Raintree Village December 2019

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Fire Dept. (non-emergency/events) 281-578-2518

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Katy Police (Non-emergency) 281-391-4848

Crime Stoppers 281-999-3191

COMMUNITY/UTILITIES

Mem. Hermann Katy Hospital 281-644-7000

Water District Management 281-376-8802

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Franz Elementary 281-237-8600

McDonald Jr. High (North) 281-237-5300

McDonald Jr. High (South) 281-237-7400

Morton Ranch HS 281-237-7800

KISD Administration 281-396-6000

HARRIS COUNTY NUMBERS

Poison Control 1-800-764-7661

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Mosquito Control 713-440-4800

Commissioner Radack

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Post Office 1-800-275-8777

Katy Library 281-391-3509

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Raintree Village News

Community Events

During 2018, the HOA Board received suggestions for different community

events. In an effort to offer various opportunities to strengthen our

community, we’re looking to add an event which inspires and celebrates

the rich cultures demonstrated within our community. Of course, it will

center around food so look for more information in the coming months.

The following events are scheduled for 2019. To ensure each event is

successful, volunteers are needed.

December 7, 2019: Reindeer Festival - Clubhouse - 3838 Webster Woods

Common Violations

of Deed Restrictions

Raintree Village is a deed-restricted community aimed at ensuring there’s

aesthetic uniformity between residential properties and that certain

other activities are limited. If you intend to do anything to the exterior of

your home, you must complete an application for home improvements

and modifications form. This includes installing a storage shed in your

backyard.

There’s also an expectation that all residents will maintain their yard

and general appearance of the home. Common violations include

overgrown yards, mold on homes, trashcans visible from the street and

disabled vehicles. Our management company, KPM, drives through our

community at least once a week assessing compliance with the deed

restrictions. Any violations are communicated in a letter along with a

picture of the violation (date & time stamped).

It’s understandable that issuing or receiving such letters can be perceived

as a nuisance. Yet, it’s necessary so that all of us remain on the same

page of what constitutes a well-kept community (i.e. deed restrictions).

In general, the Management Company and HOA Board understand

residents are busy. Therefore, you are encouraged to contact the

management company (KPM) when a violation cannot be addressed

within stated timeframes noted in the letter.

along various streets within our community. However, it’s important that

all of us adhere to the speed limit and encourage others to do the same.

The following tips serve as a reminder for driving & parking in our

community:

1. Drive the speed limit - 35 miles per hour

2. Do not block your neighbor’s driveway

3. Make sure you park in the direction of traffic when parking on the street

4. Make sure you park within 18 inches from the curb

5. Remain mindful if the street is narrow, street parking impose greater

limitations for emergency vehicles

Finally, we must be mindful that emergency vehicles are wider than

personal vehicles. Some community streets impose greater limitations for

emergency vehicles when there’s street parking. Although residents have

the right to park on the street, let’s be mindful of the aforementioned tips.

Raintree Village HOA Website

WWW.RAINTREEVILLAGE.COM

We encourage you to visit our community website. The website includes

a link to review current crime statistics for our community (www.

crimereports.org) and pictures of Yard of the Month winners. As a fellow

resident, you’ll have access to critical information regarding the HOA

budget and annual meeting minutes.

The aforementioned information can only be accessed by establishing

a log-on user name and password. A request for an email address

during the initial signup process will enable residents to receive alerts of

upcoming events or critical notices. If you have any suggestions, please

contact KPM Management Office at 281-685-3090.

StreetLights

We want all of our streetlights to work. A lighted area is a safer area. If a

streetlight is out in your area, please go to www.centerpointenergy.com

and report it. Once on the website, click on “electricity” then “residential.”

On the left side, you should click on “report a streetlight outage” to enter

the required information. Each light pole should have a number on it.

When reporting the out or malfunctioning light, give them the pole

number, closest street address, contact information, an email address

and the number of street lights you would like to report.

