Copperfield October 2019

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The official newsletter for the Villages of Copperfield:

Copperfield Place, Easton Commons, Middlegate,

Northmead, Southcreek, Southdown and Westcreek

October 2019

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

GARAGE SALES

CRAFT SHOWS/FESTIVALS

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COPPERFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER HOURS

Tuesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

Saturday:

12-6 PM

12-7 PM

9 AM-1 PM

9 AM-1 PM

If you need any information,

please contact your

management company.

C.C.A. MANAGEMENT

Copperfield Important Numbers

COPPERFIELD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Graham Management.

2825 Wilcrest, Ste. 600, Houston, TX 77042 713-334-8000

COPPERFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER (281) 856-9060

15409 Willow River Dr., Houston, TX 77095 Fax (281) 856-9040

COPPERFIELD PLACE COMMERCIAL / EASTON COMMONS COMMERCIAL

Spectrum Association Management 832-500-2222

16690 Park Row, Houston, Texas 77084 contact@spectrumam.com

COPPERFIELD PLACE VILLAGE • MIDDLEGATE VILLAGE

SCS Management

7170 Cherry Park Drive, Houston, TX 77095 (281) 463-1777

EASTON COMMONS VILLAGE • NORTHMEAD VILLAGE

SOUTHDOWN VILLAGE • WESTCREEK VILLAGE

Graham Mgmt Inc. (713) 334-8000

2825 Wilcrest, Suite 600, Houston, Texas 77042 fax (713) 334-5055

SOUTHCREEK VILLAGE

Associa - PMG Houston (713) 329-7100

11000 Corporate Centre Drive, Ste 150, Houston, Texas 77041

SECURITY

Emergency (Fire, Ambulance, Sheriff) 9-1-1

Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Dispatch - Option 6 (713) 221-6000

Copperfield HCSO Satellite Office (message only) (832) 593-7159

Copperfield Crime Watch (Contact your management company)

http://www.copperfield.org/watch.php

TRASH / WATER

Waste Corp (281) 368-8397

Water/Sewer - MUD 163 & 264 - INFRAMARK (281) 579-4500

Water/Sewer - MUD 162, 179, 186 & 208 - H20 Consulting (281) 861-6215

WCID 145 - H2O Consulting (281) 861-6215

COPPERFIELD SCHOOLS

Fiest Elem. (281) 463-5838

Birkes Elem. (281) 345-3300

Copeland Elem. (281) 856-1400

Holmsley Elem. (281) 463-5885

Lowery Elem. (281) 463-5900

Owens Elem. (281) 463-5915

Aragon Middle School (281) 856-5100

Labay Middle School (281) 463-5800

Cy Falls High School (281) 856-1000

Langham Creek High School (281) 463-5400

HELPFUL NUMBERS

Lost & Found Pets (Copperfield Comm.Center) (281) 856-9060

www.copperfield.org

Centerpoint Energy (to report burned out street lights) (713) 207-2222

Harris County Animal Control (281) 999-3191

Poison Control Center (800) 222-1222

Langham Creek YMCA (281) 859-6143

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info for all of the VILLAGES of copperfield

(CCA) EGRETS AND NIGHT HERONS

Egrets and Night Herons have created nesting sites in Copperfield for

the last 5 years shutting down pools, mailboxes & creating havoc in

our neighborhood. The Egrets and Night Herons WILL be returning in

February!! Prevention is Crucial - Egrets, herons and other migratory birds

are protected by Federal International Treaty, it’s illegal for residents to

harass or harm the birds once they lay eggs. Residents will need to band

together and drive them out of our neighborhood for the next several

years. Preventing the birds from building nests on residential property or

in our parks is key. Use these tactics between now and February.

1. Trim your tree and remove dead wood, these birds favor oak trees and

other hardwoods. But will nest in other mature trees as well. Trim your

tree canopy to allow sunlight between limbs and other nearby trees.

Experts say this is the MOST effective step.

2. Remove any old inactive nest in your trees. February - Egret Prevention

Tools! This is the only opportunity homeowners have to scare the birds

away and to disrupt the cycle. Any home with mature trees is a potential

nesting site.

• Visual deterrents - Hang aluminum pie plates, Mylar balloons, beach

balls with shiny streamers or other moving objects in large trees.

• Noisemakers - Pump-style air horns, whistles, clappers and even

children’s toys are effective. Make as much noise as possible aimed at

the bird.

• Bright lights - High-intensity flashlights, strobe lights, flashing holiday

lights can be effective.

• Water sprayers - Power sprayers and pump-style toy water shooters can

help. Homemade PVC pipe sprayers can help reach tall tree limbs.

• Pool poles - Telescoping pool safety poles can be used to reach and

remove early nesting material.

• Any Non-lethal devices.

• Check trees daily and remove the start of any nest quickly. Once birds

begin sitting on the nest, eggs are probably present and birds cannot

be harassed. If you have not yet taken action to prevent nesting on your

property, please do so now!

WCA TRASH AND/OR RECYCLING SERVICES

The level of residential trash and/or recycling services to be provided by

WCA to each of Customer’s communities are as follows:

COPPERFIELD PLACE - Curbside trash service on Tuesdays and Fridays

and no recycling

EASTON COMMONS - Curbside trash service on Tuesdays and Fridays and

curbside recycling on Friday with WCA-provided I8-gallon recycling bins

MIDDLEGATE - Garage door household trash service on Tuesdays and

Fridays and curbside recycling on Friday with WCA-provided 48-gallon

wheeled carts

NORTHMEAD - Curbside trash service on Tuesdays and Fridays and

curbside recycling on Friday with WCA-provided 48-gallon wheeled carts

SOUTHCREEK - Garage door household trash service on Tuesdays and

Fridays and curbside recycling on Tuesday with WCA-provided 48-gallon

wheeled carts

SOUTHDOWN - Garage door household trash service on Tuesdays and

Fridays and curbside recycling on Tuesday with WCA-provided 48-gallon

wheeled carts

WESTCREEK - Garage door household trash service on Tuesdays and

Fridays and curbside recycling on Tuesdays with WCA-provided I8-gallon

recycling bins

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COYOTES IN COPPERFIELD

Coyotes have been sighted in many of the subdivisions in the Copperfield

area at night and before dawn. Please protect your pets. They should not

be left unattended after dark, even in their own enclosed yard as coyotes

can jump or scale a 6-7 ft fence.

COPPERFIELD WEBSITE

Will you be going away and want the Sheriff’s Department to check on

your home while you’re gone? If so, you can print a Vacation Watch Form

from the website. Simply go to www.copperfield.org and follow the link

to the Online Forms and Documents. Other forms on the site include

Architectural Control Committee Applications and a Deputy Request

Form. The site also includes a Lost/Found Pet page, listings of local

area daycares and places of worship, schedule of upcoming Board of

Director meetings and information on each of the Villages of Copperfield,

as well as links to other area organizations, schools, etc. If you have a

comment or suggestion on the website, you can email us at webmaster@

copperfield.org.

STREETLIGHT NOT WORKING?

Make a note of the ID number & call CenterPoint Energy at 713-207-2222.

