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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Martin Luther King, Jr., an American clergyman and Nobel Prize winner was
one of the principal leaders of the American civil rights movement and a
prominent advocate of nonviolent protest. King’s challenges to segregation
and racial discrimination in the 1950s and 1960s helped convince many white
Americans to support the cause of civil rights in the United States. After his
assassination in 1968, King became a symbol of protest in the struggle for
In 1957, King helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
(SCLC), an organization of black churches and ministers that aimed
to challenge racial segregation. As SCLC’s president, King became the
organization’s dominate personality and its primary intellectual influence.
He was responsible for much of the organization’s fundraising, which
he frequently conducted in conjunction with preaching engagements in
Northern churches. SCLC sought to complement the NAACP’s legal efforts to
dismantle segregation through the courts, with King and other SCLC leaders
encouraging the use of nonviolent direct action to protest discrimination.
These activities included marches, demonstrations and boycotts.
“I Have a Dream”
King and other black leaders organized the 1963 March on Washington,
a massive protest in Washington, D.C. for jobs and civil rights. On August
28, 1963, King delivered the keynote address to an audience of more than
200,000 civil rights supporters. His “I Have a Dream” speech expressed the
hopes of the civil rights movement in oratory as moving as any in American
After his death, King came to represent black courage and achievement, high
moral leadership and the ability of Americans to address and overcome racial
divisions. Perhaps the most important memorial is the national holiday in
King’s honor, designated by the Congress of the United States in 1983 and
observed on the third Monday in January, a day that falls on or near King’s
birthday of January 15 th .
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U.S. Post Office (Bear Creek) 800-275-8777
Harris County Animal Control 281-999-3191
Poison Control 800-764-7661
Republic Waste (Trash Mon/Thurs) 713-849-0400
Fiest Elem. 281-463-5838
Labay M.S. 281-463-5800
Cy-Falls H.S. 281-856-1000
Cy-Fair Sports Assoc. 281-345-7426
YMCA (Langham Creek) 281-859-6143
Libraries: NW Branch 281-890-2665
Bear Creek 281-550-0885
Gas Leaks 713-659-3552
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Street Repair 281-463-6300
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If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the
teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www.
krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with
your name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate
and the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you
want on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send
emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you
want to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we
will remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.
DISCLAIMER: Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible
for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check
out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a
list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs.
Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those
seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
The Board of Directors meet monthly in the community and homeowners are
welcome to attend. Please contact management to obtain the meeting date and
time in advance, as the schedule and location may change from time to time. You
are also welcome to email management any questions or concerns you may have
to email@example.com if you are unable to attend meetings
and the Board of Directors will be happy to send you a response. As a reminder,
monthly financials, governing documents, meeting minutes, forms, schedules,
etc. are updated on the Association website for your review at any time.
Please report any lights that are out, blinking or on during the day. Part
of your annual Homeowners fee pays for your streetlights, whether they
work or not. If a light is out in your area, please call 713-207-2222 or go
to www.centerpointenergy.com/outage and report it. Each light pole
should have a 6-digit number on it. When reporting the light, you will
need to provide the pole number and closest intersection or address. We
want all our lights to work…a well lit area is a safe area!
SIGNS ON MAILBOXES, LIGHT
POLES AND STREET SIGNS
If you place signs in and around the neighborhood for Garage Sales, Lost Pets,
etc., please make sure you remove them in a timely manner. Remember that
postal boxes are the property of the USPS and it is a crime to attach anything to
the cluster mailboxes! Please help to keep Aberdeen Trails looking beautiful!
TENNIS COURT USE
We have received reports that children have been using the tennis courts
for everything but tennis. Please reiterate to your children that use of the
courts is for tennis play ONLY. No soccer, rollerblading, skateboarding,
bike riding, basketball, etc. allowed. Children caught abusing the courts
may cause their parents to be financial penalized for any damages.
Sign Up for Emergency Notifications
The City of Houston, in partnership with the Greater Harris County 9-1-1
Emergency Network, is now offering emergency notifications to mobile phones
through the Emergency Notification System (ENS). These emergency alerts will
help residents get more information about emergencies in their neighborhoods,
such as hazardous chemical spills, floods and large fires. Staying informed is an
important way of keeping yourself and your family safe when emergencies occur.
Landline home or work telephones are already a part of the ENS system and now
residents can register their cell or internet phone numbers so they can be alerted
about an emergency in their community. It’s simple and easy; sign-up at the City
of Houston Office of Emergency Management website http://alert.houstonoem.
org or http://911.org and register up to four telephone numbers. Houstonians can
also register for ‘Alert Houston,’ the City of Houston’s Email Notification System,
which sends emails to residents when emergencies affecting a large portion of
the city occur, such as severe weather and hurricanes. Find out more about both
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RECREATION VEHICLES & TRAILERS
We have been receiving numerous reports about all terrain vehicles
being ridden along the drainage ditch areas and power line easements.
As a reminder, this is private property and we have instructed the
Constable Patrol to monitor the areas and write citations for trespassing,
as well as deterring safety hazards. We have also noticed personal utility
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trailers being parked behind fences along the drainage ditch and will be
collecting license plate information to determine ownership for violation
notices from the Association, as well as the Constable Patrol issuing
citations for trespassing on private property. Towing of the trailers could
be an end result as well.
As a reminder, the Association has a patrol contract through Harris
County Precinct 5 Constable. We share 40 hours of patrol per week
at random time with Aberdeen Trails HOA. Please add the following
dispatch number to your cell phones or post in a visible place at home
in case you need support in a non life-threatening situation. Their nonemergency
dispatch number is 281-463-6666. The Constable Patrol
also offers a free vacation watch service. Log on to their website at
www.co.harris.tx.us/pct5/forms.aspx to obtain a form and learn more
about the program.
