Eldridge July 2019

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Eldridge Echoes

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Eldridge Park & Lakes on Eldridge I & II

July 2019

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ELDRIDGE HELPFUL NUMBERS

Emergencies (Fire, Ambulance) 911

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

U.S. Post Office (Bear Creek) 1-800-275-8777

Harris County Animal Control (281) 999-3191

Poison Control Center 1-800-764-7661

Waste Management (Trash Pickup) (713) 695-4055

BFI Waste Systems (Trash pickup) (713) 635-6666

Boy Scouts of America (713) 756-3383

Girl Scouts of America 1-800-392-4340

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Kirk Elementary (713) 849-8250

Truitt Jr. High (281) 856-1100

Cy-Ridge High School (281) 807-8000

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email is correct, we send emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still

good and that you want to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3

tries, we will remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.

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those listed. This is just a list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs.

Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and the teens

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Help Make the World a Better Place

Did you know that by opening your home to a foreign exchange student

you are taking on the role as a diplomat of the United States? Its true!

Hosting a teenager from another country is a form of public diplomacy -

it gives both the host family and the student an opportunity to learn from

each other, exchange cultural experiences and most of all, form life-long

relationships.

The LOE Dolphins Swim Team

The Lakes on Eldridge Dolphins Swim Team will begin their 20 th season in

2019! We are again recruiting enthusiastic swimmers ages 5-18 looking to

have fun this spring and summer. (Swimmers should be able to swim the

length of the pool by the of the second week of practice.)

LOEST is a voluntary recreation swim team operated for Lakes on Eldridge

and surrounding neighborhoods. LOEST encourages a competitive swim

team environment and provides the opportunity for growth, training,

enjoyment, good sportsmanship and participation to all active team

members.

LOEST cannot function without parent involvement, so each participating

family is required to fulfill a volunteer commitment. It’s a great way to

meet other families and adults in our community.

Please make sure you check out our website https://loedolphins.

swimtopia.com/ to register and to find out anything and everything

about the LOE Dolphins!!!

Play A String Instrument?

A LOE resident, who plays violin and viola, is looking for other string

players to play quartet music, on a recreational level. Email: echavlik@

earthlink.net or call Ellen at 505-453-5770.

Swans Can Be Dangerous

This time of the year, Mother Nature provides our LOE swans with some

common sense. It is mating, nesting, then egg-laying season and they feel

the need to protect their territory against predators including humans,

dogs and other waterfowl. Most of the swans in our neighborhood are

not old enough to mate but some will go through the motions of even

building a nest. The pairs of swans that are old enough to produce young

(cygnets) are normally gentle and can be fed while posing no threat.

However, our males (cobs) will become aggressive and territorial in

trying to protect their mate and their nest. This is usually temporary until

mating season is over. If you are walking past a lake and a swan swims

to your side and follows you, BEWARE! If you see a swan with his neck

back and feathers up such as the one in the picture, please stay away,

do not attempt to feed him and walk on the other side of the street as he

is in ATTACK position. Please warn your nannies and sitters not to stroll

babies around the swans. We must try to remember that the swans are

protecting their territory and readying it for their young. To antagonize,

tease, throw objects at or injure the swans is a felony and we need to be

as cautious of them as they are to us. Thank you for your cooperation.

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All that is required of a host family is to provide three meals a day, a

place for the student to sleep and a little bit of TLC thrown in. Students

can share a room with a same sex sibling that is within three years of

their age. The students all come with their own spending money, health

insurance and an eagerness to be part of your family.

STS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is looking for volunteer host

families for the 2019/2020 school year. We accept all different types

of families, from single parents, to newly marrieds, to empty nesters

to same sex couples. The application process is simple, once you are

completely vetted, you will have access to our student database where

you can select the student that best fits in with your family.

If you would like to find out more about hosting one of our wonderful

students, please contact Vicki Odom at 832-455-7881 or email at vicki.

stsfoundation@yahoo.com. I can get you started in helping to make the

world a better place to live.

Houston Places First in the US and

Third Globally for Species Diversity

Citizen Scientists in The Greater Houston and Galveston area competed in

the Third Annual City Nature Challenge and won first place in the United

States for most species identified during April 26-29, 2019. The Houston

participants identified 3,367 species of flora and fauna from backyards to city

parks to wildlife refuges and sanctuaries. The city took third place globally

with Cape Town and Hong Kong coming in first and second respectively.