CY-FAIR WOMEN’S CLUB

WOMEN SERVING THE COMMUNITY

CWC is a non-profit service organization that gives back to the Cy-Fair

community. All the funds raised by the club are given to the community

by way of scholarships for graduating high school seniors, grants at Lone

Star College-CyFair and funds to other non-profits in our community

as well. Membership for the Cy-Fair Women’s Club is open to all ladies

in Northwest Houston/Cypress neighborhoods. We always meet the

first Thursday of the month at The Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress

Rd. You can park at Entrance 2 and look for the directional signs to the

meeting room. Our meetings begin with social time and refreshments at

6:15 PM, immediately followed by a program at 6:45 PM. Our monthly

meetings are not only educational and enjoyable, but they can also

develop lasting friendships too. In addition, we have a social event and

volunteer opportunities throughout the month as well. Please check

out our website at cyfairwomensclub.org and contact Membership at

membership@CyFairWomensClub.org if you have any questions about

the club or our meeting location. We look forward to meeting you there!

COPPERFIELD CRIME WATCH

The Copperfield residents need to continue to call for any and all

suspicious activity you observe at any time, to the Sheriff’s Office nonemergency

number at 713-221-6000. For life threatening emergencies

call 911. Nextdoor is the best way to stay in the know about what’s going

on in your neighborhood -whether it’s finding a last-minute babysitter,

learning about an upcoming block party or hearing about a rash of car

break-ins. There are so many ways our neighbors can help us, we just

need an easier way to connect with them. Please invite all residents to

sign up for the Nextdoor.com APP for their respective neighborhood. The

Copperfield Villages will get weekly posts from Sergeant Adam Lightfoot

(HCSO) to share information with their neighbors.

Reference websites: www.copperfield.org/watch.php

www.harriscountyso.org/ www.crimereports.com

DUPLICATE BRIDGE

Bring a partner and join us every Tuesday and Thursday to play a friendly

game of ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge!

When: 11:30 AM to approximately 3:45 PM. Check in 11:45 AM. Play starts

promptly at 12 PM. Tables set up for brown bag lunch and game at 11:30 AM

Cost: $3 for standard games.

Where: The Richard and Meg Weekly Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse

Road, Cypress, Texas 77433

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VILLAGES OF COPPERFIELD

(CPV) A WORD FROM THE BOARD

GARAGE SALE!!! GARAGE SALE!!!

IMPORTANT DATE TO REMEMBER: Saturday, October 26 th , 7 AM-5 PM

It is time to clean out your attics, storage room and garage and put it

out for a garage sale. If you have not used it in several years, it is time to

get rid of it. Also, with the holidays around the corner, you may want to

put out décor you no longer use. What does not sell you can donate it to

organizations that help the needy.

YARD OF THE MONTH

September was the last month for Yard of The Month. The Yard of the

Month award is carefully selected to make sure that everyone gets an

opportunity to receive the award. We try to make sure that the same

people do not get the award year after year even though their yards

may look better than their neighbors who got the award. By doing this,

it allows the homeowners to take pride in their yards even though they

cannot afford to maintain it with all the expensive landscaping and still

are capable of receiving Yard of the Month.

LANDSCAPING

Summer is here and the yards and landscape are taking a toll with

the summer heat index. Remember to keep your yards watered in this

drought.

You may have noticed that our landscaper is replanting new shrubs and

plants and sprucing up the landscape in the pool and parks area. Our

goal is to do this where needed around the cul-de-sacs.

LOUD NOISE

Neighbors, please be considerate of others when you have a “BACKYARD

PARTY!” The loud noise level will not be tolerated and is very

inconsiderate of your neighbors. This includes loud music in the garage

or out in your patio. We have been experiencing such behavior even late

at night. The Harris County Sheriff Department can be contacted if you

are experiencing this for disturbance of the peace. Call 713-221-6000

(prompt 6).

POOL AND PARKS:

POOL: Pool closed officially until next year on September 30 th .

Once again we thank our pool committee members for a job well done

in keeping our pool clean and ready for our homeowners to use daily.

We thank them for donating their time again this year. Hopefully, we will

be able to have more volunteers in closing and overseeing our pool next

year.

Again we must remind everyone that cameras will pick up any illegal

activity at all times in the pool and park area. The one thing that we

are picking up in our cameras is drinking alcohol and smoking. This is

a violation of pool rules. The second time we see the same person or

persons, we will deactivate their card if we know who they are. Please

abide by the rules posted. This is for everyone’s protection.

POOL TRESPASSING: Jumping over the fence when the pool is closed is

trespassing and illegal. IF YOU ARE IN THE POOL WHEN CLOSED WE WILL

CONSIDER YOU TO BE TRESPASSING AND THE SHERIFF’S DEPT. WILL BE

CONTACTED! CAMERAS ARE ACTIVATED 24/7.

Please remember NO PARTIES, BBQ PITS, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES,

SMOKING OF ANY KIND or FOOD BEYOND DESIGNATED AREAS. REFER TO

POSTED POOL RULES.

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COPPERFIELD PLACE VILLAGE

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS, CALL AND REPORT IT! Program your

phone for the non-emergency phone number to the Sheriff’s department

(713-221-6000) or crimes in progress dial 911. You do not have to give out

your name.

GREEN BELT AND PARK:

GREENBELT AND PARK AREA TRASH: Did you know that there are trash

bins in these areas for your convenience? Please be considerate and help

keep these areas free from trash.

DOG LEASH LAW: There have been many complaints that dogs are

running loose in the neighborhood. If this is the case, call animal control!

If you are walking your dogs, keep them on a leash at ALL times. This

is a deed restriction and also against Harris County Leash Law. Be

considerate of others. Many children are afraid of animals and also

people in the neighborhood do not appreciate dogs running around

loose in their yards using it for doggie stations. Use the green belt area.

ILLEGAL PARKING: No parking in the Pool/Park area is allowed after 9

PM. We will begin towing any vehicle seen after hours at the owners’

expense. It does not matter if you are a homeowner or a guest visiting

the homeowner. It is illegal and considered trespassing. If you notice a

suspicious car or cars parked after hours, contact the non emergency

sheriff department so a deputy can be dispatched. You do not have to

give out your name when calling. The number is 713- 221-6000, prompt 6.

ILLEGAL VEHICLE STREET PARKING OR ABANDONMENT:

Vehicles must be parked legally on the roadway and facing the correct

direction for the side of the road which it is parked on. Additionally, the

below apply: 1) Must park within 18 inches of the curb with BOTH right

side wheels, which means you CANNOT park FACE IN in a cul de sac. This

is parking at an angle where prohibited. 2) Must park no closer than 15

feet from a fire hydrant on either side of said hydrant. 3) Must park no

closer than 30 feet on the approach side of a stop sign at an intersection.

4) Must not block any driveways with any part of the vehicle. Additionally,

any vehicle, which is over 5 years old and has been parked for longer than

48 hours without moving, can be considered an abandoned vehicle and

is subject to stickering and being towed after 48 hours under the sticker

notice without being removed. If you have an old vehicle parked in the

street, which is not in use, please consider moving it into your garage or

making other arrangements for it.

