Copper Lakes October 2019

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October 2019

GARAGE SALES

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LOU'S PAINTING, Ltd.

• Interior - Exterior

• Power Washing

• Sheetrock & Texture

• HardiPlank ® Replacement

• Minor Repairs

COPPER LAKES IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Resident Questions & Comments Contact:

INFRAMARK

Your home is an expensive investment!

Painting beautifies &

preserves that investment!

Free Estimates

O 281-492-2643 C 281-844-4338

"Doing business from the same location since 1978"

INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Four Ways to Contact Us:

1. By phone at 281-870-0585

2. On the Web at www.inframarkims.com

3. By email to CustomerCare@inframark.com

4. In Person at 2002 West Grand Parkway North, Suite 100,

Katy, TX 77449 (NE Corner of Franz and the Grand Pkwy.)

Customer service is our priority!

Community Manager: Angela Bumann

angela.bumann@inframark.com

Board of Directors

Marc Jones President 281-793-8632

Steve Wright Secretary 713-304-0132

Paul Maner Director 281-381-1857

Tim Schoppe

Director TDSchoppe@hotmail.com

Eli Zlotnik Director 832-723-4446

Committee Chairpersons

Architectural Review PCMI 281-870-0585

Block Captain’s Coordinator OPEN N/A

Community Events OPEN N/A

Communications Jill Smith 281-704-3749

Grounds & Maintenance Paul Maner N/A

Pools & Courts OPEN N/A

Safety & Security Marc Jones 281-793-8632

Local Services

Harris County Animal Control 281-999-3191

CenterPoint Energy (Elec) 713-207-2222

CenterPoint Energy (Gas) 713-659-2111

Poison Control 800-764-7661

Sheriff (Non-emergency) 713-221-6000

CenterPoint Energy (Street Lights) 713-207-2222

AT&T - Repairs 800-246-8464

AT&T - New Customers 800-288-2020

Comcast 713-341-1000

Dish Network 800-333-3474

Texas Pride (Wed/Sat) 281-342-8178

Water & Sewer MUD #173 (Setup/Billing) 281-290-6500

(Leaks & Sewer Stoppages) 877-405-1760

Water & Sewer MUD #156 (Setup/Billing) 281-579-4500

(Leaks & Sewer Stoppages) 281-398-8211

Schools

CFISD Administration 281-897-4000

CFISD Transportation 281-897-4380

Copeland Elem. 281-856-1400

Aragon Middle School 281-856-5100

Langham Creek H 281-463-5400

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COPPER LAKES GARAGE SALE

October 12 th (rainout day October 19 th )

ARC APPLICATIONS REQUIRED

Residents must submit ARC applications to the HOA when make

modifications to the exterior of the property in Copper Lakes. Fences,

pools, patios, trees (add or remove), play structures, roofs, painting,

statutes, sheds…. This is just to name a few modifications that need

approval. If the owner is in doubt, please call the HOA at 281-870-0585

and ask for the ARC department or email modifications@inframark.com

for clarification.

You can find the ARC application on www.copperlakes.com, complete

and return to modifications@inframark.com.

Please note that the fence guidelines have changed. Please check the

website for the updated guidelines.

TEXAS PRIDE DISPOSAL

To the residents of the Copper Lakes: Beginning October 1 st , recycling

services will be added to your solid waste collection services!

Service & Collection Guidelines Service Days and Hours

Trash: Wednesday & Saturday

Recycle: Wednesday

Please have waste curbside by 6:30 AM

Holiday Schedule

Texas Pride Disposal observes four holidays: New Year’s Day,

Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. In the event

that your service day falls on a holiday, collection will roll to the next

regularly scheduled collection day.

Household Trash

Waste should be placed in personal trash cans between 20 and 96 gallons

and under 50 pounds or sturdy bags not exceeding 50 pounds. Waste

should be placed curbside.

Yard Waste

Yard waste should be bagged or placed in cans not exceeding 50 pounds.

Bagged yard waste should be placed curbside next to cart. Branches

should be placed curbside in bundles measuring no more than 4’ x 4’ x 4’

and under 50 pounds. Limit 8 bundles per service day.

Heavy Trash & Bulk Waste

Texas Pride Disposal will collect two heavy trash/bulk items per service

day. Items include furniture, appliances, carpeting (tied and bundled),

fencing (nails removed, tied and bundled under 4’ in length) and other

items not disposed of regularly. Items should be curbside.

Items Excluded from Regular Collection

The following items cannot be collected: dirt, rocks, brick, concrete,

liquid paints, fuels, oils, tires, pesticides, fertilizer and batteries. Please

contact us to discuss solutions for proper disposal of these items.

Contact Texas Pride Disposal at 281-342-8178, Monday-Thursday 8 AM-5

PM; Friday 8 AM-4 PM; Saturday 9 AM-Noon.

Website: www.texaspridedisposal.com

Email: service@texaspridedisposal.com

RECYCLE RIGHT WITH TEXAS PRIDE DISPOSAL. FOLLOW THE COLLECTION

GUIDELINES BELOW TO PROPERLY RECYCLE.

Service Days and Hours

Collection every Wednesday. Have your recyclables ready by 6:30 AM.

