Westgate October 2019

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October 2019

GARAGE SALES

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WESTGATE IMPORTANT NUMBERS

HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INFORMATION

Westgate Subdivision falls within District 4 of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department. Suspicious behavior should be called in to the Non-Emergency

number, general questions should be directed to the Patrol District Office and emergencies should always call 911:

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EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Fire or Sheriff Emergency 911

Sheriff (non-emergency) Press Option 1 for Dispatch 713.221-6000

Patrol District Office (gen. info) 281-463-2648

16715 Clay Rd., Houston, TX 77084

Cy-Fair Vol. Fire Dept. 713-466-6161

Cy-Creek Vol. Fire Dept. 281-440-0079

Child Protective Services 713-394-4000

Poison Control 800-764-7661

Community Events & Activities Committees

HOA Board of Directors: board@westgatetx.net

Newsletter Editor: Kimberly McGaughy • kbmcgaughy@gmail.com

Garage Sale Chairs: Philip & Adrean Rowell • garagesale@westgatetx.net

Social Chair: social@westgatetx.net

Parks/Pools Chair: poolandparks@westgatetx.net

Deed Restriction Committee Contact:

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Crime Watch Chair: Helen Daglas • crimewatch@westgatetx.net

UTILITIES

Reliant Energy (elec) 713-207-7777

CenterPoint Energy 713-659-2111

CenterPoint Energy (to report gas leak) 888-876-5786

CenterPoint Energy (power outage/downed lines) 713-659-2111

MOC Water Emergency 24 hr service line 281-367-5511

MOC Utility Operations (Katy office) 281-347-8686

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MUD #70 contact: Schwartz, Page & Harding Attys. 713-623-4531

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WCA Waste Corp. (garbage) 281-368-8397

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Houston North 281-766-1914

Schools

Cy-Fair ISD 281-897-4000

Copeland Elementary 281-856-1400

Jowell Elementary 281-463-6966

Hoover Elementary 832-667-7301

Anthony Middle School 281-373-5660

Cy-Spring HS 281-345-3000

Langham Creek HS 281-463-5400

Local Services Bear Post Office 800-275-8777

Bear Creek Library 281-550-0885

Cy-Fair College Library 281-890-2665

Langham Creek YMCA 281-859-6143

Animal Control 281-999-3191

ASPCA (24 Hr Poison Control) 888-426-4435

Spills 713-439-6000

TX Wildlife Rehabilitation 713-941-8972

Humane Wildlife Removal 281-354-2293

Bob Leared Interest, Inc. (property taxes for MUD #70) 713-932-9011

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WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CALL

THE NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER

Please call the non-emergency number, 713-221-6000, when you see

suspicious activity. A couple of recent calls have resulted in getting a

couple felons off our streets.

When an incident happens - suspicious person or vehicle, someone rifles

through your car, etc - call the non-emergency number whether anything

was taken or not, whether damage was done or not.

WESTGATE HALLOWEEN PIZZA PARTY,

PARADE, & TRUNK-R-TREATING - OCTOBER 31ST

We are planning to have a Halloween Pizza Party, Parade and Trunk-R-

Treating for the kids on October 31, 2019, at the big park on Westgate

Park Dr. and Kenmark. It’s always so much fun for kids and adults to see

all the costumes! We are planning to start at the Gazebo at 5:30 PM. We’ll

have free pizza and drinks - first come, first served!

We need volunteers for this event and the more we get, the better it will

be! We would like to decorate the gazebo and we need people to help

pass out food and organize the kids for the parade. Come early - 5 PM - if

you’d like to help decorate. Please email the social committee at social@

westgatetx.net.

After pizza, around 6 PM, we’ll start the parade. We’ll also have a place

set up for you to take Halloween photos. Bring your candy and the kids

can Trick-R-Treat right at the park! So come watch the kiddos have lots of

fun and visit with your neighbors! This is going to be a spooky, Halloween

time! And afterwards, the kids can trick-r-treat on the way home!

Our contract officer spoke to some residents while he was responding

to a call. They informed him that they did share info on social media but

didn’t call HCSO. HCSO is not monitoring Social media.

HCSO put their non-contract officers where there are problems. No calls

= no problems. One call a week or so does not prompt a concern. But if

everyone who posted on social media called it in, it would be, then HCSO

would be justified in allocating more resources in our area to combat

crime: 713-221-6000.

DO YOU KNOW YOUR DEED RESTRICTIONS?

