Westfield Community October 2019

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October 2019

FALL EVENTS INSIDE:

Trunk or Treats

Craft Shows

Garage Sales

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SHERIFF’S PHONE NUMBERS

The non-emergency phone number for the Harris County Sheriff’s Department is 713-221-6000. But if you actually have an

emergency and in need of assistance right away, please call 9-1-1.

WESTFIELD COMMUNITY

HELPFUL NUMBERS

Spectrum Association Management

281-343-9178 281-752-5482 Fax

16690 Park Row • Houston, TX 77084

Sydnie McGuire - Manager

smcguire@spectrumam.com

WESTFIELD BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tom Clark - President

Mary Carpentier - Vice President

Jacque Freeman - Secret Secretary / Treasurer

Marian Miller - Director

Richard Salce - Director

Abraham Montemayor - Director

Nick Niccoletti - Director

WCA Waste 281-368-8397

Ricewood M.U.D. 281-579-4500

Mayde Creek M.U.D. 832-467-1599

Community Center Reservations 281-492-1769

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

Fire Dept. (non-emergency/events) 281-578-2518

WCA 281-368-8397

Ricewood M.U.D. 281-579-4500

CenterPoint Energy (gas) 713-659-2111

CenterPointEnergy (elec) 713-207-7777

Light Outages 713-207-2222

report online at http://cnp.centerpointenergy.com/outage

Power to Choose (elec) 1-888-797-4839

SCHOOLS

Rhoads Elementary 281-237-8500

McRoberts Elementary 281-237-2000

McDonald Jr. High 281-237-5300

Morton Ranch HS 281-237-7800

KISD Administration 281-396-6000

HARRIS COUNTY NUMBERS

Poison Control 1-800-764-7661

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Mosquito Control 713-440-4800

Commissioner Radack 281-463-6300

US Post Office 1-800-275-8777

Katy Library 281-391-3509

Katherine Tyra Library 281-550-0885

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT MUD YOU LIVE IN??

The Westfield Subdivision is located partially in Mayde Creek MUD and

partially in Ricewood MUD. The operator of Mayde Creek MUD is EDP and

the operator of Ricewood MUD is Inframark. Interesting fact is that they

share a sewer treatment plant along with a third mud. It is located at

Morton Road and Sunny Meadows.

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POOL CARDS

At this time, you will be required to contact Spectrum Association

Management for your pool cards.

HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE

VACATION WATCH SERVICE

A Vacation Watch is a service provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s

Office for citizens residing in the unincorporated areas of Harris County.

Citizens may request a Vacation Watch by clicking on the following link

and completing the on-line form. To properly route the request, select the

Subdivision or Contract name from the drop down list. If the subdivision

or contract is not found select the closest Substation or Storefront. For a

List of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Substations or Storefronts check

on the Harris County website.

DOES SOMETHING NEED ATTENTION?

Want to help keep our neighborhood looking sharp? Let us know if you

see something out of place with a neighboring home and we’ll check it

out. Please note, we do not get involved in neighbor disputes and for

emergencies contact the Sheriff’s office.

STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

All neighborhood activities are posted in the following places:

• Sign up on the Spectrum website: Go to spectrumam.com. Click

on Homeowner Assistance. Click on Create an account and follow

Instructions. After signing up, you will receive e-blast on all upcoming

events. You can find the following items on the Spectrum website:

Deed restrictions, minutes of Board meetings, ACC approval form,

Account information, pay your account online, report violations, pool

information and financials.

• Check the Westfieldhoakatytx Facebook Page. Make a friend request on

Westfieldhoakatytx.

• Join Nextdoor.com.

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MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS

Residents are encouraged to attend any of our monthly Board meetings.

They are held on the third Monday of the month beginning at 6:15 PM

(Executive Session) and 7 PM open session, at Spectrum Association

Management’s office located at 16990 Park Row, Houston, TX 77084.

If you have concerns, questions or just want to hear what is going on,

please attend.

WCA GARBAGE COLLECTION

HOLIDAYS AND GUIDELINES

COLLECTION DAYS: MONDAY AND THURSDAY

Holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor

Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas

WCA TRASH RULES

Tree and yard waste will be collected on all regular collection days and

must be located at the curb area of each residence and maybe contained

in containers or bags not exceeding forty (40) gallons or forty (40)

pounds. Trees, shrubs, brush trimmings and fencing must be stacked in

neat stacks and in lengths no greater than four (4) feet with no branch

diameter exceeding three (3) inches.

