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October 2018

NC Night Out Set For October 5th

Heavy Trash Day Scheduled For October 6th

NCCIA Bylaws Have Been Updated

Important Numbers... 3

Teenage Job Seekers... 7

School News... 8

Sports Opportunities... 10

What’s Happening in Katy... 12

Festivals in the Area... 18

Houston Area Events... 20

Gardening Tips... 26

Recipes... 27

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October 2018 | Nottingham Country

Halloween Safety Tips

Walk Safely: Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.

Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put

electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.

Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.

Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as

far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest

street crossings. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to

never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Trick or Treat with an Adult: Children under the age of 12 should not be alone

at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without

supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat

in groups.




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Nottingham Country CIA • 281-463-1777, ext. 7132

Nancy Callaway - ncallaway@scsmgmt.com

Commissioner Steve Radack 281-463-6300

Street Repairs ( J. Martinez) 281-463-6300

Harris County - www.co.harris.tx.us


Precinct 5 Constables 281-463-6666

Harris County Sheriff Dept. Non-emerg. 281-463-2648

HCESD 48 Fire Dept. 281-599-8888

NON Emergencies Only 281-492-8080

851 Dominion Dr.

NON-EMERGENCIES 281-675-3600

Poison Control Center 1-800-764-7661

Toxic Chemical & Oil Spills 1-800-424-8802

Highway Patrol 713-957-6192


Center Point Energy (Gas) 713-659-2111

Longhorn Utility District 281-353-9756

Leaking gas fire 713-659-3552

Nottingham MUD 281-579-8641

Electricity - Reliant Energy (billing) 713-207-7777

Center Point Power Outage 713-207-2222

(include pole number)

Comcast Communications 713-341-1000

AT & T Repair 1-800-246-8464

AT & T New Service 1-800-288-2020

Mason Creek Utility district 281-578-7272

Best Trash LLC



Methodist West Houston Hospital 832-522-1000

Katy Memorial Hermann 281-644-7000

Christus St. Catherine 281-599-5700

Memorial City Hospital 713-932-3000

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe: Decorate costumes and bags with

reflective tape or stickers and if possible, choose light colors. Choose face paint

and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s

vision. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by

drivers. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips

and falls.

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween: Slow down and be especially alert in residential

neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable

ways. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.

Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. Eliminate any distractions

inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Drive

slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the

day to spot children from greater distances. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30

PM to 9:30 PM so be especially alert for kids during those hours.


(Management Company for Section 10 only)

Nottingham Country Fund, Inc. • 281-579-0761

Michael Barrera • michael@crestmanagement.com


Maude Marks 281-492-8592

Bear Creek 281-550-0885

Katy 281-391-3509

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KISD Tax Office 281-396-6100

Harris County Animal Control 281-999-3191

Harris County Mosquitoe Control 713-440-4800

Harris County Appraisal District 713-957-7800

Harris Co. Tax Office 713-224-1919

Harris Co.Appraisal District 713-957-7800

Texas Dept of Public Safety 713-681-1761



KISD Administration 281-396-6000

KISD Transportation 281-396-7560

Nottingham County Elementary 281-237-5500

Pattison Elementary 281-237-5450

Memorial Parkway Jr. High 281-237-5800

McMeans Junior High 281-237-8000

Taylor High School 281-237-3100


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Let’s Party At Rennie Park!

If you haven’t made it to an NC Night Out yet, we are eagerly awaiting

your attendance. Maybe it was still too hot for you in September, but

surely (knock wood) the weather will be grand for our next festivity,

which is scheduled for Friday, October 5 th at 5 PM.

A family-friendly movie will be shown and we welcome you to dine at

the fabulous food trucks and spend time visiting all of your favorite

neighbors. Restrooms will be provided as well. We look forward to seeing

you there!

Heavy Trash Day Set For October 6Th

The NCCIA and the Mason Creek Utility District (MCUD) will again sponsor

a heavy trash pickup day on Saturday, October 6 th from 8 AM to 2 PM

at Nottingham Country Elementary. The specific location is the back

parking lot, which starts at the corner of Withington and Rennie. Best

Trash will have personnel available to assist in unloading vehicles. NC

homeowners in Sections 1-9 may bring any and all items for disposal

with the EXCEPTION of tires, used oil, gasoline, paint and household

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Interested in joining the Board?

The NCCIA Board is looking for excellent candidates to run for a spot

on the Board that is opening up on November 20 th . The current Board

is a dedicated group and has served our neighborhood well for many

years. If you are interested, please see the letter on the next page titled

“Solicitation of Candidates for Election to the Board of Directors.” It has

all the instructions you will need to apply. May the best candidate win!

NCCIA Bylaws Have Been Updated

The NCCIA Board of Directors has approved amended and updated bylaws

for the Nottingham Country Community Improvement Association. This

action was taken so we could incorporate a number of changes to HOA

rules and regulations as passed by the Texas Legislature in the past

few years. State regulations override all existing HOA regulations and

NCCIA has abided by the changes for a number of years now but had not

formally incorporated them into our bylaws.

In order to prevent any confusion, we recently asked our attorney to

incorporate the changes and amend our bylaws. You can review the

updated bylaws on our website: www.nottinghamcountry.org. We

encourage homeowners to review the document. Additionally, copies

will be available at the annual meeting in November.

Most of the bylaw changes are minor. The only major change is the fact

that we have moved our annual meeting date from the third Tuesday

of November to the first Tuesday of December; this change is effective

in 2019. The meeting conflicted with Thanksgiving in prior years, so we

wanted to avoid that going forward.

The amended bylaws will be presented for homeowner approval at the

NCCIA annual meeting, which is slated for Tuesday, November 20 th . A

simple majority vote of the homeowners in attendance will be required

for passage of the updated bylaws.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Callaway at SCS

Management at ncallaway@scsmgmt.com.


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281-463-1777 (O) * 281-463-0050 (Fax)

Solicitation of Candidates for Election to the Board of Directors

Dear Nottingham Country CIA Homeowners:

Nottingham Country Community Improvement Association, Inc. invites homeowners to become a Director

candidate for the election to be held at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. The Annual

Meeting Notice will be mailed at least 15 days prior to the meeting.