CRIME WATCH: Report any suspicious behavior. Report it to the Harris

County Sheriff’s dispatcher. You do not have to leave a name or number.

Call 713-221-6000 #6.

CRIMES IN PROGRESS CALL 911

NON-EMERGENCY: 713-221-6000 and prompt 6.

Report any strange activity you see by calling the Sheriff’s Department!

Nothing is too small to report. You pay the Department to help keep our

neighborhood safe; therefore, it is up to you to report any strange activity

in your neighborhood!

GET INVOLVED! If you want to be aware of what is happening in your

neighborhood as far as crime, the Sheriff’s department posts news

or important information in the new website created for the various

neighborhoods!

Join in by registering at nextdoor.com. Lost and found, contractor

referrals, news etc. can be posted or found here.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Panhandlers and solicitation is becoming

a more frequent issue through out Copperfield and surrounding

neighborhoods! It is important that you keep safe by locking your

doors and vehicles to prevent any theft or break-ins! You can put a “no

trespassing” sign in front of your home so the law can enforce it on your

property.

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COMMUNITY CENTER IMPORTANT NOTICE: As a reminder the Community

Center will continue to handle baseball field reservations and room

reservations for parties or special events ONLY. They DO NOT handle pool

cards/issues! The phone number is 281-856-9060 and days of operation

are as follows: Tuesday: 12-6 PM, Thursday: 12-7 PM, Friday: 9 AM-1 PM

and Saturday: 9 AM-1 PM.

DEED RESTRICTIONS VIOLATIONS

NOTE: SCS continues to do drive throughs within our sub-division

on specific dates and times. They will continue to handle anything

pertaining to deed restrictions and violations. The Board does not do the

drive through inspections nor send out the deed restrictions letters. If

you need a copy of the deed restrictions you may obtain from SCS or you

can also obtain same from the Copperfield Website (www.copperfield.

org).

NOTE: ACC Forms are available at SCS offices for house paint colors,

roof changes, building structures, etc which must be approved by the

Architectural Control Committee before proceeding with any changes

pertaining to your property.

DO NOT DISREGARD DEED RESTRICTION LETTERS! Important that you

read and act accordingly. If you think you received this in error, please

contact SCS immediately. Repeated cites or non-compliance letters will

automatically incur a fee against your account.

Contact SCS Monday-Friday (8 AM - 5 PM) for any deed restrictions, CPV

issues or questions at phone 281-463-1777.

EXAMPLES OF DEED RESTRICTIONS:

IMPORTANT!!!! ILLEGAL PARKING - DO NOT PARK YOUR VEHICLE WHERE

IT FACES THE WRONG DIRECTION OR BLOCKING OTHERS DRIVEWAY.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Department is monitoring this violation

throughout the neighborhood and repeated violators can be ticketed!

FENCING: Check your fencing and repair if boards are loose or missing!

Animals can either come in or out of your yard if boards are missing on to

the street or green belt.

GARBAGE CANS MUST BE STORED OUT OF SIGHT! Garbage pick up is

scheduled for Tuesdays and Fridays. In the evening, please remove

trashcans from the street after pickup! Put trash out the night before and

not 2-3 days prior to pickup!

No boats, trailers, commercial trucks or inoperable vehicles are allowed

in driveways or street and are against deed restriction violations! You will

be charged a fee if you have been cited before for the same offense or

for repeated violations. This offense creates emergency vehicles access

ability at times and therefore considered a serious violation.

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EASTON COM MONS VILLAGE

(EC) BOARD MEETING

Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday every other month at

6 PM at the Copperfield Community Center, at 15409 Willow River Drive.

Please call 713-334-8000 on the day of the meeting to verify that there is

quorum.

(EC) TRASH PICK UP SERVICE

All Residents must have an account with WCA for trash pickup. If you do

not have an account with WCA, your trash will no longer be picked up.

Trash pickup days are Tuesdays for trash and Fridays for trash and

recycling. Have waste ready at the curb for collection no later than 7 AM.

Residents may purchase a trash receptacle from any hardware store.

Recycling boxes may be requested from WCA, additional boxes may be

purchased from them as well. WCA Phone# 281-766-1914.

In order to keep the neighborhood appealing to potential buyers,

increase curb appeal and deter vandalism we ask that trash be placed at

the curb no earlier than the evening before scheduled pick up and trash

cans be removed the same day. If you have lawn service, please request

the lawn clippings to be hauled away or have them placed in a location

that cannot be seen from the street.

(EC) HOME ARCHITECTURAL CHANGES

Homeowners are reminded that approval from the Architectural Review

Committee must be obtained prior to any changes or improvements

made to the exterior of your property. Updated ARC application

forms can be obtained on the website: www.copperfield.org/easton_

commons.php.

MIDDLEGATE VILLAGE

(MG) BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Help with the fun the morning of Saturday, December 14 th . Tag a neighbor

and pick up the coffee-and-hot-chocolate dispensers and deliver them

to gazebo park. Or help set up tables and decorate the gazebo area for

the festive occasion. Attend an HOA meeting to volunteer. Or submit

your contact information to SCS Go website. This event is planned by

Middlegate residents and funded by Middlegate assessments.

(MG) SCS office and Copperfield Community Center, two distinct locations

Where are locations of SCS Management Services office and the

Copperfield Community Center (CCC)?

SCS is located at 7170 Cherry Park Drive, east of Highway 6, next to the

new fire station. This is the office where you can report Middlegate issues,

get pool tags, visit with management and even pay your association

dues. Main number is 281-463-1777. Your community manager is Margie

Naranjo. You can reach her at mnaranjo@scsmgmt.com or at her direct

line 281-500-7129.

CCC is located at 15409 Willow River Drive next to Labay Middle school.

It serves all seven villages of Copperfield. Contact Rita at 281-856-9060

to inquire about use of center’s meeting room or of athletic field in

adjoining community park. This center is where Middlegate HOA Board

monthly meetings are held.

(MG) POOL AND PARK NEWS

The pool is now closed. Remember that no one is allowed in the pool

area for any reason. Anyone entering the pool enclosure except for

maintenance will be considered a trespasser. The sheriff’s office will be

notified and charges will be filed. Video recording takes place 24/7.

Night Herons have been reported at the pool park. They are not nesting

but are comfortable in the trees. They will try to return in the spring

to begin nesting. Remember that your trees can be affected by these

birds.

When our problem in Middlegate exploded in 2014, Night Herons had

been using our park and increasing in numbers over several previous

years. Night Herons are a sentry bird and alert Egrets that an area is safe.

Please look at your trees during these coming months and consider

trimming them. As noted in the September Copperfield newsletter, this

is a community problem.

The benches in the gazebo have been repaired, reinforced and repainted.

If you have any concerns about our parks, please contact SCS

Management.

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(MG) MIDDLEGATE CLASSIFIEDS

The Classifieds page on your Middlegate website is the place for free,

super-local classifieds. Trade your unwanted desk for patio furniture, sell

your BBQ grill, buy a swing-set or offer up your lawn care services to earn

some extra cash. On SCS Go site, select ‘For Residents’ tab. The Classified

text box allows you 500 characters to describe your deal.