Size limitations are required to avoid damaging the equipment in the

crushing process. Bulky items will be collected on all regular collection

day sand must be located at the curb area of each residence. Except as

excluded below, all bulky items such as appliances, furniture, carpet

(up to I room, rolled up four feet wide and less than fifty pounds)

and cardboard boxes(flattened), will be picked up. By Federal Law,

refrigerator sand freezers or any other items containing Freon must be

drained of Freon and have an accompanying certification to validate

such service was performed before being collected by WCA.

Items excluded from normal collection are dirt, rocks, bricks, concrete,

tires, batteries, motor oil, cooking oil, waste generated by a private

contractor or any materials or items deemed hazardous materials. WCA

will leave a tag explaining the reason for any non-collected item(s). With

respect to special collection of other than normal amounts of residential

refuse, yard trimmings or bulk items, if notified in advance, WCA will

meet with a resident prior to collection day to determine a price for such

special collection.

If a resident does not notify WCA of such a special pick-up before its

scheduled day, then WCA will leave a notice for the resident to contact

WCA during normal office hours before the next scheduled pickup day.

HOMEOWNER HOT LINE - THERE IS HELP FOR

YOUR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION!

The Greater Houston Chapter of the Community Associations Institute

(CAI) has launched a free HOA Hotline, a resource for homeowners and

Board members owning homes/units in condominium, townhome

and subdivision community associations and have questions about

the operations of their association. The Hotline is staffed with local

non-attorney experts knowledgeable in community association best

practices. Please contact the Hotline by calling 832-251-1874.

We urge homeowners to take advantage of this free resource. After all,

isn’t it better to resolve issues quickly and reasonably now before they

get out of hand later?

*Please note, the HOA Hotline panel, as well as CAI Staff will NOT give

out legal advice. If seeking legal help, please contact the appropriate

attorney or legal service. LegalLine is a free legal service, open to any

Harris County citizen. It is held on the first and third Wednesday of

every month, from 5-9 PM. To reach a volunteer attorney, call 713-759-

1133. This program is by telephone only. For Spanish speakers, Consejos

Legales is the first Thursday of the month from 6-8 PM. To reach a

Spanish speaking volunteer attorney call 713-759-1133.

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207-2222 or go to their website and complete an on-line form. It is very

important that non-working lights are reported for the safety of our each

of us. We pay the exact same whether the light is working or not.

HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFFS SAFETY FORUM

The Harris County Sheriff’s office is conducting monthly Sheriffs Safety

Forum’s on the last Tuesday of the month, usually held at the Westlake

Fire Department at 19636 Saums Road at 7 PM. Check Nextdoor.com

(crime & safety) to confirm the location each month. The Sheriff’s Safety

Forum is a “community meeting” devised to share information and

gain ideas that are beneficial to the community. They want to continue

this as productive community meeting with positive outcomes. This is

an opportunity for the community to ask questions pertaining to West

District and the HCSO. The meeting is scheduled for an hour only.

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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

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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

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6TH ANNUAL 5K RUN/WALK A STEP FORWARD FOR

HISPANIC WOMEN – OCTOBER 26TH

Registration now open! Join us for the Sixth Annual 5K Run/Walk A Step

Forward For Hispanic Women on October 26 2019 at Tompkins High

School in Katy. This family friendly fundraiser features a timed 5K for the

whole family, Zumba warm up and cool down, music, raffles and Lone Star

Arepa Bar for a good post-race breakfast! Visit info@wellness4growth.

org or active.com to register NOW.

RUN4THECHILDREN

NOVEMBER 2 ND , 9 AM

This is a 4 mile or 2 mile run/jog/walk to benefit adoptions.

Run4TheChildren began in 2011 as a fundraiser to help families adopting

children. Adopting is a huge financial burden - with local and international

adoptions costing upwards of $30,000. Many families would consider it -

but simply can not afford the expense. Run4TheChildren is a non-profit,

which brings in funds to help many families bring home their children.