During the City Nature Challenge, cities around the world compete to see

which urban area has the most nature and the most engaged residents

by posting observations on iNaturalist, an online Citizen Science effort to

document species. This year’s City Nature Challenge included 159 cities

around the world with almost one million observations recorded.

898 people in the Houston-Galveston area contributed to this year’s

Challenge. Eric Keith of Raven Environmental Services, Inc. and Andy Newman

of Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC were the top local observers. The

top species observed was the beautiful wildflower Oenothera speciosa, also

known locally as Pinkladies or Buttercup. The Houston City Nature Challenge

is organized by Houston Audubon, The Nature Conservancy in Texas and Texas

Parks and Wildlife. To view 2019 results, click on http://citynaturechallenge.

org/. Established in 1969 as an autonomous, self-supporting chapter of

the National Audubon Society, Houston Audubon Society’s mission is to

advance the conservation of birds and positively impact their supporting

environments which it accomplishes through acquiring and maintaining

critical habitat as bird sanctuaries, providing education programs and nature

experiences for children and adults and advocating policy and management

actions in support of the mission. Houston Audubon owns and manages 17

nature sanctuaries encompassing 3,400 acres across the Greater Houston

and Galveston regions and became an Accredited Land Trust in 2017. To learn

more, visit www.houstonaudubon.org.

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to

conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we

create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges

so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change,

conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food

and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72

countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities,

governments, the private sector and other partners. To learn more, visit www.

nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

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If so, you may be entitled to signiicant compensation. We are court-appointed counsel for Individuals

(not class action) in the pending upstream case against the federal government based on its design

and operation of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs.

Vuk Stevan Vujasinovic

Judge-Appointed Upstream Counsel for Individuals

in the Addicks Barker Lawsuits

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Nutrition services team

offers free summer meals

Starting this summer, CFISD’s nutrition services department will offer children

18 and younger the healthy Seamless Summer Option (SSO) breakfasts and

lunches at no cost to the child. “The SSO program is a great way for us to

provide access to meals for our students during the summer months,” said

Darin Crawford, director of nutrition services. “Kids need good nutrition to

fuel their summer activities and we are thrilled to be able to continue to offer

school meals during the long summer break.” SSO is a U.S. Department of

Agriculture nutrition program and is administered by the Texas Department

of Agriculture. The meals offered through SSO give children who rely on

school meals during the academic year a good source of nutrition during

the long summer vacation. Summer meals help children return to school in

the fall ready to thrive. All sites are open Monday-Thursday only. For a full

list of sites, dates and times, visit the district website at: www.cfisd.net/en/

parents-students/food-service/summer-meal-sites.

More than 8,000 CFISD Class of

2019 graduates earn diplomas

Eleven Cypress-Fairbanks ISD high schools held graduation

ceremonies at the Berry Center May 29-June 1, 2019 producing 8,270

graduates for the Class of 2019. Each ceremony included remarks and

addresses by school principals and selected student representatives

from each graduating class. Senior choir ensemble members sang

the national anthem and Air Force Junior ROTC members presented

the colors prior to each ceremony. While the Berry Center had 66,967

attendees for the commencement exercises, thousands of others

watched online via Livestream and Facebook Live. Both platforms

generated nearly 46,000 views. Livestream had 19,214 views and

Facebook Live had 26,878 views across all 11 ceremonies. Jersey

Village High School’s ceremony had the most views, with nearly 8,000

across both platforms. The 2018-2019 school year marked the 12 th

year for graduation ceremonies to be streamed live for the public.

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Berry Center employees donate more than 1,000 items to food pantry

Thirty-one Berry Center staff members, along with the community engagement department, donated approximately 1,200 non-perishable food items

to the CFISD Food Pantry on June 4 th . After hearing the pantry was opening for the summer, Beth Wade, director of the Berry Center, challenged her

employees to donate $15 each to help buy food items.

Wade said she was very pleased with the response but was impressed with one staff member in particular. “Terri Tyler on our building service crew

told her friends and neighbors about what we were doing and was able to collect $210,” Wade said.

