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Williamsburg Colony

Official Online Newsletter

Community News

Community

Garage Sales

page 9

October 2018

Important Numbers pg. 2

School News pg. 6

Houston Events pgs. 12-13

Sports News

pgs.16-17

Library News pgs.20-21

Southeast TX Festivals pg.25

Recipes

pg.27

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WILLIAMSBURG COLONY

HELPFUL NUMBERS

Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222

Reliant Energy 713-207-1111

Street Lights - not working 713-207-2222

Gas - Entex 713-659-2111

Water & Sewer - MUD #2 281-347-8686

Waste Management - Garbage 713-695-4055

Comcast 713-341-1000

Consolidated Telephone Co. 1-866-989-2255

SCHOOLS

KISD Administration KISD 281-396-6000

Transportation 281-396-7560

Winborn Elem. 281-237-6650

Morton Ranch Jr. High 281-237-7400

Morton Ranch High School 281-237-7800

EMERGENCIES 911

Harris Co. Constable 281-463-6666

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-644-7000

Poison Control 800-764-7661

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Harris County Health Dept. 713-526-1841

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9 TIPS FOR AUTUMN

1) School is in session. Please drive slowly when a school bus or children

are present. These youngsters have just finished a summer of freedom

and they may not behave in an orderly fashion for several weeks. Anticipate

the worst when driving. It is illegal to pass a school bus (from either

direction) when the lights are flashing. Slow down in school zones, watch

your speed. Do not talk on a cell phone in a school zone.

2) Demand that your teenagers NOT text while driving. The reasons

you have to state the obvious are simple: it is a VIOLATION of TEXAS

LAW to text while driving and it is certainly risky behavior that could

relate in death.

3) As school starts, junior and senior high school children will be

“hooking up” with old friends. This includes gangs. Monitor your

child’s activity closely. Changes in behavior, clothing, attitude, study habits,

extra-curricular activities, etc., could signify rough times ahead if a gang is

looking good to your child. Don’t be shy about searching your child’s room,

car, backpack, etc. You are the parent.

4) Gangs: If you see groups of youth who look suspicious, call the Sheriff’s

Office at 713-221-6000. If the juveniles (or older teens) are in the

act of committing a crime, call 9-1-1. Please advise Annette Baldwin

by email of gang-like activity with date/time/place.

5) K-2. K-2 was the “legal” marijuana that had been spreading rampantly

across Texas for about three years. Children smoke K-2 for a quick

buzz. The herb is soaked in various chemicals, such as Formaldehyde

and other exotic chemical combinations. These chemicals can cause

severe bleeding of the sinuses as well as the lungs. Protracted use

can lead to kidney failure, heart failure and permanent lung and brain

damage. Be on the look-out for small bags of herbs. This will, in all

likelihood, be K-2. The Texas Legislature passed a law banning K-2 and

other such substances in Texas.

2 October 2018 | Community Newsletter


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6) Report on-going suspicious activity to Annette Baldwin. If you see

a pattern of unexplainable behavior such as cars driving up to a house,

someone coming out and making a hand off for cash, this is probably

a drug house. Please let her know about this so that she can advise our

deputies and the undercover team in the Sheriff’s Office. It is important

that all residents understand how the neighborhood security works.

Report on-going activity to Annette Baldwin, report suspicious people or

activity to the Sheriff by calling 713-221-6000, report a crime in progress

or other emergency to 9-1-1.

7) Lock your vehicles: on the street or on your driveway. Remove

anything, ANYTHING, from these vehicles. If you don’t, your personal

items will likely be stolen. Your car might even be stolen. The incidence

of BMVs (Burglary of Motor Vehicles) has increased dramatically in the

past 24 months. Kids walk down the street “pulling doors.” If it’s open,

it’s fair game. These same kids also walk onto the driveways and “pull

doors.” If it happens to be a bold kid and you have left something

valuable in your locked vehicle, the window can be smashed and the

contents stolen in less than 45 seconds. 98% of our BMVs are unlocked

vehicles. If you own a work truck or van that contains tools, park the

vehicle in your garage. Many different groups of professional thieves

have been working the north of I-10 area to locate, break into or steal

these vehicles for the value of the untraceable tools. If your vehicle has

expensive, high profile wheels and tires, park it in the garage. There are

professional thieves who specialize in the theft of these wheels and tires

who also work this side of I-10. It would seem that the people on the

south side of I-10 aren’t experiencing this as much as we are because

they park their vehicles in their garages.