It cannot be emphasized enough that communication is the key if you do

not understand a violation. Again, contact KPM or attend our HOA Board

meetings for additional clarification.

Volunteers Needed

You are reminded of our standing committees, which need ongoing

volunteers. The committees are as follows:

• Pool Committee (organizes Official Pool Opening Party & monitors

activities during pool season)

• Newsletter - submit articles

• Yard of the Month - select section winners

We also need volunteers for the listed community activities. Volunteering

is an opportunity to make Raintree Village a better community for all the

residents. If you’re interested in volunteering for any of the noted events

or committees, contact Walonda Hollins at hollinsw@sbcglobal.net.

Driving In Raintree Village

Our community has grown significantly over the past year. Moreover, our

community has numerous homes along our main street, Raintree Village.

With such growth, it’s important that we’re more cognizant of our speed

while driving through Raintree Village and parking on community streets.

I’m sure everyone has noticed increased congestion along with cars parked

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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Festivals/Holiday Events

BETHLEHEM MARKET LIVE - A CHRISTMAS

MARKET & FAMILY EVENT

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 TH , 10 AM-2 PM

Mission Bend United Methodist Church, 3710 Hwy 6 South, Houston

77082

Come do your Christmas gift shopping with our featured vendors! Camel

rides, live animals and games with prizes for the kids! Enjoy the food &

drinks and experience a Live Nativity as we enter the Christmas Season!

CALL TO VENDORS: If you are a vendor or crafts artist & would like to

participate in this event, contact Terri at finance@MBUMC.org for more

information.

KATY OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

DECEMBER 7 TH , 10 AM-5 PM

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN KATY

Beer Garden, Food Trucks, vendors, Santa, Snow Park. Free family event.

For more info, www.katymarketday.com.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL

16TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

Enjoy the spirit of the season by touring the lovely homes of James E.

Taylor High School’s Holiday Home Tour filled with inspiring holiday

décor.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 TH : 5-9 PM

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 TH : 10 AM-2 PM AND 5-9 PM

Also included in this two-day event are multiple silent auction baskets

and decorated wreaths made by Taylor High School students and their

parents. Pre-Sale tickets for the Holiday Home Tour can be purchased

after November 1 st for $15 from Hauerland’s Store at 1648 South Mason

Road or at the Senior Office of James E. Taylor High School. At the door,

ticket prices rise to $20 per a person. Money raised will help seniors

celebrate their 2020 graduation by offering a safe haven with friends and

teachers. For more info, www.THSProjectgrad.com (“Events” tab).

CINCO RANCH HIGH SCHOOL

COUGAR STARS HOLIDAY HOME TOUR 2019

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 TH , 6-9 PM

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 TH , 6-10 PM

Tickets are $15 each and are available from your favorite Cougar Star or

at the following retailers: Beau Kisses, Hauerlands, Cobblestone Cottage

and Southern Divas Boutique. www.crhsCougarStars.org

MESSIAH SINGALONG

St Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77450

Would Christmas be complete without Handel’s Messiah? For more than

a decade, the Chancel Choir of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in

Katy has been performing Part I and the Hallelujah Chorus of Handel’s

beloved Messiah. We invite you to join us this year, on Sunday, December

8 th at 7 PM in the Sanctuary. There will be professional soloists and a full

orchestra, so please come to sing or just listen to this beautiful music.

There is no charge for the performance and copies of the sheet music

will be available so you can raise your voice with us. If you need any more

information, please contact David Galasso at 281-492-8031, ext. 328.

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LIVING WORD TO PRESENT

“LET THERE BE CHRISTMAS”

3700 S. Mason Rd., Katy 77450, 281-392-2300, www.livingwordkaty.org

“Let There Be Christmas” by Joseph M. Martin, is a service in song and

a joyous celebration of hope and peace for the Christmas season. From

jubilant songs of praise to reflective carols of peace, this cantata is filled

with moments designed to energize the spirit of the season.