LOITERING AND VANDALISM
Please help us to keep our recreation areas safe and clean by reporting
any and all loitering after dark directly to the Constable and then to
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dispatch number at 281-463-6666. Better safe than sorry!
It’s that time of year again where everyone is out and about
sprucing up their yards and performing the “honey-do’s” on their
homes. Please remember that any change or improvement to the
exterior of your home or lot (even in the back yard) must be applied
for through the Association prior to starting. You can find a copy of
the home improvement guidelines and application on the website
HAVE YOU REGISTERED
ON THE WEBSITE?
We’ve put our association online to provide you with more
convenience and a wealth of online services and opportunities to
share ideas and information; get news and announcements; access
an online resource center for important association documents and
forms; utilize the member directory and much more. Log on to www.
highsierramanagement.com and click on “Association Websites” in the
top right hand corner….
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We understand your pets are very important to you and want to be a pet
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• Do not allow pets to roam around the community unrestrained - it’s the
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CFISD Board Approves 2019-2020
The CFISD Board of Trustees approved the calendar committee’s
recommendations for the 2019-2020 instructional calendar during its
regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, December 10 th .
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In the fall semester of 2017, a calendar committee was organized to
develop calendars for both the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years.
The committee was made up of district-wide representation, including
teachers, parents, community members, campus administrators and
support staff. Developing both calendars at the same time allowed the
school Board to vote on next year’s calendar earlier than in past years.
The committee worked to construct the calendars using the 75,600
minutes needed to complete a school year now required by law.
The committee recommended a calendar to the school board that will
conclude the 2019-2020 school year on May 28, 2020.
In its meetings, the committee discussed various components of
developing the instructional calendars before arriving at a consensus.
The 2019-2020 calendar recommendation presented to the Board of
Students begin school on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019;
Labor Day, September 2, 2019, is a student/staff holiday;
A five-day Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 25-29, 2019);
A 10-day winter break (Dec. 23, 2019-Jan. 3, 2020);
A five-day spring break March 9-13, 2020;
Good Friday, April 10, 2020, is a student/staff holiday;
The school year will end on May 28, 2020 for students and February 17 th
and May 29, 2020 are designated as inclement weather makeup days.
To download a copy of the 2019-2020 school calendar, visit the CFISD
website at www.cfisd.net/en/calendar/.
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Please join the The Cypress Ranch
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Performances will be on Friday, February 1 st and Saturday, February
2 nd , at 7 PM in the Cypress Ranch High School Auditorium. Tickets are
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Cy-Fair Sports Association
Cy-Fair Sports Association is having registration for baseball, football,
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Northwest Flyers Kid’s Track Club
Holds Registration for 32nd Season
The Northwest Flyers Youth Track Club will celebrate its 32 nd Anniversary
Season by hosting its annual free Registration/Orientation Breakfast on
Saturday, February 2, 2019, for all boys and girls who are interested in
joining for the 2019 track season. The breakfast starts promptly at 8:30
AM at the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center Forum located at
6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX, 77379. The event is an opportunity for
youth athletes to register for the 2019 spring/summer track season and
to meet the Northwest Flyers coaches, staff and other new and returning
athletes. The event will be highlighted by a special presentation from
a member of the USA Track &Field Olympic organization (USATF). All
athletes and parents who wish to join the Northwest Flyers must attend
the orientation before registering. The Northwest Flyers Track Club is a
youth (ages 6-18) track club, affiliated with USA Track & Field (USATF),
that provides a full program of sanctioned “track” events such as sprints,
hurdles, middle distance, distance and relays and sanctioned “field”
events such as long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, shot put,
discus and javelin. For additional information on the Northwest Flyers
Track Club, please visit the team website at www.northwestflyers.org,
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AHFC Junior Hurricanes
Registration For SPRING 2019
The Junior Hurricanes Soccer League (JHSL) is led by professional United
States Soccer Federation (USSF) licensed staff and is designed for boys
& girls who want to play and have fun in a safe and developmentally
appropriate environment. The JHSL program is being offered at multiple
locations and in conjunction with CFSA at the Schiel Road Complex.
To learn more about each location and to register please visit www.
albionhurricanes.org. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more
information or questions. Office Phone:713-939-7473. Want a more
competitive program? Join AHFC!
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Half Marathon Training Program
Change Your Life: Are you a runner? Are you a fitness walker? Do you
want to be? USA Fit Cypress is a friendly, no pressure training group
for a variety of marathons and half marathons throughout the year.
Even if you’ve never run a step before, training with our group will help
you conquer mental and physical barriers you never thought possible.
Beginner, walker or seasoned runner? No matter your conditioning or
pace, we have a place for you. Over the training season, our coaches will
help you achieve your personal best in a non-intimidating, fun and safe
environment. We provide a weekly training schedule and opportunities
for group training throughout the week with our distance runs on
Saturday morning at Josey Lake Park, 1200 Bridgeland Creek Parkway,
in Bridgeland. Registration for our Spring Season beginning on February
2 nd is now open. Please visit us at www.usafitcypress.com or email us at
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Registration is OPEN for LW Sports’ Jr. Rockets Fall Basketball &
Dates: Late January-March
Cost: $75 (early bird)
Ages: 4-15 (boys and girls!)
Each paid participant receives: a Rockets jersey for games, a FREE ticket
to a Houston Rockets game.
Fall Soccer league registration is open!
Dates: Late January-March
Ages: 3-8 (co-ed)
Each participant will receive a game jersey, shirts and socks.
For more information go to: www.myLWSports.com or call 281-500-8913!