In an effort to educate our residents, each month we highlight some deed

restriction or other item that needs improvement in Westgate:

PARKING AND PROHIBITED VEHICLES:

According to our Declarations of Covenants, Conditions, Restrictions

and Easements, pg. 12-13, cars etc. must be IN WORKING ORDER, have

current stickers etc. and are in daily use. Vehicles like a “boat, trailer…

recreational vehicle” cannot be stored on your lot unless it is concealed;

a TEMPORARY permit can be issued for certain situations.

Regarding parking, vehicles MUST NOT “BLOCK A SIDEWALK.” Also, “NO

MORE THAN THREE VEHICLES…may be parked on the driveway.”

Any repair work to vehicles that is visible to the street MUST BE

COMPLETED WITHIN 12 HOURS AND NOT OCCUR ON A FREQUENT/

REGULAR BASIS, so as to prevent disorderly and unkempt appearance

in Westgate.

WESTGATE FALL GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019

Westgate’s deed restrictions state that we can only have garage sales

on designated days for the community; having them any other time can

earn you an immediate fine. So it’s time again for our Westgate Garage

Sale; this year, the Fall event will happen on Saturday, October 12 th . So

while you’re spring cleaning, go through that extra “stuff” you have in

your closets, de-clutter your house and make some extra money!

That week, we’ll have signs out at the entrances of the neighborhood to

advertise the event for the community. You can put additional signs to

direct people to your house, but please remove them after your sale is

over.

SPLASHPAD AND POOL SEASON ENDING

KEEP YOUR POOL CARDS PERMANENTLY!!

As pool season comes to an end, remember to KEEP YOUR POOL ACCESS

CARDS PERMANENTLY! Do NOT throw them away. One of the benefits of

this system is that you don’t have to get new pool tags every year. In fact,

if you throw away or lose your pool card, it’s $25 to replace it; you have

to contact PCMI to get a new one. The splashpad will be open through

October, depending on weather.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: It’s been reported in some sections that residents are

parking on BOTH sides of the street or in the middle of a culdesac space.

While I understand the difficulties of where to park, parking on both sides

of the street or filling up an empty culdesac CREATES A DANGEROUS

SITUATION. Emergency vehicles cannot pass through to save a life!

PLEASE, when parking on the street, stagger your vehicles so they are

NOT PARKED DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM ANOTHER VEHICLE on the other

side of the street and do NOT DOUBLE PARK IN A CULDESAC!

Following these instructions helps keep our neighborhood looking neat

and thus keeps up our property values, as well as helping keep Westgate

safe. Let’s be considerate of our neighbors!

COPIES OF ALL WESTGATE FOUNDING DOCUMENTS (including the ARC

form) can be downloaded from the Westgate website www.westgatetx.

net.

PROCEDURE WHEN FILING

A REPORT WITH THE SHERIFF’S DEPT.

If you ever have to file a report with the Sheriff’s Department, whether

after calling 911 or the nonemergency number (713-221-6000), be sure to

let the deputy know that Westgate has a contract with the Sheriff’s Dept.

through our MUD district (Harris County MUD #70). That way, the incident

will be reported to our contract deputies, giving them information on

what to look for in our community.

Also, be sure to report the issue to our Crime Watch committee at

crimewatch@westgatetx.net. They discuss the problems with our

deputies as well.

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STAY UP TO DATE WITH WESTGATE NEWS

To get the latest information on what’s happening in Westgate, be sure to

check our other Westgate sources:

1. The WESTGATE WEBSITE, www.westgatetx.net

2. The Westgate FACEBOOK page is Westgate’s official Social Media outlet

for information (on Facebook, search for “WESTGATE SUBDIVISION

Official” and you must sign up); you can find goodies like pictures

of our events, HOA information, etc. If you have trouble finding it on

Facebook, type this into your address bar: www.facebook.com/groups/

WestgateSubdivision/. Within a day or two, you will then be asked to

verify your address, as it is a residents-only group. Look for this in your

“messages” section at the top left of the page and you may be asked to

accept a message.

3. Send questions to the WESTGATE HOA EMAIL, Board@westgatetx.net.

The newsletter only comes out once a month and information is a month

old, so the other methods are used when something happens last minute

and if you missed the newsletter.

STREETLIGHT OUTAGES

Report streetlight outages to Center Point Energy at www.

centerpointenergy.com or 713-207-2222. Let’s keep our community

safe. You will need the pole number, the black and white numbers listed

vertically on the pole, to report the outage. If no pole number is listed,

on the website you can use the GIS map listed on the website link above.

HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INFORMATION

Westgate Subdivision falls within District 4 of the Harris County Sheriff’s

Department. Suspicious behavior should be called in to the Non-

Emergency number, general questions should be directed to the Patrol

District Office and emergencies should always call 911:

NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER: 713-221-6000 (Option 1 for dispatch)

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October 8th:

CFISD College Night, Berry Center, 6-8 PM

October 12th:

Health Expo, Berry Center, 9 AM-1 PM

October 16th:

PSAT (10th & 11th grade students)

CFISD COLLEGE NIGHT

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

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

note the later start time this year).

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

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

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

military and the US service academies.

NEARLY 400 VOLUNTEERS PARTICIPATE IN 2019

BUS BUDDIES PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

assisting bus drivers with the transition back to school.

“The Bus Buddies program motivates hundreds of volunteers from the

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

partnerships to keep our students safe as they adjust to their

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

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

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

organizations participated in the program.

CFISD’S CAMP SUMMIT EARNS

DISTRICT OF DISTINCTION AWARD

Camp Summit, a primary literacy program for kindergarten through

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

award winner by District Administration magazine.

Camp Summit was established in 2014 and prioritizes prevention over

remediation to address an observed decline in reading achievement.

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

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

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

practice their reading skills.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Based on 2018 enrollment data, 96 percent of students experienced

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

demonstrated growth of one or more reading levels.

“These districts have developed innovative programs to support

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

Solomon, editorial director of District Administration magazine. “We

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

successful initiatives in their own districts.”

Districts of Distinction was established by District Administration

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

ideas that solve challenges. Honorees are selected based on quantifiable

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

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

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

District Administration magazine’s website.

NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH

National Bullying Prevention Month is observed in October.

National Bullying Prevention Month was created by PACER

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

observation change to monthly. Take a stand against

bullying. Spread the word about the negative effects bullying

can cause.

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

Share Orange!

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

when it comes to showing that you care about preventing

bullying? Come together in one giant ORANGE message of

hope and support, WEAR and SHARE ORANGE to color our

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believes that no child should ever experience bullying.

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LANGHAM CREEK SENIOR PARTICIPATES

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

participated and excelled in the NASA High School Aerospace Scholars,

which included a weeklong residential summer program where she

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

live on Mars. Nathani qualified through a competitive selection process

where she not only needed an expressed interest in science, technology,

engineering and mathematics (STEM), but also be nominated by a state

legislator. She was among 270 students across Texas selected for the

program.

“The opportunity was truly incredible,” Nathani said. “We got to stay there

for only a week but it seriously felt like we were there for several weeks

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

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

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

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

curriculum focusing on Earth, aeronautics, the International

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

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

Johnson Space Center in Houston.

At the center, Nathani and other program participants were placed

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

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

center facilities. Nathani was eventually among the few scholars selected

to represent their respective teams at the closing ceremony and discuss

their progress, projects and experiences with NASA engineers, education

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

Nathani coupled her experience in the program this summer with an

internship at Rice University in the Tribomechadynamics Laboratory. She

conducted research on a scaled model of a drill string test rig alongside

undergraduate and graduate students.

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CY SPRINGS DEDICATES ITS STATUE,

SHOWCASING ‘LEGACY’ TO NEW STUDENTS

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). Most are outside in front of

the school like Legacy, while statues at Cypress Ridge and Cypress Ranch

are in the front lobbies.

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.”

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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

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nice fields and background checks on all volunteers.

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

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

schedule includes eight games, played locally on Saturdays, October

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

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

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

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LADIES GOLF

A new ladies golf group is now forming at Cypress Lakes Golf Club. No

handicaps required. This will be a casual ladies golf outing to improve

your game and make some new friends. Play will be on Thursday

mornings at 9. For information please email ladiesgolf4fun@gmail.com

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

NETBALL CLUBS

Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play and

learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston. We are also

looking for interested players, adults and youth to play in a new Katy Netball

club. No experience necessary. For more information, go to our facebook

page, Houston Shooting Stars Netball Club or www.netballamerica.com or

contact houstonnetball@netballamerica.com for further information.

CY-FAIR SPORTS ASSOCIATION

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

cheerleading and soccer. Please see our website for more information

www.cy-fairsports.org.

WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE

Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite

you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our

purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have

fun while improving golfing skills. For more information, contact Sue

Crookson at 281-392-4913 scrookson@houston.rr.com or Yana Dommert

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

GOLF LOVERS DAY IS ALWAYS ON OCTOBER 4TH!