Location: The Fellowship, 22765 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Texas 77450,

281-395-3950

Cost: $35

Website: www.run4thechildren.org

Contact: John Cordes - john@thefellowship.org

ST PAUL’S FALL FESTIVAL & CRAFT SHOW

OCTOBER 5, 2019, 9 AM-4 PM

5373 Franz Road, Katy, Texas 77449

Free Admission!!! Shopping, Children’s Activities, Petting Zoo and food!

Bring the entire family and friends for a fun filled day! Vendors contact

Mary at saintpaulschurch@charter.net.

2019 HEARTS & HANDS A HOLIDAY MARKET

Presented by: Memorial Drive United Methodist Women, www.mdumc.

org/heartsandhands.

October 21 st : Preview Party* 5:30 PM-8 PM

October 22 nd : Shopping - 9 AM-7 PM

October 23 rd : Shopping - 9 AM-3 PM

*Preview Party Tickets may be purchased for $12 in advance (online and

at church) and $15 at the door. If you have any questions, please contact

heartshandsmdumc@gmail.com. Memorial Drive UMC is located at

12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77079, phone 713-468-8356.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 200 ARTS & CRAFT SHOW

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9 AM-5 PM

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 10 AM-4 PM

Sponsored by: Wallis American Legion Post 200

330 Legion Road, Wallis, TX 77485

Hamburgers and Chopped BBQ on bun

Desserts & Drinks

$1 Admission - Hourly Door Prizes

For more information, call 281-743-3678

5TH ANNUAL MISTLETOE MARKET

The St Faustina Women of Mercy cordially invite you to the 5 th annual

Mistletoe Market, to be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9 AM to

4 PM. It will be held at the Westlake Prep Lutheran Academy at 23300

Bellaire Blvd., Richmond TX. (Please do not call the school about booths

or questions.) Get a head start on your Christmas Shopping. You will

find home decor, jewelry, gifts, clothing and much more. There will be

door prizes, a silent auction and of course a visit from Santa.. The vendor

deadline is October 15 th . Contact Lisa at MistletoeMarketWOM@gmail.

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SEABORNE NATURE FEST

NOVEMBER 2 ND , 10 AM-4 PM

Come enjoy the Coastal Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist’s fun

and FREE Seabourne Nature Fest. This is a great day of fun experiences which

include face-painting and crafts for the children, nature tours, butterflies,

wildlife, native plant sale, hayrides, expert speakers & exhibitors, food and

much more! It is held from 10 AM to 4 PM at Seabourne Creek Nature Park in

Rosenberg, 3831 TX-36 S., Rosenberg, TX 77471. The Texas Master Naturalists

are sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M

AgriLife Extension Service. For additional information, call 832-225-6936 or

email info@coastalprairie.org. See our website at www.coastalprairie.org or

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VENDORS NEEDED

Westland Baptist Church is will be having its 3 rd annual Craft Show

October 5, 2019, 10 AM-4 PM. If you are interested in becoming a vendor,

contact Martha Wells at westlandcraftshow@gmail.com for information.

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@

yahoo.com and for more information!!

TRUNK OR TREAT

TRUNK OR TREAT AT LIVING WORD

Living Word Lutheran Church is hosting a Trunk or Treat for children from

preschool to 5 th grade on Sunday, October 27 th . Living Word ministries

and community groups will be in the parking lot to distribute candy

and treats between 5-7:30 PM. The community is invited to bring their

children in costume to the Living Word Lutheran Church parking lot to

“trick-or-treat” from the car trunks, play carnival games on the church

lawn and enjoy light snacks and refreshments. Remember to bring your

candy bags! Living Word Lutheran church is located at 3700 S. Mason

Road in Katy. For more information, call 281-392-2300 or visit www.

livingwordkaty.org.

TRUNK OR TREAT WITH LIVING STONES CHURCH

Grab the kids and come out for a safe, family-friendly Trunk or Treat

hosted by Living Stones Church on Sunday, October 27 th from 4:30-6 PM

in the back parking lot of Tays Junior High, 26721 Hawk’s Prairie Blvd. The

event is free and open to the community. Along with bounce houses,

children can play games and win candy in creatively-transformed car

trunks that rival many Halloween-themed front porches. Families

can pose in the photo booth and enjoy free popcorn and lemonade,

too. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win a family dinner

at a Katy restaurant. Halloween costumes are encouraged, but not

required. For driving directions, visit LivingStones.org.