8) Burglaries: With the children in school, the neighborhood will become

quiet during the day. This is an ideal time for amateur burglars

(professionals prefer higher end homes with more expensive items to

steal) to launch their assault and break into homes. Some homes are

so easy to break into that it is laughable. Secure your windows with

locks. If you have the older, builder locks, you’ll want extra window

protection. Check with Home Depot or Lowes for home security products.

Always secure the front and back doors with a three inch screw

as well as an extra long, key-locking deadbolt. Secure all windows,

sliding glass doors and garage doors. If you have windows in your

garage doors, consider replacing the doors at the first opportunity or

cover the windows so that these thieves cannot see to trip your garage

door opener. Remember, the BARS (Burglary Apprehensions Response

Squad) was disbanded. At one time, we had 10 deputies assigned strictly

to investigating burglaries; one sergeant commanded this group and

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he was an expert. The number of deputies in BARS was slowly reduced

over time as these deputies were pulled into District Patrol Calls. There

is no longer a BARS unit; now we have one detective assigned to follow

up home burglaries and home invasions. Needless to say, the burglars

aren’t being caught. Some home invasion suspects are being caught. The

end result is this: the same burglars are free to commit burglaries over

and over and over again. The 40% clearance rate we saw with BARS is

diminished to almost nothing. Statistics on the Safe Home Investigators

have not been shared with the people who live in the district. We do

know, however, that “daytime solicitors” are causing a problem. Call

the Sheriff’s Office regarding any solicitors who approach you during

the day. These people have a high probability of being burglars. They

need to be removed from the subdivision.

9) Graffiti: This is on the upswing. Tagging and graffiti have been a

serious problem both in the subdivisions and the commercial areas

for quite some time. The problem has been escalating in some subdivisions.

Some of this tagging is gang related. Some is not. All of it is an

insult to those of us who live, shop, attend school and spend most of our

lives on the north side of I-10. We strongly suggest that you mention to

a manager or owner that you are not pleased with the graffiti on his/her

store and get adamant about the removal of the graffiti immediately.

Several commercial buildings in this area have cleaned up all or part

of their graffiti. However, a plan needs to be in place for commercial

building owners to remove graffiti as soon as it seen.

With autumn well underway, get ahead of the curve. Don’t be a victim

of criminal activity. Christmas is just around the corner.

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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 Daconil.

• 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 post-emerge 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.

4 October 2018 | Community Newsletter


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.

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.

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School News

KATY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

WWW.KATYISD.ORG

IMPORTANT DATES

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

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 see full story​ for more information and

to access the session’s registration 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

Required

November 7, 2018 - Understanding High School Credits,

GPA and Class Rank - Registration Required

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

February 6, 2019 - My Childhood Addiction -

Parenting in a Digital Age - Registration Required

February 27, 2019 - Is It Mean? Is It Rude?

Is It Bullying? - Registration Required

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - College Prep 101

for Parents - Registration Required

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - Human Trafficking

-Registration Required

Confirm Attendance : We kindly ask that you confirm your

attendance. This will help us prepare enough brochures and/or

other materials related to this session.

Preschool

St. Bartholomew Catholic Preschool

St. Bartholomew Catholic Preschool has been designed to:

• Nurture Catholic faith development in each child

and in each child’s family.

• Teach students about prayer and to respect

the world around them.

• 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 and the world.

• 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 2’s class and 4 spots left in our 4’s class. Please email Rose

Stornello at rose@st-bart.org or Juli Ondrush at juli@st-bart.org

or call the preschool office at 281-391-0993.