The West Houston Thunder is a baseball program for homeschool boys
between the ages of 8-18. Spring registration will be in January. We
offer baseball programs for Elementary, Middle School and High School
level competition. We regularly compete against schools, leagues, select
teams and other homeschool teams. Our practice location is Memorial
Ashford Little League, 12900 Westmere Drive, Houston. Contact info@
WestHoustonThunder.org for more information or go to our website at
A new ladies golf group is now forming at Cypress Lakes Golf Club. No
handicaps required. This will be a casual ladies golf outing to improve
your game and make some new friends. Play will be on Thursday
mornings at 9. For information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Cypress Lakes Golf Club at 281-304-8515.
Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play
and learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston.
We are also looking for interested players, adults and youth to play in a
new Katy Netball club. No experience necessary. For more information,
go to our facebook page, Houston Shooting Stars Netball Club or www.
netballamerica.com or contact email@example.com for
Westside Golf League
Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite
you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our
purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have
fun while improving golfing skills. For more information, contact Sue
Crookson at 281-392-4913 firstname.lastname@example.org or Yana Dommert
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What’s Happening Around The Neighborhood...
ALL AGES EVENT
THE MAGIC OF QUILTS QUILT SHOW, PRESENTED BY WEST
HOUSTON QUILTERS GUILD, MARCH 1-2, 2019
Richard E Berry Educational Support Center,
8877 Barker Cypress, Cypress, TX 77433
Friday: 10 AM-4 PM, Saturday, 9 AM-4 PM
Admission: $10; Children under 5 are free. Ticket price includes entrance
for both days of the show, door prize chances, gifts and more. Discount
rates are available for buses of 10 people or more, if paid in advance.
If you have any questions regarding the 2019 WHQG Quilt Show, please
200 beautiful quilts will be on display. Lots of vendors will be there as well as
a “Guild Market” with a great selection of hand-made items. Also there will
be a raffle of special items and a silent auction. The drawing for the fabulous
donation quilt will be held on Saturday afternoon. Door prizes galore! Onsite
food service will be available. For more information: www.whqg.org.
ST. CUTHBERT EPISCOPAL CHURCH BLOOD DRIVE
St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will be hosting a Blood Drive on Sunday,
February 3 rd , beginning at 8:30 AM. A mobile unit will be in the parking
lot until 12:30 PM. To donate, you must be a least 17 years of age, at least
110 lbs. and in good general health. If just 20 people donate, we can save
60 lives! It only takes about 15 minutes, so please stop by. Save a life -
donate blood. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road (at Queenston).
For more information, visit us at www.st.cuthbert.org.
REIGN OVER CANCER WALK • FEBRUARY 16, 2019, 8-11 AM
Join the GEST Foundation at Cane Island, Katy, TX, 2100 Cane Island
Parkway, Katy, TX 77493 to celebrate cancer survivors and remember
loved ones no longer with us. Money raised will fund grants to allow
cancer patients the opportunity to focus on healing. Silent Auctions,
Giveaways and more! Join us for a day of family fun! Register online here:
GEST Foundation, Inc., is a registered 501c3 organization. Your donation
is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Tax ID 30-0960768.
Receipts for tax purposes will be mailed out at the end of the year. For
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Saturday February 16th, 2019
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Join us for a day of family fun!
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The Shield Bearer Running for Hearts 5K Family Fun Run and Walk will
take place on March 30, 2019, from 7 AM to 11 AM, at Windwood Church at
10555 Spring Cypress Road in Houston, Texas. This family friendly event
will feature a 5K timed, trail style run, a 1-mile family walk, games for the
kids, t-shirts, food, prizes and lots of fun for all ages. Race registration is
$25 for adults (ages 14 and up) and $10 for children (ages 13 and under)
before March 15, 2019. Registration, sponsorship, vendor, fundraising
and volunteer information is available at shieldbearer.org/5K.
Proceeds for the event will fund services and programs at Shield Bearer,
a Houston based 501c3 nonprofit counseling and community resource
center that provides services on a sliding scale. Shield Bearer has six
locations in Houston and serves individuals, couples and families
including those recovering from the trauma of human trafficking,
domestic violence, crime, abuse, war and natural disasters. Additional
information about services and programs can be found online at
shieldbearer.org or by calling 281-894-7222.
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LADIES BUNCO NIGHT TO BENEFIT MOPS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019, 6:30-8:30 PM
At Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 16000 Rippling Water Drive,
Houston, TX 77084. Suggested donation: $10. Open to the public with
reservation. Ladies, please join us for a great night playing Bunco! No
previous experience necessary. Hors d’oeuvres provided. All proceeds
benefit Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), an organization for mothers
with young children. Childcare additionally available for $10 per child
with advance reservations. Have a fun night out while benefiting a great
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PLEASE JOIN US FOR A 1940S HANGAR DANCE
The Houston Wing of the Commemorative Air Force would like to invite
you to join them for a 1940s Hangar Dance at 5 PM on Saturday, February
23, 2019 at the West Houston Airport (Hangar B5; 18000 Groschke Rd.).
The group is raising funds for a new museum hangar. A swing dance
lesson will be given from 5:30-6 PM and dinner will be served shortly
thereafter. Dancing starts at 6:30 PM and music will be provided by
Third Coast Swing. Dinner features salad, lasagna and dessert from the
Lasagna House, coffee and tea are free and sodas are available as well.
You may also BYOB (cocktails, beer or wine). Tickets for the dinner and
dance are $40 in advance ($25 for dance only). Parking is free and parking
attendants will help direct you upon arrival. For more information, please
visit please visit www.houstonwing.org.
8 TH ANNUAL HOUSTON KOSHER CHILI COOK-OFF
SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2019, NOON-4 PM
Join the Houston community for a fun-filled day of festivities and a kosher
chili competition during the 8 th Annual Houston Kosher Chili Cook-off.