Collection Guidelines

• Place all recyclables in the container provided by Texas Pride Disposal,

old recycle bins or containers clearly labeled RECYCLE.

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• DO NOT BAG RECYCLABLES. Place recyclables loose in your recycle

container. Please rinse cans, jars, jugs and bottles before placing in your

recycle container.

• Have your recyclables curbside by 6:30 AM.

• Additional containers can be purchased by contacting Texas Pride

Disposal.

Accepted Recyclable Material

Paper Products (dry): Grocery Bags, Egg Cartons, Shoe Boxes, Phone

Books, Soda/Beer Boxes, Cardboard Boxes, Paper Towel Rolls, Waxboard

Boxes, Catalogs, Wrapping Paper, File Folders, Computer Paper

Plastic Products (rinsed): Plastics #1-#7, Milk/Juice Bottles, Soda/

Water Bottles, Shampoo/Soap Bottles, Bleach/Detergent Containers,

Household Cleaner Containers, Plastic Flower Pots, Microwave Dinner

Trays

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Metal Products (rinsed): Pie Trays, Soda/Juice/Beer Cans, Canned Food

Cans, Pet Food Cans, Aluminum Foil, Metal Jar Lids, Pots & Pans, Aerosol

Cans

Glass Products (rinsed): Soda Bottles, Wine Bottles, Beer Bottles, Jars

Commonly Mistaken Unacceptable Items - Place these in TRASH

Styrofoam, Plastic Bags, Ceramics, Mirrors, Soiled Pizza Boxes, Coat

Hangers, Light Bulbs, Paper Towels, Soiled Paper, Soiled Facial Tissue

YARD OF THE MONTH PROGRAM

Each month a winner will be chosen and will receive a yard sign for the

following month as well as a gift card.

REPORT A STREET LIGHT OUTAGE

​CenterPoint Energy maintains streetlights throughout our electric

service area in and around Houston. Please use the info below to report

a street light outage. If you need to report a power outage please call 713-

207-2222 or ​800-332-7143 or view our Outage Tracker for current electric

outage information, http://gis.centerpointenergy.com/outagetracker/.

Report a street light outage: ​If you already know the street light

number, complete the form at www.centerpointenergy.com/en-us/

residential/customer-service/electric-outage-center/report-streetlightoutages?sa=ho.

Or report a street light outage using a map​​to select the

streetlight.

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​When reporting, you will be asked to provide: ​ A pole number for the nonfunctioning

lights you want to report Contact information (in case more

information is needed to locate a street light). An email address (if you

want feedback regarding your repair request)

The number of streetlights you would like to report

LOST AND FOUND PETS

Residents can now place pictures and information for lost and found

animals under the neighborhood pictures tab of the Copper Lakes

website, www.copperlakes.com. If you have lost or found a pet, please

use this great tool to let the neighborhood know and hopefully reunite

the pet with their family.

ATTENTION! PET POOPS / YOU SCOOP

Please be respectful of community grounds and neighbors’ yards. If your

pet poops during your walk, be prepared to scoop and trash. Come with

a scooper and a recycled grocery bag or anything else. It may not be the

most fabulous way to walk your pet, but it does show your respect for

every homeowner and our beautiful community.

COPPER LAKES TENNIS COURTS

Many residents are already enjoying the refurbished tennis courts. This

summer, we replaced the chain link fence and resurfaced the courts.

New nets were purchased and the light posts were painted. We also

Please join us for our 12th annual...

Holiday

Ladies Night!

Exclusively for the Ladies!

Wednesday - Nov. 6, 2019

6 - 9 PM

A chance to win fabulous door prizes. Refreshments and food

samples will be served featuring Top Shelf gourmet items.

Entertainment provide by local school’s choir and band.

COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING.

20 % OFF

All Regular Priced Holiday Decor and Gifts.

Valid on 11/6/2019 Only

*Grills & Stihl products are not included in discount. Additional exclusions may apply.

Make a $5.00 donation to the Children’s Miracle

Network for a chance to win a Weber Grill!

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plan to install new benches. If you have not yet seen or enjoyed them,

check them out. Remember, the courts are for Copper Lakes residents

and guests. They must be relinquished for scheduled league matches of

Copper Lakes teams. To preserve them for everyone, it is important that

the courts be used for tennis only. They are not for soccer, skateboards,

skates, etc. Access is with the same card you use for the pools.

SECURITY REPORT - COPPER LAKES

To keep everyone in Copper Lakes better informed about the kinds

of incidences occurring on your street or near your homes, we are

recommending our Copper Lakes neighbors take advantage of the

following resources:

www.crimereports.com - Zoom-in to Copper Lakes to see what is

happening in our neighborhood. The incidences are recorded by the

HCSO. To get the most out of the site, it’s a good idea to register - after

which you will be able to open the website starting in Copper Lakes and

have access to historical data as well. Take some time to familiarize

yourself with all of the features on the website. It’s a valuable asset.

www.iwatchharriscounty.com - Download this smart phone app and

start reporting incidences directly to the HCSO without having to wait in

line on the HCSO non-emergency hot line 713-221-6000.