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

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

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

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

been held for charity since 1952.

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

game is played all over the world.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

game, with golf courses in the majority of countries.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCOUTS

BOY SCOUT TROOP 609

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

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

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

BOY SCOUT TROOP 838

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

Crossbridges Church. We are between the Copperfield and Aberdeen

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

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

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

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

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

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

of the lowest expenses in the area.

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

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

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

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

CUB SCOUT PACK 2

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

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

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

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA -

COPPERHEAD DISTRICT

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

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

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

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

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

The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities

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

• Reinforce ethical standards. Scouting provides youth with

a sense that they are important as individuals while promoting activities

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

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

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

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

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

serviced by the BSA Sam Houston Area Counsel - Copperhead District

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

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

14 to 21). Our Units typically meet weekly.

Many of our units are supported by the local Elementary Schools

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

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

Tipps, Walker and Wilson.

Other Community groups include: Autumn Creek Baptist Church,

Beck and Masten Automotive, Cornerstone United Methodist Church,

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

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

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

Church and Thornton Middle School. Please contact Brendan Cronin,

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

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

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BOY SCOUT TROOP 61

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

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

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

experience of what Scouting has to offer and have the opportunity

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

things the troop has done during meetings and activities.

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

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

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

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

Camp and to Merit Badge Camps each summer.

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

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

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

8465, mike.viator@comcast.net.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 10

Boy Scout Troop 10 meets at Copperfield Church on Monday evenings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BOY SCOUT TROOP 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PM Monday nights at Richard & Meg Weekley Community Center located

at 8440 Greenhouse Road, Cypress. No previous scouting experience

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

the Scouts to learn more about our troop.

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

PACK 4 CUB SCOUTS

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

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

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

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

is all about!

HOMESCHOOL CUB SCOUT PACK 164

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

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

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

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

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

Jones at 281-558-5722.

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

delicious nuts and candies and magazine subscriptions as part of the

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

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

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

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

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

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How to Carve

A Pumpkin

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

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

pumpkin for carving!

HOW TO PICK A GOOD PUMPKIN FOR CARVING

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

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

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

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

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

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

a fat and happy face.

HOLLOW OR WHOLE?

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

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

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

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

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

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

to escape.

THE TOOLS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

melon-ball cutter to make circles, for example.

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MAKE A FACE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CARVE WITH CARE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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GARAGE SALES

SOUTH CREEK COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

October 5, 2019

Located in Copperfield between Longenbaugh and Queenston Rd.

HPCA-BEAR CREEK ANNUAL FALL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

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

Hwy 6 and Clay Road area.

MIDDLE GATE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

October 5 th , 7 AM-3 PM

Located in Copperfield between Longenbaugh and West Rd.

WESTCREEK VILLLAGE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Saturday, October 5, 2019, Sunrise to Noon

Queenston between FM529 & Longenbaugh.

WESTGATE FALL GARAGE SALE

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Located off of Barker Cypress between Longenbaugh and FM529.

NORTHMEAD FALL GARAGE SALE

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

Located in Copperfield off of West Road.

COPPER LAKES GARAGE SALE

October 12 th (rainout day October 19 th )

Barker-Cypress, between Longenbaugh and West Road.

BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

October 12 th , opens at 7 AM

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

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

CYPRESS MILL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Spring Cypress near Hwy 290

SYDNEY HARBOUR FALL GARAGE SALE

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Cypress Rosehill and Huffmeister

SHEFFIELD GARAGE SALE

Saturday, October 19 th , 8 AM

Located off of Queenston near FM 529.

ANNUAL ELDRIDGE PARK FALL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

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

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

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

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

facility). See you there!

ABERDEEN GREEN NEIGHBORHOOD WIDE GARAGE SALE

Saturday, October 26 th

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

VLP FALL GARAGE SALE

Saturday, November 2 nd , 8 AM-12 PM

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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

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SEABORNE NATURE FEST

November 2 nd , 10 AM-4 PM

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

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

experiences which include face-painting and crafts for the children,

nature tours, butterflies, wildlife, native plant sale, hayrides, expert

speakers & exhibitors, food and much more! It is held from 10 AM to 4 PM

at Seabourne Creek Nature Park in Rosenberg, 3831 TX-36 S., Rosenberg,

TX 77471.

The Texas Master Naturalists are sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife

Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. For additional

information, call 832-225-6936 or email info@coastalprairie.org. See

our website at www.coastalprairie.org or our Facebook page at www.

facebook.com/TXMNCoastal.