The event will be held at Congregation Beth Yeshurun, 4525 Beechnut St.,
Houston 77096. The Kosher Chili Cook-off is the largest kosher food event
in Houston and celebrates the fellowship of the Jewish community with
a day of food, live entertainment, contests and family friendly activities
while raising funds for nonprofit organizations in the Houston Jewish
community. The cook-off attracts more than 3,500 attendees annually
for live music, a moonwalk, climbing walls, balloon artists, a jalapeno
eating contest and a silent auction as guests taste some of Houston’s
best kosher chili. Cooking teams are encouraged to register for the
judged competition so groups or organizations can promote themselves,
build teamwork, have fun and reward contributors, Board members and
staff. Winners of the kosher chili tasting contest will win coveted trophies
and prizes presented by celebrity and media judges during the award
ceremony at 3:30 PM. Cost: Adults: $10, Children (4-12): $6. For more
information on becoming a sponsor, volunteer, vendor, cooking team or
to download an entry form, please visit www.houstonkosherchilicookoff.
com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Proceeds from the event will
benefit the local Jewish community nonprofits.
JACK AND JILL OF AMERICA ASSOCIATES TO HOST
“A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS” GALA
The “Awesome, Amazing, Associates” of the Jack and Jill of America,
Inc., North Houston Suburban Chapter will host a glamorous “A Night
at the Oscars” charity gala on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The event
will be take place from 8 PM to 12 AM at the Northgate Country Club,
17110 Northgate Forest Drive, Houston, Texas 77068. Tickets are $75
each and the suggested attire is red carpet formal. “A Night at the
Oscars” will benefit the Jack and Jill of America Foundation, which
supports education, literacy, scientific and charitable projects that
benefit children. The evening will feature dinner, dancing to live music
and a raffle. For information, tables and ticket requests contact Dr. Kyrel
Broxton or Shirley Carter at email@example.com. Jack and Jill
of America, Inc. is a non-profit family organization which is dedicated
to nurturing future leaders by supporting children through leadership
development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.
More information about the Jack and Jill of America Foundation can be
found at www.jackandjillfoundation.org.
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HOUSTON CHORAL SOCIETY
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Foundry United Methodist Church
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the HCS website
at www.houstonchoral.org or call 832-478-6986.
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SPRING BRANCH AFRICAN VIOLET CLUB
ANNUAL PLANT SALE, MARCH 2 ND , 10 AM-4 PM
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. Free parking available at Judson Robinson Jr. Community
Center, 2020 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77004. Admission is free.
Workshop will be held at 1 PM.
For further information, contact Cynthia Severson, 281-682-1073,
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CHEVRON HOUSTON MARATHON - January 20, 2019 - 7
AM - 2 PM. Downtown Houston. Exciting finishes, upset
victories, American records, Olympic Trials qualifying times
and personal bests have highlighted the Chevron Houston
Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon for 46 years.
Join us for the 47th running of the event and what is sure to
be an exciting weekend full of tradition and camaraderie in
25 TH ANNUAL MLK GRANDE PARADE MIDTOWN HOUSTON
- January 21, 2019, Midtown Houston, 1200 Holman
Street, San Jacinto Street & Elgin Street, Houston, TX 77004.
Admission is free. The MLK Grande Parade is one of the
largest single day event in the U.S. that is held in honor of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The parade will begin at 10 AM. For
more information, visit www.mlkgrandeparade.org or call
THE ORIGINAL MLK DAY PARADE - January 21, 2019, 10 AM,
Minute Maid Park Tours, 501 Crawford, Houston, TX 77002.
Admission is free. For Houstonians and visitors of the Bayou
City alike, we are a thriving destination for cultural arts,
entertainment and education that enhances the community
while paying homage to our rich history. Join us as we
honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the
federal holiday weekend with a commemorative parade and
community activities throughout the weekend. Please note
that our parade begins Downtown at Minute Maid Park.
ZOO LIGHTS - Daily through January 13, 2019, 6-10 PM, Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann
Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030. The Houston Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland!
TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights celebrates its seventh year as one of Houston’s most
well-loved holiday traditions. Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through the beautiful
Houston Zoo grounds and take in the sights and sounds of the season - including more
than two million lights! Fifteen miles of earth-friendly LED lighting illuminate our ancient
oak trees and decorate the paths to light your way.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL LUZIA - Daily January 10, 2019-February 3, 2019, Sam Houston
Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West, Houston, TX 77064. Admission
starting at $45. Cirque du Soleil is coming to Houston with its delightfully-imaginative
and visually-stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. For the very first
time in Texas, audiences are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at Sam
Houston Race Park to escape to an imaginary Mexico - a sumptuous world suspended
between dreams and reality.
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.
13 TH ANNUAL MLK YOUTH PARADE MIDTOWN HOUSTON - January 19, 2019,
Midtown Houston, 1200 Holman Street, San Jacinto Street & Elgin Street, Houston,
TX 77004. Admission is free. The MLK Youth Parade will kick-off the 2019 MLK Holiday
Weekend. The Parade will begin at 12 Noon. Learn more at www.mlkgrandeparade.
org or call 713-953-1633.
18 TH ANNUAL MLK BATTLE OF THE BANDS COMPETITION-Houston - January 20, 2019, 3-7
PM, W.W. Thorne Stadium, 1715 Aldine Bender Rd-Houston, TX 77032. Admission: $12-$15.
The MLK Battle of the Bands Competition Houston is one of the largest high school marching
band competitions in the U.S. and features 16 nationally acclaimed high school show bands
from across the nation competing in friendly competition. For more information visit www.
mlkgrandeparade.org or call 713-953-1633.