713-221-6000 - This is the non-emergency HCSO phone number for

reporting suspicious activity. Please report everything every time you

see it. This will give the HCSO statistical trends for Copper Lakes, so they

can adjust their patrol accordingly.

911 - Use this number anytime you feel threatened or in danger or you

think someone else might be in danger.

copperlakes.nextdoor.com - This free website is for Copper Lakes residents

to stay informed about incidences occurring in our neighborhood - as

well as the neighborhoods adjacent to Copper Lakes.

www.facebook.com/groups/231835823536719 - This Copper Lakes

Facebook page is another informative place to stay in contact with your

neighbors and discuss issues relevant to Copper Lakes.

Please make a note of all house addresses around your home - even the

ones behind your backyard. And create a map of these addresses. This is

very important because if you ever need to call 911, the Dispatcher must

have a real street address for the incident.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINES

All articles should be in by the 10 th of every month for next month’s issue.

Any dated events scheduled during the first 10 days of the month should

be in the preceding month’s issue. Anything not received by the deadline

cannot be guaranteed to be in the next issue.

THE OFFICIAL COPPER LAKES WEBSITE

www.copperlakes.com

(Currently under development) Check out What’s New!

Community Calendar • Add Events • Access HOA Information

Neighborhood Activities • Add Pictures • School District Information

Search Homes For Sale • Get Houston News

Place Classified Ads • Refer a Vendor & Much More!

COPPER LAKES MOMS!!

It is about time that our neighborhood has a Mom’s Group! ALL MOMS

ARE INVITED! We can plan play dates, park meet-ups, activities and most

importantly, Mom’s Night Out!! If you are interested, please join www.nextdoor.

com. Once you are a confirmed neighbor, you can see “Copper Lakes Moms”

on the left hand side. Click on it and join! I hope to see all you Moms soon!

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

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.

CODE KEY:

B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC - RED

CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT

SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/

DETAILING, T - TUTORING

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE

COPPER LAKES REAL ESTATE REPORT FOR AUGUST 2019 - PROVIDED BY JILL SMITH, REALTOR

Closed Date Address BR Bths # Gar Pool Bldg Sqft Lot Sq ft Yr List Price Adj. SP/ SF DOM

8/6/19 17638 Amber Mist Ln 3 2 2 No 1,667 6,767 2003 $195,000.00 $116.98 6

8/23/19 17010 Copper Shore Dr 3 2 2 No 2,446 8,040 1994 $240,000.00 $97.30 26

8/16/19 17107 Coral Cove Ct 4 2.1 1 Yes 2,398 10,559 1994 $290,000.00 $120.93 4

8/7/19 8507 Brighton Lake Ln 4 3.1 2 No 3,677 8,374 2004 $298,900.00 $82.54 100

8/29/19 17707 Washburne Ln 5 3.2 2 Yes 4,046 9,238 2009 $377,000.00 $97.43 106

8/1/19 9023 Lilac Springs 4 3.2 3 No 4,230 11,808 2009 $374,900.00 $87.47 74

8/2/19 17311 Shallow Lake Ln 5 4.2 3 No 4,185 10,429 2010 $414,900.00 $90.80 52

8/15/19 17535 Cypress Laurel St 5 3.2 3 Yes 3,977 8,753 2008 $399,999.00 $96.81 33

8/21/19 17426 Fairgrove Park Dr 4 3.1 3 Yes 3,998 14,975 2002 $479,900.00 $117.56 21

Averages 4 3.1 2 3,364 9,883 2004 $341,178 $100.87 47

**This information is pulled from MLS as of 9/10/2019

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IMPORTANT DATES

October 8th:

CFISD College Night, Berry Center, 6-8 PM

October 12th:

Health Expo, Berry Center, 9 AM-1 PM

October 16th:

PSAT (10th & 11th grade students)

CFISD COLLEGE NIGHT

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD College Night 2019 will be held Tuesday, October

8 th and Wednesday, October 9 th at the Berry Center from 6-8 PM (please

note the later start time this year).

All 9 th -12 th grade students and their parents are invited to attend this

FREE event. Browse and visit with representatives from over 200 colleges,

universities, technical and specialty schools as well as all branches of the

military and the US service academies.

NEARLY 400 VOLUNTEERS PARTICIPATE IN 2019

BUS BUDDIES PROGRAM

A total of 390 community volunteers assisted new CFISD bus riders in

safely reaching their proper drop-off points as part of the 13 th annual

CFISD Bus Buddies program, August 26 th -27 th . Bus Buddies rode CFISD

school buses from 2:45 PM to 5 PM during the first two days of school,

assisting bus drivers with the transition back to school.

“The Bus Buddies program motivates hundreds of volunteers from the

CFISD community, Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce and Adopta-School

partnerships to keep our students safe as they adjust to their

school year routine,” Bevin Gordon, director of marketing and business

relations, said. “We are always grateful for this incredible community

collaboration.” In addition to community volunteers, 83 businesses and

organizations participated in the program.

CFISD’S CAMP SUMMIT EARNS

DISTRICT OF DISTINCTION AWARD

Camp Summit, a primary literacy program for kindergarten through

second-grade students, was recently named a District of Distinction

award winner by District Administration magazine.

