Stone Gate October 2019

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Stone Gate

October 2019

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STONE GATE COMMUNITIES IMPORTANT NUMBERS

ASSOCIATION’S MANAGEMENT COMPANY CONTACT INFO

Principal Management Group of Houston (PMG) has

been contracted by the Board of Directors to manage

the day-to-day activities of the community. In order to

contact the community’s Board of Directors or if residents

have concerns, questions about their account or deed

restriction violations to report, please put the information

in writing and send via email to James Skinner at jskinner@

pmghouston.com.

TO CONTACT THE BOARD: Please address the Board of

Directors via your PMG representative, James Skinner:

Principal Management Group of Houston

11000 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 150

Houston, TX 77041

713-329-7100

STONE GATE OFFICE (SG)

11655 Canyon Green Dr., Houston, TX 77095

PH: 281-304-7448 • Email: stonegaterec@att.net

Hours: Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat: 9 AM-5 PM

Thurs: 11 AM-7 PM / Sun: closed

CANYON LAKES WEST OFFICE (CLW)

19722 Stanton Lake Dr., Cypress, TX 77433

PH: 281-855-0984 • Email: canyonlakeswest@att.net

Hours: Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat: 9 AM-5 PM

Wed: 11 AM-7 PM / Sun/Mon: closed

MIRAMESA OFFICE (MM)

20150 Miramesa Dr., Cypress, TX 77433

PH: 832-698-4490

Email: miramesarec@outlook.com

Hours: Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat: - 9 AM-5 PM

Tues: 11 AM-7 PM / Sun/Mon: closed

SG SPLASHPAD TEXAS (SGSP)

9901 Red Rugosa, Houston, TX 77095

PH: 281-304-7448

Email: stonegaterec@att.net

NOTE: Please visit or contact the Stone Gate

office for assistance.

CLW SPLASH PAD AT THE GROVE (CLWSP)

20526 Morrison Grove Drive, Cypress, TX 77433

PH: 281-855-0984 Email: canyonlakeswest@att.net

NOTE: Please visit or contact the Canyon

Lakes West office for assistance.

STONE GATE GATE HOUSE

11755 Canyon Green Dr 281-256-3620

CANYON LAKES WEST

& PINE CREEK GATE HOUSE

8212 Canyon Lakes Manor Dr. 281-858-6100

AMENITY ACCESS - Stone Gate, Canyon Lakes, Canyon Lakes Village, Canyon Lakes West and Miramesa are in the same homeowner’s association,

S-G Owners Association. All residents are welcome to use the amenities at all locations. To sign up for Stone Gate amenities, residents of Canyon

Lakes West and/or Miramesa must go to the Recreation Center at Stone Gate and show them a copy of their driver’s license to show proof of

residency and then they can register there. The two recreation centers are on different computer systems and in order to use the Stone Gate

amenities, residents must sign up on their system and vice versa. Canyon Lakes West and Miramesa are on the same computer system, so you only

have to sign up at one or the other, not both.

TRASH/WATER

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Remington MUD #1 281-579-4500

Tax Office/ MUD #165 713-932-9011

H2O Consulting/MUD #165 281-861-6215

ROVING PATROL

PROFESSIONAL PROTECTION & INVESTIGATIONS

Patrol Phone: 832-243-8206

EMERGENCY 911

Non-Emergency: Stone Gate Residents

(Sheriff’s office) 713-221-6000

Non-Emergency: Miramesa/Canyon Lakes West

Constable Precinct 5 281-463-6666

Cy-Fair VFD 281-550-6663

Department of Public Safety (DPS) 281-232-4334

SCHOOLS

Cy-Fair ISD

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Birkes Elementary School 281-345-3300

Lamkin Elementary School 281-897-4775

Postma Elementary School 281-345-3660

Rennel Elementary School 281-213-1550

Woodard Elementary School 281-373-2303

Aragon Middle School 281-856-5100

Arnold Middle School 281-897-4700

Hopper Middle School 281-463-5353

Smith Middle School 281-213-1010

Cy-Fair High School 281-897-4600

Cy-Falls High School 281-856-1000

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS INVITE

MOVIE NIGHT - OCTOBER 26, 2019, 7-9 PM:

Join us at the Stone Gate basketball pavilion on Saturday, October 26,

2019, from 7-9 PM for our movie night! We will be watching “The Lion

King!” The movie will begin promptly at 7 PM. All you need to bring is

your family, blankets and lawn chairs! Popcorn, cotton candy and

water will be provided. The Stone Gate basketball pavilion is located at

11655 Canyon Green Dr. Houston, TX 77095. Thank you to the Connell

Team, Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene for providing the water,

hot chocolate and popcorn for this event! This movie is rated PG. For

more information or to unsubscribe, please email Melinda Hoffpauir at

mgarcia@canyongate.com.