At such meeting, the membership will elect four Directors to fill expiring two-year terms. The terms of Don

Mach, Scott Murphy, Kim Svetlik, and Robert Wills will expire on November 20, 2018.

Don Mach, Scott Murphy, and Robert Wills have each chosen to run as incumbents for the election and have

requested that their names be placed on the ballot as candidates.

If you are interested in becoming a candidate and having your name placed on the ballot, please complete the

information below. You also must complete an NCCIA Board Candidate Application (which can be accessed

online at www.nottinghamcountry.org). After you have completed this Solicitation form and the Application

form, send them by mail to Nottingham Country Community Improvement Association, Inc., 7170 Cherry Park

Drive, Houston, TX 77095, by fax to 281-463-0050, or scan and e-mail to ncallaway@scsmgmt.com.

Both forms must be received by October 12, 2018.

I, ________________________________________________________________________________

Printed Name



do hereby request to be a candidate for the election to the Board of Directors and have my name placed on the

ballot for the election to be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.






Board of Directors, Nottingham Country CIA

Don Mach, Allen Hess, Scott Murphy, Robert Wills,

Horace Davies, Ross Gilbert, Kathryn O’Brien, Kim Svetlik

Nottingham Country | October 2018 5

Foreclosures in Nottingham Country

Current inventory of foreclosed homes in NC as of 8/20/18:



710 S Fry Rd. Bank of America. Currently listed for sale

with a pending contract.

1514 Hannington Pending foreclosure. Courts have given

mortgage company permission to foreclose.

1627 Hannington Pending foreclosure.

NCCIA Website Report

If you are a resident of Nottingham Country or any of the surrounding

communities and haven’t been to our site, please do so by going to: www.

nottinghamcountry.org and sign up to become a member of the website

(it’s free!). Members of the website are included in an E-Blast network,

which sends email notices of important events and security issues. When

logged into the website, all members have access on the website to

newsletter articles, security and safety alerts, lost and found pets and

community information that affects us. Available also, but restricted

to Nottingham Country residents, are forms, calendars, governing

documents, budgetary and finance details. Curious to know what

decisions are made at the monthly Board meetings? Meeting minutes are

available on the website as well as the agenda for the meetings. Our Lost

Pets section continues to be popular. Residents can post descriptions

and photos of lost or found pets. We have helped to reunite many owners

with beloved pets. If there’s something you can’t find or a problem with

our website, please send me an email and we’ll work together to find

solutions. Your input is very valuable to our community. Thank you for

making our community a better place by your interest and participation.

~ Jacob Joseph,, Nottingham Country Webmaster


~ NCCIA Board of Directors

Other Nottingham News

Security Report For July

Abandoned vehicle: 2

Alarms: 16

Assaults: 1

Arrests: 1

BMV: 3

Burglaries: 2

Crashes: 10

Credit card abuse: 1

Criminal mischief: 1

Found/lost property: 3

Disturbance: 9

Missing person: 1

Reports: 13

Suspicious person: 14

Suspicious vehicle: 18

Terroristic threat: 1

Theft: 1

Traffic hazard: 1

Traffic stops: 31

Vacation watch: 163

In July, we did not have any stolen vehicles or burglary to motor vehicles.

No residential burglaries either, which is fantastic. Regarding the Missing

Person call, the young girl was found about 30 minutes after we were

on the call. We checked a lot of Vacation Watches, so please continue

to inform us if you are going out of town. And as always, remember that

neighbors looking out for neighbors is a great modus operandi. Continue

calling on suspicious people and vehicles. I believe the visibility of our

deputies reduces crime.

~ Sgt. David Goff

Nottingham Country Community

Improvement Association, Inc.

Deed Restriction Committee Complaint Form

SCS Management Services

7170 Cherry Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77095


Date: _________________________

Name of Resident: ______________________________________

(If Known)

Address: ______________________________________________

Section: ______________________________________________

Violation: _____________________________________________


Nottingham Country Garden Club

On Thursday, October 4, 2018, Nottingham Country Garden Club

(NCGC) will feature Linda Gay with a presentation on “Bulbs Naturalized

for the Gulf Coast.” Linda is a horticulturist and gardener by trade. She

worked at the Mercer Botanic Garden for 26 years and the last 11 years

served as Director of the Garden. Additionally, Linda has worked with

McGovern Centennial Gardens, The Arbor Gate Nursery in Tomball and

teaches horticulture classes at HCC.

Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month from

September through May. We welcome all people interested in gardening

and gardening related topics. We serve the West Houston and Katy

areas. You do not have to live in the Nottingham Country neighborhood

to belong to our group! NCGC is a non-profit organization affiliated with

the Houston Federation of Garden Clubs, the Texas State Garden Clubs

and the National Garden Clubs. The purpose of the club is to promote

the beautification of our community, support local and national

educational and civic organizations and educate the community about

our environment. Donations from the NCGC are funded by our​​annual ​

Spring​ ​Sale​ ​and​ ​projects​ ​that​ ​vary​ ​each​ ​year.

Meet and greet time begins at 9:30 AM and the program will begin at

10 AM, followed by the NCGC business meeting. Please join us at the

Municipal Utility Building #81 at 805 Hidden Canyon Drive, Katy, 77450.

For more information, see our website: www.ncgctx.org.

Nottingham Country

Mom’s Group

We are wishing everyone happy seasons ahead. We have loved seeing

so many new faces at our play dates, MNOs and on our secret Facebook

group. Every month our group gets together for a variety of scheduled

fun activities along with impromptu meet-ups at the park. If you are a

new or veteran Nottingham Country mom and haven’t joined our group

we hope to see you soon, please contact us via email ncmomskaty@

gmail.com. Have a fabulous month from The Nottingham Country Moms’


October 2018 | Nottingham Country

Free Medicare Workshop

October 4 th and 16 th , 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Educational workshop for those looking at Medicare or current recipients.

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October 8 th - Early Dismissal - Elementary Parent Conference and Secondary Professional Learning

October 17 th - Family Night (No Homework Assigned)

October 19 th - Early Dismissal - Elementary Parent Conference and Secondary Professional Learning

February 6, 2019 - My Childhood Addiction - Parenting in a Digital Age -

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - College Prep 101 for Parents - Registration


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Legacy Parent Academy

The Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy is a series of informational

sessions specifically designed to assist parents by providing valuable

information that relates to topics that go beyond the academic experience.

