. For more information,

contact Sue Crookson at 281-392-4913 scrookson@houston.rr.com

or Yana Dommert at

281-394-2481 yana@entouch.net.

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Religious News

ST. CUTHBERT EPISCOPAL CHURCH

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

St. Cuthbert Church invites all pets and their

people to a Blessing of the Animals on Sunday,

October 7 th at 4 PM, in celebration of the Feast

of St. Francis of Assisi. This is a joyful and fun

event that honors the great bond and relationship

between pets and their owners. Animals

must be suitably restrained on a leash or in

a cage. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West

Road at Queenston. For more information,

visit stcuthbert.org.

MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH

FREE GARDENING CLASSES

New to Houston or to gardening? Messiah is

offering free gardening classes to the community

this fall. Join us to learn best practices

in organic gardening. Classes consist of three

one-hour sessions. There are two options

available. Both classes will meet in the

Fellowship Hall.

Daytime Class at 1 PM:

September 4 th : Planning a Successful Garden

September 11 th : Nitrogen/ PH is the

Key to Happy Plants

September 18 th : What/How to Plant

and Harvest

Evening Class at 7 PM:

September 5 th : Planning a Successful Garden

September 12 th : Nitrogen/ PH is the

Key to Happy Plants

September 19 th : What/How to Plant and

Harvest

If you are interested in learning more about

organic gardening, please sign up at

http://messiahlc.org/Sign-up-Forms.

NAVIGATING UNEASY RELATIONS

Figuring out how to handle strained relationships

is hard. Emotions can become tumultuous.

Opinions can harden. How are we

supposed to live out our faith? Loving others

can seem disconcerting, confusing and just

plain difficult. Sometimes we can even forget

our Christian calling, simply dismissing or

degrading those whom we consider “other.”

You know, . . . THOSE People, THAT Person.

How can we better handle these difficulties?

In this journey, we will gain new insights into

the challenges of dealing with differences between

people. Plus, 12 principles will emerge

about loving God, others and self. Besides increasing

self-awareness through assessments,

questions and discussion, we will become

more intentional in action.

WHEN? EIGHT Thursday Evenings, 7-8:30 PM

September 6-November 1, 2018 and ONE

Saturday Morning, 9 AM-Noon

November 10, 2018.

COST: $20 per person (to cover cost of

materials)

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Go to

www.messiahlc.org/events

Messiah Lutheran Church is a Lutheran Faith

Community, a congregation of the Evangelical

Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Messiah

is located at 11522 Telge Road, ½ mile north

of Highway 290. For more information, call

281-890-3013 or visit www.messiahlc.org. All

people are welcome at Messiah.

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON

SCHOLA CANTORUM

Do you want your children to become lifelong

servants of the Church? Singing in a

children’s choir is a great way to help that.

The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Schola Cantorum

is currently accepting children Grades

4-12 for its after-school choir program. The

choir is responsible for enriching the Mass

on 10:30 on Sundays and rehearses every

Wednesday from 3:45-5 PM. Unique in the

area, the choir focuses on singing music from

the rich Catholic tradition, including chant

and polyphony, as well as the finest modern

church music. Time is devoted to building

the children’s skills of music reading, vocal

technique, thinking about the words and the

structure and meaning of the Mass. Service

hours are available for older students. For

more information, please contact Dr. Douglas

O’Neill at doneill@seascs.org.

PRINCE OF PEACE

LUTHERAN CHURCH

a WELS Community

What’s happening at P. O. P.?

1 st Sunday of every month: Birthday and

Anniversary Sunday - come share fun food

treats and Fellowship with our birthday and

anniversary Members after Service in the

Church reception area.

Sundays, 11:30 AM: Choir practice, come listen

- better yet, join!

Wednesdays, 10:30 AM: preschool Chapel-for

the children in our preschool ages 3 to 5

Fridays, 5 PM: Catechism for member children

in 6 th -8 th grade

Last Sunday of each month: Coffee and

Conversation with Pastor Semro: 9 AM - meet

him and enjoy a nice casual chat about any

ole thing.

www.popcopperfield.org 281-859-0800

ADULT ENGLISH CLASSES AT

ENGLISH GATEWAY

English Gateway is a program designed to

teach conversational English. The vision and

desire of English Gateway is to assist international

families in learning and improving English

skills to help them live and be successful

here in the United States. We offer 6 different

levels and have open registration throughout

the CFISD school year. Childcare is available

for free for pre-school children as long as they

are registered beforehand.

How much does it cost? There is a one-time fee

of $20 for the books; classes are free.

Where does English Gateway meet? We meet

at Bayou City Fellowship,

12715 Telge Rd., Cypress, TX 77429.

When does English Gateway meet? We offer

two options: Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:30

AM, Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30 PM.

What are the starting dates for

English Gateway?