Camp Summit was established in 2014 and prioritizes prevention over

remediation to address an observed decline in reading achievement.

The camp helps any CFISD kindergarten, first- and second- grade student

who lack reading readiness or struggle to keep pace. Students receive 23

full days of instruction and all students get books to take home daily to

practice their reading skills.

“We are honored to be one of the 34 districts from across the country

to receive the 2019 Districts of Distinction award for Camp Summit,”

said LaTisha Bard, coordinator for primary curriculum. “This award

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pays tribute to the hard work and dedication of our staff, administrators

and Board of Trustees who have supported Camp Summit for the past

six years. We look forward to continuing our work with our youngest

learners to help them become more proficient and confident readers.”

Based on 2018 enrollment data, 96 percent of students experienced

no “summer slide” in reading levels and 84 percent of students

demonstrated growth of one or more reading levels.

“These districts have developed innovative programs to support

students in their education and well beyond the classroom,” said JD

Solomon, editorial director of District Administration magazine. “We

hope our readers are inspired by the efforts of these honorees to create

successful initiatives in their own districts.”

Districts of Distinction was established by District Administration

magazine to honor school districts that are leading the way with new

ideas that solve challenges. Honorees are selected based on quantifiable

results and the replicability of their initiatives. The July 2019 Districts

of Distinction honorees were selected by the magazine’s editors from

numerous nominations. To view a full list of the 2019 honorees, visit the

District Administration magazine’s website.

NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH

National Bullying Prevention Month is observed in October.

National Bullying Prevention Month was created by PACER

and started as a weekly observation in 2006. In 2010, the

observation change to monthly. Take a stand against

bullying. Spread the word about the negative effects bullying

can cause.

Unity Day 2019 is Wednesday, October 23 rd ! Wear and

Share Orange!

Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors

when it comes to showing that you care about preventing

bullying? Come together in one giant ORANGE message of

hope and support, WEAR and SHARE ORANGE to color our

nation and even the world, visibly showing that our society

believes that no child should ever experience bullying.

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Alia Nathani, a senior at Langham Creek High School, recently

participated and excelled in the NASA High School Aerospace Scholars,

which included a weeklong residential summer program where she

helped create, design and build models for the task of planning how to

live on Mars. Nathani qualified through a competitive selection process

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because we accomplished so much every day. We got the opportunity to

learn from so many different NASA speakers, engineers and scientists.”

Scholars selected for the program complete a four-month online portion

during the 2018-2019 school year, with NASA activities and a statealigned

curriculum focusing on Earth, aeronautics, the International

Space Station, journey to Mars and the solar system. Nathani’s excellence

in the online portion earned her an all-expenses-paid spot in June at the

Johnson Space Center in Houston.

At the center, Nathani and other program participants were placed

into teams to complete a Mars mission design challenge. They also

completed hands-on activities to support the research and toured the

center facilities. Nathani was eventually among the few scholars selected

to represent their respective teams at the closing ceremony and discuss

their progress, projects and experiences with NASA engineers, education

specialists, scientists, mentors and families of the aerospace scholars.

Nathani coupled her experience in the program this summer with an

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FALL SOCCER SIGN UPS -

CY-FAIR/MAGNOLIA/TOMBALL/SPRING KLEIN -

REGISTRATION - NOW OPEN!

Registration for Fun, Fair, Positive Soccer (FFPS) is open for boys and girls

ages 4 to 18 for the FALL Season. Games start on October 12, 2019. FFPS

is a non-profit youth soccer program dedicated to providing a positive

youth sports experience for all children. Founded in 1986 in Katy, Texas,

FFPS has grown to 22 leagues and 16,000 players throughout the Greater

Houston area. FFPS offers children a fun and fair experience, including

one practice per week, a full uniform and trophy for every player, equal

playing time and play every position, co-ed/balanced teams, positive

coaching and more. No tryouts are required. Online Registration schedule

and fees: $132. Go to www.FFPS.org to sign up. Registration fee includes

a full uniform (jersey, shorts and socks), trophy, trained positive coaches,

nice fields and background checks on all volunteers.

Coaches will call players to schedule practice by October 8 th . Practice

times and location will be determined by the coach and team. The

schedule includes eight games, played locally on Saturdays, October

12 th to December 7 th . Our Cy-Fair North league plays at Matzke Elementary

(13102 Jones Rd). Our Cy-Fair South league plays at Windfern School

of Choice 12630 Windfern Rd). Our Cy-Fair West league plays at Horne

Elementary (14950 W Little York). Our Tomball League plays at Rosehill

United Methodist Church (21022 Rosehill Church Rd). Our Magnolia

League pays at Magnolia Elementary (31900 Nichols Sawmill Rd) Our

Spring/Klein League plays at Wells Middle School (4033 Gladeridge Dr).

For more information, maps of all locations or to sign up, visit www.FFPS.

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Track Houston Youth Track Club has one of the largest and successful

youth track and field club training programs in the nation. Our program

has developed national champions in AAU, USATF, New Balance and

Adidas. Our Track and Field athletes have been selected for and competed

on youth international teams - Team USA and Team Trinidad. We have

multiple practice sites in the Greater Houston area including Katy and

Cypress. Visit www.trackhouston.com for Speed Camps in October,

Indoor Track and Field in November and Track and Field in January.