In today’s world, we know parents and guardians are faced with decisions

that will profoundly impact the future growth and development of their

student. The goal of the Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy is to equip

parents with strategies and techniques to support their students. All

parents and guardians of Katy ISD students are welcome to attend. ​

The 2018-19 sessions will feature presentations from experts in topics

that address emotional well-being, college preparedness and financial aid

for college, amongst others. Learn more about our​ sessions​, view a title a

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form. Registration for each session will open two weeks prior to the event.

Legacy Parent Academy 2018-2019 Sessions​

October 3, 2018 - Katy ISD College & Career Night

October 24, 2018 - Mental Health Services in Texas - Registration


November 7, 2018 - Understanding High School Credits, GPA and Class

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November 7, 2018 - Transitioning from Elementary to Junior High

School - Registration Required

November 14, 2018 - Military Academies Night

November or early December - Financial Information Academy


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Private & Pre-Schools

St. Bartholomew Catholic Preschool

St. Bartholomew Catholic Preschool has been designed to:

• Nurture Catholic faith development in each child and in each child’s


• Teach students about prayer and to respect the world around


• Allow opportunities for young children to learn socialization skills.

• Encourage self-esteem while teaching acceptable behavior.

• Provide a low teacher-child ratio with caring, experienced staff.

• Offer a curriculum that will help prepare our students for Kindergarten

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• Expose the children to a variety of learning opportunities like Spanish,

motor lab, and music.

• Foster an appreciation of others through charitable acts of kindness.

We have openings in our M/W and T/Th 18 month Class, 2 spots in our

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A Night of Positively Pink at LaCenterra

Hosted by

Houston Methodist West Hospital

Friday, Oct. 12 | 6-9 P.M.

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch Courtyard

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, TX 77494

Join us and bring your family for a night of Positively

Pink, a breast cancer awareness celebration.

At this fun and educational event, you will:

• Meet our Breast Care Center team and women’s

health specialists

• Receive breast health information

• Enjoy live music by The Mockingbirds Band

• Get free giveaway items and much more!

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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

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30 years of total experience with HCYA. We have a number of teams

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with a mission to provide outstanding club management, a fun social

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for the 2018 season at www.westhoustonrugby.com. Enquiries may be

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Katy Area Running Club

The Katy Area Running Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation which

exists to serve people living in and around Katy, Texas who have

an interest in running. We are a community of people of all ages,

backgrounds, heritages and abilities who share a common interest -

running! Our focus is on group runs, having fun, socializing and sharing

our knowledge and experience with our members and the public. We

welcome all who are interested in joining us. We have a full calendar of

runs, events and socials. We hold group runs every Saturday morning

at the Sergeant Hatch Sports Park off the south I-10 feeder road just east

of Barker Cypress Rd. On Tuesdays (5 AM and 6:30 PM) we meet at one

of the KISD junior high tracks for speedwork and on Thursday (6:30 PM)

we meet at Crosspoint Community Church for tempo runs of various

distances and paces. To find out more and to join our club, visit www.


Track Houston/Youth Track Club

Track Houston is the nation’s largest and most successful youth track

and field organization. Our goal is to assist interested boys and girls ages

6 to18 years old in improving their physical fitness and mental stamina.

We have multiple practice sites in the Greater Houston area including

McMeans Junior High School in Katy and Cypress Lakes High School in

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Katy Canoe & Kayak Club

Established March of 2014 (Over 200 Members). Never paddled before,

that’s okay too! We don’t own a store, don’t purchase anything yet! Join

our meetings and we can answer your questions and/or assist you in

trying out new gear and equipment. KC/KC is a non-profit organization

with major Sponsors. Must be at least 21 years of age to join. LIFE VEST/

PFD IS A MUST!!!! We meet every 3 rd Wednesday of each month at

24638 Kingsland Blvd., Katy TX 77494 (Manta Ray Enterprises, Inc.), 7-9

PM. For more information, call Philip at 713-826-5705 or 281-782-7252.

“Remember-Think Safe, Paddle Safe”

Netball Clubs

Katy Swifts Netball Club invites people to come and learn about netball

and have some fun playing a great team sport. Open to everyone from

eight years and up including adults. Contact katynetball@netballamerica

for further information. Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men

and youth to join in, play and learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British

School of Houston. Contact houstonnetball@netballamerica.com for

further information.

You can also “like” the Texas Netball Association on Facebook to see

regular announcements about netball in the Lonestar State! Also visit

netballamerica.com for general information about netball in America.

Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby

Southwest Houston’s own brand new women’s flat track roller derby

team is now forming. This isn’t the old school roller derby you’ve seen in

the past. We train derby athletes to compete according to the rules and

guidelines set forth by WFTDA, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.

We are actively recruiting skaters, referees and volunteers. Skaters must

be female and 18 or older. Referees and volunteers must be 18 or older.

Email us at yellowrosederbygirls@yahoo.com for more information. You

can also find us at www.yellowrosederbygirls.com and on Facebook. Join

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


Please contact Dean at volleyballkaty@yahoo.com if you are interested in

playing volleyball. You must be at least 18 years old and be able to play at

intermediate level. We play at different locations in and around Katy area.

Katy Rugby Club

Want to learn the newest Olympic Sport - Rugby? All ages welcome - boys

& girls, Training every Sunday 2-4 PM at Cinco Ranch High School, For

more information, please visit www.katyrugbyclub.com.

Katy Cavalier Lacrosse Club

The Katy Cavalier Lacrosse Club invites you to come and see what Lacrosse

is all about. Join us as we continue to bring one of the fastest growing

team sports in the United States to the youth of Katy. Katy Cavalier

Lacrosse Club offers lacrosse for boys and girls from Kindergarten thru

High School. No experience needed. For more information visit our

website, www.katycavalierlacrosse.org.

Did you play Lacrosse in college, coached lacrosse or just love the sport?

We are looking for Coaches for boys and girls. Please contact us for more

information if you would like to volunteer and be a part of the Katy

Cavalier Lacrosse Club, 281-942-8822.

Westside Golf League

Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite

you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our

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while improving golfing skills. For more information, contact the Pro

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6th Annual St Paul’s Episcopal Church

Fall Festival & Craft Show

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

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

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

Katy Police department!! Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 5373 Franz Road,

from 9 AM to 4 PM. FREE admission! Interested vendors please contact

Mary at saintpaulschurch@charter.net.