GARAGE SALES

NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE KATY CHAPTER

GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 TH , 7 AM-1 PM

The National Charity League Katy Chapter will hold it’s annual HUGE

Garage Sale at St. Peter’s UMC, 20775 Kingsland Blvd (located across

from Taylor High School). With over 100 families participating, we will

have clothing, toys, furniture, household items & much more! Proceeds

benefit Christmas families and other philanthropies.

2019 GRAYSON LAKES FALL GARAGE SALE

OCTOBER 5 TH , 8 AM-1 PM

Grayson Lakes is located off Katy Flewellen Road.

GRAND LAKES FALL GARAGE SALE

OCTOBER 12, 2019

Grand Lakes is located off S. Fry and 99.

LOST CREEK FALL GARAGE SALE

OCTOBER 19, 2018

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

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Houston Methodist will be the title sponsor of Christ Clinic’s 8 th annual

“Breakfast for a Blessing” on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 9

AM at Crosspoint Community Church, 700 Westgreen Blvd, Katy, Texas

77450. This event is Christ Clinic’s annual fall fundraiser seeking to raise

$125,000 to support the medically uninsured through Katy and West

Houston. This year’s guest speaker will be Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr. MD,

MBA, FACO, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Vesalius

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SPARKLES & SPURS DINNER, DANCE AND

AUCTION EVENT ON OCTOBER 12, 2019

Held at Cotton Ranch Katy, 5443 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493

to promote the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and to continue our

investment in our communities, the Houston Metro Go Texan Committee

is hosting this annual fundraiser. A great way to participate and promote

your business is by becoming an event underwriter, which represents

a large portion of the proceeds raised that day. We hope you will assist

us in this worthy cause by donating a minimum of $500 as an event

underwriter. This support will include your company name on signage to

be displayed during the event.

If you would like information on other donation opportunities or would

like to arrange delivery/pick-up of a donation, please contact Kristen Mann

at kristenmann@kw.com or 832-226-8698. We would also encourage

you to check out our event at www.eventbrite.com/e/63726868780 to

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KATY CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION

LUNCHEON/FALL FUNDRAISER,

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019, 10 AM-1 PM

We will host our annual fundraiser to help support Stonecroft Ministries.

Stonecroft is a non-denominational, non-profit Christian organization for

women that provides Bible Studies, Prayer Connections and fellowship

luncheons around the US. Help support Stonecroft Ministries by shopping

our theme baskets, numerous vendors, shabby chic and silent auction!

Featured speaker Tera Kiger speaks about when tragedy strikes, learn

how to find joy in the transition. Located at The Club at Falcon Point,

24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, TX. $20 cash or check (includes lunch and

access to vendors). Childcare is not available. RSVP by Sunday, October

13 th at either https://bit.ly/2KdVAnv; KCWCReservations@gmail.com or

text Kathy at 816-517-9279.

Community Events

SPRING BRANCH AFRICAN VIOLET

CLUB ANNUAL PLANT SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019, 10 AM-4 PM

The Spring Branch African Violet Club will hold their Annual Plant Sale on

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Judson Robinson Jr. Community Center,

2020 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004. 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. Admission is free and the public

is invited to attend. Free parking available at Judson Robinson Jr. Community

Center. The Spring Branch African Violet Club meets the second Saturday of

each month, January through November, at 10 AM at the Copperfield Church,

8350 Highway 6 North, Houston, Texas 77095. Please email kjwross@yahoo.

com prior to attending to confirm meeting date and time.

WILLOWFORK FIRE DEPARTMENT/FORT BEND

COUNTY ESD #2 OPEN HOUSE

In conjunction with National Fire Safety Week, the Willowfork Fire

Department will hold Open Houses at all 3 of its fire stations on Saturday,

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October 12 th from 1-4 PM. Willowfork Station #1 is located at 24655

Westheimer Parkway, Willowfork Station #2 is located at 26950 Cinco Ranch

Boulevard and Willowfork Station 3 is located at 2700 Spring Green Blvd.

The public is invited to tour the stations, view the firefighting equipment

and apparatus, and meet their local firefighters. There will also be activities

for the younger visitors, including a Junior Firefighter Obstacle Course and

fun fire safety giveaways. In addition, information will be provided on the

theme for this year’s nationwide Fire Safety Week, “Not every hero wears

a cape. Plan and Practice your Escape.” This year, we will also be hosting

a blood drive to benefit the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center at Station

2 from 9 AM-3 PM. Please use this link to sign up for an available slot to

donate www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/280029.