Student Registration: 9:30-11:30 AM

or 6:30-8:30 PM

For more information, please contact the English

Gateway Program Coordinator:

w esl@bayoucityfellowship.com.

ST. CUTHBERT YOUTH GROUP

The St. Cuthbert Youth Group is a community

of youth and adult volunteers who encourage

and support each other in life and in faith.

All students in grades six through twelve are

welcome to be part of the Youth Group, which

offers a wide range of gatherings and events

created to provide a fun opportunity for learning

and growth. The Youth Group meets on

Sundays from 4-6 PM for fun, Bible Study and

fellowship and on Wednesdays from 6:30-8

PM for dinner and Bible study. For more information,

contact Kim Houghton at stcyouth@

stcuthbert.org. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020

West Road at Queenston.

Visit stcuthbert.org for more information.

CORNERSTONE ORTHODOX

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

www.csopc.org

Ladies, please join us for an in-depth study of 1

Peter! We meet at a house in Bear Creek, Monday

nights at 7 PM. Stay after for dessert and

fellowship. Contact Melissa at mhaley@csopc.

org or 713-899-5745 for more information.

CANYON LAKES WEST COMMUNITY

CHURCH BIBLE STUDY

Neighbors of the community gather to meet

and greet, share in the word and fellowship

Wednesdays at 7 PM at the Richard & Meg

Weekly Community Center 8440 Greenhouse

Rd. Visit www.cypresstxchurch.org or call

713-302-7325 for more information.

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CHRIST COVENANT CHURCH

LADIES BIBLE STUDY

The women’s ministry of CCC invites you to join them this Fall as they

begin a 7 week video study by Priscilla Shirer. “The Armor of God” Bible

study is every Tuesday morning, at 9:30 AM. NO Child Care provided.

A book fee does apply. Please join us at Christ Covenant Church, 17000

Longenbaugh, Houston, TX, 77095, 281-463-6600. To register for the

series, please go to www.christcov.net.

THE FAMILY OF FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH

BIBLE STUDY: Each Sunday morning at 8:30 AM and 11 AM, adult students

of the Bible investigate a new book of the Bible. All are invited.

THE EARLY BIRD BIBLE STUDY - The community is invited to join every

Wednesday morning at 6:30 AM at Panera Bread (at 6 and FM 529).

OXYGEN HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH - Sundays after 10 AM service. Join us

upstairs in the movie room where we watch music videos, video clips,

skits and other media then relate it to God and your life.

Tuesday Evening Ladies’ Bible Study at Living Word Lutheran Church

The Tuesday Evening Ladies’ Bible Study at Living Word Lutheran

Church is informal, but with an emphasis on the Word of God. We invite

you to join us. Weekly attendance is not mandatory. Come with your

Bible when you are able to and please invite your friends and neighbors

for some great study, sharing and fellowship. The group meets from

7 to 8:30 PM on Tuesday evenings in the Micah Room in the Administrative

Building. Living Word is located at 3700 S Mason Road in Katy

(the corner of Mason Road and Westheimer Parkway).

A private Facebook page will be used to communicate information and

facilitate discussion. If you would like to be added to the group, please

email Selina at selinapon@gmail.com with your preferred email and

phone number.

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ST. CUTHBERT BIBLE STUDIES

Located at 17020 West Road, Houston, 77095, at the corner of

West Road and Queenston. Website at stcuthbert.org.

ST. C SENIORS - The St. C Seniors are a great group of fun loving people!

The group meets for Bible study and good-natured discussion every

Thursday afternoon at 1 PM and have a monthly luncheon every

third Thursday. All are welcome; you don’t have to be a senior citizen

to attend. Contact Sally Mahon at sally@stcuthbert.org for more info.

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH - BIBLE STUDIES

9 AM Sundays: Adult Bible Study in Fellowship Hall - Learn the History

that goes along with The Word. Grow in faith and Godly living.

9 AM Sundays: 1 st & 3 rd Sunday of each month - Teen Bible Study

Bear Creek Baptist Church - Single Moms Bible Study

The Single Moms class at Bear Creek Church invites you to come join

us as we study the Bible, share and pray for each other and have great

times of fellowship. Our Bible Study enables us to embrace our lives

as single women and moms and overcome the challenges that arise

as we manage our homes, work and friendships.

We are beginning a new study series that addresses our view of WORK.

Whether you are a stay at home mom or a mom that works outside

the home, work reaches all of us. The group meets Sunday mornings

at 11 AM in Room ED101 at Bear Creek Baptist Church located at 5901

N. Fry Road, Katy, TX 77449. (at W. Little York intersection). Ministry

opportunities are also available for your children, preschool through

high school. For more information, please call or text Frances at

713-542-7062 or Averil at 832-573-9684.