(MG) YOU AND YOUR ASSESSMENTS

If you have a question about where your assessments are spent, you are

welcome to inquire. You can visit the website for budget reports. Feel free

to attend any monthly HOA meeting. Middlegate budgets for utilities,

lawn maintenance, pool upkeep, neighborhood events and much more.

Just like our home budgets, Middlegate must pay its bills. The HOA

Board of Directors meets with the property management company to

project upcoming expenses. When you have a suggestion of an event

or improvement you’d like to see put in place in Middlegate, share your

idea with SCS and your HOA Board of Directors. Perhaps you can even

spearhead a committee to gather bids for the idea. Committees have

been the boots on the ground for Middlegate since its inception. The

committees gather the data to share with HOA Board of Directors.

(MG) WHO DO I CALL?

I AM A MIDDLEGATE RESIDENT

When you have water pressure or storm sewer questions, call the company

that services your Harris County Municipal Utility District. Call H2O

Consulting at 281-861-6215 for MUD 162; it’s a 24 hour service number. Call

Inframark (Formerly Severn Trent) at 281-579-4500 for MUD 163. For afterhour

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To start or discontinue trash pick up service call WCA directly at 281-368-

8397. If you like to follow your trash service provider on Facebook, then

take a look at www.facebook.com/WCAWaste.

Do you need to report an electrical power outage? Contact CenterPoint

Energy at 713-207-2222 or 800-332-7143. CenterPoint Energy

also maintains streetlights. Report street light outage at above

phone numbers or online at: www.centerpointenergy.com/en-us/

residential/customer-service/electric-outage-center/report-streetlightoutages?sa=ho#sthash.UcJtyCtD.dpuf.

To report a suspected natural gas leak, immediately leave your home, go to

a safe location and call CenterPoint Energy at 713-659-2111 or 888-876-5786.

Do you want answers about your USPS mail service? Contact the

Copperfield Annex Post Office at 281-859-9014. Keep in mind that the

annex is a work location for carriers, not a retail station. Annex is located

at 8825 Highway 6 North at Point Northwest Blvd. Hours Monday through

Friday 8 AM-4 PM, Saturday 8 AM-1 PM. No sales counter, but at Dutch door,

you can sound bell to request assistance such as picking up held mail or to

discuss matters affecting delivery to your mailbox or cluster box.

Let’s say you see playground equipment in need of repair in one of

the Middlegate parks. Or park trees that need to be trimmed. Contact

SCS who oversees all common areas of Middlegate. SCS Management

Services Community Manager is Margie Naranjo. You can reach her at

mnaranjo@scsmgmt.com and 281-500-7138.

The Copperfield Community Association (CCA) maintains the Copperfield

perimeter easements and fences. The CCA also manages the security

contract with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department. The CCA owns

and maintains the Copperfield Community Center and Park on Willow

River Drive. The CCA Board of Directors consists of one representative

from each of the seven Copperfield villages. The Copperfield Community

Association is managed by Graham Management. Any Copperfield

Middlegate resident is welcome to attend a CCA Board meeting. The

resident should contact Graham Management in advance to attend open

portion of meeting or to request to be placed on agenda to discuss a CCA

matter. Call Kristi Cole, Community Manager at 713-334-8000.

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NORTHMEAD VILLAGE

(NM) ADD US TO YOUR 2020 CALENDAR!

HOA BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE 1/22/20,

3/25/20, 5/27/20, 7/22/20 AND 9/23/20

Meetings of the Northmead Village Board of Directors are held the

fourth Wednesday every other month and we encourage all residents

to attend the meetings, either to address the Board or just to listen

and know what is going on. The executive session begins at 6-6:30 PM

with the open session starting at 6:30 PM. The meetings are held at the

Copperfield Community Center located at 15409 Willow River Drive. All

residents are welcome and encouraged to attend the meetings. If you

have a specific item that you would like to address with the Board, you

may call Graham Management at 713-334-8000 or email them at tracyg@

grahammanagementhouston.com to be added to the agenda.

(NM) THE NORTHMEAD HOA

BOARD NEEDS YOUR HELP!

The Northmead HOA Board enjoys putting on our special events during

the year like: Pool Party, Yard of the Month, Movie in the Park and

Christmas Decorating Contest but we need volunteers! If you would like

to volunteer, please contact Teresa Prather at teresa_prather@yahoo.

com.

(NM) YARD OF THE MONTH CONTEST

The Northmead Yard of the Month Program! Reviews of resident’s yards

began in May and continued through August.

August Winners are:

15514 Pebble Lake for Section 1

(NM) NABR NETWORK

We have implemented Nabr Network. Their one-touch technology can

send immediate and scheduled alerts, reminders, documents, links and

all types of content to residents via mobile app, text, email and autoupdated

websites. Residents view the information in the format they

want and on their device of choice. Their number one goal is to make

information visible and easily accessible for residents so they can selfserve

whenever and wherever possible. Multiple ways to join: - Text

“grahamgo” to 59248 & receive a text back with a mobile app download

link - Search for the mobile app “Graham Go” in Google Play Store - Go to

northmeadvillages.nabrnetwork.com.

(NM) NORTHMEAD VILLAGE WEBSITE

Be sure to check out the Northmead Village website for all the latest

news and information. There is great information on the Northmead

Website featuring upcoming fun neighborhood events, pictures of past

events, HOA meeting dates, agendas and minutes, forms to remodel

or paint your house, bylaws and pool and park information. You can

find it all here: www.grahammanagementhouston.com/Communities/

Northmead%20Village/northmeadvillage.ht or www.northmeadvillage.

org if you have NABR Network.

8510 Green Leaf Lake for Section 2

(NM) JOIN THE CROWD ON NEXTDOOR.COM

Register at www.nextdoor.com. It only takes a few seconds to get up to

date and checking out what is going on in the neighborhood. You can

sell items, find lost pets, read a weekly share from Sgt. Lightfoot at the

Sheriff’s office and get recommendations. It’s a great way to stay in touch

with what goes on day to day. Join us!

(NM) SAVE THE DATE

Our Movie in the Park is scheduled for Saturday, October 26 th .

(NM) FALL GARAGE SALE

Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 7 AM to 4 PM

(NM) EGRETS AND NIGHT HERONS

Egrets and Night Herons have created nesting sites in Northmead over

the past 6 months.

See information and tips under CCA at the front of the newsletter.

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8319 Lake Crystal for Section 3

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(NM) CRIME WATCH

The Copperfield Villages monthly Crime Watch meeting has been

converted to a ‘virtual’ delivery of the crime watch statistics due to the

low turnout at meetings and lack of interest from the public to attend.

Sergeant Lightfoot (HCSO) is posting monthly data via Nextdoor.com

along with notable arrest info and tips monthly.

(NM) DEED RESTRICTIONS ISSUES

Educate yourself with the deed restrictions for our community. They are

available for reading or download on the community website, under

Documents and Forms, www.northmeadvillage.org/docs.html. The most

common issues are yard issues, stored vehicles, fences with missing

pickets, houses needing painting or power washing on the exterior.