Living Word invites the community to its presentation of “Let There Be

Christmas” on Sunday, December 8 th at 8, 9:15 and 11 AM in the church

sanctuary. Let us inspire and prepare you for the celebration of the birth

of our Lord with both familiar Christmas carols and newly-composed

pieces. The musical presentation will feature the Living Word Choir

accompanied by a chamber orchestra.

SECOND ANNUAL JINGLE JAM: UNBOXED

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019, 6-8 PM

The Fellowship, 22765 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Texas 77450

A FREE event of holiday fun - Christmas photo booths, music, crafts,

movies, show, lots of beautiful decorations and yummy snacks! For more

info, visit www.thefellowship.org/resources/events/jingle-jam.

JINGLE BELL JAM FOR PEOPLE OF

ALL AGES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

The Arc of Katy and St. Peter’s United Methodist Church Special Needs

Ministry are hosting the 2019 Jingle Bell Jam for people with special

needs 9-11 AM, Saturday, December 14 th on the campus of St. Peter’s

Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. in Katy. The cost is $15 for special needs

participant and an accompanying adult. All ages are welcome.

Chick-fil-A Mason Road is a sponsor and the Chick-fil-A Christmas mascot

cow will attend as will Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus. There will be light breakfast,

a Christmas craft area, favors and photo opportunities with Santa and

Mrs. Claus.

To purchase tickets, visit The Arc of Katy website at www.thearcofkaty.

org. The deadline for ticket purchase is December 11 th .

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019, 10 AM-12 PM

Family Life Assembly of God, 24911 Roesner Road, Katy, TX 77494

Delicious homemade Christmas cookies for that special loved one, last

minute gift or holiday gathering. Choose from an assortment of goodies

that will bring a smile to any holiday celebration. Come early for the best

selection. All sold by the pound. For more information, contact us at

flagwomen@flag.church or call 281-392-0637.

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DECEMBER 7-8, 2019

Where: Jewish Community Center of Houston’s Joe Frank Theatre, 5601 S.

Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096.

When: O GOD, December 7 th at 2:30 PM

MATERNITY, December 7 th at 7:30 PM

VERSACE, December 8 th at 2:30 PM

Cost: $15 for one play, $35 for all 3 plays

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Road Trips

Holly Jolly Jingle - December 5, 2019, 7:30 PM, Cynthia Woods Mitchell

Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive. Admission: Free. A holiday concert

tradition that highlights the best and brightest orchestras and student

musicians from across Conroe ISD - and a whole lot more! Don’t forget

caroling, performances in the plazas and everything you could possibly

hope for to help get ready for the Holiday season!

Dickens On The Strand - December 6-8, 2019, Strand Street, Galveston.

Admission: GHF members are available for $10 in advance or $12 at the gate.

The annual holiday street festival, based on 19 th -century Victorian London,

features parades, non-stop entertainment on four stages, new additions

like Tiny Tim’s Play Land, Shopkeeper Skills Village and roaming characters

throughout the festival. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street

stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired

crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items. For info and

tickets: www.galvestonhistory.org/events/dickens-on-the-strand.

Christmas On The Brazos - December 6-7, 2019, 4:30-8 PM, Washington

on the Brazos State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12. Admission: $10

for adults and $5 for children. Walk the candlelit paths at Barrington

Plantation and experience a Texas Christmas in the decade before the

Civil War. Discover the origins of some of our favorite Holiday traditions

as costumed interpreters bring to life the festivities of the season with

musket-fire, music, dancing and more! Sip a hot cup of cider, cozy up to

the fire and begin your holiday season with Washington on the Brazos

State Historic Site.

The Christmas Train - December 6-7, 12-14, 16-23, 2019, Victory Camp,

1407 Victory Lane, Alvin, TX 77511. Departure Schedule: Weekdays 6:30-9:30

PM, Fridays & Saturdays 6-10 PM. Tickets at the door $12, Kids 2 and under

free. The Christmas Train is a unique holiday experience, unlike anything

else in Houston! An old-fashioned train ride through Christmas Scenery and

over 300,000 lights. Tickets and info, www.thechristmastrain.com.