REGISTER NOW! GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING

EVENT SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019

Our younger residents and their parents are invited to the Back Deck

at Houston National to make, keep or eat a special holiday treat. There

is no charge for this event, but reservations are required and space is

limited. Please RSVP now with the number of children and the number

of adults attending to Melinda Hoffpauir, Director of Community Events,

at mgarcia@canyongate.com. Session times vary between 10 AM-2 PM as

space permits. You will be given a session time when you register.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a limit of ONE gingerbread house per household,

not per child. This event is open to residents only. Space is limited,

ADVANCED RESERVATIONS are required. Please contact mgarcia@

canyongate.com to reserve your spot today!

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1ST -

EACH INDIVIDUAL BLOCK PARTY/SECTION PARTY

This event takes place on your own individual streets or sections. This

is an excellent way for you to meet more of your fellow residents, make

new friends as well as a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors

together under positive circumstances! For more information, visit

https://natw.org. There is no cost to register or participate.

STONE GATE residents who would like the Harris County Sheriff’s office to

come out to their block parties fill out the form by visiting our community

intranet under the “General Forms and Documents.” Email the completed

form to Charles.Nagel@Sheriff.hctx.net.

CANYON LAKES WEST & MIRAMESA residents, who would like the Harris

County Constable’s Office Pct. 5 to make an appearance at your event,

please email Mitch Hutter at Mitchell.Hutter@cn5.hctx.net to schedule.

We’ll be holding a photo contest this year for the street/section with the

“most attendees,” “most humorous” and “best example of community”

entries. Please email your entries to Melinda Hoffpauir at mgarcia@

canyongate.com. The winning streets/sections will receive their own

complimentary Ice Cream Social at the recreation center! Please submit

your photo contest entries by Monday, October 7 th !

2019 BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE

October 16 th : Stone Gate

November 20 th : Canyon Lakes West

December 18 th : Sterling Country Club at Houston National Golf Course -

7 PM - ANNUAL MEMBERS & ELECTION MEETING

Meeting dates, times and/or locations are subject to change.

We will hold Executive Session/Homeowner Hearings first (closed

session-not open to homeowners unless you are having a hearing) at

4:30 PM. The meetings will then be opened up to the residents starting at

6:30 PM. Once the Open Session Business has been completed, the Board

will open Homeowner Forum. The Board is trying to make sure we are

getting as much business completed in these meetings as possible in the

allotted times, as the POA is billed for the hours the Attorney is present,

over 2 hours for the Management Company and any overtime for the onsite

staff to stay and have the building open.

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Back to School Pool

Party Thank you

Thank you for joining us as we welcomed

the school year at our Back to School Pool

Party on Saturday, August 24 th . We hope

you had a blast! Thank you to Porcha

Williams, Better Homes and Gardens Gary

Greene, for your generous sponsorship at

the Canyon Lakes West Pool Party. Wishing

all our kids a fantastic school year!!

Stone Gate: 17435 Hoover Gardens Drive Canyon Lakes West: 8111 Aleppo Pine Lane Miramesa: 20262 Fossil Valley Lane

YARD OF

THE MONTH

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR

SEPTEMBER 2019 YARD OF THE MONTH WINNERS!

We hope you enjoy your gift card courtesy of our friends Connell Team Better Homes and Gardens

Real Estate Gary Greene. Thank you for keeping our community a beautiful place to live!