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LADIES GOLF

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 ladiesgolf4fun@gmail.com

or call Cypress Lakes Golf Club at 281-304-8515.

NETBALL CLUBS

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 houstonnetball@netballamerica.com for further information.

CY-FAIR SPORTS ASSOCIATION

Cy-Fair Sports Association is having registration for baseball, football,

cheerleading and soccer. Please see our website for more information

www.cy-fairsports.org.

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 scrookson@houston.rr.com or Yana Dommert

at 281-394-2481 yana@entouch.net.

GOLF LOVERS DAY IS ALWAYS ON OCTOBER 4TH!

What is this Holiday for? This holiday is for celebrating and enjoying

a day of golf. So let this holiday be the day you play a game of golf or at

least have some fun learning about the game. This day is actually a big

day for a charitable event sponsored by the PGA every year. The 4 th has

been held for charity since 1952.

Who celebrates this holiday? Everyone who loves the game of golf! This

game is played all over the world.

What is Golf? Golf is a game in which a player, using many types of clubs

including a driver, a putter and irons, hits a ball into each hole on a golf

course in the lowest possible number of strokes. Golf is one of the few ball

games that does not use a standardized playing area; rather, the game

is played on golf “courses,” each one of which has a unique design and

typically consists of either 9 or 18 holes. Golf is defined in the Rules of Golf as

“playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke

or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules.” The first game of golf

for which records survive was played at Bruntsfield Links, in Edinburgh,

Scotland, in A.D. 1456, recorded in the archives of the Edinburgh Burgess

Golfing Society, now The Royal Burgess Golfing Society. The modern game

of golf spread from Scotland to England and has now become a worldwide

game, with golf courses in the majority of countries.

Golf Etymology The word Golf was first mentioned in writing in 1457 on a

Scottish statute on forbidden games as gouf, possibly derived from the Scots

word goulf (variously spelled) meaning “to strike or cuff.” This word may, in turn,

be derived from the Dutch word kolf, meaning “bat” or “club” and the Dutch sport

of the same name. It is often claimed that the word originated as an acronym for

“gentlemen only, ladies forbidden,” but this is strictly a false etymology.

World Golf Popularity In 2005, Golf Digest calculated that there were

nearly 32,000 golf courses in the world, approximately half of them in

the United States. The countries with most golf courses in relation to

population, starting with the best endowed were: Scotland, New Zealand,

Australia, Ireland, Canada, Wales, United States, Sweden and England

(countries with fewer than 500,000 people were excluded). Apart from

Sweden, all of these countries have English as the majority language,

but the number of courses in new territories is increasing rapidly. For

example the first golf course in the People’s Republic of China opened in

the mid-1980s, but by 2005 there were 200 courses in that country.

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school year we meet on the 3 rd Monday of each month at 7 PM at Birkes

Elementary in the cafeteria. Contact me for more information and to find

out what exciting activities we have planned for summer! Ame Lane-281-

740-5020, ame.lane@yahoo.com.

SCOUTS

BOY SCOUT TROOP 609

Boy Scout Troop 609 is a specialized for Boys with high functioning

Autism Spectrum Disorders. They meet at the Westview School on the 1 st

and 3 rd Saturday of the month from 9:30-11:30 AM.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 838

Troop 838 is a small pack located near Hwy 6 and West Road at the

Crossbridges Church. We are between the Copperfield and Aberdeen

neighborhoods. Being a smaller troop allows us to be flexible and

address the needs of our scouts more nimbly. We currently have boys

from ages 11 to 17 within our group working to make Eagle.

We try to camp monthly, with a wide variety of locations on our agenda.

The different locations are chosen by the senior boys to more directly

meet our training needs and to keep expenses low. In fact, we have some

of the lowest expenses in the area.

Our adult leaders are all experienced with years of scouting under their

belt per individual. We also work closely with several local packs of cub

scouts and participate in civic duties around the area as well. Please

contact us at TROOP838CYPRESS.ORG or 414-331-3321.

CUB SCOUT PACK 2

We are an active year round pack for Kindergarten-5 th grade that focuses

on life skills, teamwork, leadership and FUN! Cub Scout activities include

camping, fishing, pinewood derby, hiking and much more! During the

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA -

COPPERHEAD DISTRICT

For 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found

in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant

in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting

helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership

skills, outdoor skills and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.

The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities

that allow them to: Try new things. • Provide service to others. • Build selfconfidence.

• Reinforce ethical standards. Scouting provides youth with

a sense that they are important as individuals while promoting activities

that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result,

when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and

the right choices can be made. Scouting provides a rewarding experience

for boys ages 5 to 21. Scouting through the local Packs and Troops teach

outdoor and life skills which help our youth Be Prepared. Your area is

serviced by the BSA Sam Houston Area Counsel - Copperhead District

which includes 23 Cub Scout Packs (boys 5 to 10 years old), 13 Troops

(boys from 11 to 18 years old) and 10 Venturing units (boys and girls from

14 to 21). Our Units typically meet weekly.