(NM) HOME IMPROVEMENT REQUIREMENTS

If you are planning changes to your home, remember to check in with

Graham Management on home improvement and painting projects.

Home Improvement Requirements are available for reading or

download on the community website, under Documents and Forms,

www.grahammanagementhouston.com/Communities/Northmead%20

Village/northmeadvillage.htm or www.northmeadvillage.org if you have

NABR Network. ARC application forms can be obtained on the website.

Before making improvements or changes that may be impacted by our

deed restrictions, you can call Graham Management at 713-334-8000 for

assistance. They will be happy to advise you and provide forms needed

for approval of your renovation. Remember that you (the owner) are

responsible for the cost of removing or redoing any unapproved changes.

(NM) DOG LEASH LAW

There have been many complaints about dogs are running loose in the

neighborhood. If this is the case, call animal control! If you are walking

your dogs, keep them on a leash at ALL times. This is a deed restriction

and also against Harris County Leash Law. Be considerate of others. Many

children are afraid of animals and also people in the neighborhood do

not appreciate dogs running around loose in their lawns. Please pickup

after your dogs, no one wants to step in your dog’s poop.

(NM) SUGGESTIONS AND TIPS ON HOW TO PROPERLY NUMBER YOUR

HOME

Believe it or not, a large number of house numbers are not visible from

the street during the daytime. It’s even worse at night. A badly displayed

number can hinder the police, ambulance and fire department in the

event of an emergency.

Street curb - The number should be painted about two feet from the

driveway in the direction of the house. Most paintings are inexpensive. If

the driveway has a curb of its own, this is fine as long as the number faces

traffic. Black numbers painted on white background are excellent. They

are clearly visible from a distance even with very little light.

House - The best place is near the front door and within the radius of

the porch light. Above the front door is usually a good spot. Any location

close to the door and above eye level is good.

• Trees and bushes must not block the view from the road. Avoid having it

away from the front door, such as over the garage door.

• Pick a color that has a light and dark contrast with the background. The

background is usually the color of the house. This will make the number

stand out so it can be viewed from the street. If your house has a dark

color, you need a number in a light color. If your house has a light color,

get a dark color number. For example, a black number is perfect on a

white house. A white number will show clearly on a brick house.

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(NM) TRASH PICK UP SERVICE

All residents must have an account with WCA for trash pick-up, if you do

not have an account with WCA, your trash will no longer be picked up.

Contact WCA at 281-776-1924. Trash pick- up days are Tuesday for trash

and Friday for trash and recycling. Please pick up your trashcan after you

trash has been picked up, failure to do so may result in a violation of the

deed restrictions.

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sOUTHCREEK VILLAGE

(SC) EGRETS AND HERONS

The snowy egrets and black-billed night herons are coming to your

neighborhood and we need considerable homeowner engagement to

protect our community from the devastation they leave behind. The

Southcreek Village HOA Board of Directors is consulting with Southdown

Village HOA to deter invasive heronries such as can be found at Southdown

Village’s pool area and previously around Middlegate Village’s pool area.

This summer small numbers of them nested in the Autumn Laurel Pool

park, in trees along Royal Gardens Road and especially around the

gazebo in Signal Creek Park. These birds are generally protected under

state and federal law and legally cannot be harassed when nesting,

especially when eggs and young are in the nest.

Your HOA BOD is currently considering bids to aggressively reshape or

eliminate trees that the birds appear to favor for nesting. We will also

be asking every homeowner to engage in a neighborhood watch and

deterrence effort for herons mid-February through June. Primarily we

will ask each of you to use acceptable measures to deter them from

taking over our community. For now, if you see them on your street or

in your trees take efforts to shoo them away - but do not attempt to

capture or harm the birds. We will post more about this routinely on the

Townsquare Message Board. Please check that site frequently for more

information.

In the spirit of communications with our neighbors in South Down and

South Creek our working collectively we can try and resolve the issues

with these pesky birds.

See information and tips under CCA at the front of the newsletter.

(SC) BOARD MEETINGS

Copperfield Southcreek Board meetings are on the third Thursday of

each month. Please feel free to stop by the Autumn Laurel Pool at 6 PM

for a recap on events impacting Southcreek. This is a public forum where

you can ask any questions or express any concerns to the Southcreek

HOA Board.

(SC) STREET LIGHTS

If you notice a street light out in the neighborhood, please report street

light outage: https://slo.centerpointenergy.com.

(SC) COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

The community garage sale will be held on October 5, 2019.

(SC) HOA DUES

Friendly reminder! Your HOA dues help keep Southcreek looking like as

great as it does-please make it a priority to pay your dues if you have not

yet done so.

(SC) STREET PARKING

Please be courteous to your neighbors when street parking. Do not

obstruct driveways or sidewalks. Should you need to briefly park a trailer

in the street, please make sure it’s not obstructing anyone’s access to

their driveway. As a reminder, it is prohibited to street park commercial

vehicles in Southcreek-this includes, but is not limited to, semi-trailer

trucks and heavy equipment vehicles.

(SC) HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT.

See something fishy going on the neighborhood? Report any suspicious

activity to the Harris County Sheriff’s non-emergency line at 713-221-

6000. Remember, the patrolling Sheriff’s deputies depend on us as much

as we depend on them.

(SC) DEED RESTRICTION LETTERS

Please do not ignore deed restriction letters sent to your residence about

deed restriction violations. Doing so can subject the property owner to a

$35 charge per CERTIFIED letter if not settled by the homeowner in the

time noted in the letter. Associa (PMG) manages this process and should

be contacted If you require assistance in complying. Associa (PMG) will

work with you to get the violation resolved, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE

COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICITONS EVERY HOMEOWNER

AGREED TO ABIDE BY, SOME VIOLATIONS CAN BE CURED VIA THE

ASSOCIATIONS SELF HELP RESTRICTION. The Association can hire a

contractor to repair THESE VIOLATIONS and charge THE COST OF THIS

SERVICE charged back to the Home Owner.

The South Creek Village Community Association takes these violations

very seriously and strives to keep up the Southcreek standards for

attractive, well maintained homes. If you should receive a violation,

please take this seriously and CORRECT the violation. If the violation is

not CORRECTED, the Southcreek Village Community Association will BE

FORCED to turn it over to its legal representatives. Once that happens

all future expenses are born by the homeowner. There is a charge of

$125 AND UP FOR EACH LETTER. Please note that The Southcreek Village

Community Association does not want to make the violations public. We

are here to protect everybody’s property values. Please don’t disregard

the letters, work with us to maintain property values and to keep

Southcreek looking great, a place where everyone wants to live.

SOUTHDOWN VILLAGE

(SD) BEING A BLOCK CAPTAIN

Does your street have a Block Captain? If not, it needs one. And maybe

it’s you….

Southdown Village Crime Watch believes that a well-connected

community is a safer community. Block Captains help build and maintain

that connection. They collate and share contact details for their block,

disseminate information from the Crime Watch Committee and help lead

efforts like the National Night Out.

If you already know most of your neighbors, then being a Block Captain

cements that existing connection. If you only know perhaps one or two of

your neighbors, then being a Block Captain gives you the opportunity to

get to know them and to foster a connection between them.