The donations were delivered to the CFISD Food Pantry, located at Campbell Middle School and will benefit families in the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

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ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON CHURCH

HUGE ANNUAL GARAGE SALE

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church (6646 Addicks Satsuma Road) is holding

our Annual Garage Sale July 25 th -27 th . We are accepting clean, unbroken

and working items in good condition: jewelry, purses, collectables, toys,

clothes, hangers, shoes, tools, furniture, electronics, bikes, crafts, office

supplies, books, home and kitchen supplies and décor and more. **Food

and snacks for volunteers is appreciated.

We CAN NOT accept or sell: Cribs, carseats, recalled items, undergarments,

dirty/stained/torn clothing, nonworking/broken items. NO appliances or

TV’s over 10 years old.

DATES/TIMES TO REMEMBER:

Through July 24 th : Collecting Donations

Thursday, July 25 th : 5-8 PM, Pre-Sale - Come for best selection. $5 per

person, entry fee for ages 16+.

Friday, July 26 th : 7 AM-5 PM, Sale (free entry)

Saturday, July 27 th : Discount Day 7-11 AM - *50% off Sale (Furniture,

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CY-FAIR WOMEN’S CLUB’S

SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP MARKETPLACE

Shop ‘til You Drop Marketplace is the Cy-Fair Women’s Club’s annual

fundraiser. It will be held at the Berry Center (8877 Barker Cypress,

Cypress, TX 77433) on Saturday, September 14 th . The doors will be open

to shoppers from 9 AM-5 PM. Our marketplace features more than 250

vendors and the Berry Center provides the ultimate in comfort for our

vendors and shoppers as well. Vendors and shoppers look forward to this

event year after year and our membership is committed to its success.

The admission and parking are free.The Cy-Fair Women’s Club was

established in 1983 and is a 501c (3) non-profit organization. We are a

community based service organization for women who are committed to

providing charitable services and civic improvement through non-profit

organizations in the NW Harris County/Cy-Fair Area. Our fundraising

efforts are directed back to the community!

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE HOLIDAY MARKET

ACCEPTING VENDORS

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

Gingerbread Village Holiday Market on October 26, 2019. Vendor

applications are still being accepted. If you have arts, crafts, products,

etc. that you would like to showcase, please contact gingerbreadvillage@

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equipment, supplies and materials will be provided. These purses will

be given to school girls living in extreme poverty in Zambia, Africa as

incentives to stay in school all month long. The purses are filled with

hygiene supplies made by women in Zambia, hired and trained by the

Sew Powerful non-profit organization. There are two ways to participate:

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2019, at our Copperfield location, 16710 FM 529, Houston 77095 (Tel

281-855-2950) and July 29-August 2, 2019, at our Miramesa location,

9230 Fry Road, Cypress 77433 (Tel 281-256-3900). You may register at

www.vbspro.events/p/events/copperfield-2019 for Copperfield or www.

vbspro.events/p/events/mira-mesa-2019 for Miramesa.

COPPERFIELD BIBLE CHURCH

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Copperfield Bible Church is hosting Vacation Bible School for children

from 5 to 11 years old July 29-August 2, 2019, 10 AM-1 PM. The title of

this year’s VBS is Heroes of the Faith. Children will learn about Biblical

heroes, memorize verses, sing songs, play games and make fun crafts.

There is no charge for VBS, but space is limited. Registration is on a firstcome,

first-served basis. For more information or to register, please

call 281-550-9321 (leave a message, your call will be returned) or email

valerie.phillips@copperfieldbiblechurch.org. Copperfield Bible Church is

located ½ mile east of HWY 6, at 15216 FM 529.

ST. AIDAN’S SETS SUMMER VBS

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about Vacation Bible School

again and the folks at St. Aidan’s have another great program planned.

Scheduled for the week of July 8 th -12 th , St. Aidan’s usually hosts about

80 children. This year’s theme is ROAR: Life is wild. God is Good. We

usually have Bahama Bucks on the last day. That is always a big treat for

our students. And, last year, we hosted Wild Things Zoofari. They brought

a wallaby, a toucan, a lemur and a hedgehog. Everyone really enjoyed

that.”

