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EVENTS IN THE FUTURE:

Fall Market Day at the Pool Area Parking Lot: September 7 th , 12-6 PM

National Night Out at the Austin Park: Evening of October 8 th

TRAFFIC RULES IN OUR SUBDIVISION ARE BEING

ENFORCED

Please park within 18” from the curb, do not park straight into the curbs

within the cul-d-sac sections, park facing with the traffic flow and always

stop completely at stop signs.

POOL ACCESS

Please contact Paragon Property Management Office to activate

existing cards and obtain new wristbands OR obtain new cards and new

wristbands, phone 210-580-4230.

POOL

The Pool is now open year around. The pool hours will stay the same. Pool

hours are Tuesday-Sunday 6 AM-10 PM. These hours will be enforced.

There are cameras at the pool and officers will be sent out if necessary.

Remember, no smoking, cussing, rough housing, pets, unaccompanied

children under 14 at the pool. The rules are posted at the pool for your

reference. Our pool contractor has informed us that he will be giving the

pool a heavy dose of chlorine/chemicals on Friday mornings in order to

support the weekend crowds. We suggest that you DO NOT swim before

9 AM on Fridays in order to avoid any skin irritation. Thank you for your

cooperation in this matter. You MUST be current on your HOA dues or

be on a payment plan to gain access to the pool. There will be a $20

convenience fee for the management company to get you an activated

pool card. You should be able to pay this fee over the phone with a credit

card. You will need to turn in your old access card to a Paragon Property

employee or pay a $10 charge for a new card. You can pick up your card

from Paragon Property or wait for delivery (could be up to 2 weeks).

You will need to sign paperwork and give them your old card in order

to get an activated card and 2018 bands. If you are a new renter to the

community, please call Paragon Property at 210-580-4230 to fill out a

Renter’s Information Form so that you will be in the system and able to

get pool cards/bands.

DÉCOR OF THE SEASON:

Copperbrook is happy to announce we will be awarding trophies 4 times

throughout the year now! Best Spring yard will be judged on April 15 th

or later. Best Summer yard will be judged on July 15 th or later. Best

Halloween yard will be judged on October 31 st and best Christmas yard

will be judged on December 25 th . So, keep those yards looking great so

you can earn bragging rights!

ALARM PERMITS:

Our contracted officers have asked that we remind our residents that it

is a requirement by Harris County that you register your alarm system

with the County. It is $35 to get a new permit and $10 to renew it each

year. The fees are waived if you are over 65, but you must still register

your alarm. Residents face a $75 false alarm fee if officers respond to your

alarm and it isn’t registered. You can get details about registering your

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CRIME ALERT:

Residents need to know that there has been a marked increase in crime

in our community and surrounding areas, including recent car burglaries

and a burglary/assault in March 2018. Harris County MUD 130 pays for

the contract officers for our community. They are being extra vigilant

and are aware of the increase in activity in recent months. Copperbrook

appreciates our officer’s efforts, but we as residents MUST do our part

as well. Upon speaking to one of our contract deputies at the December

Board meeting, he indicated that the flood lights above the garage that

are motion activated, are a great deterrent and a great way to alert officers

to movement when they are making their rounds at night. We would

like to encourage neighbors to protect each other’s lives and property

by watching for and reporting suspicious activities... the residents

become the “eyes” of the patrolling deputies. If you see something, SAY

something! The object is to prevent a crime from happening by having a

deputy check out even the slightest irregularity in your street’s normal

routine. Our deputies would prefer to spend 10 minutes checking out a

call rather than follow up on a crime that has already been committed.

Please don’t hesitate to call 911 when you see anything suspicious.

And PLEASE lock your cars and remove all valuables! If you would like

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VIOLATION/PAST DUE LETTERS:

Simply stated, if you get a violation letter or you are past due in your

HOA dues, PLEASE call the Paragon Property at 210-580-4230 to discuss

a payment plan or get an extension on a needed repair to your property.

The management company and Board of Directors are not unreasonable

and will make every reasonable effort to work with residents if you

will make an effort on your part to either initiate the repairs or pay the

fines, whichever the case. Communication is simple and vital to keeping

the issue from escalating. The Board of Directors along with Paragon

Property plan to be consistent and proactive in keeping our community

looking great, feeling safe and making sure dues and fines are collected

in a timely manner and homes and yards are kept up to a standard to

which we can all be proud.

If you need a copy of the deed restrictions, please email copperbrookhoa@

gmail.com and we will send you a copy.

NEXT DOOR APP:

This is a free app so homeowners can communicate instantly with

one another. This app can be used to request referrals from other

homeowners such as plumber, landscaper or a fence company. You can

also post lost or found pets, report suspicious vehicle or person in the

neighborhood. All you need to do is download the app and enter the

information they request. The information that is requested is the same

information you can already obtain online so do not let this deter you

from looking into the app.