Many of our units are supported by the local Elementary Schools

including: Birkes, Copeland, Duryea, Fiest, Hemmingway, Holmsley,

Horne, Jowell, Lowery, Metcalf, Owens, Postma, Robinson, Sheridan,

Tipps, Walker and Wilson.

Other Community groups include: Autumn Creek Baptist Church,

Beck and Masten Automotive, Cornerstone United Methodist Church,

Copperfield Church, Crossbridge Church, Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club, Deerfield

Village HOA, LDS Bear Creek and Copperfield Wards, Middlegate Village

HOA, Peace Community Church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic

Church and Thornton Middle School. Please contact Brendan Cronin,

Copperhead District Executive (713-756-3383 or email brendan.cronin@

scouting.org) or to go www.copperhead.shac.org to find join a Scouting

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BOY SCOUT TROOP 61

Young men between the ages of 11-18 are encouraged to visit Boy Scout

Troop 61 at 7 PM Wednesday nights at Peace Community Church, 5151

Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, Texas, 77084. They will get a handson

experience of what Scouting has to offer and have the opportunity

to visit with the Scouts and their adult leaders to learn more about the

things the troop has done during meetings and activities.

Scouting activities include camping, fishing, archery, rifle/shotgun

shooting, hiking, first aid, wilderness survival, community service,

citizenship, swimming, leadership, white-water rafting and much more.

Troop 61 camps each month and has a group that goes to High Adventure

Camp and to Merit Badge Camps each summer.

Boy Scout Troop 61 meets from 7 to 8 PM every Wednesday in the Activity

Room at Peace Community Church. Contact Mike Viator with Troop 61 if

your son is interested in joining a local Boy Scout Troop. Cell: 713-253-

8465, mike.viator@comcast.net.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 10

Boy Scout Troop 10 meets at Copperfield Church on Monday evenings

from 7-8:30 PM. Our meeting rooms are upstairs in conference room #3.

Please enter through the front doors of the church, head up the stairs

and feel free to come visit us at any time! Troop 10 has a campout

scheduled for every month of the school year, which gives the Scouts

ample opportunities to earn their ranks and many assorted merit badges.

Stay tuned for more great photos and stories and if you have a young

man in 6 th grade or higher that would like to visit, you can contact us at

Troopwebhost.org/troop10houston/index.htm or contact Chris Kubiak

at ckubiak95@comcast.net or 281-382-2643 or contact Taunia Berg at

the.berg.family@gmail.com or 832-217-6076.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 3

Boys, are you yearning for exciting outdoor programs that stir your

imagination and interest? How about camping, fishing, canoeing, hiking,

backpacking and off-road biking? Do you want to learn wilderness

survival, cooking, first aid, orienteering and shooting skills? Scouting is

Fun… with a Purpose - where boys grow into men instilled with values

of duty to God and Country, community service, citizenship, leadership

and self-confidence. Troop 3 is a boy-lead troop where the boys plan an

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We welcome all young men, 11-18 years old to visit Boy Scout Troop 3 at 7

PM Monday nights at Richard & Meg Weekley Community Center located

at 8440 Greenhouse Road, Cypress. No previous scouting experience

needed! Come see for yourself what Boy Scouts has to offer and visit with

the Scouts to learn more about our troop.

Please visit our website www.houstontroop3.com for more information.

PACK 4 CUB SCOUTS

Come Join Pack 4 Cub Scouts at Lieder Elementary for the first 3

Tuesdays of each month at 7 PM. We help turn young boys into men

with fun and games while learning new skills that will help them grow.

We also work around tough sport schedules. So come see what Pack 4

is all about!

HOMESCHOOL CUB SCOUT PACK 164

Cub Scouts is a fun way to teach boys about character, respect,

responsibility and many other traits. Pack 164 is a Christian, home

school Cub Scout Pack that services the Greater West Houston/Katy area.

Pack 164 promotes service to God, to country and to others. If you are

interested and your son is in 1 st through 5 th grade, please contact Jack M.

Jones at 281-558-5722.

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Every year, registered Girl Scouts take orders from friends and family for

delicious nuts and candies and magazine subscriptions as part of the

Fall Product Program. By participating in this program, troops get a head

start on funding their activities for the year! Product sales help troops

earn necessary funds, but also help girls learn valuable business skills

such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills

and business ethics. Please support your local Girl Scouts! Girl Scouts

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How to Carve

A Pumpkin

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

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

pumpkin for carving!

HOW TO PICK A GOOD PUMPKIN FOR CARVING

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

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

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

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

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

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

a fat and happy face.

HOLLOW OR WHOLE?

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

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

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

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

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

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

to escape.

THE TOOLS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

melon-ball cutter to make circles, for example.

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MAKE A FACE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CARVE WITH CARE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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GARAGE SALES

SOUTH CREEK COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

October 5, 2019

Located in Copperfield between Longenbaugh and Queenston Rd.

HPCA-BEAR CREEK ANNUAL FALL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8 AM to 1 PM

Hwy 6 and Clay Road area.

MIDDLE GATE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

October 5 th , 7 AM-3 PM

Located in Copperfield between Longenbaugh and West Rd.

WESTCREEK VILLLAGE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Saturday, October 5, 2019, Sunrise to Noon

Queenston between FM529 & Longenbaugh.