6 October 2018 | Community Newsletter


OCTOBER IS NATIONAL PROTECT YOUR HEARING MONTH

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

Americans suffer from some type of hearing loss. Contrary to what many

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 look at the causes of hearing loss and how to be proactive in

protecting and preserving your hearing.

Types of Hearing Loss

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

hearing loss in the first place.

Take steps this October to better protect your hearing. Get to know your

audiologist and schedule a hearing assessment. If you are someone

who is regularly subject to excessive noise levels, an audiologist can

work with you to prevent permanent hearing damage.

Soucrce: www.intermountainaudiology.com/october-national-protect-hearing-month

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OCTOBER EVENTS

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.

Meet and greet time begins at 9:30 AM and the

program will start at 10 AM, followed by the

NCGC meeting. Please join us at the Municipal

Utility Building #81 at 805 Hidden Canyon Drive

in Katy 77450. For more information please see

our website: www.ncgctx.org. We welcome all

people interested in gardening and gardening

related areas from West Houston and the Katy

area. You do not have to live in Nottingham

Country to belong to our group.

NCGC is a non-profit organization affiliated with

the Houston Federation of Garden Clubs, the Texas

Garden Clubs and the National Federation of Garden

Clubs. The purpose of the club is to promote

beautification in the community, support local and

national education and charitable 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.

CINCO RANCH LADIES CLUB

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

providing residents in Katy and surrounding

cities with activities, both social and charitable.

We designate charities each year as recipients for

our fundraising events. We typically meet each

month as an entire club at The Golf Club at Cinco

Ranch at 7 PM to partake in themed events such

as a Chili Cook Off, Halloween Party, Craft Fairs,

Silent Auction, Line Dancing, Self--Defense Class,

Favorite Things Exchange and Luau.

We also offer about 22 sub-clubs that each

meet once a month on a small scale in residents

homes, businesses, restaurants and walking

trails. A few special interest clubs are Book,

Business Network, Bunco, Coffee, Craft, Dining,

Lunch, Ladies Night Out, Movie, Garden, Game

Night, Meditation, Wine, Walking and more. $35

annual dues for all the social and charitable fun.

Instagram:

www.instagram.com/cincoranchladiesclub

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/cincranchladiesclub

Website: www.CincoRanchLadiesClub.org

Marketing Board Member Nancy Pham Medina

nancypmedina@gmail.com

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.com/KatyLonghorns.

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.

ART COLONY ASSOCIATION

TO 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.

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=748035e06d248e81e269eb-

2d7&id=c50e0ad242.

HOUSTON MAKER FAIRE

October 13-14, 2018 from 10 AM-6 PM

George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001

Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010

Houston Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (& Tell)

on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention,

creativity and resourcefulness that continues

to be the leading showcase of human ingenuity

and creativity 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.

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 an application or more information

regarding this event, please email:

gingerbreadvillage@yahoo.com.

8 October 2018 | Community Newsletter


GARAGE SALES

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.

LOST CREEK FALL GARAGE SALE

October 20, 2018

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

GOVERNOR’S PLACE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

October 20, 2018

Located off Kingsland.

5 th 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.

For information, please contact Jerry Pinto at 281-578-6306H,

or 713-594-3553C or jerrympinto@sbcglobal.net.

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.

Community Newsletter | October 2018

OCTOBER EVENTS

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.

2 ND 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.

7TH ANNUAL THIS & THAT

CRAFT EXTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, October 13th

At Briscoe Jr. High

From 9 AM to 4 PM FREE Admission

4300 FM 723 Richmond, TX 77406

For vendor information

please email stamez@lcisd.org

2018 HEARTS &

HANDS A HOLIDAY MARKET

Monday, October 22-

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Presented by: Memorial Drive United

Methodist Women, www.mdumc.org

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

If you have any questions, please contact

heartshandsmdumc@gmail.com

*Preview Party tickets are $12 in

advance and $15 at the door

Memorial Drive United

Methodist Church

12955 Memorial Drive

Houston, TX 77079 713-468-8356

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!