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Change of Board Meeting Locations

Residents, Please be advised that the locations for the Board Meeting

rotation schedule have changed. The meetings will alternate between

the Stone Gate Clubhouse located at 11655 Canyon Green Dr. Houston,

TX 77095 and the Canyon Lakes West Clubhouse located at 19722 Stanton

Lake Dr. Cypress, TX 77433. The Board will no longer be meeting at the

Miramesa Clubhouse located at 20150 Miramesa Dr. Cypress, TX 77433. The

Miramesa Clubhouse has been removed from the rotation schedule. Please

see the updated Board Meeting schedule and locations below: The Board

will meet in the closed Executive Session at 5 PM and owners are welcome

to attend the open session starting at 6 PM. If you would like to attend the

meetings to address the Board of Directors or just observe the meeting

proceedings, please send an email to the onsite management team at

stonegaterec@att.net. Please be sure to include your property address

and any questions or concerns that you may have for the Board Members

regarding the association business and operations. Should you have any

questions, please contact one of the onsite offices as listed below:

Stone Gate Office: 281-304-7448

• Canyon Lakes West Office: 281-855-0984

• Miramesa Office: 832-698-4490

A copy of the agendas will be emailed and posted to the community

intranet prior to the meetings.

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GOLF COURSE Safety

Please be aware of the safety hazards involved in trespassing onto

the Sterling Country Club and Houston National cart paths and golf

course. The cart paths on both courses are only for golfers that have

registered through our Pro Shop. Cart paths are a means for players

to complete their round of golf as quickly, conveniently and safely as

possible. As the Stone Gate community continues to grow we feel

it is our responsibility to educate every resident as best we can to

keep pedestrians and their pets safe and away from the cart paths.

Golf balls are often hit at speeds over 150 mph and can have deadly

consequences to a human or pet if hit in the head, throat or chest. Because

the paths are for registered golfers, those playing golf are not aware of the

presence of pedestrians on the course, which can lead to very damaging

collisions with hikers/bikers and their pets. This January I fielded a report

of a pedestrian being struck by a golf ball and other reports of residents

having near miss encounters with golf carts when traveling along the

paths. Hiking, jogging, biking, dog walking, golf cart/ATV’s not being

used to play golf, skateboarding and skating on the cart paths is

strictly prohibited anywhere on the golf course because of safety

hazard and trespassing concerns. Thanks for your cooperation!

Parking in the Streets

Street Parking is only allowed during day hours and only if the driveway

is full. No parking is allowed in the streets overnight. If you see someone

who is in violation, please send a photo (with date stamp) of the car

parked in the street with the street address to your onsite manager.

Stone Gate: stonegaterec@att.net

Canyon Lakes West: canyonlakeswest@att.net

Miramesa: miramesarec@outlook.com

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Whom to contact

In an effort to better serve you and to improve response time, we would

like to remind you that you can contact your onsite clubhouse for

questions and concerns regarding the community and your account.

Stone Gate residents are encouraged to call the Stone Gate Clubhouse

office at 281-304-7448 or send an email to stonegaterec@att.net.

• Canyon Lakes West & Pine Creek residents please call the Canyon Lakes

West Clubhouse at 281-855-0984 or email canyonlakeswest@att.net.

• Miramesa residents please call the Miramesa Clubhouse at 832-698-

4490 or email miramesarec@outlook.com.

The onsite team members are able to assist you with account information,

deed restriction questions, community concerns and or complaints.

In the event they are not able to assist you, they will reach out to the

Community Manager, Board of Directors and/or Management Company

to answer your questions.

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281-304-9488

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Melinda Hoffpauir is the Events Coordinator and can assist you with

questions regarding community events, community intranet and

newsletters. She can be reached via email at mgarcia@canyongate.com.

If you are not receiving feedback from the onsite team and would like

to contact the General Manager, James Skinner, you can email him at

jskinner@pmghouston.com. We encourage you to please reach out to

your onsite team members before contacting James Skinner as they are

able to respond to you faster.

Friendly reminder:

KEEP OUR LAKES CLEAN! Please help us keep our community beautiful

by NOT THROWING trash and debris into the lakes. In addition, there is

NO SWIMMING, BOATING OR FISHING in the LAKES.

PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE DUCKS AND GEESE: Spring is the air and this

lovely weather has many of us visiting our community parks and ponds. It

can be tempting to feed the ducks as geese as many of us have grown up

thinking that this was an environmentally responsible and humane way to

dispose of old or stale bread. However, feeding ducks and geese is actually

unhealthy and potentially dangerous for the birds. This seemingly generous

act, in fact, can be extremely harmful. Bread and similar products such as

crackers, chips, doughnuts and popcorn have little nutritional value. Without

healthy food and proper nutrition the ducks and geese will quickly succumb

to disease and death. Feeding ducks and geese can lead to the following

problems as well:

• Duckling malnutrition - in areas where ducks are regularly fed bread

the ducklings will not receive adequate nutrition for proper growth and

development.