2nd Annual Westland’s

Welcome Home Craft Show

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

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

Grand Parkway South in Katy.

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.

2018 Hearts & Hands

A Holiday Market

Monday, October 22-Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Presented by: Memorial Drive United Methodist Women,

October 22 nd : Preview Party*- 5:30-8 PM

October 23 rd : Shopping - 9 AM-6 PM

October 24 th : Shopping - 9 AM-3 PM

Proceeds benefit missions for women, children and youth

70+ exciting favorite and new vendors

Boxed Lunches · Bake Sale · Premium Coffee · Silent Auction

If you have any questions, contact heartshandsmdumc@gmail.com

*Preview Party tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door

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12955 Memorial Drive Houston, TX 77079

713-468-8356 • www.mdumc.org

American Legion Post

200 Arts/Craft Show

Wallis American Legion Post 200

330 Legion Road, Wallis, TX

Saturday October 27, 2018 (9 AM-5 PM)

Sunday October 28, 2018 (10 AM-4 PM)

Hamburgers and Chopped BBQ on Bun

Desserts & Drinks

$1 Admission-Hourly Door Prizes

For more information, call 281-743-3678

26th 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!

7th Annual This

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Saturday, October 13 th

Briscoe Jr. High • 9 AM to 4 PM

FREE Admission

4300 FM 723

Richmond, TX 77406

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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.

4th 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.

Holy CovenantUMC Presents

29th Annual Heartwarming

Christmas Craft Show

November 10, 2018, 9 AM-4 PM

22111 Morton Ranch Road, Katy, TX 77449

Katy’s Largest Gift Market at the

Katy Merrell Center

The 11 th Annual Home for the Holidays Gift Market will take place

November 16-18, 2018. We are excited to be back in the arena this year

as well as the pavilion. 180 vendors in 2 buildings! Show hours: First

Call Shopping Hours 10 AM to 1 PM. General Admission: Friday 1-8 PM.

Saturday 10 AM-6 PM & Sunday 11 AM-4 PM. Follow us on Facebook

to get up to date contest, coupons, vendor introductions and more.

Facebook: Home for the Holidays Gift Market.

Contact information: 281-788-4297 Stacie, Katelyn or Lynnie. Email


Also, Cinco Ranch Wonderland Market is Saturday, October 27 th at Cinco

Ranch High School 10 AM-5 PM and Home for the Holidays Galveston

Moody Gardens Convention Center is Friday, November 23 rd 12-8 PM

and Saturday, November 24 th 10 AM-6 PM.

24th Annual Frostyfest Craft Fair

December 1, 2018

The 24 th Annual Frostyfest Craft Fair will be held on December 1, 2018, at

Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, 1530 Norwalk Drive, in Katy, Texas

77450, from 9 AM to 3 PM. There will be over eighty top Texan vendors

selling HANDCRAFTED merchandise. Santa Claus is coming to Frostyfest

for pictures presented by Boy Scouts of Katy.

Refreshments will be sold by the Knights of Columbus all day starting

with breakfast tacos. Ladies Club will be having a bake sale and also a

Silent Auction run by the Craft Club.

All proceeds will be benefitting the new Epiphany Catholic School. For

more information contact Brenda Cason at 281-346-8009.


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Created several years ago, Run4TheChildren is a fundraiser for families

interested in adoption to assist with the financial burden of adopting.

This is a 4 mile run located in the heart of Cinco Ranch with a shorter

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Seven Meadows Fall Garage Sale

October 6, 2018

Near 1093 and Grand Parkway.

Westlake and Westlake Forest

Community Garage Sale

October 13, 2018

Off of Saums Road

Grayson Lakes Garage Sale

October 20, 2018

Held in the Clubhouse. Grayson Lakes is located off Katy Flewellen Road.

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October 20, 2018

Lost Creek is located off of 1093, east of 99.

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October 20, 2018

Located off Kingsland.

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5Th Annual Honor Flight

Houston Golf Tournament

OCTOBER 4, 2018

Meadowbrook Farms Golf Course: Honor Flight Houston is a non-profit

organization 501 (c)(3) and a proud member of the Honor Flight Network,

created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. Honor

Flight Houston transports our heroes from Houston, Texas, to Washington

D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. The flights and tours that

Honor Flight Houston provides World War II veterans are absolutely

FREE. Honor Flight Houston is our way of paying a tribute to those who

gave so much - a memorable and rewarding TOUR of HONOR! This year,

51 veterans were sent to Washington D.C. and 50 more are scheduled to

depart by the of October.

Of all of the war in recent memory, it was World War II that truly

threatened our very existence as a nation and as a culturally diverse,

free society. Now with more than 1,000 World War II veterans passing

each day, our time to express our thanks to these brave men and

women (The Greatest Generation) is running out. For information,

please contact Jerry Pinto at 281-578-6306H, or 713-594-3553C or


Birdies “Fore” the Children 7th

Annual Charity Golf Tournament

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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Mesa Outreach Sharing and

Shooting Sporting Clay Tournament

November 7, 2018

Westside Sporting Grounds, 10120 Pattison Road, Katy TX 77493

11:30 AM | Shotgun Start: 1 PM

There will also be a raffle and silent auction. For more info, go to www.


VEndor Opportunities

Vendors Needed

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

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

Grand Parkway South in Katy. Interested vendors should send an email

to Martha Wells at westlandcraftshow@gmail.com with a description of

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

rep will be accepted on a first come basis.

Vendors Wanted

THINKING HOLIDAYS?! The Ladies Auxiliary from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Catholic Church will hold their 26 th Annual Gingerbread Village Holiday

Market on October 27, 2018. If you are interested in showcasing your

arts, craft, products, etc., consider joining us as a vendor this year! For

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A.D Players at the George Theater

5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056


23 rd (previews November 28 th -29 th )

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

Box Office: 713-526-2721

Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday

Katy Visual &

Performing Arts Center


2501 S Mason Rd., Suite 290, Katy, TX 77450

Season Tickets, including all new FLEX Packages, are on-sale now to

lock-in the best price and choice seat. Pre-Sale Show Tickets are $15

Adults and $12 Seniors. Tickets increase by $3 at the door. Group rates

are available at www.kvpac.org or in person. For Katy audience members

who seek an evening at the theater, they can look to Encore Players

as a source to enjoy the theater in their own home town without the

long commute or high cost involved with heading to one of downtown

Houston’s theaters. Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) is a

non-profit arts education organization helping artists find their light

since 2001.