MONTHLY MEETING:

Copperbrook HOA would like to welcome all homeowners to come to our

monthly meetings at La Madeleine the first Tuesday of every month at

5 PM. The open session where we welcome residents to attend starts at 6

PM. If the door to the meeting room is closed, simply knock and the Board

will let you in. Please come share your ideas and learn of the progress on

the latest projects and events in our neighborhood. It’s a great way to get

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RENOVATIONS

We are aware that on occasion homeowners receive letters from

the management company that are considered unwarranted by the

homeowner. If you plan to do a small renovation or do major cleaning

and you know that you may have something unsightly in your driveway/

front yard for a short period of time, please call Paragon Property and

make them aware of your activities so that she can make a note on your

account in order to avoid a letter being sent out.

If you are planning a major renovation to the exterior of your home by

painting your house, replacing your fence or adding storage to your

yard, remember to contact our neighborhood’s Architectural Review

Committee. You can call Paragon Property (our management company)

to inquire about the proper forms needed to make your submission

and they will gladly email the forms to you. We hope to have these

forms available for download on the community website soon. The

Architectural Review Committee will review the request to make sure the

request meets the neighborhoods deed restrictions. The committee’s

approval must be granted before making such changes to the facades

of the home such as paint colors, roof colors and burglar bars (which are

prohibited on the front doors or any windows). Also, sheds and canopies

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If you submit a request to the Architectural Review Committee and it

gets denied, please call Paragon Property (our management company)

to inquire as to why your project was denied. It may be as simple as

additional information is needed (ex: paint color, pictures, lot survey).

If you are thinking about a project you are invited to attend the monthly

HOA meeting to get any questions answered prior to submission. If you

need a copy of the deed restrictions, please email copperbrookhoa@

gmail.com and we will send you a copy.

SAFETY

Park and Pool Safety:

Parents please accompany all children to the park and pool for their

safety. The playground opens at sunrise and closes at sundown. Please

call 911 if you see any suspicious activity, persons or vehicles. This area

is monitored by surveillance cameras, however as homeowners, we need

to assist the police and play an active role in keeping our community safe!

Neighborhood Safety:

PLEASE lock your doors and remove all valuables so that there is little

temptation and hopefully nothing taken if they do break in your vehicle.

There have also been reports of crimes at the new park (Charles Austin

Park) and so we urge you to be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Please be alert to things such as unknown cars idling, circling the

neighborhood, increased traffic at a particular home and driving slowly

as if to stall for time. If you see this behavior, please call 911 and report

the suspicious activity. It would be helpful if you could provide any of the

following information to the 911 operator or sheriff’s department when

you call: description of the vehicle, person(s), time of day and/or license

plate number. Please be discrete and keep in mind safety is priority. Also,

if you notice a lot of traffic and multiple vehicles coming and going from a

location please call the sheriff’s office and inform them of the high traffic

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volume of that location. It takes a community effort to keep a community

safe. The HOA is cooperating with the local law enforcement in keeping

this a safe community for our families.

Surveillance Cameras:

Surveillance cameras are installed at the pool house. The cameras are

positioned to monitor the pool areas, the park grounds and the parking

lot. HOA Board members have 24-hour access to view the ongoing

activities of these areas. All suspicious activities will be reported to the

Sheriff’s Office immediately.

COMMITTEE INFORMATION

If you’re thinking about getting more involved in our community, joining

a committee is a great start! Feel free to attend a monthly meeting to

learn more about these opportunities. The Copperbrook HOA is looking

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EVENTS COMMITTEE:

The events committee oversees the newly organized welcoming

committee, which will be providing welcome baskets to new

homeowners. The event committee is also responsible for decorating the

monuments at Christmastime organizing the bi-annual garage sales and

hosting the neighborhood events such as National Night Out and Snow

Day at the Park.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH COMMITTEE: T

he Copperbrook neighborhood watch committee NEEDS volunteers who

are willing to drive around at different time to help keep an eye on things.

The HOA would like to add more volunteers to provide greater coverage

throughout the 24 hour day. If you would like to volunteer, please call

Milton Turner at 281-859-6044. We could really use more patrols from

10 PM to 6 AM. Volunteers can select their time and will be requested to

drive down each street and report any suspicious activity to the police

and to inform the neighborhood watch committee chair of any activity

observed. You will be issued a decal to place on your vehicle so as to

identify you as part of the Crime Watch if requested.

PARK AND YARD COMMITTEE:

The park and yard committee check the park and pool areas to report

any maintenance that needs to be done and also helps select the yard

of the season.

If you have a great idea for a committee and would like to chair that

committee, we would love to hear from you. Our monthly meetings are

the first Tuesday of the month.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

auction and of course a visit from Santa.. The vendor deadline is October

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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

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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

exciting year-round outdoor program. We camp monthly and include

rock climbing, backpacking and canoeing. Troop 3 also participates in a

weeklong winter camp, as well as a weeklong summer camp.

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.

GIRL SCOUTS OF SAN JACINTO COUNCIL

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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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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

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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.

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Recipes

and

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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