ST. CUTHBERT 14 TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Saturday, November 2 nd , 3-5 PM

17020 West Road, Houston, 77095

The International Festival honors all of the different countries,

heritages and backgrounds represented in our very unique and diverse

congregation. The Festival includes food, entertainment, activities for

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

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

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

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

Against Hunger.

Visit stcuthbert.org for more information. Come experience the

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

WALKS/RUNS

BRIDGELAND FUN RUN/WALK FOR HEROES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Costume Contest.

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

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

create signs along the race course to honor their service.

The Race is sponsored by The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans,

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

build a Veterans Memorial in Bridgeland.

9 TH ANNUAL FAIRFIELD TRIATHLON

Sunday October 27, 2019, 7 AM start

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

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

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

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

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

triathletes.

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

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

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

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

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

site just up the street at the lake.

The event accepts both individual entries and relays. Relays consist

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

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

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

guidelines.

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

event website, www.fairfieldtri.com.

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS

ANNUAL BOO BASH HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COMMUNITY EVENTS

JOIN US AT MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH FOR FREE

COMMUNITY SEED/PLANT EXCHANGE!

OCTOBER 5, 2019, 12-2 PM

11522 Telge Road, ½ mile north of Highway 290

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

gardeners to discover new varieties and share knowledge and resources.

Below are the guidelines for the exchange.

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

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

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

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

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

person, labels and plastic seed bags will be provided.

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

share.

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

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

plant or seeds.

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

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

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

SPRING BRANCH AFRICAN VIOLET CLUB ANNUAL PLANT SALE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

com prior to attending to confirm meeting date and time.

WINGS OVER HOUSTON SET FOR OCTOBER 19 TH -20 TH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

gate opens at 8 AM and the last entry is at 3 PM. Flight times are approximately

10:30 AM to 4:15 PM. For complete details, please visit wingsoverhouston.com.

FUNDRAISERS

2019 CELEBRATION OF HOPE DINNER AND AWARDS BANQUET

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

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

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

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

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

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

services and prevention programs for local families including those that have

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

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

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

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

COME TAKE A FREE TRIP ROUND THE WORLD

St. Cuthbert’s Fourteenth Annual International

Festival honors all the different countries and

heritages represented in our very unique and

diverse congregation. The festival includes food,

entertainment, native dress, and activities for

children and youth. It is the perfect place to learn

about the world around us. Admission is $1 per

person or $5 per family.

When: Saturday, November 2nd

3:00-5:00

Where: St. Cuthbert Church

17020 West Road

Houston, TX 77095

Come experience the International

World of St. Cuthbert and never

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For more information

visit us at stcuthbert.org

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Houston Area

Road Trips

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

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

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

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

raised will help fund breast health screening, treatment and education

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

team and start fundraising for our community or to volunteer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

interactive games and special guest performances on our main stage!

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

Underbelly, Hay Merchant and Blacksmith, 1018 and 1100 Westheimer

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

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

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

Emergency Relief Fund and the National MS Society.

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

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

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

brain cancer community!

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

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

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

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

throughout the festival along with entertainment, beverage stations,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

vendors and exhibitors with programming and panel discussions. Complete

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

technology, engineering and mathematics through entertaining, handson

experiments and demonstrations. Energy Day has nearly 70 interactive

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

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

applications and career opportunities. Hosted by the Consumer Energy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and monsters jump out to show themselves.

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

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

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

together passionate people who connect in communities nationwide and

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights and good walking shoes.

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

check out: www.texashauntedhouses.com.

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Recipes

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Gardening Tips

Caramel Pecan Delight

YOU COULD MAKE THIS ON

NATIONAL DESSERT OCTOBER 14TH!

Ingredients

1 (16 ounce) package pecan cookies, crushed

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

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

1 1/2 cups cold milk

1 (5.1 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

3/4 cup chopped pecans

Festive Foods for Halloween

Here are some simple ways to spice up everyday foods:

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

hard-boiled egg in the lunch box.

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

shape onto the top slice of bread.

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

draw one on with a marking pen.

DIrections

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

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

a wire rack.

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

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

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

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

drizzle with remaining caramel topping.

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Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

YOU COULD BAKE THESE ON

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE DAY OCTOBER 18TH!

Ingredients

4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped

1 cup butter

1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted

1 3/4 cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups chopped pecans

DIrections

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

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

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

from heat and allow to cool to lukewarm.

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

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

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.

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

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

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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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