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along with the thrills of modern aviation. The event has supported a

variety of local and national charities during its 35-year history. General

admission tickets at the gate are $45, but can be purchased online for

$32.50. There is also an insider-only price of $30; for more details, visit

wingsoverhouston.com. The insider-only ticket provides admission for

one adult and six children (under age 14). The airshow gate opens at 8

AM and the last entry is at 3 PM. Flight times are approximately 10:30

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Houston Area Road Trips

2019 Komen Houston Race for the Cure® - October 5, 2019, 6-10 AM.

The race will be held on Allen Parkway, with pre- and post-race activities

taking place at Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002.

Admission: $25 early rate, $40 regular rate. The majority of the funds

raised will help fund breast health screening, treatment and education

in the Greater Houston area. Go to www.komen-houston.org to create a

team and start fundraising for our community or to volunteer.

11th Annual Korean Festival Houston - October 5-6, 2019, 10 AM-7 PM,

Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77056. Free admission.

Partnered with dozens of global and local sponsors, the Korean Festival serves

over 40,000 visitors and brings a truly exhilarating and spectacular experience

to the heart of Houston. Mark your calendars and get ready for another great

KFest on Discovery Green! You can expect a great weekend of amazing food,

interactive games and special guest performances on our main stage!

5th Annual Southern Smoke Festival - October 6, 2019, 4-8 PM,

Underbelly, Hay Merchant and Blacksmith, 1018 and 1100 Westheimer

Rd., Houston, TX. Admission: $200 general admission $350 VIP (includes

early entrance and VIP lounges). The proceeds of the 2019 Southern

Smoke Festival will once again raise funds for both the Southern Smoke

Emergency Relief Fund and the National MS Society.

7th Annual Head for the Cure 5K - October 12, 2019, 8 AM, Pearland Town

Center, 11200 Broadway St., Pearland, TX 77584. Admission: $15 for kids,

$27-$40 for adults. Race to raise awareness, funds and hope for the local

brain cancer community!

2019 Bayou City Art Festival Downtown - October 12-13, 2019, 10 AM-6

PM, Downtown Aquarium, 901 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77072. Admission:

Adult Ticket Online: $12, Adult Ticket at the Gate: $15 cash; $16 credit

card, Children 6-12: $5; children under five are free. Features live music

throughout the festival along with entertainment, beverage stations,

food trucks and much more for patrons to enjoy. In the Children’s Creative

Zone, the festival’s nonprofit partners will host hands-on art activities for

all ages and include a cool interactive place to hang out.

Fandemic Tour 2019 - October 18-20, 2019, NRG Park, 1 NRG Park, Houston,

TX 77054. Admission starts at $40. Fandemic Tour is a three-day entertainment

extravaganza celebrating all things pop culture! The Fandemic Tour gathers pop

culture celebrities, artists, illustrators, professional and amateur cosplayers,

vendors and exhibitors with programming and panel discussions. Complete

event details and packages available at www.fandemictour.com/houston.

8th Annual East End Street Fest - October 19, 2019, 2-9:30 PM, Navigation

Esplanade, 2800 Navigation Boulevard, Houston, TX 77003. Free admission.

Join us for a day-to-evening street party with two stages packed with live

music and cultural performances, our Cultural Food Kitchen featuring an array

of cultural cuisines, an action-packed Kid’s Zone, Artisan Vendors selling art,

attire, delicacies, jewelry and more, PLUS games and activities for all ages!

Brick Fest Live LEGO® Fan Experience - October 19-20, 2019, 10 AM-5 PM,

NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054. Admission: $15.32 to $36.95.

Over a million Lego® Bricks are on display and ready for play. Filled with

hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate and

entertain. Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/404613-0?pid=5045.

Water Lantern Festival Houston - October 19, 2019, 4-10 PM, Magnolia Garden

Park, 12044 Beach St., Houston, TX 77044. Admission: $0 for Kids (0-7), $12 for

Youth (8-14), $25-$40 for Adults. Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern

event that is all about connections. Magical nights include food, games,

activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned

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with letters of love, hope and dreams reflected upon the water. As the sun

begins to set on the evening sky, Water Lantern Festival begins to shine with

the launch of the lanterns onto the water as we Light The Water together.