MATCH FAMILY FUN DAY - January 20, 2019 - 1 PM - 5:30 PM - Midtown, 3400 Main
Street, Houston 77002. Family Fun Day is bigger than ever. MATCH-Midtown Arts & Theater
Center Houston is free and open to the public, the MATCH opens its doors to all of Houston
families with a day of family fun. It’s an entire city block filled with performances and
activities. Performances will include Schoolhouse Rock from Main Street Theater, concerts
from Prelude Music, and performances of Alice presented by Open Dance Project. There
will also be an appearance by Party Princess Productions, bounce houses, face painters,
balloon artists, stilt walkers, chalk artists and more.
ICE SKATING AT DISCOVERY GREEN - Open daily through
January 27, 2019. For details, hours and pricing visit
COMEDY NIGHT AT HPL - Monthly on the 3 rd Thursday, 6-8
PM. Houston Public Library, 500 Mckinney Avenue, Houston,
TX 77002. Admission is free. The Houston Public Library
offers “Open Mic” comedy night where local and non local
comedians, comediennes, ventriloquists and impressionists
of ALL ages present family comedy to the audience. Improv
Performers from Station Theater closes out the night with
games that involve the audience. Everyone who participates
in at least one open mic throughout the year become eligible
to participate in the Annual Comedy competition which is
held in December. Prizes in the amounts of $100 and $75 gift
cards are given to the 4 winners. Two adult and two youth.
Event is free and open to the public. Food and non alcoholic
beverages are allowed in the sitting area during this event
only. You can bring your own food and order from many of
the surrounding food places. All ages.
GUST - Daily through March 21, 2019, Discovery Green,
1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010. Admission is free.
GUST: Celebrating a Decade of Discovery is an interactive art
installation created by Cocolab, a Mexico City-based studio
for the Discovery Green Conservancy. GUST is a public art
project that uses an array of 1600 handmade pinwheel to
visualize the invisible patterns of the wind and to activate
Brown Promenade with vivid color and subtle motion.
CAFFEINE AND CHROME - Recurring monthly on the last
Saturday of the month, 9 AM-12 Noon, Gateway Classic Cars
Of Houston, 1910 Cypress Station Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX
77090. Admission is free to spectators. Presented by Grundy
Insurance! 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 cruiser? No sweat bring the
daily driver. Hope to see you there. 250+ classic & exotics.
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11123 Cypress N. Houston Road, Houston, TX 77065
281.469.8829 | CypressChristian.org
Founded in 2014, Inspiring HANDS, Inc. is a charitable non-profit
organization that extends a hand directly to improve the lives of others in
need and motivates partnerships within the community to do the same.
We are operated solely by volunteers and fully funded by donations.
Your participation is vital to the success of our programs. 100% of the
proceeds remain in the community to provide direct help to individuals
with immediate and special needs. Through our 501(c) 3 status all
donations are tax deductible. For more information visit us at www.
Cypress Assistance Ministries
When you volunteer you are giving to your community, but did you
realize volunteering also benefits you as an individual? CAM volunteers
often let us know the fun they are having, the friends they have made and
the fulfillment they receive from helping others.
Cypress Assistance Ministries is a local non-profit organization serving
the Cy-Fair area for over 25 years. CAM offers assistance to those in
need by providing financial assistance, food, clothing, employment
assistance as well as GED & ESL classes. A huge part of this organization
is its volunteers. Currently we are in need of volunteers in many different
areas of the ministry. If you would like more information on how to
become involved, please contact Tara Rauch at 281-955-7684 or tarar@
cypressassistance.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
For a description of the services provided at Cypress Assistance
Ministries, Food Pantry requests and a detailed description of volunteer
opportunities, please see our website, www.cypressassistance.org.
Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation
Coalition, Inc - Volunteer
Opportunities For Wildlife Advocates
Enjoy a rewarding volunteer experience with wildlife. Texas Wildlife
Rehabilitation Coalition, Inc. is a non-profit organization, which serves as
an emergency care and rehabilitation facility for orphaned, ill and injured
native Texas wildlife. Volunteers are welcome in the areas of assisting
in the daily functions of the center, assisting with public education
programs and wildlife rehabilitation. Located at 10801 Hammerly, Suite
200, the facility is open seven days a week to help wildlife in need.
TWRC has a mentor program in place to assist volunteers with “hands
on” training for those interested in becoming permitted rehabilitators.
We invite you to join our organization in saving Texas wildlife - one animal
at a time. Call the center at 713-468-8972 x158 for more information or
visit us at www.twrcwildlifecenter.org.
Volunteers Needed At Memorial
Hermann - Cypress Hospital
Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital has volunteer opportunities
available. Whether you are interested in volunteering at our reception
desk, a hospital department or even transporting patients, we have a
place for you. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Office
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Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center
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Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary, 10655
Steepletop Drive, is in need of additional volunteers. They have a great
need for volunteers to work at the information desk. If interested, please
contact the hospital at 281-897-3186 and ask for the manager.
Standup For Kids
StandUp For Kids is an all volunteer organization. We are in need of your
support. For those who want to get involved in outreach, StandUp For Kids
provides training to provide you the tools to reach out and make a difference
in kids’ lives. Thirteen kids die on the street everyday, from abuse, disease
and suicide. By getting involved you can make a difference and give back
to your community. Volunteering is not only rewarding to you, it can save
a kid’s life. You can find more information about our program at www.
standupforkids.org or email Houston@standupforkids.org to volunteer.
Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry
Join us for regular street and brothel incursion outreaches to rescue
souls for Christ and help end human trafficking in Houston. Our ministry
is based on Romans 15:21 To whom He was not announced, they shall
see and those who have not heard shall understand. Visit our website for
details and volunteer information at www.ambassadorsunited.org.
Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department
The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department provides fire, rescue and EMS
services to 156 square miles of Northwest Harris County for the residents
of Harris County Emergency Service District #9. By operating from 12
community based volunteer fire stations we are able to quickly and
efficiently respond to help our neighbors in times of emergency. For more
information on the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department or on how you can
join the other 350 volunteers of our Department and be one of Cy-Fair’s
bravest, call us at 281-550-6663 or visit us on the web at www.cyfairvfd.org.
Adopt A US Soldier
Adopt A US Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers and
donors to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom
that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians
with deployed soldiers and offers a channel by which to communicate
encouragement and express gratitude to those serving in the United
States Armed Forces. Adopt A US Soldier is sustained by its volunteer
workforce located across the United States.
When registering for Adopt A US Soldier your involvement can range
from writing letters and sending postcards, to mailing care packages
full of items a soldier may need or want. Handwritten letters are most
important and meaningful to soldiers.
Adopt A US Soldier encourages civilians to adopt a soldier to show your
support for those that are making sacrifices for our country. If interested,
please go to www.adoptaussoldier.org to register.
Literacy Advance Of Houston
Is Looking For Volunteers
Your way to transform a life in need… Teach someone to read! Just a few
hours a week can make all the difference for someone in your community!
Literacy Advance is Houston’s largest and oldest 100% volunteersupported
literacy organization - and we need your help! We’re calling
all passionate volunteers to help adults learn to read, write and speak
English. All classes are free because they are taught by caring people just
like you willing to volunteer a few hours a week. We’d love to match you
with a person in need. Ola read her first book at age 49, thanks to a tutor
just like you.
Prior teaching experience is welcome but not necessary. Training and
ongoing support is provided and we have locations across the city. Other
volunteer opportunities are available as well, to find out more please
contact Maxine Stefano, Volunteer Manager, at tutor@literacyadvance.
org or at 713-266-8777 ext.16.
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available to Harris County residents 55 and older on subjects ranging
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free volunteer training. Teach your own computer class. Contact us now
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Junior Achievement Of SE Texas
Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization devoted to inspiring
and preparing young students to succeed in a global economy. In
partnership with businesses and educators, Junior Achievement brings
the real world to schools, opening student minds to their true potential.
Junior Achievement programs, taught by local business professionals,
community volunteers and parents, build a bridge between school
learning and young people’s future success in their work world and real
lives by offering hands-on activities that further explore the topics of free
enterprise, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Contact the Junior
Achievement of Southeast Texas office today, 713-682-4500 or www.
houston.ja.org, to find out about opportunities near you.
Pearl Fincher Museum Of Fine Arts
Interested in volunteering your time, talents and energy to a most
worthwhile local cause? Consider joining the Pearl Fincher Museum of
Fine Arts Volunteer Guild!
The mission of the Pearl’s Volunteer Guild is to:
• Promote volunteerism in the Northwest Houston area by providing
vital, on-going volunteer support for the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine
Arts educational programs.
• Develop leadership potential and knowledge within its membership
• Further perpetuate the appreciation of fine art and the Pearl Fincher
Museum of Fine Arts in the community.
Information about the volunteer guild can be found at www.pearlmfa.
org. The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit
organization that is solely supported through Grants and private
donations from community residents, businesses and friends of the
Special Cheers Needs Volunteers
Special CHEERS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to
providing Occupational Therapy to children with special needs of all ages
living in and around the greater Houston area. Our facility is unique in that
we utilize animals, including horses, dogs, goats, pigs, lambs and rabbits
as an integral part of each child’s therapy treatment plan. Being a nonprofit
organization, we are constantly looking for extra help around the
farm. Therefore, Special CHEERS would like to welcome all high school
and college-aged students interested in working with both children and
animals to volunteer after school, on the weekends or seasonally (i.e.,
summer camp). Please call our director, Ms. Fritzi, at 713-983-0075, for
more information. A background check will be required of all individuals
applying for a volunteer position at our facility.
Preparation For Adult Living
When foster children reach age 18, they are considered independent.
That’s difficult for kids who have been wards of the state, with necessities
arranged by caseworkers with state funds. Now they’ll have to figure
out how to organize themselves and make their money last a whole
month. Fortunately, Child protective Services offers them a program
to help prepare for independence: Preparation for Adult Living (PAL).
The year-long course culminates in an all-day workshop hosted by the
National Council for Jewish Women (NCJW). The course is held at Junior
Achievement’s BizTown, using computer kiosks sponsored by local
Want to help with PAL or other NCJW programs that help change lives
with hands-on community service? Contact email@example.com or
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Loving Arms Pet Placement has an assortment of wonderful dogs and cats
hoping for their forever homes. We have all different types of small to
large dogs, mixed breeds and many wonderful cats to choose from. We are
a foster-based rescue for dogs and cats. If you are not ready to commit to
adopting a dog or cat permanently, the animals also need foster families.
Besides providing food, water and a safe place to sleep, foster families
socialize the animals so they are people friendly. Include the animal in
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looking for service projects at faith-based, non-profit, community,
governmental organizations and for organizations seeking volunteers
from churches, schools, sports, scouts and youth groups. Register to
volunteer on www.justserve.org and use your zip code to locate or to
post a service project. This is a free community outreach website for all
faiths to work together to relieve suffering and enhance the quality of
life. This will not include proselyting or political canvassing - it is to JUST
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Bringing Hope To Our Cy-Fair Youth
Cy-Hope brings HOPE to all students so they will grow up to be well
educated and productive citizens, making a lasting and positive impact
on the community. Our vision at Cy-Hope is to rally our entire community:
businesses, education, churches, civic organizations, hospitals and
individual volunteers to advance the goal of making life better for kids
in Cy-Fair. You can visit our website, www.cy-hope.org or call 713-466-
HOPE to find out about our upcoming events, make a donation, become
a partner or volunteer.