Cost of VBS is $30. Scholarships are available for families in-need. New

for this year, we are adding Triumph Sports so our students will have

a full-day option. From 12-4 PM, Triumph will run a Bible-based sports

camp. Participants will play dodgeball, kickball, capture the flag,

basketball, soccer and more. Registration for this afternoon session is

$115. Registration is already open at aidanschurch.org. For additional

information, please call the church at 281-373-3203.

BEAR CREEK UMC VBS

There’s still time to register your child for Vacation Bible School (VBS)!

What is VBS? It’s a week long African safari adventure where children let

their imagination run wild as they learn about God’s goodness!

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July 15-19, 2019, 9 AM-12 PM

Entering kindergarten - completed fifth grade

Join our VBS team and your child can attend for free! Participant and

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bcumc. Bear Creek UMC, 16000 Rippling Water, 77084, bckids@

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FAMILY OF FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH VBS

The Family of Faith Lutheran Church invites Children to Roar! VBS: Life

is wild, God is good. At Roar, kids discover that God is good even when

life get wild! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing

catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy

treats, experience one-of-a-kind Wild Bible Adventures, collect Bible

Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love and test out Sciency-Fun

Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will

learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something

called God Sightings. Each day concludes with the Safari Celebration

that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Kids at Roar

VBS will join a missions effort to provide nutrition packets and health

checkups for moms and babies in need in Zambia, Africa.

Roar is for kids from 3 yrs old (potty trained) to 5 th grade and will be

held each day from 9 AM to 12 Noon at both our campuses: July 22-26,

Summer Camps

CAMP CORNERSTONE IS THE PLACE TO

BE THIS SUMMER FOR AGES 2 THROUGH

COMPLETION OF 4TH GRADE!

Camp Cornerstone is a week-long camp sponsored by Cornerstone United

Methodist Church and is for children ages 2 through the completion of 4 th

grade. Children must be 2 by June 1, 2019. Camp hours are 9:30 AM-1

PM. There are 3 sessions throughout the summer and you are invited to

participate in any or all!

Session II: “Around the World” is July 15 th -19 th , Session III: “Outer Space”

is August 5 th -9 th . The cost per camp per child is $125 and is due at the

time of registration. To download a form from the Cornerstone website,

go to www.cornerstoneumc.org and click on “Ministries” and then select

“Preschool.” You will see a tab for Camp Cornerstone. Print the form and

have it filled out before you arrive, saving yourself time!

Before each camp session begins, you will hear from your child’s teacher

so you can learn more about the camp and they will answer questions

about the week-long fun. Each day your child will bring a backpack and a

lunch as they enjoy each other and the special things they will do during

the week. We look forward to having your child at camp this summer! It’s

a great time for everyone and you don’t want to miss any of it!

Registration will continue until camp classes are full. Once camp classes

are full a wait list will be started. Please call the preschool office at 281-

859-1612 if you have any questions. The preschool office hours are:

Monday-Friday, 9 AM-1 PM.

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CYPRESS CREEK FACE SUMMER CAMPS 2019

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SUMMER STRINGS! CAMP (7 th & 8 th graders)- 9 AM-3 PM, July 15-19, 2019

at Klein Collins High School:

Students will participate in full orchestra rehearsal; sectionals for each

instrument (violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, bass); technique classes for

each instrument; two electives; a recreation period; and lunch. The camp

culminates with a student performance on Friday evening. Cost: $200

SUMMER CAMPS AT EPIPHANY

LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL

Registration is now underway for our Summer Camps. We offer a variety

of 5 different mini-day camps for children ages 3 years (must be potty

trained) through entering 1st grade. These fun camps keep your younger

kids very busy while reinforcing concepts that they have learned in school!

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minute dance class on Tuesday’s from 2-2:50 PM weekly for those who may

want a little extra time! On week 1, we learn It’s A Small World After All! On week

2, we are getting ready for some Monster Mayhem! Week 3 is for all our little

STEM-tastic learners as we head into Wreck It/Race It week. Week 4 we will beat

the heat with some island style fun with water. Our 5 th camp is going to be, shall

we say, INCREDIBLE…as we end the summer with a super hero theme.

Each camp is $100 and includes a daily snack. Campers will bring a

peanut-free lunch daily. All camps include science, math, art, movement,

music and creative play with both indoor and outdoor activities. A

minimum payment of $25 is required at the time of registration to hold

your child’s spot with the balance being paid no later than the first day of

camp. We will not hold camps on the week of July 4 th or the week of July

23 rd . For more information, contact Beth Hixon, Director of Children’s

Ministry, at bhixon@elcsh.org or by phone at 713-896-1773. To register,

go to www.elcsh.org and click on the summer camp link!