AMERICAN LEGION POST 200

ARTS & CRAFT SHOW

Sponsored by: 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)

$1 Admission-Hourly Door Prizes

For more information, call

281-743-3678

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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NOVEMBER EVENTS

WESTHEIMER LAKES COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Saturday, November 3 rd , 7 AM-12 Noon Near 1093 and

Grand Parkway

RUN4THECHILDREN

November 3, 2018, 9 AM

The Fellowship, 22765 Westheimer Pkwy www.run4thechildren.org

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 course for those looking

unable to complete the entire 4 miles. This event is family friendly. To date, we

have assisted 22 children find their forever families.

SEABOURNE NATURE FEST

Saturday, November 3 rd , 10 AM-4 pm

Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 Texas 36 South, Rosenberg 77471

This is Coastal Prairie Chapter Texas Master Naturalists’ signature project. There

will be lots of activities for kids and families! See butterflies and caterpillars,

alligators and snakes, hawks and owls, beekeepers and more. There will be a

native plant sale, edible plant display, children’s crafts, face painting, nature

talks, prairie walks and horse-drawn wagon rides. The nature festival entry

and events are free. There will also be a variety of food truck vendors. Free and

Open to the Public.

The Texas Master Naturalists are sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. For additional information, call

281-633-7033 or email mmcdowell@ag.tamu.edu. Conducted by Coastal Prairie

Chapter-Texas Master Naturalists. Website: https://txmn.org/coastal, Facebook:

www.facebook.com/TXMNCoastal/.

CRAFT SHOWS/FESTIVALS

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.

HOLY COVENANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PRESENTS

29 TH 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

HomefortheHolidaysGiftMarket@yahoo.com.

MESA OUTREACH SHARING AND SHOOTING

SPORTING CLAY TOURNAMENT

November 7, 2018

Westside Sporting Grounds, 10120 Pattison Road, Katy TX 77493

Sign-in 11:30 AM Shotgun Start: 1 PM

There will also be a raffle and silent auction.

For more info, go to www.mesa-outreach.org.

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.

DECEMBER EVENTS

24 TH 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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OCTOBER 2018 HOUSTON AREA EVENTS AND ROAD TRIPS

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

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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 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@aggiehabitat.org.

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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OCTOBER IS

BREAST CANCER

AWARENESS MONTH

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.

3 STEPS TO EARLY DETECTION

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.

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.

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.

2. WELL-WOMAN EXAM

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.

3. MAMMOGRAM

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

1. BREAST SELF-AWARENESS

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

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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 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.

WEST HOUSTON RUGBY CLUB

West Houston Rugby Club offers excellent opportunities for players of

all ages from minis to adults to participate in one of America’s fastest

growing sports. Our coaches are fully accredited with USA Rugby and

include former European premiership players. We are a not for profit

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

social environment and the feeling of a rugby family. Registration is now

open for the 2018 season at www.westhoustonrugby.com. Enquiries

may be sent to info@westhoustonrugby.com. Come and join the fastest

growing club in Houston!

KATY AREA RUNNING CLUB

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

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

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

heritages and abilities who share a common interest - running!

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

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

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

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

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

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

at 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.KatyAreaRunningClub.com.

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TRACK HOUSTON YOUTH TRACK CLUB

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

field organization. Our goal is to assist interested boys and girls ages 6 to18

years old in improving their physical fitness and mental stamina. We have

multiple practice sites in the Greater Houston area including McMeans Junior

High School in Katy and Cypress Lakes High School in Cypress.

Visit www.trackhouston.com to register for a location near you.

KATY CANOE & KAYAK CLUB (KC/KC)

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

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

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

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

Sponsors. Must be at least 21 years of age to join. LIFE VEST/PFD IS A MUST!!!!

We meet every 3 rd Wednesday of each month at 24638 Kingsland Blvd., Katy

TX 77494 (Manta Ray Enterprises, Inc.), 7-9 PM. For more information, call

Philip at 713-826-5705 or 281-782-7252. “Remember-Think Safe, Paddle Safe”

NETBALL CLUBS

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

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

years and up including adults. Contact katynetball@netballamerica for

further information.

Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play and

learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston.

Contact 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.

VOLLEYBALL

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

purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun

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

Shop at Cinco Ranch, 281-395-4653.

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RELIGIOUS INFORMATION

COMMUNITY FUN FRIDAYS

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

The Fellowship, 22765 Westheimer Parkway, Katy 77450

www.thefellowship.org

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 activities.

KATY CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION (KCWC)

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, spirit-filled

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, www.katyaglow.com.

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

scrolls4all.org@gmail.com.

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH

SENIOR ADULT NEWS

Trinity Baptist Church Senior Adults get together on Monday afternoons

from 1-4 PM for a time of fellowship, prayer and games... Come join the fun!

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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The Katy Elks organization provides local scholarships to Katy ISD

schools and assistance for special needs children in the Katy area

and invites you to help support our community by playing Bingo

at the following location and times: 1050 Katy Ft Bend Rd, Katy TX

77493. Every Tuesday and Thursday, doors open at 6:00 PM. We also

serve food and drinks in our kitchen.

EPIPHANY BINGO

Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays.

THERE IS NO SMOKING ALLOWED DURING ALL BINGO GAMES. They

have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized

bingo equipment, snack bar and large cash prizes. Profits benefit charitable

outreach programs. Epiphany Catholic Church, Church Community

Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south

of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls. Early bird

games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8 PM. For more info, call

the bingo hall number at 281-578-3905.

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 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early

Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. All profits will benefit

community outreach and Religious Education programs. 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. For more

info., call 281-391-4758.

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LIBRARY NEWS

MAUD MARKS LIBRARY

1815 Westgreen Blvd., Katy, TX 77450, 281-492-8592

LIBRARY HOURS - Mon. 1 PM - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6

PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 6 PM, Fri. 1 PM - 6 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. closed.

To register online for any of the programs at the library’s website (www.

hcpl.net), click on “Events Calendar” and select “Maud Marks.” Participants

may also register by calling or by visiting the library.

“Like” us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/maudmarkslibrary.

Subscribe to our newsletter at www.hcpl.net/content/it-has-arrived.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• VOLUNTEER AT THE LIBRARY - Volunteer opportunities abound at

the library. Volunteers are needed to help shelve, count patrons and

more. Students should be in high school and must be able to commit to

two hours a week. If you would like to help in any way, please contact

Elizabeth Herndon at 281-492-8592.

• CHESS WARS - Teens and tweens are invited to join us for Chess Wars!

You played during the summer, now play during the school year! Join

us every Tuesday at 4:45 PM as we battle it out on the chessboard.

Come learn basic strategies and techniques to up your chess game so

you too can play out of this world.

• TEENMAKERS - Teens & tweens in 6 th grade and up are invited to come

MAKE something at the library. This will be a monthly program, which

will include robotics, science experiments, art & crafts and more! We

will be meeting one Thursday a month at 4:30 PM. Come have fun

and MAKE something!

• TEEN BOOK CLUB - We have started a teen book club! Teens are

invited to join us on Thursday, October 18 th at 4:30 PM as we discuss

the book One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus. If you are interested in

joining us, extra copies of the book are available at the checkout desk.

Please register if you plan to attend.

• DIY WORKSHOP - Ole! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the library.

On the second Tuesday of every month the library hosts a fun adult time.

• KATY MAKERSPACE - Did you know that the Katy area has its very own

MakerSpace? We’ll be learning all about this special place for creators

and inventors at the library on Tuesday, October 9 th at 7 PM. Harry

Krueger will be here to give us an introduction to Katy MakerSpace and

all you can do there. Makers of all ages and disciplines are encouraged

to join us as we learn everything our new MakerSpace has to offer.

• SENIOR TOPICS - Senior citizens and their family members are invited

to join us for a new series at the library. Every 3 rd Friday of the month,

experts will be here to discuss various topics pertinent to senior living.