CORNERSTONE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH BIBLE STUDIES

18081 West Road, 281-859-4141, cornerstoneumc.org

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY - Starting January 16 th , the Tuesday

Morning Bible Study will start a thirteen session study “Meeting

Jesus.” Using Leighton Ford’s study guide “Meeting Jesus,” we will be

taking a fresh look at the Son of God. Using the Gospels of Matthew,

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Mark, Luke and John, we will be examining our relationship with Jesus and gain a better

understanding of His relevance for us in today’s world. There is no cost for the study. Each

week you will receive a printed scripture reference sheet and the following week’s discussion

questions. A schedule of meeting times will also be provided. We meet at 10 AM in the

worship center. If you require a nursery to attend the study, please call the church office

(281-859-4141) Monday through Thursday, 8 AM- 4 PM and ask for Linda.

BOOK OF REVELATION BIBLE STUDY - You are invited to join us at Cornerstone United

Methodist Church for a thirteen week study on the New Testament book of Revelation at

7-8:15 PM on Tuesdays beginning September 12 th and ending on December 12 th . We

will skip the week of Thanksgiving. You will need your Bible and the study book. You may

register at the church office, Monday-Thursday from 9 AM-2 PM for $10 (cost of the book)

or you may sign up in the church lobby on Sunday mornings.

COPPERFIELD CHURCH SENIOR ADULTS

GAME DAY - The first Friday of the month - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

BIBLE STUDY - Wednesday - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

DAY TRIPS - Monthly - Schedule differs. For more info.,

www.copperfieldchurch.com or call 281-856-2273.

WALKING GROUP (aka Holy Strollers) - 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM,

Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Come join our group! We are an active, fun-loving bunch. Once you come for a visit and

get to know us, you’ll want to be a part of our Senior Adult Group. You do not have to be

a member of Copperfield Church to be a part of our Senior Adult Group.

BEAR CREEK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

ATTENTION: CAREGIVERS OF ELDERLY PERSONS

Did you know that on the second Friday of each month Bear Creek United Methodist

Church provides a caring, Christian atmosphere for your loved one? The program, scheduled

from 10 AM to 1:30 PM. This gathering provides free time for caregivers and includes

crafts, chair exercises, word games, entertainment, lunch and more. Caregivers are also

welcome to stay and join the fun. For more information or to register, please call the church

office at 281-463-2330.

Bear Creek United Methodist Church is located at

16000 Rippling Water Drive, near North Hwy. 6 and Kieth Harrow.

AREA BINGOS

EPIPHANY BINGO

Epiphany Bingo has been conducting bingo games on the west side since February 14, 1986.

Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. THERE IS NO SMOK-

ING ALLOWED DURING ALL BINGO GAMES. They have a jackpot game of $750. Maximum prize

giveaways of $2,500, allowed by law, are given away every Bingo Night! They have security,

lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar and large

cash prizes. Profits are used for charitable outreach programs, building expansion, and payment

towards debt. Epiphany Catholic Church conducts its bingo games at the Church Community

Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham

Subdivision) off Highland Knolls every Friday night. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and

regular games at 8:00 PM. For more information, call the bingo hall number 281-578-3905.

During Bingo nights, you may also call the Community Center number, 281-578-5078. Come,

have some fun, bring your friends and neighbors, win some money and make some new friends.

ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH BINGO

At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played

in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start

at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. Maximum Prizes given

away every evening of $2,500. Governed by the state of Texas. They have the most modern

computerized BINGO equipment for verifying winnings, along with TV monitors for your viewing

pleasure. The snack bar is maintained by the KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS 6950, with a variety

of food and snacks with soft drinks. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious

Education programs, to better serve the community. The Church is located in downtown Katy

at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn

right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the

Church Hall will be on your right one block down. Please call for more details to 281-391-4758.

Please come play and win. We can accommodate large groups such as social and family groups.

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A BIG THANK YOU

A Big THANK YOU to Cy-Fair Women’s Club for the awarding of their 2018

Adopt a Cause Award to MESA-OUTREACH for our upcoming November

2018 Share the Table Event. This is a Community Outreach Event with

Food Boxes, Gift Cards, New Underwear and Used Coats to assist the

needy families in our area before Thanksgiving. They awarded this to us

on Tuesday evening, July 24, 2018 at the MESA-FOOD PANTRY located

at BCUMC 16000 Rippling Water Dr., Houston, TX 77084.

MESA-OUTREACH, INC.

HOLDS ITS 5 TH ANNUAL

STUFF THE BUS SCHOOL

SUPPLY EVENT

On August 7, 2018, Mesa Outreach served

180 families with 445 students receiving

school supplies for K-12 grade. A total

of 317 pairs of shoes were distributed,

655 pairs of socks, 722 children’s books

and 300 Texas Children’s Health Plan

Backpacks filled with supplies, 1100

bags of popcorn, countless bottles of

water and 189 volunteers logged 512

volunteer hours for the 2 nights of Stuff the Bus (Prep & Event). Special

thanks to all our volunteers from NCL-Cypress Belles, NCL-Yellow Roses,

Skyline Rotarians, Just Serve, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Bear Creek

UMC, Addicks UMC, Peace Community Church and many other individual

volunteers! We could not have done this without you! We are so grateful

for all your support of MESA-OUTREACH and Stuff the Bus 2018!