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Co.


Chelsea Market Theater, 4617 Montrose Blvd. #100, Houston, TX 77006

DIANA OF DOBSON’S: November 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM (staged reading)

Cost: All Shows Pay What You Can

MORE INFO/RESERVATIONS: www.mildredsumbrella.com, info@

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Stageworks Theatre

12 ANGRY MEN: October 19- November 11, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Sunday matinees at 3 PM

Stageworks Theatre is located at 10760 Grant Road, Houston, Texas

77070. Website: www.stageworkshouston.org.

Community Events

Red River Showdown

(UT vs. OU) Watch Party

October 6 th : At Texas Mesquite Grill (20095 Katy Fwy, Katy, Texas 77450).

This is the first official event hosted by the brand new Katy-Fort Bend

County Texas Exes Chapter and is open to alumni and football fans alike.

Event time TBD once kick-off time is released. For more information,

contact KatyFortBendCoChapter@texasexes.org or visit www.facebook.


Spring Branch

African Violet Club Annual Fall Sale

October 6-7, 2018

Judson Robinson Jr. Community Center, 2020 Hermann Drive, Houston,

TX 77004

Saturday: 10 AM-4 PM

Sunday: 10 AM-3 PM

Free Admission

Violets of all types such as standards, miniatures, semi-miniatures and

trailers will be available. Other Gesneriads such as Episcias and Streps

and supplies such as potting soil, pots and fertilizers will also be featured.

Club members will be available to answer general questions on growing

African Violets. Workshop will be held at 1 PM Saturday and Sunday. For

further information, contact Karla Ross 281-748-8417.

Note: This is our fall sale and does NOT include a show.


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Celebrate 47 Years with

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown

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.

plus a fascinating window into emerging technology-driven capabilities.

There are learning opportunities in abundance for people of all ages and

backgrounds and even more hands-on activities too. So, whether you

like traditional crafts or the latest high-tech demos, Houston Maker Faire

is the place to be! Prices vary see website, www.houstonmakerfaire.com.

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Now that it is cooling down a bit, maybe you are wanting to get out

and enjoy something a little different? Here are some ideas, right

here in the Houston area or within a couple hours drive, whether you

want music, books, food or just wandering around looking at crafts.

October 4-7, 2018: Gruene Music and Wine Fest-New Braunfels, TX - Four

days with four distinct and different type festivals in one. Sunday includes

a “Texas Style Musicfest.” Located at Gruene Hall and The Grapevine

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October 5-14, 2018: Austin City Limits Music Festival - Impressive lineup

of 100+ bands on 8 stages over two weekends. One of the leading fall music

festivals in America. www.aclfestival.com

October 5-7, 2018: Waco Cultural Arts Fest - White Linen Night fundraiser,

dance and music festival, art show, WordFest and ScienceFest. https://


October 5-13, 2018: Oktoberfest at Beethoven Maennerchor-

San Antonio, TX - Friday and Saturday for 2 weekends!


October 5-21, 2018: King’s Oktoberfest-Pearland, TX - Two weekends

with a weekend off in the middle. Huge Oktoberfest party in Pearland!

Food, fun, Bier plus live music! Ceremonial keg tapping, jousting and

strong man competitions. Oktoberfest photo booth too! www.kingsoktoberfest.com

October 5-7, 2018: Oktoberfest Fredericksburg - If you are looking for

an Austin Oktoberfest, we encourage you to check out the Fredericksburg

Oktoberfest, located 90 minutes east of Austin. It will celebrate its 38 th annual

event with three stages of oompah music, German bier tent, Kinder

Park area for kids, arts & crafts, domino tournament and the chicken dance.

Location: 100 West Main, Fredericksburg, TX. https://oktoberfestinfbg.com

October 6-7, 2018: Autumn Art & Texas Wine Festival-Spring, TX - Come

out to Old Town Spring and enjoy great Texas wine and original art. Lots

of artists and 150 quaint shops. Located at 427 Gentry Street. http://


October 9-13, 2018: Floresville Peanut Festival-Floresville, TX - Carnival,

games, parade, pageant, live entertainment and more during the second

full weekend in October. https://floresvillepeanutfestival.org

October 11-14, 2018: Houston Italian Festival - Live music and lots of

fun like a Bocce Tournament, Pasta Eating, classic car show and kids fun.


October 12-14, 2018: Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival - Enjoy catfish and

cajun food dishes as well as a carnival, three stages of live music, pageant,

car show and kid zone. http://conroecajuncatfishfestival.com


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October 13-14, 2018: Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta-Sugar

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October 13, 2018: Texas Mushroom Festival-Madisonville, TX - A day of

all things mushroom in the Mushroom Capital of the World.


October 14, 2018: Light the Night Walk-The Woodlands - A fundraising

walk to to help fund cures for blood cancers, benefiting the Leukemia and

Lymphoma Society, takes place at Town Green Park in the Woodlands.


October 19-20, 2018: Needville Harvest Fest-Needville, TX - Thousands

visit Harvest Park on the third Saturday in October for a BBQ cook-off,

pageants, 5K fun run and other activities.


October 20-21, 2018: LEGO KidsFest Texas-Houston, TX - An entertainment-packed

family event centered around LEGO building and experiences.


October 25-November 1, 2018: Austin Film Festival - Film pass permits

access to 180 premieres, indie films, narrative and documentary competition,

shorts program and more. https://austinfilmfestival.com

October 26-28, 2018: Alamo City Comic Con-San Antonio, TX - Held at

the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. www.alamocitycomiccon.com

October 26-27, 2018: Island Oktoberfest-Galveston, TX - Authentic

German food, live music, beer, games and more at this 37 th annual Galveston

Oktoberfest hosted by First Lutheran Church. It will run 5-11 PM

on Friday night and 11 AM-11 PM on Saturday. Admission is free. http://


October 27, 2018: Hogeye Festival-Elgin, TX - A free, small town family

friendly festival with BBQ pork cook-off, carnival, car show, beer/wine

garden, arts/crafts and children’s activities. www.hogeyefestival.com

October 27, 2018: Light the Night Walk-Houston - A fundraising walk to

to help fund cures for blood cancers, benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma

Society, takes place at Hermann Square Park at City Hall. www.