• COLOR ME RELAXED - What is the newest way for adults to relax and

have a good time? Coloring! The library now has an adult coloring hour

on the 4 th Tuesday of every month. Join us as we color, chat, have a

snack and listen to relaxing music. We will provide plenty of pages for

coloring and colored pencils, although, you are more than welcome

to bring your own.

• BOOK DISCUSSION CLUBS - The Library hosts book clubs that meet

monthly. The Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of

the month at 1 PM.

• JUST DESSERTS MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - Meetings held the third

Wednesday of the month at 2 PM. You are encouraged to bring your

favorite dessert to eat while we discuss whether our villains get their

just desserts.

• COMPUTER CLASSES - The library offers a variety of computer classes

each month. You must know how to use a mouse and a keyboard.

Seating for this is extremely limited. Registration is required. To see

this month’s classes go to the library’s website www.hcpl.net, click on

“Events Calendar” and select “Maud Marks.”

CHILDREN

• WEDNESDAY WONDERS - Come to the library and let imaginations

soar as you explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and

Math) with crafts and activities. On Wednesdays at 4:30 PM, the library

will host Wednesday Wonders for ages 6-11. These programs normally

last about one hour. All necessary materials are provided. This is a

ticketed program. Tickets will be available at 4 PM.

• INFANT STORYTIME - This program will meet each Tuesday morning

at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. This is an interactive program for children,

ages 0 to 12 months and their caregivers. Each session will last about

20 minutes, featuring nursery rhymes, songs and finger plays.

• STORYTIME - Storytime for preschool-aged children is held each

Wednesday at 10:15 AM. Stories, fingerplays and songs are featured.

This is ideal for children ages 3 to 5, but all children and their caregivers

are welcome.

• PRE SCHOOL EXPLORERS - Is your pre-schooler ready to explore

the world? Children ages 2 ½ to 5 are invited to come to the library on

Wednesdays at 11:15 AM as we learn about the world. There will be

plenty of stations for science and sensory exploration.

• TOTALLY TODDLER STORYTIME - Toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months,

are invited to participate in our Totally Toddler Storytime, which will

be held on Thursdays, at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. Tickets are required

for Toddler Storytime. Tickets are given to the first 30 toddlers the day

of the event.

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KATY BRANCH LIBRARY

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

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

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

AM - 5 PM, Sunday CLOSED. Join online at www.hcpl.net or come by

in person and we’ll help you sign up!

MONTHLY PROGRAMS

• HISPANIC BOOK GROUP/CLUB HISPANO DE LIBROS - First Wednesday

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

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

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

para más información.

• SUPERACION PERSONAL - Second Wednesday of every month, 6

PM. The Katy Branch Library hosts motivational discussions in Spanish.

• SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS/CLASE DE LA COMPUTADORA - Every

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

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

computer classes in English - please call for more information.

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

group going through Mango Languages, an online computer program.

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

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

seeds and exchange them for new seeds to try.

WEEKLY PROGRAMS

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

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

and other genealogists to help each other with our searches.

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

Club is the place for you if you want to learn new needlework techniques,

teach someone else or just hang out with other crafters. Come

& join the club!

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Mondays, 10:15 AM - Baby Bounce

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

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

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Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri: 7:30AM-6:00PM

Wednesday: 7:30AM-12:00 Noon

Saturday: 8:00AM-12:00 Noon

Sunday: Closed

PECKHAM PARK ACTIVITIES

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

5597 Gardenia, 281-391-4482 - web www.pct3.hctx.net

PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS & THOSE WHO

LIVE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF KATY

MARY JO PECKHAM PARK FISHING LAKE: The lake is a stocked. Rules

are posted out by the lake. Park hours are 6 AM-10 PM. If you have

questions, please call the Parks Office at 281-531-1592.

FITNESS ROOM CLASSES & ACTIVITIES

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

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

Mondays & Wednesdays, 5 PM-6 PM.