For me, becoming a Block Captain has been very rewarding. I now know

nearly everybody in my street and we are working together on something

fun for National Night Out. I certainly feel like we have taken our first

steps toward becoming a connected group and I am looking forward to

getting to continuing to get to know my neighbors better.

Thinking of trying it out? Reach out to SouthdownCrimeWatch@gmail.

com.

(SD) HOA WEBSITE

Please remember that the official website of the community is through

Nabr Network (go to southdownvillage.org and you will be redirected). All

communications from the Association will be on this website. In addition,

all of the Associations governing documents and other important and

helpful information is accessible on the site.

(SD) ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

Homeowners are required to obtain approval from the ARC before

doing ANY exterior changes to your property. Forms are available at:

www.southdownvillage.com. You will also find Exterior Maintenance

Requirements, ACC Guidelines, Deed Restrictions, Play Structure

Resolution as well as other helpful information at the site.

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GARAGE SALE

Westcreek Village community garage sale will be Saturday, October 5,

2019. Sunrise to Noon. Please do not put your own signs out.

WESTCREEK CRIME WATCH COMMITTEE

Meetings - 3 rd Monday at 6 PM

Forest Heights Pool Meeting Room

For next meeting, contact lberger@comcast.net.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT KUDOS

Many thanks to our wonderful neighbors who volunteered to host a

“block gathering” for National Night Out (NNO), which was celebrated on

Tuesday, October 1 st . Also a big thank you to the nine neighbors who gave

up their time to participate and to sponsor a ‘know your neighbor event.’

At many of the gatherings, Sheriff’s Deputies stopped by and visited

with the various groups for the purpose of strengthening community

bonds and or discussing various crime prevention tips. HEB, Target and

the Westcreek Homeowners Association made donations to help the

sponsors host their events. This generosity is sincerely appreciated.

Westcreek would like a captain for each block; so if you would like

to serve in this rewarding position, please contact Larry Berger at

lberger@comcast.net. We all want to live in a safe community!!! If you

see something suspicious, please call the Sheriff Dept. non-emergency

number 713-221-6000 #6.

COURTESY ISSUE:

As children are walking and riding their bikes to and from school, please

make sure your sprinkler system is turned off during these times. Many

sprinklers are going off and making it a difficult for children to get to their

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Meetings - 2 nd Monday of every month at 6:30 PM

Location - Forest Heights Pool Meeting Room

The Westcreek Landscape Committee meets on the 2 nd Monday

every month. If you are interested in helping make a difference in

our neighborhood and would like to become part of the group, we

welcome and encourage your attendance and hope to see you there -

there is always room for you! Contrary to popular opinions we do not

do the manual labor! We are a friendly group of decision makers!

Comments, suggestions or questions regarding common areas or other

landscape topics are always welcome. The Landscape Committee at

LandscapeWestcreek@gmail.com. A member will then get back with you

to answer your questions or concerns.

Broken plants caused by

pedestrians cutting through

landscaped beds at cross walks.

PLEASE BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR:

COPPERFIELD TRAIL - SAFETY FIRST!

Unfortunately, once again, we have had pedestrians taking a short cut

through the landscaped beds at the crossings of Forest Heights and

Hudson Oaks. These landscaped beds are designed to stop pedestrians

moving quickly into traffic and hence make our neighborhood safer.

Please reframe from cutting through the beds and stay on the path.

October 2019 | Copperfield


YARD OF THE MONTH:

The winners for September were:

1 st Place: 7930 Emerald Bluff

2 nd Place: 7915 Ivy Trail Court

3 rd Place: 7506 Almond Springs

Honorable Mention: 7919 Granite Ridge

This was our last recognition for the year. Thanks to all residents who

continue to maintain their yards and sidewalks. And thanks to our

committee members for their diligence in judging. If any resident would

like to volunteer to help the committee judge Christmas decorations in

December please contact a Landscape committee member.

OH NO THE BIRDS!!

Westcreek is trying to alleviate a potential problem that has plagued

some of the other villages; namely the nesting of egrets and herons.

Presently Southdown has had to close their park and pool due to the

nesting birds. Middlegate, Easton Commons and Northmead have also

suffered from the bird population. These birds make a mess and the

smell is horrendous, but they are protected so once the nest is formed

in the Spring nothing can be done for the entire season. The key is to not

allow the birds to start a nest. The herons and egrets select areas with a

closed canopy of trees, primarily oaks. They also need a nearby source

of food and water and few predators. Westcreek will have a trimming of

the trees in both parks to discourage the nesting, but we will also send

out more information each month to advise the residents of how they

can help to discourage the birds. These herons and egrets will also nest

in residents’ trees as well if the canopy is thick. Please be vigilant and let

the HOA know if you see some nesting activity. Again, more information

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Texas natives – flowering Green milkweed (Asclepias viridis) and Aquatic

milkweed (A. perennis) this summer in the Monarch Bed, Copperfield

Trail.

COPPERFIELD TRAIL - POLLINATOR CORRIDOR:

Milkweeds: Fall is a time of many southward migrations, as some birds and

insects travel to warmer over wintering areas. One amazing migration is

that of the Monarch butterfly, making the journey from Canada to Mexico!

These butterflies are reported to fly around 20-30 miles per day on their

journey south, but up to 120 miles. They need to feed on nectar during

their journey and to sustain themselves during the winter. The Monarch

Bed on the Copperfield Trail has native Fall flowering plants such as Blue

mistflower, Salvia and sunflowers available for migrating butterflies.

Some monarchs will stay in our region through the winter, if the weather

is mild and may even breed during that time due to the presence of

Tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica). However, the butterflies that

over winter in our area have an increased risk of becoming infected by

a debilitating parasite, Ophryocystis elektroscirrha (OE) which lives on

these non-native milkweeds.

If you have tropical milkweed please cut it back from October-February

to within 6” of the ground (unless it dies back naturally on its own).

Also remove any new plant growth at the base of the plant. Cutting

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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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Walk Safely: Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.

Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put

electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.

Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.

Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as

far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest

street crossings. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to

never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Trick or Treat with an Adult: Children under the age of 12 should not be alone

at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without

supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat

in groups.

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe: Decorate costumes and bags with

reflective tape or stickers and if possible, choose light colors. Choose face paint

and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s

vision. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by

drivers. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips

and falls.

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween: Slow down and be especially alert in residential

neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable

ways. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.

Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. Eliminate any distractions

inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Drive

slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the

day to spot children from greater distances. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30

PM to 9:30 PM so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

Teens and Adolescents:

• Travel in groups. Go only to the houses of people you know. Younger

children should be accompanied by a responsible older person.

• Carry flashlights.

• Carry a mobile phone for quick communication.

• Stay focused on your surroundings. If harassed or threatened, go into

the closest store/restaurant and ask to use the phone. Call parents and/

or police. Let the proprietors know that your group feels unsafe.

• Be very cautious around jack-o’-lanterns with lit candles. Keep an eye

out for flames and/or candles on porches.

• Consider alternatives to trick-or-treating. Alternatives include house or

school parties or volunteering at a haunted-house project.