WESTGATE FALL GARAGE SALE

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Located off of Barker Cypress between Longenbaugh and FM529.

NORTHMEAD FALL GARAGE SALE

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 7 AM-4 PM

Located in Copperfield off of West Road.

COPPER LAKES GARAGE SALE

October 12 th (rainout day October 19 th )

Barker-Cypress, between Longenbaugh and West Road.

BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

October 12 th , opens at 7 AM

Located off of Highway 6 North (between Keith Harrow and West Little

York). Rain date the following Saturday if necessary. Great Bargains!

CYPRESS MILL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Spring Cypress near Hwy 290

SYDNEY HARBOUR FALL GARAGE SALE

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Cypress Rosehill and Huffmeister

SHEFFIELD GARAGE SALE

Saturday, October 19 th , 8 AM

Located off of Queenston near FM 529.

ANNUAL ELDRIDGE PARK FALL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Saturday, October 19 th , 7 AM till everything is gone

Come find furniture, household goods, tools, children’s clothing/toys

and those special items you’ve been looking for. We are located at the

intersection of N. Eldridge Parkway and W. Little York (behind the Toshiba

facility). See you there!

ABERDEEN GREEN NEIGHBORHOOD WIDE GARAGE SALE

Saturday, October 26 th

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FESTIVALS

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.

LAKEWOOD UMC FALL MARKET

October 12 th , 9 AM-4 PM

11330 Louetta Rd, Houston, TX 77070

Crafts, Food, Pumpkin patch & More! Free Entry.

JUDY DIERKER HOLIDAY MARKET

October 18 th -19 th , 9 AM-4 PM

The Foundry Church, 8350 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 77065

The Judy Dierker Holiday Market is a wonderful shopping experience

with great holiday shopping! There will be over 100 vendors to shop.

Hosted by Cy-Hope & Foundry Church.

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.

CY-WOODS FFA 10 TH ANNUAL FALL CRAFT SHOW

October 26 th , 9 AM-5 PM & October 27 th , 10 AM-4 PM

CFISD Telge Exhibit Center (Telge & Hwy 290)

100+local vendors to shop with. Great food served at the CyWoods FFA

Booster concession. Fall festival activities for the kids. More info at:

cywoodsffa.org.

SEAS 27 TH ANNUAL GINGERBREAD VILLAGE HOLIDAY MARKET

Saturday, October 26 Th , 9 Am-4 Pm

St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church, 6646 Addicks Satsuma

SAINT AIDAN’S EPISCOPAL FALL FESTIVAL & HOLIDAY MARKET

Sunday, October 27 th from 10 AM-4 PM.

13131 Fry Road, Cypress, TX 77433

The ACE Committee of Saint Aidan’s Episcopal Church invites you to

join us for a day of shopping, fellowship, food and fun. Market Booths,

Children’s Area, Bounce Houses, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Food Trucks

featuring Truck on the Bayou, The Toasted and BCCO Fancy Snowballs,

Community Service area including Shots for Holly Flu Shots, a Fire Truck

(11:30 AM-1:30 PM) and Precinct 5 Constable, Silent Auction benefiting the

Youth of Saint Aidan’s, Live Music throughout the day, Cake Walk, Trunk N

Treat and Blessing of Animals. Lots of vendors with a variety of goods for

sale. Interested in being a vendor? For additional information and register

online, visit our website http://aidanschurch.org/fallfest. If you prefer to

mail in your registration, you can obtain a Booth Reservation form by

contacting us at 281-373-3203 or email fallfest@aidanschurch.org.

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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

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For more information, call 281-743-3678

5 TH 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

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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 our Facebook page at www.

facebook.com/TXMNCoastal.

ST. CUTHBERT 14 TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Saturday, November 2 nd , 3-5 PM

17020 West Road, Houston, 77095

The International Festival honors all of the different countries,

heritages and backgrounds represented in our very unique and diverse

congregation. The Festival includes food, entertainment, activities for

children and so much more to learn about our world. Admission is $1

per person or $5 per family with proceeds going to Rise Against Hunger.

On Sunday, after the 9 AM service, all are welcome to participate in an

outreach project, a meal-packaging event in conjunction with Rise

Against Hunger.

Visit stcuthbert.org for more information. Come experience the

international world of St. Cuthbert and never leave your zip code!

WALKS/RUNS

BRIDGELAND FUN RUN/WALK FOR HEROES

This Bridgeland Fun Run/Walk for Heroes will be held October 19, 2018,

at 8 AM at the Lakeland Village Festival Park in Bridgeland in Cypress, TX.

Please register for the event at bit.ly/heroesfunrun2019.eventbrite.com.

The event will include an 8 AM 5K walk/run and a 9 AM children’s 1K

run thru the Bridgeland’s beautiful parks & lakes along with booth &

food vendors, a bouncy house, a rock climbing wall, entertainment

and activities for the children. The children’s walk is open to strollers

and wagons. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 male and female 5K

runners. Medals will be awarded to all children under 10. 1 st , 2 nd & 3 rd

place prizes will be awarded to the winners of the Children’s Super Hero

Costume Contest.

Make Sure You Honor your Military Hero by giving us the name of the

veteran or active service member you would like to honor and we will

create signs along the race course to honor their service.