Energy Day Houston 2019 - October 19, 2019, 11 AM-4 PM, Sam Houston

Park, 1100 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002. Free admission. Energy

Day, Houston’s largest annual free family festival, showcases science,

technology, engineering and mathematics through entertaining, handson

experiments and demonstrations. Energy Day has nearly 70 interactive

exhibits to help teachers, students and their families discover new things

about energy, conservation, efficiency and many other real-world STEM

applications and career opportunities. Hosted by the Consumer Energy

Education Foundation, Energy Day is open to curious minds of all ages!

Freight Train Food Truck Festival - October 19, 2019, 11 AM-5 PM, The Historic

1907 Railroad Depot, 201 South Elm Street, Tomball, TX 77375. Free admission

and parking. More than 20 rolling gourmet kitchens will converge on Tomball’s

historic railroad depot for an afternoon of great food and music at the annual

Freight Train Food Truck Festival. Scheduled to perform are Galveston’s ultimate

party band, The Mambo Jazz Kings and Folk Family Revival. Visit the Pour Patio,

shop the vendors and play in the kids zone. Free admission and parking.

9th Annual Houston Halloween Festival - Saturday, October 19, 2019,

5-10 PM, in the Houston Heights. Houston’s Most Unique Charity (www.

houstonzombiewalk.org/#welcome). The festival will feature entertainment

and activities for the entire family including live music, beer gardens, artist &

business vendors, food trucks, a costume contest and a large Kids Zone. The

kid’s zone will include magician & juggling performances, carnival games, spin

art, Halloween arts and crafts, kids cartoon characters, face painting, trick

or treating, a kids costume contest and much more! All proceeds from this

amazing event support our 2020 ‘Too Ghoul for School” Education Fund.

Boo Dash 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run - October 23, 2019, 8-10 AM, Challenger

Columbia Stadium, 1955 W Nasa Blvd., Webster, TX 77598. Admission: $15

for Kids, $30 12+. Halloween themed event with medals for all finishers.

Kids 1K, Trick or Treating, Costume Contest and Haunted Tunnel.

Screams and Nightmares: Halloween Ball - October 25-26, 2019, 10 PM-2

AM, National Museum of Funeral History, 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston,

TX 77090. Admission $30-$250. Here is your chance to experience a REAL

Halloween party. Come join us for the Halloween Ball. Walkthrough our

haunted house to get to the dance floor... and we have everything you need

including 2 bars, live DJ and great vibes. Attire: Costume or cocktail attire.

Haunted Grounds - October 25-31, 2019, 8-11 PM, Lake Madison Park,

712 Industrial Park Lane, Madisonville, TX 77864. Good old fashioned

haunted forest. Explore the Lake Madison Park walking trail at dark,

getting back to nature was never so much fun. That is, until the ghosts

and monsters jump out to show themselves.

Walk MS: October 26, 2019 - Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Avenue, Kemah, TX

77565, 8:30 AM or Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands,

TX 77380, 9 AM. Admission: $0, fundraising encouraged. Walk MS brings

together passionate people who connect in communities nationwide and

raise funds to change the world for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.

Each walk has a 1 and 3 mile route and all routes are fully accessible. There

will be a kid zone with fun activities for children and the route is stroller and

wagon friendly. Form a team and come walk with us to help end MS.

Tomball Bluegrass Festival - October 26, 2019, 11 AM-6 PM, Tomball’s

Historic 1907 Railroad Depot, 201 South Elm Street, Tomball, TX 77375.

Free admission and parking. The sounds of mandolins, banjos and down

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home mountain tunes will fill the air around the historic downtown railroad

Depot. There are food and merchandise vendors, kids zone and more.

BOOFEST - October 27, 2019, 4-9 PM, Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N.

Main St. Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339. Free admission. Come out

and participate in Koutour Event’s Market right in the heart of Kingwood.

Attractions, free candy at every booth, 2 bobbing for apples tubs, mini

pumpkin patch, Bouncy house, shopping, music and Costume contest.

Make sure you come dressed in your Halloween costumes!!!