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children will hear a new Bible story; learn what it means to their life by

creating a craft, eating a snack, playing a game and experiencing the

story through expressive arts, STEM and worship. Parents are invited

to register their children online at www.messiahlc.org/camp-hope.

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The Family of Faith Preschool is currently holding Summer Camp (June-

August) at two campuses this year - Copperfield, located at 16710 FM

529, Houston 77095; and Miramesa, located at 9230 Fry Road, Cypress, TX

77433. Hours for full time campers are 6 AM to 6:30 PM and hours for part

time campers are 9 AM to 2 PM. Both campuses serve 18 mos. through 5th

grade and our Miramesa location also serves our infant campers. We offer

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and Water Fun. Our team of dedicated preschool educators and caregivers

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to celebrate and support the future of the restaurant industry. Visit www.

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Apollo 11 50 th Anniversary Celebrations at Space Center Houston -

July 16, 2019-July 24, 2019, 9 AM-6 PM. Space Center Houston, 1601

Nasa Parkway, Houston, TX 77058. Admission: Adults - $69.95, Child

- $35.95. The center’s NASA Tram Tours feature an opportunity to visit

the Historic Mission Operations Control Center, a national historic

landmark. From this iconic room, the NASA team exercised full mission

control of Apollo 11 from leaving the launch pad at the Kennedy Space

Center to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. Availability will be limited,

so timed tickets will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Visitors

can enjoy informative briefings about important activities involved

with Apollo’s historic flight, including some of the important mission

tasks accomplished on the journey. Visit https://spacecenter.org for a

complete list of events.

Houston World Series of Dog Shows - July 17-21, 2019, 8 AM-6 PM. NRG

Park, 2500 Tanglewilde, Suite 105, 8400 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77054.

Free admission July 17 th ; Adults $10 on July 18 th , $15 July 19 th -21 st ,

Seniors 55+ and active/retired military with ID $10. Children 12 and under

free with adult ticket. This year’s show will host a fun-filled schedule for

families with children of all ages. Visitors can cheer for their favorite

breeds as they compete in conformation events as well as get hands-on

experience with different dog breeds at Meet the Breeds. The event also

features the popular McScotty Market, which offers a variety of products

for dogs and their humans. New art pieces will be featured at the Dr. Mari

Jon Filla Student Art Exhibit. Other activities include: barn hunt, AKC’s My

Dog Can Do That!, flyball and dog grooming contests.

50 th Anniversary of the Moon Landing Celebration - July 20, 2019,

7:30-10 PM. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land, TX

77479. Admission free. We invite the community to come celebrate with

us in the Plaza! This includes a special pre-recorded video message from

the International Space Station and a short documentary recounting the

historic moon landing and Houston’s role in the historic event. Activities

also include a screening of the classic movie E.T., face painting, balloon

artists, a ‘moonwalk’ and opportunity to take a peek into space with

volunteers from The George Observatory & more.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50 th Anniversary Celebration in Tomball -

July 20, 2019, 11 AM-4 PM. 1907 Depot Museum, 201 South Elm Street,

Tomball, TX 77375. Admission free. This educational exhibit presents

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Accompanying the display is a second exhibit honoring the NASA Railroad

and its many years supporting America’s space program at the Kennedy

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Sugar Land Community Moon Landing Celebration - July 20, 2019,

8-11 PM. Oyster Creek Park, 4033 Hwy 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Admission

free. In celebration of the 50 th anniversary of the moon landing, we invite

the community to come celebrate at Oyster Creek Park. We’ll view spacethemed

movies and will have food trucks on site.

Fascination Street Flea-Art & Vintage Market - 2 nd Sunday each month

through September, 12-6 PM. Avantgarden, 411 Westheimer, Houston,

TX 77006. Free Admission. Includes some of the best local artists, artisan

makers, vintage vendors, plus food and drink that Houston has to offer!

Boot Camp in the Plaza - Fridays, 9-10 AM. Sugar Land Town Square,

2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Free Admission. Stay fit with our

free weekly Boot Camp class with Cida Fitness.