Teen and Adult Drivers:

• Clear the driver’s view. Be sure that neither the driver’s costume nor

anything else in the car obstructs the driver’s view.

• Wear a seat belt. Be sure your passengers are wearing a safety belt, even

if they have to take off part of their costume to attach it.

• Drive slowly and defensively. Don’t assume that a pedestrian, especially

an excited youngster in a costume, will move as you expect. Keep an eye

out for trick-or-treaters darting out from parked cars.

Homeowners:

• Replace burned-out bulbs in exterior lights. Leave your exterior lights

on later than usual - perhaps even all night.

• Clear the pathway. Make sure the path to your door is well lighted and

your lawn is clear of things that could be tripped over, such as jack-o’-

lanterns with lit candles, ladders, garden hoses, flowerpots, bikes and

animal leashes.

• Sweep wet leaves from sidewalks and stairs.

• Keep excitable pets away from the door. You’ll have a safer and calmer

house if you keep Fido away from where you are dispensing the treats.

• Put your car in the garage. Lock your garage doors.

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Last-Minute

Costume Ideas

Look what you can make with

garbage bags, balloons and a

few crafty additions:

Dress your youngster as Robin

Hood with a green plastic

garbage bag belted in the

middle, tights and a V-shaped

hat made of brown paper.

Staple real or constructionpaper

leaves to pajamas, tights,

an old shirt or another garbage

bag, so Robin’s companion(s)

can come as Sherwood Forest.

Alternatively, use the leaves

and attach red, yellow or

orange balloons to the costume. Presto: you’re an apple, lemon or

orange tree. (Leaves can be stuck to a headband as an extra touch.)

Blow up a multicolored group of balloons. Dress child in black turtleneck

and tights, then make leg holes in a clear plastic dry-cleaner’s bag. Slip

legs through, then fill the bag with balloons. (Bag should reach from

shoulders to thighs). Seal top and reinforce sides and bottom “seams”

with clear wrapping tape. Your child is now a bag of jellybeans.

Have a fun and Safe

Halloween!

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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

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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

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

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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

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National Bullying Prevention Month was created by PACER

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

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

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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

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

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CUB SCOUT PACK 2

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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

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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

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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.

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Lowery Elementary Girl Scout Troops have a legacy of pride and service to their school and communities. Troop 113035 refurbished the 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.

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

Located near Telge and West as well as Tuckerton and Telge.

VLP FALL GARAGE SALE

Saturday, November 2 nd , 8 AM-12 PM

Located off of Eldridge, north of Little York.

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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.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 200

ARTS & CRAFT SHOW

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

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

Sponsored by: Wallis American Legion Post 200

330 Legion Road, Wallis, TX 77485

Hamburgers and Chopped BBQ on bun • Desserts & Drinks

$1 Admission - Hourly Door Prizes

For more information, call 281-743-3678

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

15 th . Contact Lisa at MistletoeMarketWOM@gmail.com for details.

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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.

When: Saturday, November 2nd

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St. Cuthbert’s Fourteenth Annual International

Festival honors all the different countries and

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children and youth. It is the perfect place to learn

about the world around us. Admission is $1 per

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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.

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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

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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,

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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.

org or call 1-800-828-PLAY (7529).

TRACK HOUSTON YOUTH TRACK CLUB

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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BEAR CREEK COMMUNITY CENTER

281-859-1566 • 713-274-3190 Houston, TX 77084

www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Bear-Creek-Community-Center

The Bear Creek Community Center will be temporarily housed and have

limited classes/events at the Glazier Senior Education Center, 16600 Pine

Forest Lane, Houston, Texas 77084

In addition to scheduled activities on the Bear Creek Community Center,

Commissioner Steve Radack’s Bear Creek Community Center is now

offering the following upcoming events and activities. Please call 713-

274-3190 to register for any of these events unless otherwise noted.

HOMEMADE CARD CLASS: Linda Gabrielson will teach you how to make

homemade cards with many different mediums. From Stamps, yarn or

shiny embellishments you will learn how to make your own cards for

Birthdays, Thank You notes, Holidays to just Thinking of You cards. There

is a $5 materials fee but you will go home with a card or two you made

yourself. Classes are the first Wednesday of the month, 1-3 PM. Must

register and prepay.

PARTY BRIDGE: If you play Bridge, you are invited to play cards with us

every Monday, 11:30 AM-3 PM and/or Tuesdays, 12-3 PM. Please call if

you have questions.

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS MEDITATION: Come and join this circle to gain a

healthy mind and body on Fridays, 11:30 AM-1 PM.

FUN TIME ART: A time and place to do your creative art with other artists.

Join us every Thursday, 9 AM-12 PM.

LINE DANCE LESSONS: Get fit and have fun with a variety of music. Join

us Saturdays, 10 AM, all abilities are welcome.

Attention Community, Civic and Scout leaders: Do you have a group

or club that needs a place to meet? Call us at 713-274-3190. We have

meeting rooms that can accommodate small to medium sized groups.

Special note: Advance registration for activities is typically requested.

An adult must accompany and remain with anyone under the age of 18

visiting the center. A calendar of events is available on the website.

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Community Centers & Libraries

RICHARD & MEG WEEKLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

8440 Greenhouse Rd., Cypress, TX 77433

Phone: 713-274-3161 WeekleyCC@hctx.net

Harris County Precinct Three Commissioner Steve Radack has opened the

much anticipated Richard & Meg Weekley Community Center. Located at

8440 Greenhouse Road, the center is now open to the general public for a

variety of programs and activities. The approximately 21,000 square foot

building will serve the community as a center for all ages. Classes and

programs can be viewed at www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Weekley-

Community-Center. Whether you are looking for a place to exercise, attend

a community event, learn new crafts, play games or just to meet new

friends, Weekley Community Center is sure to be a place for all!

Current ongoing classes are as follows:

• Zumba: Mondays 11 AM-12 Noon, Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-7:15 PM &

Wednesdays/Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM

• Zumba Gold: Mondays & Wednesdays 4-5 PM

• Bootcamp: Mondays 9:45 to 10:30 AM

• Yoga: Every Friday 8:30 AM and Wednesday 6:30 PM

• Stretch and Tone class: Wednesdays, 9:45-10:30 AM, Tuesdays &

Thursdays 9 AM

• Knitting and Crocheting:: Monday 10 AM-12 Noon, Thursday 10 AM

(Note: This will be a social group not an instructional class. Just bring

your current project to work on and maybe get some pointers from your

new friends.)

Please note that all classes are free to the public unless supplies are

needed for a particular class.

JUERGEN’S HALL COMMUNITY CENTER

26026 Hempstead Hwy., Cypress, TX 77429

713-274-3188

A variety of classes, programs and activities are now being offered at

the Juergen’s Hall Community Center, 26026 Hempstead Road. Those

activities can be viewed by visiting the Precinct Three website at www.

pct3.com/Community-Centers/Juergens-Hall-Community-Center.