Halloween at the Ranch - October 31, 2019, 7 PM, George Ranch Historical

Park, 10215 FM 762, Richmond, TX, 77469. Visit the George Ranch Historical

Park for an after-hours walking lantern tour! Adults and children 12+ are invited

to come hear unique Texas ghost stories - including some tales from right here

at the Ranch! Please note that this tour will incorporate over a mile of walking.

Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights and good walking shoes.

The Shape of Things: Michael Craig-Martin at Discovery Green - Thru

November 3, 2019, 6 AM-11:55 PM, Discovery Green, Labranch at Lamar,

Houston, TX 77010. Free admission. This is the first exhibition of the Craig-

Martin’s sculptures to be seen in Texas and only the second venue in the United

States. Six sculptures ranging from 8 to 12 feet high depict everyday objects such

as an umbrella, a wheelbarrow, a light bulb, a shoe. These larger-than-life works

are playful and evocatively simple. The works are showcased around the park’s

Kinder Lake and are on view during park hours.

The FOMO Factory - Daily through December 31, 2019, 10 AM-9 PM, The

Houston Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Road, Suite 4710, Houston, TX 77056.

Admission: $28 for adults, $23 for children, children under the age of 3

are free. This buzzed-about pop up will become The Galleria’s first foray

into immersive entertainment with 17 rainbow-colored rooms of fun. The

pop-up will be located in the Galleria, suite 4710 on the mall’s third floor.

Tickets are on sale at www.thefomofactory.com.

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 - 1st 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.

Living History Saturday - 3rd 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. 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. 228.

Comedy Night at HPL - Monthly on the 3rd Thursday, 6-8 PM. HPL, 500 Mckinney

Avenue, Houston, TX 77002. Admission is free. The HPL offers “Open Mic” comedy

night where local and non local comedians, comediennes, ventriloquists and

impressionists of ALL ages present family comedy to 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.

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. Enjoy

delicious donuts, coffee and all of our sweet rides! No cruiser? No sweat bring the

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Recipes

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Gardening Tips

Caramel Pecan Delight

YOU COULD MAKE THIS ON

NATIONAL DESSERT OCTOBER 14TH!

Ingredients

1 (16 ounce) package pecan cookies, crushed

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1 (12 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping, divided

1 1/2 cups cold milk

1 (5.1 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

3/4 cup chopped pecans

Festive Foods for Halloween

Here are some simple ways to spice up everyday foods:

1. Put a licorice straw into the breakfast orange juice and pack an orangedyed

hard-boiled egg in the lunch box.

2. Make American cheese the sandwich of the day and cut a pumpkin

shape onto the top slice of bread.

3. Poke cloves into an orange to make a smiling pumpkin face - or just

draw one on with a marking pen.

DIrections

In a bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press into a greased 13-in.

x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes. Cool on

a wire rack.

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup caramel topping

until smooth. In a bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes; fold

into cream cheese mixture. Spread over the cooled crust. Sprinkle with

pecans. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Cut into squares;

drizzle with remaining caramel topping.

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Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

YOU COULD BAKE THESE ON

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE DAY OCTOBER 18TH!

Ingredients

4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped

1 cup butter

1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted

1 3/4 cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups chopped pecans

DIrections

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with

paper liners. In the top of a double boiler, combine chocolate and butter.

Heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture is melted and smooth. Remove

from heat and allow to cool to lukewarm.

Sift flour and sugar together into a large bowl. With mixer on low speed,

beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in chocolate mixture, vanilla and pecans.

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Do not overbake. Tops should

be shiny but give slightly when touched. Add your favorite frosting!

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Gardening Tips For October

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

in the shade, shake off the dried soil and dust with sulphur to control

fungus. Store by hanging in open mesh bags or old panty hose.

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

to stay cooler. Shrubs and trees can be planted now. Woody plants

concentrate on root growth through the winter and the more headstart

they can get before summer, the better.

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

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

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

Control with Daconil.

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

stimulated by pruning needs to harden off before that odd-ball frost of

Halloween. Prune fruit trees when leaves begin to fall. Remove all dead,

weak and over-crowded growth. Tip back main branches to control size

and shape. Spray w/dormant oil when temperature is between 30-60

degrees.

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

transplant anytime from now until March, the earlier the better.

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

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

the post-emerge herbicides in October and November. At least two

applications are usually needed, even if done this early.

• For color throughout the winter, begin planting pansies.

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