Chimney Rock Market - 1 st Sunday of the month, 12-4 PM, Chimney

Rock Plaza, 3300 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX 77056. Admission is free.

Please join us for our Art and Farmers Market! Our vendors will be selling

mouth-watering eats and artisan gifts the whole family can enjoy. As

always, four-legged friends are welcome. There will be plenty of treats for

them too! When you’re done shopping, stop in Sean Anthony Salons to

browse the beautiful art gallery brought to you by Creative Energy. Stay

for the Art Reception from 2-4 PM and meet the Artists! Refreshments will

be served. Also, enter for your chance to win a cut and color or brazillian

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Living History Saturday - 3 rd Saturday of the month, 10 AM-4 PM.

Washington On The Brazos State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12,

Washington, TX 77880. Admission: Regular admission fees apply. Travel

back in time to where a nation was born in 1836. Staff and volunteers

dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old

Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects

of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas. Activities will vary

and some are weather dependent. Contact Adam at 936-878-2214 ext.

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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

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involve the audience. Everyone who participates in at least one open mic

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Hot summers. Sticky humidity. Water doesn’t quench everything. There

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the hot Houston summer months: fresh fruits and vegetables! Choose one

or a few of these hydrating summer foods and prepare a decadent salad,

smoothie or raw food entrée that will feed your body and your spirit!

• Cucumbers - Cucumbers taste great raw, sliced thin, are made of mostly

water and are one of the best foods to hydrate the body. You can even

float them in your water for a unique, refreshing drink.

• Watermelon - Again, this fruit is mostly water and contain essential

hydrating salts, calcium, magnesium and potassium.

• Cabbage - Cabbage has tons of Vitamin C and is packed with fiber. This

summer vegetable is rich in natural probiotics, which help to keep the

digestive system working efficiently.

• Lettuce - Most lettuces are about 90% water. Be sure to choose the leafy

green variety.

• Tomatoes - Sliced, wedges or even simply cut in half, tomatoes are

refreshing and also very healthy.

• Berries - Raspberries, blueberries and strawberries are at their peak

during the summer. These super fruits are chock full of antioxidants and

Vitamin C and are great for detoxing the entire body.

• Figs - These summer beauties taste so indulgent. Make a fig chutney,

with some medijool dates and enjoy it on whole grain crackers as a

potassium and fiber filled treat.

• Cherries - Cherries have more antioxidants and Vitamin C than almost

any food on the planet.

• Grapes - These hydrating balls of goodness are known for their extremely

high content of Resveratrol, a substance that acts as an antioxidant and

is heart-friendly.

• Carrots - Carrots are almost all water. Summer offers some the tastiest

carrots, surprisingly grown in more colors than just orange, such as

yellow and green. Carrots are natural sources of beta-carotene.

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the store for just a minute, got to talking to someone and thirty minutes

or more pass. In just minutes, a closed car can reach temps of 120-140 F.

A common misconception is that a cracked window is going to make a

difference. Take the test yourself. Let the dog out of the car, roll down the

window 2 inches and YOU set in there for 30 or so minutes with the engine

off. Always remember, you have the option of getting out, your dog doesn’t.

Another common problem seen with dogs in the summer, are the owners

that like to let their dogs ride in the back of a truck. The number of instances

where dogs have fallen out or been dragged behind a vehicle are staggering.

If the results of falling out at 70 MPH weren’t enough, get a piece of sheet

metal, set it out in the yard on a hot, sunshiny day and lay on it for several

hours. Rolling every once in a while to get the full effect of course. Burns

to skin and the pads of feet are very common in dogs left to ride shotgun.

Animals tied up to trees, trailers and posts are also high risk. In this

scenario, dogs are not the only ones at risk. Owners often tie up horses,

goats, lambs, ponies and all types of livestock never making sure that

there is nothing the pet can get tangled up on. Never realizing, tangled

ropes or chains make it impossible to reach shade or water.

The natural tendencies of cats are to be self-sufficient. As long as they

have shade and a fresh water supply, they can take care of themselves.

It is when owners want to take them places or try to put them in cages

outside, problems occur. There are many who will scoff at the idea of

having cats in cages, don’t, it happens.

Make sure if your pet is outside in the summer heat that there is plenty

of shade and water!