ZUMBA - Tuesdays - 11 AM-12 PM (HC & KCL residents call Tuesday

starting at 7 AM for reservations, other counties call Tuesday starting

at 10 AM) & Thursdays 5 PM - 6 PM (HC & KCL residents, call Thursday

starting at 7 AM for reservations, other counties call Thursday starting

at 10 AM) and Saturdays - 8:15-9:15 AM (HC & KCL residents, call Friday

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10 AM).

SENIOR OUTDOOR FIT & FUN - Tuesdays - 11-11:30 AM.

FITNESS MACHINES – This is a time when you can work out on your

own on the fitness equiPMent. You must be 16 year and up & bring a

full size towel and wear atheletic shoes. Various times available daily.

The machines are closed during class times.

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POOL CLASSES & ACTIVITIES

DEEP WATER AEROBICS - This hour class is a high

cardio vascular workout. A flotation device is advised.

Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 9 AM.

WATER AEROBICS - This one hour class is low-impact,

which is easy on the joints. Monday-Friday, 9:05 AM-

10:05 AM. Monday & Wednesday 5:45 PM-6:45 PM.

ARTHRITIS AQUATICS - This class consists of range of

motion, muscle strengthening and endurance-building activities.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11 AM - 12 PM.

RECREATIONAL SWIM (call to reserve a spot) - There is

no lap swimming at this time. Mondays & Wednesdays,

4 PM-5:30 PM, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 AM-12:30 PM,

Saturday & Sunday, 2:30 PM-4 PM. Reservations may

be made 1 day in advance for Harris County residents

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counties may call the day of the Recreational Time.

LAP SWIM/WATER WALK - Various times daily. (for

ages 12years and up)

LAP SWIM FOR AGES 8-11 - Fridays 4 PM-4:45 PM,

Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 AM-1:30 PM (in 30

minute increments). Call to reserve a lane. Reservations

may be made 1 day in advance for Harris County

residents & those who reside within the Katy City

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• Never Go Alone: It is important that your children have an adult with

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• Walking Tips: Be sure that your children understand simple traffic

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• Knock On Doors That You Know: Encourage your children to only

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• Don’t Go Inside: Remind your little ones that they should never go

inside anybody’s home while trick-or-treating.

• Stay On Track: Stay on streets and in neighborhoods that are well

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• Say No!: Stranger danger is important to remember no matter

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2018-2019 KARE Officers and Committee Chairs.

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

THEATER/ARTS

KARE Book Project with Becky French,

Cindy Katz and Margie Finley.

A.D PLAYERS AT THE GEORGE THEATER

5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play-November 30 th -December 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 (KVPAC)

www.kvpac.org

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

Season Tickets, including all new FLEX Packages, are on-sale now to lock-in the best

price and choice seat. Pre-Sale Show Tickets are $15 Adults and $12 Seniors. Tickets

increase by $3 at the door. Group rates are available at www.kvpac.org or in person.

KARE Scholarship Committee with Karen Reese,

Bob & Felice Bryant and Hindie Dershowitz.

MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATER CO.

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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

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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.

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OCTOBER FESTIVALS AROUND SOUTHEAST TEXAS

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 Grounds. http://gruenemusicandwinefest.org

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://wacoartsfest.org

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

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

www.beethovenmaennerchor.com

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://mainstreetfestivals.com/autumn-festival.htm

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. http://houstonitalianfestival.com

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

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

Land, TX - Held at Brooks Lake at Fluor in Sugar Land, Texas.

https://chappellhillhistoricalsociety.com

October 13-14, 2018: 40 th Annual Chappell Hill Scarecrow

Festival-Chappell Hill, TX – Main Street and Providence Street.

www.texasdragonboat.com

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

of all things mushroom in the Mushroom Capital of the World.

www.texasmushroomfestival.com

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. www.lightthenight.org/texas-gulf-coast

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.

www.needvilleharvestfest.org/default.aspx?ID=29359

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

family event centered around LEGO building and

experiences. http://events.brickfestlive.com

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://galvestonoktoberfest.com/here

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.lightthenight.org/texas-gulf-coast

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. www.texasbookfestival.org

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 artists. www.texasclayfestival.com

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How to Carve

A Pumpkin

When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve

got tips on carving the best pumpkin, as well as how to pick a good

pumpkin for carving!