Christmas On Commerce - December 7, 2019, 11 AM-4 PM, Commerce

Street in downtown Tomball. Free admission and parking. Christmas

on Commerce is Tomball’s traditional holiday celebration for kids. Meet

Santa, ride the street train, shop the vendors for Christmas gifts, enjoy

holiday tunes from area school choirs and more. It’s all at this annual

street festival in downtown Tomball.

11 th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off - Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10

AM-5 PM, Hermann Square, 900 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77002. Open

to the public and free for spectators. Competing teams will create their

masterpieces using 100% edible materials. More than 4,000 spectators

are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids’

construction zone and see Santa! All of that entertainment is free and

open to the public!

3 rd Annual Jingle All The 5K, 10K, 1K- December 7, 2019, 8:30-10:30

AM, 14230 Katy Freeway. Admission: $30-50, $20 KIDS 1K. Kick-start

your holiday festivities and outpace that mischievous abominable

snowmonster with the whole family and benefiting Memorial Assistance

Ministries. The Kids 1K kicks off the event at the Addicks Park and Ride

right off of I-10. Not only do participants receive a festive participant bib/

performance tech t-shirt/finishers medal and jingle bell, but there will

also be an appearance by Santa and Post-Race Refreshments. So, come

out and show everyone your best holiday attire and spirit!

Christmas Village At Bayou Bend - December 12-30, 2019, opens

at 5:30 PM, 6003 Memorial Drive. Discover an immersive Christmas

experience at beautiful Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. A dazzling

bridge brings you into a winter wonderland featuring thousands of lights

and activities for all ages throughout the 14-acre estate. Fun, holidaythemed

tours of Ima Hogg’s historic mansion feature live actors, theatrical

effects and Christmas decorations. You’ll find lots more to see and do.

57 th Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade - December 14, 2019, 6 PM,

Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Avenue. Admission: free. Ring in the holidays

with this Clear Lake tradition. The parade features more than 60 brightly

decorated power and sailboats that will traverse the Clear Lake channel

from the South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon to

Galveston Bay.

Campfire Christmas: Family Tours - Saturday, December 14 and 21,

2019, 6 PM, George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762 Rd, Richmond,

TX. Journey back in time to experience Christmas celebrations of the

1830s through the 1930s! Join us for a family-friendly holiday evening

tour that culminates with cowboy songs, stories and hot cocoa around

the campfire. Unlike previous Campfire Christmas events, this year’s

format will feature holiday tours at each of the main historic sites. And

don’t forget everyone’s favorite stop: join the George Ranch cowboys and

cowgirls for songs, stories and hot cocoa around a roaring fire! A tram will

be circling the Park at regular intervals so you can hop on and hop off to

visit each site at your own pace. Tickets and info, www.georgeranch.org.

Prestonwood Forest Holiday Lights - Last 3 weeks in December,

Prestonwood Forest Drive and SH 249. Drive through Prestonwood Forest

subdivision in NW Houston for its Nite of Lites, a holiday tradition and

competition since the 1980s. Visitors can drive through the community

weekdays till 10 PM and weekends till 11 PM. Folks are encouraged to

vote online for their favorite home as the People’s Choice Award.

Family Capoeira - December 21, 2019, 10 AM-11 PM, Midtown Park,

Address: 2811 Travis Street. Bring your family and enjoy capoeira

together! The unique Afro-Brazilian martial art develops discipline,

coordination, strength and rhythm, while the group setting emphasizes

social skills, communication and respect for others. Students learn the

physical art, as well as how to play music (an essential component) on a

variety of instruments used in the roda or circle, between two players and

to sing and speak in Portuguese. The class is free and open to family of all

sizes and skill levels!