October 27-28, 2018: Texas Book Festival-Austin, TX - More than 250

authors will attend. Admission is free. The event is held at the State Capitol.


October 27-28, 2018: Texas Clay Festival-New Braunfels, TX - Free admission

to this event featuring the work of over 60 Texas potters and clay

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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.

Scream on the Green® - October 26, 2018, 6-10 PM, Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney

Street, Houston, TX 77010. Admission is FREE. Visitors will have a spooky good

time at Houston’s citywide costume contest and Halloween celebration for the

whole family! There will be prizes, Halloween spectacle, a movie, performances,

living statues, music and more! Visitors can win candy and prizes playing our FREE

games! Enjoy watching E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on the big screen at 7:30 PM. Costume

Contest: Registration will take place on-site near the Anheuser-Busch stage

before the contest and winners will be announced after. Prizes were awarded to

1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd place in each category. (Infant-8 years, 9-17 years, Best Male 18+,

Best Female 18+, Best Family and Best Dog.) Costume contest registration opens

at 6:45 PM (at the side of the Anheuser Busch stage), contest begins at 7 PM. Registration

will close at 8 PM.

The 2018 Houston AfriFEST-Festival of African Arts Culture and Entertainment

- October 27, 2018, 12-8 PM, Houston Baptist University Holcombe Mall, 7502

Fondren Road | Houston, Tx 77074. Admission $5 entry through October 20 th , $10

entry after October 21 st , kids, students and seniors are free. Africans are colorful,

vibrant and full of expression! We will take you on a cultural journey through Africa

to celebrate her rich diversity in a typical African open market setting featuring

special live performances, a tour of country arts and crafts, ethnic cuisines from

different regions, Ankara fashion, folklore tales, kids’ activities and a lot more.

Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican Fest 2018 - October 27, 2018, 12 Noon-10

PM, Midtown Park, 2811 Travis Street, Houston, TX 77006. Admission $15-$200.

This festival is done annually to support the continuous efforts to disseminate

the Puerto Rican and Cuban cultures within the city of Houston. We also want to

teach our children about our roots, assisting them with their self-esteem, identity

and letting them know that they have a strong support group. Additionally, we are

educating the citizens of the City of Houston about who we are and asking them

to embrace our cultures in a friendly and festive environment.

Texas Renaissance Festival - Weekends thru November 25, 2018, 9 AM-8 PM,

21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, TX 77363. Admission varies. The Texas Renaissance

Festival is an interactive theme park that embraces different eras, including the

16 th century and beyond. The 55-acre theater is filled with live entertainment, food

and shops. The enchanted 55-acre village comes to life as all of Europe comes to

pay homage to the King and Queen with Eight Themed Weekends. Hundreds of

costumed performers are showcased in over 200 daily performances. Visitors meander

along shaded cobblestone walkways visiting almost 400 shoppes overflowing

with unique arts and crafts of offering delicious foods and beverages. All ages will

be amused by the games of skill and human-powered rides.

6 th Annual Fall Fest - Fridays, 12-7 PM, North Shore Rotary Pavilion, 14350 1/2

Wallisville Rd., Houston, TX 77049. Part food festival, part music festival, CTC’s

“Fall Fest” is an excellent opportunity to bring a taste of Chicago to Houston area

residents. This one-day, Chicago, cultural festival features several food vendors,

who offer Chicago culinary classics. Additionally, the event features DJs who will

spin a variety of music types including: House music, which is an internationally

known style of music born in Chicago which gave birth to techno and EDM. Also,

the event hosts a dance lounge where attendees can learn Stepping which is a nationally

known dance style born in Chicago and similar to this area’s two-step and

swing out dance styles. Event entry tickets for ages 14 & up are only $5 advanced,

$10 at the gate. It is FREE for attendees age 13 and under.

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.

Flea by Night - third Saturday of every month unless affected by weather, 6-10

PM, Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010. Treasure-hunt at

this monthly, one-of-a-kind market nestled in the southeast end of the downtown

park. The destination market features an array of artful kitsch, vintage items,

mid-century modern furniture, recycled and repurposed items and collectibles

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and crafts by local artisans and designers. Whether you are a bargain hunter or

an eco-sensitive collector dedicated to repurposing and reusing, seek and find at

Discovery Green Flea by Night while enjoying light bites and local entertainment.

The event is free to attend and open to the public.

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.

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.

Aggie Habitat for Humanity Pumpkin Patch - The Aggie Habitat Pumpkin Patch

site is located on Covenant Presbyterian Church’s grounds in College Station at

220 Rock Prairie Rd and sells over 3,000 pumpkins of all shapes and sizes every

year! The pumpkin patch is open thru October 31 st . If you would like to schedule a

school field trip or have a pumpkin carving social, please send request to events@


Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch 2018 - thru Nov. 10, 2018, Fri. 9 AM-3 PM,

Sat.-Sun. 10 AM-5 PM - Open to the Public. Blessington Farms, 510 Chisolm Trail,

Simonton, TX 77476. Phone: 832-444-8717. Email: info@blessingtonfarms.com.

Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.

Fearshire Farms-Haunted corn maze, haunted field, haunted house - 1100 S

Walker St, Angleton, TX 77515. Phone: 979-848-3327. Email: info@fearshirefarms.

com. Open October 5 th -November 2 nd , Fridays and Saturdays 7-11 PM, plus October

25 th and 31 st 7-9 PM. Haunting starts at dark. We keep haunting until we’ve

scared all of the ticket-holders off of the property (or buried the ones that didn’t

survive!) Directions: From Houston; Take 288 South to Angleton. Pass Angleton

West Columbia exit and taking next exit CR 290. Take left at stop sign. Follow CR

290 watching for Fearshire Farms signs. We have Haunted Attractions for thrill

seekers of every level. Fearson’s Farm House and Dead End Corn Maze are for the

strong of heart. The Curtain Chaoz and Haunted Hay Ride are great family fun for

all ages. New this year is Spooky Jacks, a corn maze designed for younger guest

in the spirit of the Halloween Season. While you are waiting on your friends to

regroup you can roast marshmallows for Smores at the Community Campfire or

enjoy watching a classic scary movie under our covered pavilion. Visit venders

booths like Temporary Tattoos or Shoot the Corn Cannon ($1 for 3 shots). Food

and Drinks are available at our ticket booth and Food Vendor tents. *No outside

food or drinks allowed.