• Overcrowding - Where food is easy to come by, ducks and other waterfowl

will lay more eggs and the pond or lake will become overcrowded. This

makes it more difficult for the birds to seek out healthier food sources

and increases territorial aggression, especially during mating season. It

will also cause ducks to cross busy streets in search of food.

• Pollution - What happens to all that bread that is not eaten? It causes

algae growths, pollution and can eventually eradicate fish and other life

in the vicinity.

• Diseases - A diet rich in carbohydrates leads to greater fecal production

and bird feces easily harbors bacteria responsible for numerous diseases

including avian botulism.

• Attraction of pests - Rotting leftover food attracts other unwelcome

pests such as rats, mice and insects. These pests can also harbor

additional diseases that can be dangerous to humans.

If you care about ducks and geese, do not feed them. They can live

longer, healthier lives by relying on natural food sources such as aquatic

plants, seeds, grasses and insects rather than taking handouts from willmeaning

humans. Now that you know, you can help by not feeding the

ducks and geese and by educating other duck lovers.

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GENERAL CLUBHOUSE RENTAL INFORMATION

Rental Fees are as Follows

Non-refundable Reservation/Admin fee $50

$20 per hour - 3 hour minimum

Normal business hours

Tuesday-Saturday 9 AM-5 PM

$40 per hour - 2 hour minimum

After 5 PM Tuesdays-Saturdays

All day Sundays & Mondays

* Set up, clean up and inspection must be INCLUDED event rental

time. Please give yourself enough time to make sure the clubhouse is

COMPLETELY clean before leaving.

* A $300 Security/ Deposit is required to reserve the clubhouse/facility

* Reservations may be made no less than 30 days prior to event and no

more than 90 days in advance.

CLUBHOUSE:

• Occupancy Limit is 60 persons. (Per fire code)

• Facility closes at 11 PM.

• Resident must be present during entire rental period.

• No smoking is permitted inside the Facility

• No glitter, confetti, silly string, inks, glue, powder, etc. or products

that could stain or damage any surfaces. No piñatas, no petting zoos,

trackless trains or bouncers.

• No alcohol is permitted.

* Exception: Alcohol permitted with one (1) law enforcement officer

(UAS/Top Gun) The deposit for alcohol is $450. Four (4) hour minimum

required at special event rate (Subject to change). Failure to comply will

allow the Association to close the event.

• Resident must supply trash bags and take trash home.

TOWNSQ

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Note: If you have more than one account you will be able to link them

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Questions? Contact your community management team for details.

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LOVE TO LIFE MINISTRIES ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Please come out and join us in our mid week Adult Bible Study and receive an

encouraging word, prayer and make new friends each Tuesday at 7:00 PM.

Our vision is to empowered people from all lifestyles, to change their lives

through an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ through the infallible

Word of God with simplicity and understanding. We want to encourage all

believers to seek and maintain a spirit-filled life. We promise to “Love You To

Life!” Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!!! Pastor Glenn &

Bettie, 17010 Feather Fall Lane, Willow Ranch Subdivision at Canyon Lakes,

Houston Texas 77095. For more information, please call Pastor Glenn at 713-

826-3364 or 281-304-6966 or email: at gbdavis@amerion.com.

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the

teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www.

krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with

your name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate

and the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you

want on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send

emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you

want to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we

will remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.

DISCLAIMER: Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible

for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check

out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a

list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs.

Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those

seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.

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Cy-Fair

Independent

School District

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IMPORTANT DATES

October 8th:

CFISD College Night, Berry Center, 6-8 PM

October 12th:

Health Expo, Berry Center, 9 AM-1 PM

October 16th:

PSAT (10th & 11th grade students)

CFISD COLLEGE NIGHT

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

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

note the later start time this year).

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

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

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

military and the US service academies.

NEARLY 400 VOLUNTEERS PARTICIPATE IN 2019

BUS BUDDIES PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

assisting bus drivers with the transition back to school.

“The Bus Buddies program motivates hundreds of volunteers from the

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

partnerships to keep our students safe as they adjust to their

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

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

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

organizations participated in the program.

CFISD’S CAMP SUMMIT EARNS

DISTRICT OF DISTINCTION AWARD

Camp Summit, a primary literacy program for kindergarten through

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

award winner by District Administration magazine.