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY

If you are a homeowner in the Northwest Harris County area and are still

in need of home repair from damage experienced by Hurricane Harvey,

you may qualify for Habitat for Humanity’s Northwest Harris County

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery Home Repair program. This is at no

cost to you and is made possible by the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

To submit an application, contact Robert at 281-477-0460 or visit www.

HarveyHomeConnect.org. Apply today as limited funding is available.

You can support Habitat by sponsorship, monetary donations and/or

volunteer by assisting with the construction of a new home for a deserving

family, repair an existing home, serve lunch, assist with events and

much more. If your business or organization is seeking a fun, energetic

teambuilding event, we can customize an onsite construction project.

Habitat is a non-profit, faith based and volunteer driven organization

dedicated to advocating for families who currently reside in sub-standard

housing within the Northwest Harris County area. Our mission

is to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to those in need by

partnering with qualified families in the building of their new home.

For volunteer opportunities, call 281-477-0460. Donations can be mailed

to Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County, PO Box 682785,

Houston, TX 77268-2785 or dropped off at our office at

13350 Jones Rd., Houston.

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RECIPES

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP

Made with the most perfectly tender,

juicy, chicken meatballs! So hearty

and flavorful. Not to mention, it’s

simple, quick and easy!

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, diced

3 carrots, peeled and diced

2 stalks celery, diced

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

8 cups chicken stock

2 bay leaves

1/2 cup uncooked acini di pepe pasta

1 sprig rosemary

3 cups baby spinach, chopped

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

For the chicken meatballs

1/2 pound ground chicken

1/2 pound chicken sausage, casing removed

1/3 cup Panko

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, chicken sausage, Panko,

Parmesan, egg, oregano, basil, parsley and garlic powder; season

with salt and pepper, to taste. Using a wooden spoon or clean hands,

stir until well combined. Roll the mixture into 3/4-to-1-inch meatballs,

forming about 25-30 meatballs.

• Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over

medium heat. Add meatballs, in batches, and cook until all sides

are browned, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined

plate; set aside.

• Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the stockpot. Add garlic,

onion, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender,

about 3-4 minutes. Stir in thyme until fragrant, about 1 minute.

• Whisk in chicken stock and bay leaves; bring to a boil. Stir in acini di

pepe, rosemary and meatballs; reduce heat and simmer until pasta

is tender and meatballs are cooked through, about 9-12 minutes.

• Stir in spinach, lemon juice and parsley until spinach has wilted,

about 2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

• Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan, if desired.

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APPLE DUMPLING

You could make this on National Apple Dumpling Day September 17 th !

INGREDIENTS:

1 pastry for double-crust pie

6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3 cups water

2 cups white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Butter a 9x13 inch pan.

On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into a large rectangle, about 24 by

16 inches. Cut into 6 square pieces. Place an apple on each pastry square

with the cored opening facing upward. Cut butter into 8 pieces. Place 1

piece of butter in the opening of each apple; reserve remaining butter for

sauce. Divide brown sugar between apples, poking some inside each cored

opening and the rest around the base of each apple. Sprinkle cinnamon and

nutmeg over the apples.

With slightly wet fingertips, bring one corner of pastry square up to the top

of the apple, then bring the opposite corner to the top and press together.

Bring up the two remaining corners and seal. Slightly pinch the dough at

the sides to completely seal in the apple. Repeat with the remaining apples.

Place in prepared baking dish.

In a saucepan, combine water, white sugar, vanilla extract and reserved butter.

Place over medium heat and bring to a boil in a large saucepan. Boil for 5

minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Carefully pour over dumplings.

Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes. Place each apple dumpling in

a dessert bowl and spoon some sauce over the top.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/

HOAGIE DIP

You could make this on National Eat a Hoagie Day September 14 th !

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 pound cooked ham, thinly sliced

1/2 pound Genoa salami, thinly sliced

1 pound processed American cheese, sliced

2 cups mayonnaise

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 onion, chopped

1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded

2 tomatoes, diced

12 hoagie rolls, torn into pieces for dipping

DIRECTIONS:

Tear the ham, salami and

American cheese into small pieces.

Place in a large bowl.

In a medium bowl, blend the mayonnaise and oregano.

Mix the mayonnaise mixture into the ham mixture 1/2 cup at a time,

until meats and cheese are well coated. Mix in the onion.

Before serving, mix in the lettuce and tomatoes.

Serve with the hoagie roll pieces for dipping.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/

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