Phobia Haunted Houses-8 haunts, 1 location - Open Weekends in October - Located

on Beltway 8 South, between 288 and I-45, Phobia operates multiple great

haunted houses. Phobia employs hundreds of actors at its massive ScreamPark in

Houston. Tour the Darke hallways of Phobia Haunted Houses weekends in October.

Texas’ scariest haunt is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays through Halloween.

Tickets start at $15 per person for one great haunted house. See more killer haunts

for discounted multi attraction pricing. For the biggest world of scream in Houston,

checkout Phobia’s the Darke Institute, Mind Control, Clown Mania, Exile, Savage

Ground, Contagion, DarkeWorld, Dawn of the Machine and Genetic Nightmare,

the creepy haunted house. Under 12 bring a parent. Over 12, get ready for a scary

haunted house. For more info,www.darke.com.


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Community Fun Fridays

Friday, October 12 th , 6:30-8:30 PM

The Fellowship, 22765 Westheimer Parkway, Katy 77450


Community Fun Fridays will be held the second Friday of each month

at The Fellowship, 22765 Westheimer Parkway - it is a free event for the

entire family. October’s event will be a family friendly movie (as well as

an age appropriate preschool movie) with free popcorn. Bring a chair,

blanket and pillow. Other activities will include Bingo and outside


Katy Christian Women’s Connection

KCWC is part of Stonecroft, a ministry for women which provides Bible

Studies, Prayer Connections and fellowship luncheons around the US.

Katy Christian Women also sponsors monthly Prayer Coffees. These are

held on the second Thursday of each month. New Bible Studies started

in January. Please visit our website at Katycwc.org for locations or call

Janet Collins at 281-762-8252.

For more information or to RSVP for the luncheon, please email Nancy at

Katycwc@gmail.com or call 281-232-8338.

Katy Women’s Aglow

Katy Women’s Aglow, a part of Aglow International, is a local, spiritfilled

women’s ministry fellowship. We meet monthly, usually on the

fourth Saturday 10-11:30 AM. We come together for fellowship, to

worship and to hear inspirational speakers and testimonies, as well

as for special events. Katy Women’s Aglow is a great place to make

new friends! View our website for information about current Bible

studies. Prayer meetings, special events and speaker biographies,


Hope Impacts Bible studies

Mondays at the Bagel Café 7-8:30 PM. Bible Study includes dinner.

Located 631 S Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450

Thursdays 12-1:30 PM, Ladies Discovery Bible Study and lunch on the

first 3 weeks of the month. Hope Impacts office is located at 802 Dominion

Suite 300, Katy, TX 77450. Registration is required and onsite childcare

provided upon advance request. Minimum participation 2, Maximum 10.

Questions call 713-705-7884 ask for Marilyn or Tina.

Prophetic Bible Study

from the Torah

Prophetic Bible Study from the Torah starting with Leviticus chapter 23,

“the feasts of the Lord,” using authentic Hebrew Scrolls and the New

Testament. The lessons are in English, Chinese and partially finished

in the Russian language. Lessons are web based until a group study

is formed in Katy http://scrolls4all.org. Contact: Gary Zimmerman


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Trinity Baptist Church is located at 10000 Spring Green Blvd. (corner of

Spring Green and Fry). For more information, visit www.trinity-katy.org

or call the church office at 281-579-6724.

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Early detection means finding the cancer before it spreads to other parts

of the body. Although breast cancer cannot be completely prevented,

early detection provides the greatest possibility of successful treatment.

By following these three steps, you will help increase your chance of

detecting cancer early.


Breast self-awareness can help you become familiar with how your breasts

normally look and feel. Knowing this will help you identify any changes

in your breasts that should be reported to your health care professional

promptly. If you find a lump, schedule an appointment with your doctor,

but don’t panic - 8 out of 10 lumps are not cancerous.


The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) program is

dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of the early

detection of breast cancer through a nationwide campaign. NBCAM

started as a weeklong campaign in 1985 with 2 founding members. Today

the American Cancer Society is one of many national public service

organizations, professional associations and government agencies that

form the NBCAM Board of Sponsors. During October, which is National

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the member organizations of the Board

of Sponsors join forces to spread the message that early detection of

breast cancer followed by prompt treatment saves lives.

The American Cancer Society recommends early detections. Women age

40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should

continue to do so for as long as they are in good health. The third Friday

in October each year is National Mammography Day, first proclaimed by

President Clinton in 1993. On this day or throughout the month, women

are encouraged to make a mammography appointment.

To find a facility in your area, please call:

American Cancer Society 800-227-2345

National Cancer Institute 800-4-CANCER

Or visit nbcam.org or www.cancer.org for more information.


One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

However, with early detection and treatment, you can greatly improve

your chance of survival.

Changes to look for include:

• A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area

• A change in the size or shape of the breast

• Dimpling or puckering in the skin of the breast

• A nipple turned inward into the breast

• Discharge (fluid) from the nipple

• Scaly, red or swollen skin on the breast, nipple or areola (the dark area

of skin at the center of the breast)

You should see your health care provider about any of these symptoms.

Often these symptoms are not due to cancer, but if you notice any changes

in your body, tell your health care provider immediately so that the problems

can be diagnosed and treated.


It is recommended that women visit their family physician or gynecologist

each year for an annual Well-Woman Exam. In addition to a routine pelvic

exam and pap smear, the doctor may perform a brief breast exam to check

for abnormalities. The Well-Woman Exam is a great opportunity for you to

discuss with your health care provider any questions or concerns you have

regarding your breast health. For example, your doctor may help you to

determine the most appropriate frequency for your early detection steps.


In its early stages, breast cancer doesn’t usually cause symptoms. NBCF

recommends that women ages 40 and older get a mammogram every year.

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. It is a safe way to detect cancerous

tumors and other abnormal breast conditions and women who have

screening mammograms have a lower chance of dying from breast cancer

than women who do not have screening mammograms. Mammograms

can detect cancer or other problems before a lump becomes large enough

to be detectable to the touch. They provide an effective way to find breast

cancer in its early stages when treatment is usually the most successful.