Camp Summit was established in 2014 and prioritizes prevention over

remediation to address an observed decline in reading achievement.

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

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

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

practice their reading skills.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Based on 2018 enrollment data, 96 percent of students experienced

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

demonstrated growth of one or more reading levels.

“These districts have developed innovative programs to support

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

Solomon, editorial director of District Administration magazine. “We

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

successful initiatives in their own districts.”

Districts of Distinction was established by District Administration

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

ideas that solve challenges. Honorees are selected based on quantifiable

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

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

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

District Administration magazine’s website.

NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH

National Bullying Prevention Month is observed in October.

National Bullying Prevention Month was created by PACER

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

observation change to monthly. Take a stand against

bullying. Spread the word about the negative effects bullying

can cause.

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

Share Orange!

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when it comes to showing that you care about preventing

bullying? Come together in one giant ORANGE message of

hope and support, WEAR and SHARE ORANGE to color our

nation and even the world, visibly showing that our society

believes that no child should ever experience bullying.

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By Mya Banks, Cypress Springs HS

Proudly standing watch in front Cypress Springs High School, Legacy was officially dedicated August 19 th as the school’s newest students were

introduced to the campus. The panther statue came to the campus in November and was named Legacy following a vote by the student body. The

project is complete, with a stand made of marble featuring names of those who donated to make the statue possible for CFISD’s sixth comprehensive

high school, which opened in 1997. Incoming freshman students who attended Cypress Springs’ annual “Fish Camp” on August 19 th joined fellow

Panthers, parents, campus staff and community members at the dedication ceremony. Dr. Cheryl Henry, Cypress Springs principal, spoke at the

ceremony, telling its history in becoming a reality at the campus and thanking those who helped make it possible. “People associate Legacy with

me but there was a student in the class of 2015 who started talking about his legacy with me,” Henry said. “It’s something that will always connect

students.” Cypress Springs is the latest CFISD high school to feature a statue at its campus. Others are Cy-Fair (Bobcat), Cypress Creek (Cougar),

Cypress Falls (Eagle), Cypress Ridge (Ram), Cypress Ranch (Mustang), Cypress Woods (Wildcat), Jersey Village (Falcon) and Langham Creek (Lobo).

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Cypress Springs supporters and donors partnered with statuary

Schlitzberger & Daughters Monument Co. to make the idea into a lifesized

Panther statue. The base features squares where donors can add

their names or inscriptions. “It’s going to stand here forever,” said physics

teacher Frank Gill. “It allows people…to come and add their legacy. I’ve

been here since the school opened and I wanted to leave my name

behind–my mark–and say thanks to the people closest to me. I think it

gives people an opportunity to express themselves in the future also.”

Added senior Robinson Rodriques: “Legacy adds foundation and surface

to the school, allowing students to grow as a family and not just a

system.”

COMEDY SPORTZ TEAM

Do you enjoy improve? Come out for a night of fun and laughs with Cy-

Fair High School’s Comedy Sportz team. Audience participation makes

this unique, family-friendly experience engaging for people of all ages.

Ticket prices are $5 for home matches or $25 for a season pass that gets

you into all home matches throughout the school year.

October matches take place on the following dates:

Thursday, October 10 th : HOME vs. HOME

Monday, October 14 th : AWAY at Bridgeland

Thursday, October 24 th : HOME vs. Bridgeland & Cypress Ranch.

Home matches take place in the Cy-Fair High School Theatre (22602

Northwest Freeway) at 7 PM.

CY-FAIR PLAYERS PRESENTS

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Come see a 1980’s twist on this classic fairytale. Performances are October

11 th and 12 th at 7 PM in the Cy-Fair High School Theatre (22602 Northwest

Freeway). Admission is $7 for children/students and $10 for adults. CFISD

employees are admitted free with their badge. Concessions are available

for purchase. Come out for an amazing evening of entertainment and

support local high school students. Tickets are available for advanced

purchase at CFHSTheatreTickets.Ludus.com or at the door the evening

of the performance.

CRIMSON CADETTES DANCE CLINIC

The Cy-Woods Crimson Cadettes Drill Team will host their 14 th Annual

Dance Clinic and Performance for boys and girls from K-12 th grade.

The Clinic will be from 9 AM to 1 PM on October 19, 2019. Participants

will learn dance technique from the national award-winning Crimson

Cadette team members! Registration includes specially choreographed

routines for each age group, a t-shirt, drink and snack.