Santa’ s Wonderland - Through December 30, 2019, 18898 Hwy 6,

College Station, TX 77845. Santa’s Wonderland is here to brighten the

lives of all of our guests every Christmas season! Hay Rides, Carriage

Tours, Frostbite Mountain, Snow Playground, visit Santa, Toboggan rides,

Naughty and Nice Lists, Wonderlands Kid’s Train, Live Music, Food and

Drink, Winery, shopping and so much more! For more info, times and

pricing, www.santas-wonderland.com.

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.

Sugar Land Holiday Lights Sweetened by Imperial Sugar - thru

January 5, 2020, 6 PM, Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Dr., Sugar Land, TX

77498. Admission: $15. Sugar Land Holiday Lights Sweetened by Imperial

Sugar will kick off your holiday season with over 3 million lights and a full

evening of entertainment. The carnival will feature thrilling rides, games

and traditional carnival food and beverages. Santa Claus will be on site

thru December 23 rd for photo opportunities and meet and greets.

5 th Annual Magical Winter Lights - through January 5, 2020, 5-11

PM, Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004, La Marque. Admission: Online

(https://magicalwinterlights.com) Advanced Ticket: Adult: $22, Children:

(ages 4-13): $13, Senior Citizens (65+): $13, Children under 4: FREE, Family

4-Pack: $76. The festival is a 20-acre, 52-day, larger-than-life lantern

festival with themed lantern sections, nighty acrobatic performances,

carnival rides and games, an interactive dino area and lots of holiday fun

for the whole family.

Holiday In The Gardens - Through January 12, 2020, Moody Gardens,

Seven Hope Blvd. Eight Holiday Attractions! One Venue! Ice Land:

Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph

4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, Photos with Santa, Plus Live

Entertainment, Great Food, Group Rates, Hotel Packages and More! For

info, times and tickets, www.moodygardens.com/holiday_season.

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Zoo Lights - Through January 12, 2020, 5:30-10:30 PM, Houston Zoo,

6200 Hermann Park Drive. Admission: $12.75-$29.95. Houston Zoo is

transformed into a winter wonderland and one of Houston’ s most wellloved

holiday traditions. Guests will sip hot chocolate as they stroll through

the beautiful Houston Zoo grounds and take in the sights and sounds of

the season. Earth-friendly LED lighting illuminate the ancient oak trees

and decorate the paths to light the way. Guests also have an opportunity

to interact with Candy the Zoo Lights Zebra, get a selfie on the giant ice

throne and take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Additional experiences

like decorating churros and making s’mores are also available for purchase.

The ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy® - Thru February 2,

2020, Discovery Green,1500 Mckinney Street, Houston, TX 77010. Free

Admission. Glide beneath the glittering lights of downtown Houston

and embrace the holiday cheer on The ICE powered by Green Mountain

Energy! See times and more at www.downtownhouston.org/calendar/

ice-powered-green-mountain-energy/42555. The ice rink may be closed

or delayed at times due to weather conditions. Call 713-434-RINK (7465)

for updates and check discoverygreen.com for closures and other

delays. General admission: $11 admission. $4 skate rental. Tickets can be

purchased online at discoverygreen.eventbrite.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 - 1 st 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 - 3 rd 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 3 rd 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

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Eggnog Pie

You could make this on National Eggnog Day December 24th!

INGREDIENTS:

1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatin

1/4 cup cold water

1 cup milk

1/2 cup white sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 cup rum

1 cup whipping cream

1/4 pinch white sugar

1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked or graham cracker pie crust

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

DIRECTIONS: In a small bowl, combine gelatin and cold water; set

aside to soften. Combine milk and 1/2 cup sugar in a small glass bowl.