Sun Safety Tips for Campers

A few, easy sun protection measures can help all campers, counselors

and staff avoid any immediate or long-term effects of sun exposure.

• Use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 on all exposed skin, including

the lips, daily even on cloudy days; apply sunscreen about 20 minutes

before being exposed to the sun; reapply sunscreen frequently (at least

twice a day) and thoroughly.

• Stay away from the sun in the middle of the day. Schedule outdoor

activities before 10 AM and after 4 PM.

• Encourage everyone to wear a wide-brim hat.

• Try to wear clothes that protect your skin (ideally long-sleeve shirts and

long pants) and sunglasses.

• Practice the “shadow rule” - seek shade when your shadow is shorter

than you are tall.

• Speak out: talk to your family and friends about sun protection.

• Be especially careful if you have fair skin, freckles or numerous moles;

blond, red or light-brown hair; blue, green or gray eyes; a tendency to

burn easily and to tan little or not at all and a family history of skin cancer.

There is no quick cure for minor sunburn. But wet compresses, tub baths

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National Waterpark Day

On July 28 th , laughter and fun are just a couple of the requirements on National Waterpark Day! We recommend bathing suits, too!

Waterparks around the world provide thrilling, water plunging rides for those who seek the white-knuckle hydro powered slides. For those who prefer

to relax and unwind, lazy rivers, wave pools and spas in tropical scenes satisfy these vacationers.

With so many options to choose from, waterparks can be more than just a portion of a vacation. They can be the destination. In the United States,

nearly every state has a waterpark. The Wisconsin Dells is the Waterpark Capital of the World and the largest indoor park in America is currently at

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania.

From the youngest family member to grandma and grandpa, there’s a splashable, relaxable experience for all. On National Waterpark Day, enjoy all

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Summer’s Best Hydrating Foods

Hot summers. Sticky humidity. Water doesn’t quench everything. There

are other great healthy options when it comes to staying hydrated during

the hot Houston summer months: fresh fruits and vegetables! Choose one

or a few of these hydrating summer foods and prepare a decadent salad,

smoothie or raw food entrée that will feed your body and your spirit!

• Cucumbers - Cucumbers taste great raw, sliced thin, are made of mostly

water and are one of the best foods to hydrate the body. You can even

float them in your water for a unique, refreshing drink. • Watermelon -

Again, this fruit is mostly water and contain essential hydrating salts,

calcium, magnesium and potassium. • Cabbage - Cabbage has tons of

Vitamin C and is packed with fiber. This summer vegetable is rich in

natural probiotics, which help to keep the digestive system working

efficiently. • Lettuce - Most lettuces are about 90% water. Be sure to

choose the leafy green variety. • Tomatoes - Sliced, wedges or even

simply cut in half, tomatoes are refreshing and also very healthy. •

Berries - Raspberries, blueberries and strawberries are at their peak

during the summer. These super fruits are chock full of antioxidants

and Vitamin C and are great for detoxing the entire body. • Figs - These

summer beauties taste so indulgent. Make a fig chutney, with some

medijool dates and enjoy it on whole grain crackers as a potassium

and fiber filled treat. • Cherries - Cherries have more antioxidants

and Vitamin C than almost any food on the planet. • Grapes - These

hydrating balls of goodness are known for their extremely high content

of Resveratrol, a substance that acts as an antioxidant and is heartfriendly.

• Carrots - Carrots are almost all water. Summer offers some

the tastiest carrots, surprisingly grown in more colors than just orange,

such as yellow and green. Carrots are natural sources of beta-carotene.

Courtesy of http://renewedlivinginc.co

July Is National Ice Cream Month

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream

Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.

He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by

over 90 percent of the nation’s population. In the proclamation, President

Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events

with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.” The International Ice Cream

Association (IICA) encourages retailers and consumers to celebrate July as

National Ice Cream Month. About 10.3 percent of all the milk produced by

U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream, contributing significantly

to the economic well-being of the nation’s dairy industry.