Showoffs performance will be held at 12:30 PM in the Main Gym. Your

child can also sit with a cadette during the football game that night

at 7 PM at the Berry Center. They will experience what it’s like to be a

cadette

Please register by October 5 th to receive the pre-registration price of

$50. T-Shirt not guaranteed unless registered by October 5 th . Door

registration will begin at 8:15 AM on the day of clinic. Sit with a cadette

during game $25.

This is a major fund-raiser for the Cadettes and enables them to

participate in activities throughout the 2019-2020 school year.

For more information email doublediamon@yahoo.com or check out

our website at www.crimsoncadettes.com, where you will find a sign-up

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SEE WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A CADETTE:

Want to see what it is like to be a crimson cadette during a football game?

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PM at The Berry Center. You will sit next to a cadette, you will learn game

chants and a stand routine. You will be able to see the cadettes perform

pregame and their halftime dance.

Parents will bring their daughter/son to the game at 6:15 PM and go to

the cadette stands (you will have to buy ticket into game). You will then

be assigned to a cadette. They will stay with the cadette during 1 st , 2 nd

and 3 rd quarter. Parent will then pick their child up at beginning of 4 th

quarter from the cadette and may spend the rest of the game with family

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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

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

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

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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.

COME TAKE A FREE TRIP ROUND THE WORLD

St. Cuthbert’s Fourteenth Annual International

Festival honors all the different countries and

heritages represented in our very unique and

diverse congregation. The festival includes food,

entertainment, native dress, and activities for

children and youth. It is the perfect place to learn

about the world around us. Admission is $1 per

person or $5 per family.

When: Saturday, November 2nd

3:00-5:00

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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

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS

ANNUAL BOO BASH HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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COMMUNITY SEED/PLANT EXCHANGE!

OCTOBER 5, 2019, 12-2 PM

11522 Telge Road, ½ mile north of Highway 290

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

gardeners to discover new varieties and share knowledge and resources.

Below are the guidelines for the exchange.

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

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

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

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

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

person, labels and plastic seed bags will be provided.

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

share.

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

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

plant or seeds.

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

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

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

SPRING BRANCH AFRICAN VIOLET CLUB ANNUAL PLANT SALE

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10 AM-4 PM

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

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

2020 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004. Violets of all types such as

standards, miniatures, semi-miniatures and trailers will be available. Other

Gesneriads such as Episcias and Streps and supplies such as potting soil, pots

and fertilizers will also be featured. Club members will be available to answer

general questions on growing African Violets. Admission is free and the public

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

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

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

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

com prior to attending to confirm meeting date and time.

WINGS OVER HOUSTON SET FOR OCTOBER 19 TH -20 TH

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

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

dedicated to showcasing vintage World War II aircraft, along with the thrills

of modern aviation. The event has supported a variety of local and national

charities during its 35-year history. General admission tickets at the gate are

$45, but can be purchased online for $32.50. There is also an insider-only price

of $30; for more details, visit wingsoverhouston.com. The insider-only ticket

provides admission for one adult and six children (under age 14). The airshow

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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

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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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Recipes

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Gardening Tips

Caramel Pecan Delight

YOU COULD MAKE THIS ON

NATIONAL DESSERT OCTOBER 14TH!

Ingredients

1 (16 ounce) package pecan cookies, crushed

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

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

1 1/2 cups cold milk

1 (5.1 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

3/4 cup chopped pecans

Festive Foods for Halloween

Here are some simple ways to spice up everyday foods:

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

hard-boiled egg in the lunch box.

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

shape onto the top slice of bread.

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

draw one on with a marking pen.

DIrections

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

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

a wire rack.

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

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

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

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

drizzle with remaining caramel topping.

http://allrecipes.com/

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Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

YOU COULD BAKE THESE ON

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE DAY OCTOBER 18TH!

Ingredients

4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped

1 cup butter

1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted

1 3/4 cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups chopped pecans

DIrections

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

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

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

from heat and allow to cool to lukewarm.

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

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

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.

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

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

http://allrecipes.com/

Gardening Tips For October

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

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

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

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

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

concentrate on root growth through the winter and the more headstart

they can get before summer, the better.

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

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

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

Control with Daconil.

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

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

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

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

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

degrees.

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

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

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

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

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

applications are usually needed, even if done this early.

• For color throughout the winter, begin planting pansies.

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