Microwave for 3 minutes or until milk begins to boil. In a steady stream,

pour hot milk into beaten eggs, whisking constantly. Cook custard in the

microwave, whisking after each minute, until it thickens slightly, about

2 minutes. Stir in softened gelatin and mix until melted. Stir in rum. Let

filling cool to room temperature. (If you refrigerate it, stir occasionally to

prevent gelatin from setting too soon.) In a medium bowl, whip cream

until soft peaks form; beat in 1/4 cup sugar. Set aside 1/2 cup of whipped

cream for garnish; keep refrigerated. Fold remaining whipped cream

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1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup milk

1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup instant oatmeal

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 pinch salt

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ALBION HURRICANES FC (AHFC)

The club invites all interested competitive players from the ages of 7 to

13, to the Player Evaluations and to become part of our success. AHFC

competitive evaluations will be the first week of December. We ask that all

interested players pre-register before coming out to the fields. Please visit

albionhurricanes.org for details about your particular campus. Players older

than 13 interested in joining AHFC will need to contact the Directors below.

Boys Director: Mark Rufo - mrufo@albionhurricanes.org

Girls Director: Dan Hill - dhill@albionhurricanes.org

ECNL/Elite Director: Steve Firth - sfirth@albionhurricanes.org

AHFC also offers JHSL (a recreational program for 5-10 year old) at our

Cy Fair and Central locations and offers additional training at Katy Friday

Night Academy as well at Thursday Night Academy for players in the New

Territory area. Visit albionhurricanes.org to register and for times and dates.

WEST HOUSTON RUGBY CLUB

West Houston Rugby Club offers excellent opportunities for players of all

ages from minis to adults to participate in one of America’s fastest growing

sports. Our coaches are fully accredited with USA Rugby and include former

European premiership players. We are a not for profit club with a mission

to provide outstanding club management, a fun social environment

and the feeling of a rugby family. Registration is now open for the 2018

season at www.westhoustonrugby.com. Enquiries may be sent to info@

westhoustonrugby.com. Come and join the fastest growing club in Houston!

KATY AREA RUNNING CLUB

The Katy Area Running Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation which

exists to serve people living in and around Katy, Texas who have an interest

in running. We are a community of people of all ages, backgrounds,

heritages and abilities who share a common interest - running! Our focus

is on group runs, having fun, socializing and sharing our knowledge and

experience with our members and the public. We welcome all who are

interested in joining us. We have a full calendar of runs, events and socials.

We hold group runs every Saturday morning at the Sergeant Hatch

Sports Park off the south I-10 feeder road just east of Barker Cypress Rd.

On Tuesdays (5 AM and 6:30 PM) we meet at one of the KISD junior high

tracks for speedwork and on Thursday (6:30 PM) we meet at Crosspoint

Community Church for tempo runs of various distances and paces. To find

out more and to join our club, visit www.KatyAreaRunningClub.com.

TRACK HOUSTON YOUTH TRACK CLUB

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

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

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

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

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

multiple practice sites in the Greater Houston area including Katy and

Cypress. Visit www.trackhouston.com for Cross Country signups in August,

Speed Camps in October, Indoor Track and Field in November and Track

and Field in January. Track Houston is a registered 501 (c) (3) organization.

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KATY CANOE & KAYAK CLUB (KC/KC)

Established March of 2014 (Over 200 Members). Never paddled before,

that’s okay too! We don’t own a store, don’t purchase anything yet! Join

our meetings and we can answer your questions and/or assist you in

trying out new gear and equipment.

KC/KC is a non-profit organization with major Sponsors. Must be at least

21 years of age to join. LIFE VEST/PFD IS A MUST!!!! We meet every 3 rd

Wednesday of each month at 24638 Kingsland Blvd., Katy TX 77494

(Manta Ray Enterprises, Inc.), 7-9 PM. For more information, call Philip at

713-826-5705 or 281-782-7252. “Remember-Think Safe, Paddle Safe”

NETBALL CLUBS

Katy Swifts Netball Club invites people to come and learn about netball

and have some fun playing a great team sport. Open to everyone from

eight years and up including adults. Contact katynetball@netballamerica

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

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WOMEN’S FLAT TRACK ROLLER DERBY

Southwest Houston’s own brand new women’s flat track roller derby

team is now forming. This isn’t the old school roller derby you’ve seen in

the past. We train derby athletes to compete according to the rules and

guidelines set forth by WFTDA, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.