Free Classes:

• Zumba: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 AM-10:15 AM

• Yoga: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

• Party Bridge: Tuesdays, 12 PM-3:30 PM

• Senior’s Game Day: Wednesdays, 1 PM-3:30 PM

• Pilates: Fridays, 9:30 AM-10:15 AM

Classes are free to the public unless supplies are needed for a particular

subject. More activities and programs are being scheduled. For more

information, email the center at juergenshallcc@pct3.com or call center

staff 713-274-3188. Volunteer opportunities are available!!

THE THOMAS A. GLAZIER

SENIOR EDUCATION CENTER

Commissioner Steve Radack, Harris County Precinct Three

The Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center is located at 16600 Pine Forest

Lane, 77084; one block south of the intersection of HWY. 6 and Clay Road.

All classes/programs are FREE for Harris County residents aged 55+. Must

register in person with photo ID in order to participate in the program and

attend all future classes. You may register Monday-Friday from 8 AM - 3:30 PM.

If you have questions or need directions please call us at 713-274-3250.

Volunteer Opportunities are available; please call to speak to us about

teaching your own cooking, language or other class.

SCHEDULE

• Ongoing -

- Spanish, French, Computer, Email, IPad, IPhone, Genealogy and

Watercolor Classes are available year-round.

- Laughter Yoga. Meets every Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 AM.

- GYROKINESIS Inspiring Movement - Therapeutic, Gentle, Healing,

Exercise to Deal with Pain, Stress and Anxiety. Tuesdays and Wednesdays

from 9:30-10:30 AM and Fridays from 10:15-11:15 AM.

- Zumba Classes for seniors Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8

AM.

- Senior Boot Camp. Meets on all Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from

9-10 AM.

- Ballet Bar Class. meets on Mondays, 10:15-11:15 AM.

- Zumba inspired Latin Dance meets on Mondays, 8-9 AM; Wednesdays,

11AM-12 PM and Fridays, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM.

- Bollywood Dancing and Bhangra meets Mondays from 11:30 AM-12:30

PM Fridays from 8-9 AM.

- Line Dancing every Monday at 1 PM and Wednesday and Friday at 2:30.

- Yoga meets Tuesdays, 10:45 AM and Fridays, 1 PM.

- Meditation classes meets Tuesdays at 9 AM and Thursdays at 10:15 AM.

- Glazier Choir, Tuesdays, 1-2 PM

- Depression and Bipolar Support Group with LPC Meets every Monday,

11 AM.

- The Breakfast Klub meets every Monday; 10-11 AM.

- Health and Wellness Support Meetup, meets every Monday, 1-2 PM.

- Seventy-Five Plus Meetup/Lunch meets every Tuesday, 12 PM.

- Learn to Play Mahjong. Every Wednesday, 1-3 PM

- Brain, Body and Gut Healing Exercises meets every Thursday from 2:30-

3:30 PM.

- Chess meet up every Friday, 1-3 PM.

- Ukulele Lessons for Intermediate Players. Fridays, 11 AM-12 PM.

- Spanish Club for all levels. Fridays, 10-11 AM

- Karaoke. Fridays, 3:30-4:30 PM

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KATHERINE TYRA (BEAR CREEK) PUBLIC LIBRARY

16719 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084, 281-550-0885

Our hours are: Monday - 1 PM - 8 PM, Tuesday/Thursday - 10 AM - 6 PM,

Wednesday -10 AM - 8 PM, Friday - 1 PM - 6 PM, Saturday - 10 AM - 5 PM. All

programs are free and open to the public. For information, call 281-550-

0885 or log on to www.hcpl.net.

NORTHWEST BRANCH

HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

11355 Regency Green Drive, Cypress, TX 77429, 281-890-2665, www.hcpl.

net

HOURS OF SERVICE - Monday - 1 PM-8 PM, Tuesday/Thursday - 10 AM-6

PM, Wednesday -12 AM-8 PM, Friday - Closed, Saturday - 10 AM-5 PM -

Sunday - Closed.

LONE STAR COLLEGE - CY-FAIR LIBRARY

9191 Barker-Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433

281-290-3210

HOURS: Monday through Thursday, 7 AM-10 PM, Friday-Saturday, 8 AM-6

PM and Sunday, 1 PM-6 PM.

See the full schedule of Programs and Activities at www.lonestar.edu/

cyfair.htm. All programs are free and open to the public.

LONE STAR COLLEGE –

TOMBALL COMMUNITY LIBRARY

30555 TX-249, Tomball, TX 77375

832-559-4200 - hcpl.net

HOURS: Monday through Thursday, 8 AM-9 PM, Friday 8 AM-6 PM,

Saturday, 10 AM-5 PM and Sunday, closed.

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Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County’s Disaster Recovery

Repair Program is assisting homeowners in the Northwest Harris County

area who have experienced damage from a disaster since August of 2017.

“As we continue to work in our community, we have realized there are

still so many who have unmet needs. We are continuing to serve families

across the county who have been effected by the devastating disasters

since August 2017.” Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Northwest

Harris County, Soleil Watt, said. “After an outpouring of emails and phone

calls from homeowners who have shared their positive experience with

us, we are so excited for this program’s continuation.”

To find out more and to start the application process, visit our website:

www.habitatnwhc.org. Applications may also be filled out in person

at our office located at 13350 Jones Rd. Houston, TX, 77070, Monday-

Friday, 10 AM-4 PM.

Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County is a 501-C-3 non-profit

organization that has been building homes for over 20 years. Our

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Houston Area Road Trips

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

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

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

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

raised will help fund breast health screening, treatment and education

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

team and start fundraising for our community or to volunteer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

interactive games and special guest performances on our main stage!

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

Underbelly, Hay Merchant and Blacksmith, 1018 and 1100 Westheimer

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

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

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

Emergency Relief Fund and the National MS Society.

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

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

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

brain cancer community!

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

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

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

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

throughout the festival along with entertainment, beverage stations,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

vendors and exhibitors with programming and panel discussions. Complete

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

technology, engineering and mathematics through entertaining, handson

experiments and demonstrations. Energy Day has nearly 70 interactive

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

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

applications and career opportunities. Hosted by the Consumer Energy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and monsters jump out to show themselves.

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

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

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

together passionate people who connect in communities nationwide and

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights and good walking shoes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kinder Lake and are on view during park hours.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets are on sale at www.thefomofactory.com.

Boot Camp in the Plaza - Fridays, 9-10 AM. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711

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

Boot Camp class with Cida Fitness.

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

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

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

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

always, four-legged friends are welcome.

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

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

Washington, TX 77880. Admission: Regular admission fees apply. Staff and

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

Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects

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

some are weather dependent. Contact Adam at 936-878-2214 ext. 228.

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

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

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

impressionists of ALL ages present family comedy to the audience. Everyone

who participates in at least one open mic throughout the year become eligible to

participate in the Annual Comedy competition which is held in December. Prizes

in the amounts of $100 and $75 gift cards are given to the 4 winners.

Caffeine and Chrome - Recurring monthly on the last Saturday of the

month, 9 AM-12 Noon, Gateway Classic Cars Of Houston, 1910 Cypress Station

Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77090. Admission is free to spectators. Enjoy

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

daily driver. Hope to see you there. 250+ classic & exotics.

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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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