Mammograms are considered safe, quick and relatively painless.

Source: National Breast Cancer Foundation

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2018-2019 KARE Officers and Committee Chairs.

KARE Book Project with Becky French,

Cindy Katz and Margie Finley.

KARE Scholarship Committee with Karen Reese,

Bob & Felice Bryant and Hindie Dershowitz.

Katy Area Retired Educators

(Kare) Hooky Day

On August 15 th , Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) held its annual Hooky

Day to kick off the new school year. Over 100 retired KARE members were

in attendance to celebrate “Preserving the Past, Securing the Future” and

to welcome new retirees.

You’re welcome to bring a retired educator, friend or neighbor who is not

a current member to join us. KARE represents anyone who has worked in

a school district and retired through the Teacher Retirement System. For

more information about the Katy Area Retired Educators check out our

website at www.localunits.org/KARE/.

Photos: Courtesy of Sue Perez


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October is National Protect Your Hearing month. More than 36 million

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people think, this isn’t an issue just for the older adult population: half of

hearing loss sufferers in America are younger than 65. Let’s take a closer

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There are three types of hearing loss. Aging is the reason most of us think

of first. Hearing loss can also be caused by illness. Noise-induced hearing

loss (NIHL) is the third type of hearing loss and it’s on the rise in America.

We are exposed to more noise than ever before. This doesn’t mean,

though, that hearing loss is inevitable. Hearing care and examinations at

a hearing clinic can help protect your hearing and prevent hearing loss

due to excessive noise.

How We Hear

How do we hear? The outer part of our ear acts as a funnel, channeling

sound waves into the ear canal. There, they vibrate the ear drum and

pass through to the middle ear. Within the middle ear are the three

smallest bones in the human body. These tiny bones are responsible for

amplifying the sounds waves before they move to the inner ear. This part

of the ear is related to balance. The middle ear also contains microscopic

hairs that, when vibrated, trigger the electrical impulses that are then

sent to the brain from the auditory nerve, allowing us to hear.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss happens with prolonged exposure to noise

levels at 85 decibels or higher. When the tiny hairs in our ear canal are

exposed to this level of noise over time, these hairs can become damaged.

This damage is permanent. You might be surprised to find out that many

noise sources that we encounter in our daily lives measure higher than 85

decibels - the threshold at which noise levels start to become damaging

to the ears.

Hair dryers and ambulances are two such examples. Music concerts

and sporting events also have noise levels above 85db. Does this mean

drying your hair occasionally or going to a few football games will lead

to hearing loss? Not necessarily. It’s important to talk to a trained and

licensed audiologist and get a hearing assessment to make sure you’re

doing what you can to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.

How an Audiologist Can Help

An audiologist is a state-licensed health care professional that holds a

master’s or doctorate degree from an accredited university. Audiologists

don’t just fit hearing aids or deal with a patients’ hearing loss after the

fact - though this is an important part of their work. Audiologists are also

able to design and implement a plan for you to prevent noise-induced

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Gardening Tips For October

• Dig and store caladiums before the foliage dies. Allow the bulbs to dry in the

shade, shake off the dried soil and dust with sulphur to control fungus. Store by

hanging in open mesh bags or old panty hose.

• Flowers planted for spring can begin when the temperatures are going to stay

cooler. Shrubs and trees can be planted now. Woody plants concentrate on root

growth through the winter and the more headstart they can get before summer,

the better.

October 15th is about the time for dividing and planting daylilies.

• Watch out for brown patch in St. Augustine grass. These circular brown patches

are caused by a fungus that is activated by moist cool weather. Control with


• If you need to do any pruning, do it early in the month. The re-growth stimulated

by pruning needs to harden off before that odd-ball frost of Halloween. Prune

fruit trees when leaves begin to fall. Remove all dead, weak and over-crowded

growth. Tip back main branches to control size and shape. Spray w/dormant oil

when temperature is between 30-60 degrees.

• Cut back tops of perennials after they have bloomed. Divide roots and transplant

anytime from now until March, the earlier the better.

• Get the ant baits down. This will greatly reduce your spring populations.

• Clover left over from last year may be growing. It’s best to hit it with the postemerge

herbicides in October and November. At least two applications are usually

needed, even if done this early.

• For color throughout the winter, begin planting pansies.

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You could make this on National Gumbo Day October 12 th !


1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 large onion, chopped

1 large green bell pepper, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 pound andouille or smoked sausage, sliced 1/4 inch thick

4 cloves garlic, minced

salt and pepper to taste

Creole seasoning to taste

6 cups chicken broth

1 bay leaf

1 rotisserie chicken, boned and shredded


Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. When hot, whisk in flour.

Continue whisking until the roux has cooked to the color of chocolate

milk, 8 to 10 minutes. Be careful not to burn the roux. If you see black

specks in the mixture, start over.

Stir onion, bell pepper, celery and sausage into the roux; cook 5 minutes.

Stir in the garlic and cook another 5 minutes. Season with salt,

pepper and Creole seasoning; blend thoroughly. Pour in the chicken

broth and add the bay leaf. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce

heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Stir in the chicken and simmer 1 hour more. Skim off any

foam that floats to the top during the last hour.



An amazing combination of sweet and spicy! And the chicken comes

out perfectly tender and juicy with a finger-licking sticky glaze!


1/4 cup gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)

1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts,

cut into 1-inch chunks

1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil

1 green onion, thinly sliced

1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


In a medium bowl, combine gochujang, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar,

brown sugar, sesame oil, ginger and garlic. Reserve 2 tablespoons

and set aside.

In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine gochujang mixture

and chicken; marinate for at least 2 hours to overnight, up to 8 hours,

turning the bag occasionally. Drain the chicken from the marinade,

discarding the marinade.

Preheat grill to medium high heat. Thread chicken onto skewers;

brush with canola oil.

Add skewers to grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until the chicken

is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature

of 165 degrees F, about 10 minutes. Brush skewers with reserved

gochujang mixture, cooking for an additional 1-2 minutes.

Serve immediately, garnished with green onion and sesame seeds.


You could bake these on National Pumpkin

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a

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