Houston Cy-Fair Lions Club
Houston Cy-Fair Lions Club meets the 2 nd and 4 th Tuesdays of each
month, at 7 PM, at the Lions Den inside Bane Park, at West Little York
near Gessner. Our building is at the back of the parking lot, large tan brick
building by the baseball fields. Wonderful catered meal each meeting.
Our Lions Club does community service projects, such as providing eye
exams and eyeglasses for needy children in the Cy-Fair School District,
provide full Christmas food baskets at Christmas for families in need,
send handicapped and diabetic children to the Texas Lions Camp and
other services. Come visit us and help make your community a better
place to live. Please contact 281-685-6322 or visit www.houstoncyfairlions.org
for further information.
Cy-Fair Hospital Seeks Volunteers
Have you ever wanted to make a difference in people’s lives? By
volunteering at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, you can!
As a volunteer, you’ll have a profound impact on every area of our
hospital, serving as a vital resource to our patients, families, visitors and
employees. Cy-Fair Hospital offers a variety of volunteer opportunities
that accommodate all schedules, including those of working adults,
students and retirees. We’re always looking for more people ready to
help. For more information, you can call 281-897-3186 or visit us online
Fabric Donations Needed
The ladies of Concordia Lutheran Church make quilts for Lutheran World
Relief. These quilts are sent to areas within the US, as well as abroad,
which have suffered natural disasters or are simply in need. We are
seeking donations of fabrics that can be used in these quilts. Please call
Dorcus Coulter at 713-858-1294 with any questions or to schedule a time
for donations to be picked up. A receipt will be provided for tax purposes.
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additional mouths to feed, our fosters’ food bills are more than usual.
One way to donate to Loving Arms - without using your own money - is
to register our rescue with your Kroger card. To donate “painlessly” to
Loving Arms Pet Placement, go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com,
enter CT571, click on Loving Arms Pet Placement to attach our rescue to
your Kroger card. Each time you scan your card, Kroger donates money
We also have a Wish List on our website at www.lovingarmspetplacement.
Visit Loving Arms Pet Placement website at www.lovingarmspetplacement.
com or visit us at Petco (FM1960 at Eldridge) on Saturdays from 11 AM
until 4 PM.
TOO QUIET AFTER THE HOLIDAYS?
After the busy, activity-filled holidays, does your home seem too quiet?
Do you miss the sound of little feet padding around? There are pets still
in need of temporary shelter. Would your family like to help a dog or cat
in need? Loving Arms Pet Placement is a foster-based rescue for dogs and
cats and needs foster families.
While fostering can be challenging, knowing that you helped an animal
when it most needed shelter and security, then helped it find its forever
home will give you endless joy. Tell Loving Arms Pet Placement in what
capacity you can help. Can your home accommodate only small animals
or can you foster big dogs? Can you handle puppies and kittens or only
mature animals? Can you foster short-term or longer? LAPP has an
application on our website for those interested in fostering.
Loving Arms Pet Placement goes to great lengths to restore the health of
dogs and cats who come into our rescue. Our vet bills are high. With the
Loving Arms Pet Placement is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization created
to address the problems of stray and abandoned cats and dogs in
Houston and Harris County. Our organization is comprised of dedicated
volunteers who foster animals in their homes as an alternative to taking
the animal to a shelter.
REMINDER OF HARRIS COUNTY
BANNING OF SALE OF ANIMALS ALONG PUBLIC ROADS
In 2007, Harris County moved to ban sales of animals along public
roads and parking lots in unincorporated areas. A violation is a Class C
misdemeanor which can mean a $500 fine.
VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION
(Formerly called Harris County Animal Control)
The Veterinary Public Health Division posts photos of all animals found
on their website and updates it twice daily. If you have lost your pet,
please check this website, www.hcphes.org/vph.
Have you lost a pet?
Start your search immediately, don’t wait to make flyers.
Contact all possible animal control or animal welfare agencies in the
area. Visit each location at least every other day.
Call your pet’s veterinarian and the microchip company to make sure
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they have current contact information for you. A citizen may try to call
the veterinarian’s office or microchip company themselves from your
Call all the veterinarians in your area to alert them to the description of
your lost pet in case someone brings it to their clinic.
Check with your neighbors, especially families with children and ask if
they’ve seen a pet that looks like yours.
Search your neighborhood on foot, your pet maybe be nearby but is
injured and unable to get back home.
Leave a towel or article of clothing with your scent on it outside of your
home. Your pet may be disorientated and will be attracted by your scent.
Have you found a pet?
First, think of the animal as lost and not abandoned and make every
effort to reunite the animal to an owner.
Contact the HCPH VPH office by telephone and report the animal as
Bring the animal to the HCPH VPH facility or check with a local
veterinarian to scan the animal for a microchip.
Return to the place where you found the animal and put up a found pet
poster near that location.
If you find the owner, especially off a newspaper or website posting, ask
them to provide a picture of the animal and meet in a public place like a
More information about Microchips & Microchip companies
A microchip is a small device (size of a grain of rice) that is permanent
and implanted with a needle under the skin of pets.
Pets do not have to be given any pain medication or anesthesia to
implant a microchip.
Microchips are not likely to move or need repair if implanted correctly.
Microchips, when scanned, show a unique code. The microchip must be
registered with the corresponding microchip manufacture to record any
owner and animal data.
Microchips do not work like GPS locators or LoJack and cannot give a
signal to find the location of your lost pet.
Harris County Public Health Department, Veterinary Public Health
(formerly called Harris County Animal Control), 612 Canino Road,
Houston, Texas 77076, 281-999-3191, www.hcphes.org/vph.
VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION
HARRIS COUNTY LEASH LAW
Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents.
While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running at someone
who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many children are afraid
of animals and become frightened, which could result in the child getting
hurt trying to avoid the animal.
Veterinary Public Health (formerly called Harris County Animal
Control) advises that “All dogs and cats must be kept under restraint
while in the unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas. The custodian
of a dog or cat is not authorized to have, harbor or keep any unlicensed
dog or cat, nor to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.”
Restraint is defined as “the control of a dog or cat under the following
1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more than six (6) feet in
length, if the line or leash is held by a human being, who is capable of
controlling or governing the dog or cat in question
2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle
3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal does not
have access to sidewalk or street.”
While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work or
play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained.
Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for all
our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only protect
anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also the pet
owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued for failing
to properly restrain their pet. For a complete list of regulations, call 281-
999-3191 or visit www.hcphes.org/vph.
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You could make this on National
Cheese Lover’s Day January 20 th !
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon quick-rise yeast
1 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons water
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar
5 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 habanero pepper, finely
chopped (wear gloves)
2 cups water, divided
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped
Habanero, Rosemary &
Mix active and quick-rise yeast
with 3 tablespoons water in a
bowl to make a paste. Mix 4 cups
of flour with 1 cup water in a large bowl until thoroughly combined; stir yeast mixture into flour mixture. - Beat
remaining 1 cup water, baking powder, salt, sharp Cheddar cheese, habanero pepper and rosemary into dough;
beat remaining 1 cup flour into dough. Turn out onto a floured work surface and knead until dough is soft and
elastic, at least 6 minutes. Form dough into a ball, place into an oiled bowl and turn the dough around in the bowl
to pick up a thin coating of oil. Cover bowl and let rise for 2 hours. - Punch the dough down, turn out onto a floured
work surface and knead for 6 more minutes. Divide dough in half and form each half into a loaf; place loaves on
a baking sheet. Cover loaves and let rise until doubled, 15 to 20 minutes. - Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205
degrees C). Bake loaves in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
and bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Source: allrecipes.com
Peanut Butter Crunch Apples
You could make this on National Peanut Butter Day
January 24 th !
6 Granny Smith apples
6 wooden sticks
1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels,
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups chopped peanut butter filled sandwich cookies
4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
4 ounces white chocolate, chopped
Insert wooden sticks into the stem end of each apple.
Place apples on a cookie sheet covered with lightly greased
aluminum foil. - Combine caramels and water in a saucepan
over low heat. Cook, stirring often, until caramel melts and
is smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Dip each apple into the caramel
and gently run apples around insides of saucepan to scrape
off some of the caramel. Scrape excess caramel from the
apple bottoms using the side of the saucepan. - Spread the
chopped cookies out on a dinner plate. Roll caramel apples
in the cookies and place on the aluminum foil. Place the milk
chocolate and white chocolate into separate microwave-safe
bowls. Heat in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring
between each, until melted and smooth. Drizzle milk chocolate
over the apples, then drizzle the white chocolate over the milk
chocolate. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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GARDENING TIPS FOR JANUARY
• Birds: Provide food and fresh water. More birds die from lack of water than from
lack of food.
• Cacti: Semi-dormant now. Reduce watering.
• Camellias: Plants may be moved. Pick up and discard fallen blooms.
• Cultivation: Changes in design may now be made, new beds dug and old ones
rebuilt. Correct defects in drainage. Incorporate gypsum into heavy soils: repeat
in three weeks. Dig granite dust, rock phosphate and quantities of organic matter
into soil. Allow time for settling before planting.
• Fertilize: Daylilies, spuria, Louisiana and bearded irises with complete fertilizer.
Give strawberries 1 teaspoon ammonium sulfate, keeping six inches away from
plant. Fertilize pansies with manure tea or blood meal. Water in.
• Fruits: Plant fruit trees. Mulch figs with grass or straw to prevent freeze damage
• House Plants: Water, when surface soil is crumbly dry. Wash dust off leaves to open
pores. Mist often. Inspect for diseases and insects. Reduce water for poinsettias.
• Lawns: Remove thatch aerate, and feed with low nitrogen mixture.
• Pests: For petal blight prevention, spray azaleas and camellias as flowers open.
Spray for scale with dormant oil solution if temperature will be above 35˚ and
below 85˚ for next 48 hours. Always read and heed manufacturer’s directions
• Propagation: Ivy cuttings root easily this month and next. Root cuttings of shrubs
in mixture of loam and coarse sand; keep damp and semi-shaded until rooted.
• Prune: Fruit trees in advance of new growth. Prune to groom and shape. Do not
remove too much. Remove dead wood from trees and shrubs before spring buds
swell, but do not prune spring bloomers. Prune crape myrtles. Prune nandina and
others of similar growth habit by cutting unwanted canes out at base of plant.
• Roses: Annual pruning about the middle of February, just before the spring buds
break. To prevent later appearance of disease in the old beds, keep garden clean of
debris and weeds. Complete preparation of new beds for roses.
• Transplanting: January is one of the best months to transplant woody plants,
both evergreen and deciduous, especially trees. Energy will be expended on roots
instead of foliage. Learn ultimate size and cultural needs of tree or plant before
buying. Consider dwarf varieties to avoid crowding later. Group plants of similar
cultural needs. Do not work wet soil. Assure good drainage. Keep plants moist.
• Vegetables: Prepare beds, preferably raised for drainage, with about 50% humus,
including rotted manure.
• Winter Protection: Expect freeze any time; plan for protection of tender plants.
Water. Remove coverings, particularly plastic, when temperature rises. Protect
low plants with dry leaves, pine needles or soil mulch, but remove when weather
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