Ice Cream in a Bag

What You Need

• 1 tablespoon Sugar

• 1/2 cup Milk or half & half

• 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla

• 6 tablespoons Rock salt

• 1 pint-size Ziploc plastic bag

• 1 gallon-size Ziploc plastic bag

• Ice cubes

How To Make It

1. Fill the large bag half full of ice and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.

2. Put milk, vanilla and sugar into the small bag and seal it.

3. Place the small bag inside the large one and seal again carefully.

4. Shake until mixture is ice cream, about 5 minutes.

5. Wipe off top of small bag, then open carefully and enjoy!

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Recipes & Gardening Tips

Freezer Caramel Drizzle Pie

You could make this on National Junk Food Day July 21st!

INGREDIENTS:

2 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crusts

6 tablespoons butter

1 (7 ounce) package shredded coconut

1 cup chopped pecans

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 (16 ounce) container frozen

whipped topping, thawed

1 (12 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping

DIRECTIONS:

Place butter in a medium skillet and melt over medium heat. Add

coconut and pecans, stirring to coat. Saute until coconut and

pecans are lightly toasted, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whip together condensed milk and cream

cheese until fluffy. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon 1/4 of cream

cheese mixture into each graham cracker crust. Drizzle each with

1/4 of caramel topping. Repeat layers with remaining cream

cheese mixture and caramel. Top each pie with coconut and

pecan mixture. Freeze overnight.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/

Simple Creme Brulee

You could make this on

National Crème Brulee Day July 27th!

INGREDIENTS:

3 tablespoons white sugar

1 cup heavy cream

3 egg yolks

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons white sugar, divided

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk 3 tablespoons

sugar and cream in a microwave-safe bowl until well combined; heat

the mixture in microwave until warm, 1 to 2 minutes and whisk again

to dissolve sugar. Whisk in egg yolks and vanilla extract until smooth.

Pour cream mixture into 2 ramekins. Set ramekins into a roasting

pan and pour in enough hot water to reach halfway up the sides of

the ramekins. Bake in the preheated oven until creme desserts are

set but still slightly jiggly when shaken, about 50 minutes. Remove

ramekins from hot water and chill in refrigerator until cold, at least

2 hours. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar evenly over the top of each

dessert. Use a kitchen torch to lightly toast and melt the sugar

topping until brown and bubbly, about 30 seconds. Let the sugar

topping cool before serving. To serve, use a spoon to crack the crisp

sugar open to reveal the creamy dessert underneath. Source: http://

allrecipes.com/

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• Plant fall flowering annuals where your

spring annuals have bloomed out. Set

our seeds like zinnia, marigold, cosmos,

petunia and portulaca so you’ll have color

until frost. Don’t let seedlings dry out.

• In summer, prune roses to keep them

in shape. Continue black spot and insect

treatments. Water 2” once per week.

• Remove spent crepe myrtle flowers to

prolong bloom production.

• Weeds rob plants of valuable water,

nutrients--remove them.

• Great sun/heat-lovers include coral

honeysuckle, coreopsis, lantana,

oleanders and hamelia.

• Fertilize flowers lightly, if at all; too hot

for heavy feedings.

• Water your lawn longer but less frequent.

Deep water of about 2 - 3” per week forces

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Use a bowl in your yard to measure during

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August 16 Open to all 4-7 PM

August 17 Open to all 10 AM-2 PM

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SUMMER CAMPS:

July 9-August 1 (Classes meet Tues. & Thurs.)

Kids Camp: Ages 3-11

Teen Camp:

6th grade & Up

Teen Intensive:

Ages 13 & Up

Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Hip Hop

Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop

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Drill Team Jazz

July 8-11 (Mon. thru Thurs.)

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Lyrical & Jazz

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Call 346-209-2155

Our Services: Emergency Service Available 24/7 at Regular Prices

• Water Heaters

• Clogged Drains

• Toilets

• Tankless Water Heaters

• Sewer Line Service • Faucets & Sinks

• Septic System

• Water Line Service

• Garbage Disposals • Hydro-jetting

• Maintenance Agreements • Backflow Prevention

• Gas Leak Detection/Repair • Tree Root Removal

• Trenchless Repairs • Video Inspection

• WHOLE HOUSE Water Softeners and Filtrations

$40 OFF

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Any Job

over $100

Water Heater

Install

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• Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, HipHop

• Ages 3 - Adult • All levels Beginner-Advanced

• 42 Years Teaching Experience

• Open Viewing Windows at all Times

• Fun Family Atmosphere

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Chase


FM 529

15525 Glen Chase

281-463-8522

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