HOW TO PICK A GOOD PUMPKIN FOR CARVING

Look for one that is a little misshapen. Inspect it for soft spots (especially

the end opposite the stem). Reject a pumpkin that has soft spots, they

will cause it to deteriorate quickly. Remember, your pumpkin doesn’t

have to sit on its base, in fact, that’s often its weakest spot.

Let the pumpkin guide the shape of the face: An elongated pumpkin

should have an elongated face. A fat and happy pumpkin should have

a fat and happy face.

HOLLOW OR WHOLE?

There are two reasons for hollowing: (1) If the inside is going to be

exposed (through the mouth, etc.), it looks better if it is hollowed

neatly. (2) If you plan to light the pumpkin from the inside, it must be

hollow. You can hollow it out from a hole in the back instead of the top,

so that the look of the face isn’t affected. If you’re illuminating with a

candle, you need to hollow from the top to allow the heat and smoke

to escape.

MAKE A FACE

To achieve a three-dimensional appearance, carve the entire pumpkin.

Exaggerate the features. (If you aren’t sure what teeth really look like or

how the gum line works, smile and look in the mirror.) If the pumpkin is

frowning, carve wrinkles under the mouth. To add character, carve a lot

of “crow’s feet” lines around the eyes. Consider using the stem as the

nose and inserts such as radishes for the eyes or cut eyeballs from the

back of the pumpkin and hold them in place with toothpicks.

CARVE WITH CARE

Use two hands at all times: one to control the blade and the other to

control the pressure with which you cut (and thus the depth). Take care

not to jab the blade into the pumpkin; you don’t want to cut all the

way through the rind - except to determine its depth. The thickness of

the rind will vary, not only from pumpkin to pumpkin, but also within

one pumpkin. To determine your pumpkin’s average depth, cut a

core sample where you want an eye or a nostril to be. Keep that piece

nearby as a reminder of how deep you can safely cut.

ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS

Pumpkins, which are actually a fruit, not a vegetable, are 90 percent

water, so after carving they usually last only three days to a week. A

jack-o’-lantern with a surface carving will last longer than one that

is cut all the way through. Putting a candle or other light inside will

shorten its life span, as the heat that results can “cook” the pumpkin

and reduce its longevity to a matter of hours. For a bright, shiny finish,

spray Armor All on the pumpkin and rub it in. Paint will not preserve a

pumpkin. However, if you decide to paint your pumpkin for decoration,

use a water-based latex paint and wait at least an hour after carving

so that the cuts you have made in the pumpkin have a chance to dry.

THE TOOLS

Use a water-based marker to outline the face that you want to carve.

First, draw a line down the center to establish symmetry. Then sketch

the nose, the approximate center of the face. Once you’re satisfied with

the details, trace over the lines using a permanent marker. For carving,

basic kitchen implements, such as a paring knife or a steak knife with

a standard - not serrated - blade that’s not going to bend, work well.

You can also use a standard jigsaw blade. Otherwise, improvise: Use a

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melon-ball cutter to make circles, for example.

Source: www.almanac.com

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OCTOBER RECIPES

CAJUN CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE GUMBO

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

INGREDIENTS

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

DIRECTIONS

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.

http://allrecipes.com/

KOREAN CHICKEN KABOBS

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

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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

DOUBLE LAYER PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE

You could bake these on National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

October 21 st !

This delicious recipe brought to you by Damn Delicious

https://damndelicious.net/2018/08/19/korean-chicken-kabobs/

INGREDIENTS

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 pinch ground cloves

1 pinch ground nutmeg

1/2 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed

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DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a large bowl, combine

cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Blend in eggs one at

a time. Remove 1 cup of batter and spread into bottom of crust; set aside.

Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to the remaining batter and

stir gently until well blended. Carefully spread over the batter in the crust.

Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is almost

set. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Cover with

whipped topping before serving.

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