The Race is sponsored by The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans,

Inc., which is raising funds to support veterans, educate our children and

build a Veterans Memorial in Bridgeland.

9 TH ANNUAL FAIRFIELD TRIATHLON

Sunday October 27, 2019, 7 AM start

The triathlon features both a triathlon and a duathlon for participants.

Triathletes will swim 300 meters in North Bradford Lake. Then ride a ten

mile bike course followed by a three mile run along the trails of Fairfield.

Duathletes will start with a one mile run around both Bradford Lakes,

then a ten mile bike followed by the same three mile run course as the

triathletes.

All participants will receive dry fit shirts, finisher medals, age group

awards, post-race party with refreshments and a finish line photo.

Individuals will compete for awards in five-year age groups.

The race site is located in Cypress, Texas in the Fairfield Community.

Headquarters is the Fairfield Athletic Center on Mason Road with the race

site just up the street at the lake.

The event accepts both individual entries and relays. Relays consist

of three athletes with each doing one segment of the race. There is

a minimum age of twelve years of age to compete in the event. The

event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and will follow their rules and

guidelines.

For additional event information or to register online, please visit the

event website, www.fairfieldtri.com.

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS

ANNUAL BOO BASH HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION

Looking for a safe alternative to Trick or Treating for your kids this Halloween?

Epiphany Lutheran Church & School invites you to attend our Annual Boo

Bash Halloween Celebration from 5-7 PM on October 31 st . Our Church &

School will be transformed into a safe and fun place for parents and kids.

Your family will have a blast traveling through a variety of decorated stations

where they can play games and receive candy! We will also be serving Cotton

Candy and Popcorn and have a Photo Booth set up for family photos. And

don’t forget to stop by our Glow Party Dance Room with a live DJ! This is a

free event and we welcome all children preschool through 5 th grade to wear

your favorite costume (Nothing too scary) to join in on the fun! Epiphany

Lutheran Church & School is conveniently located at 14423 West Road. For

more information, visit our website www.elcsh.org or call us at 713-896-1773.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

JOIN US AT MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH FOR FREE

COMMUNITY SEED/PLANT EXCHANGE!

OCTOBER 5, 2019, 12-2 PM

11522 Telge Road, ½ mile north of Highway 290

This comes in time for the new growing season and allows fellow

gardeners to discover new varieties and share knowledge and resources.

Below are the guidelines for the exchange.

1. All seeds should be in an envelope or plastic bag marked with the

plant variety and date of harvest or sell by date. All plants should be in

containers and labeled. Bulb’s should be in bags and labeled.

2. No GMO or hybrids are allowed. Do not bring sickly plants or plants with bugs

3. If bringing bulk seeds have it clearly labeled. Only 20 to 30 seeds per

person, labels and plastic seed bags will be provided.

4. You can either exchange or if you have excess plants or seeds you can

share.

5. Please only take the amount of seeds or plants that you bring.

6. People who did not bring seeds or plants are limited to 2 items either

plant or seeds.

If you are interested in participating in the seed/plant exchange, please sign

up at http://www.messiahlc.org/current-events. For more information,

281-890-3013 or www.messiahlc.org. All people are welcome at Messiah.

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.

WINGS OVER HOUSTON SET FOR OCTOBER 19 TH -20 TH

One of the most popular events for kiddos is at Ellington Airport: CAF Wings

Over Houston. One of the top air shows in the United States, this event is

dedicated to showcasing vintage World War II aircraft, 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 AM to 4:15 PM. For complete details, please visit wingsoverhouston.com.

FUNDRAISERS

2019 CELEBRATION OF HOPE DINNER AND AWARDS BANQUET

Shield Bearer invites you to be part of the 2019 Celebration of Hope Dinner and

Awards Banquet! This signature fundraising event will be held on Tuesday,

October 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM at 2700 Cypress Creek Parkway. Celebration of

Hope Award winners in Business, Organization, Church, Ministry and Volunteer

categories will be announced, best-selling author Bob Goshen will speak

and dinner will be served. Proceeds will help fund professional counseling

services and prevention programs for local families including those that have

experienced the trauma of domestic violence, human trafficking, crime, war,

natural disasters and more. To attend, sponsor or volunteer, visit shieldbearer.

org/hope or contact 281-894-7222. For more information about Shield Bearer

services, programs and additional events, visit shieldbearer.org.

COME TAKE A FREE TRIP ROUND THE WORLD

St. Cuthbert’s Fourteenth Annual International

Festival honors all the different countries and

heritages represented in our very unique and

diverse congregation. The festival includes food,

entertainment, native dress, and activities for

children and youth. It is the perfect place to learn

about the world around us. Admission is $1 per

person or $5 per family.

When: Saturday, November 2nd

3:00-5:00

Where: St. Cuthbert Church

17020 West Road

Houston, TX 77095

Come experience the International

World of St. Cuthbert and never

leave your Zip Code!

For more information

visit us at stcuthbert.org

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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

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

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.

For a list of Halloween events such as haunted houses, pumpkin patches, etc.

check out: www.texashauntedhouses.com.

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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!

http://allrecipes.com/

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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