We are actively recruiting skaters, referees and volunteers. Skaters must

be female and 18 or older. Referees and volunteers must be 18 or older.

Email us at yellowrosederbygirls@yahoo.com for more information. You

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Join up now to become an integral part in founding and building our

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VOLLEYBALL

Please contact Dean at volleyballkaty@yahoo.com if you are interested in

playing volleyball. You must be at least 18 years old and be able to play at

intermediate level. We play at different locations in and around Katy area.

KATY RUGBY CLUB

Want to learn the newest Olympic Sport - Rugby? All ages welcome -

boys & girls, Training every Sunday 2-4 PM at Cinco Ranch High School,

For more information, please visit www.katyrugbyclub.com.

KATY CAVALIER LACROSSE CLUB

The Katy Cavalier Lacrosse Club invites you to come and see what Lacrosse

is all about. Join us as we continue to bring one of the fastest growing

team sports in the United States to the youth of Katy. Katy Cavalier

Lacrosse Club offers lacrosse for boys and girls from Kindergarten thru

High School. No experience needed. For more information visit our

website, www.katycavalierlacrosse.org.

Always there for you!

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information if you would like to volunteer and be a part of the Katy

Cavalier Lacrosse Club, 281-942-8822.

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

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BELLS EMAILS MERRY

BOWS EVE RED

BOYS FAMILY SONGS

CARDS GIRLS TREE

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CHRISTMAS

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CHRISTMAS TONGUE TWISTERS

Can you say each of these lines three times... fast?

• Bobby brings bright bells.

• Chilly chipper children cheerfully chant.

• Comet cuddles cute Christmas kittens carefully.

• Eleven elves licked eleven little licorice lollipops.

• Running reindeer romp ’round red wreaths.

• Santa stuffs Stephie’s striped stocking.

• Santa’s sack sags slightly.

• Santa’s sleigh slides on slick snow.

• Seven Santas sang silly songs.

• Ten tiny tin trains toot ten times.

• Tiny Timmy trims the tall tree with tinsel.

• Two trains travel together to Toyland.

CHRISTMAS JOKES

Q: What goes oh, oh, oh?

A: Santa Claus walking backwards!

Q: How do you know Santa Claus is good at karate?

A: He has a black belt!

Q: What’s black, white and red all over?

A: Santa Claus after he comes down the chimney!

Q: What did Mrs. Claus say to Santa Claus when she looked up in the sky?

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Q: What do elves learn at school?

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Q: What did the reindeer say to the elf?

A: Nothing silly, reindeer can’t talk!

Q: Where did the mistletoe go to become famous?

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Q: What do snowmen eat for breakfast?

A: Frosted Flakes!

Q: Where does a snowman keep his money?

A: In a snow bank!

Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?

A: Frostbite!

Q: What do you have in December that you don’t have in any other month?

A: The letter D!

Q: When does a reindeer have a trunk?

A: When he goes on vacation!

Q: What does Frosty the Snowman hang on his Christmas tree?

A: Icicles!

Q: What’s invisible and smells like milk and cookies?

A: Santa’s burps!

Q: Why did Santa put a clock in his sleigh?

A: Because he wanted to see time fly!

Q: What’s a big as Santa but weighs nothing?

A: Santa’s shadow!

Q: What’s Santa’s dog’s name?

A: Santa Paws!

Q: Why does Santa use reindeer to pull his sleigh?

A: Because moose can’t fly!

Q: Who’s black and white and says “HO, HO, HO?”

A: A penguin in disguise!

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Q. What do sheep say to each other at Christmastime?

A. Merry Christmas to ewe!

Q. A. How do sheep say Merry Christmas in Mexico?

A. Fleece Navidad!

Q. What’s red, white and blue at Christmas time?

A. A sad candy cane!

Q. What’s the best thing to give your parents for Christmas?

A. A list of everything you want!

Q. What did one Christmas light say to the other Christmas light?

A. You light me up!

Q. Why do Mummies like Christmas so much?

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