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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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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
The Board of Directors meet monthly in the community and homeowners are
welcome to attend. Please contact management to obtain the meeting date and
time in advance, as the schedule and location may change from time to time. You
are also welcome to email management any questions or concerns you may have
to email@example.com if you are unable to attend meetings
and the Board of Directors will be happy to send you a response. As a reminder,
monthly financials, governing documents, meeting minutes, forms, schedules,
etc. are updated on the Association website for your review at any time.
Please report any lights that are out, blinking or on during the day. Part
of your annual Homeowners fee pays for your streetlights, whether they
work or not. If a light is out in your area, please call 713-207-2222 or go
to www.centerpointenergy.com/outage and report it. Each light pole
should have a 6-digit number on it. When reporting the light, you will
need to provide the pole number and closest intersection or address. We
want all our lights to work…a well lit area is a safe area!
SIGNS ON MAILBOXES, LIGHT POLES
AND STREET SIGNS
If you place signs in and around the neighborhood for Garage Sales, Lost Pets,
etc., please make sure you remove them in a timely manner. Remember that
postal boxes are the property of the USPS and it is a crime to attach anything
to the cluster mailboxes! Please help to keep Aberdeen Trails looking beautiful!
TENNIS COURT USE
We have received reports that children have been using the tennis courts
for everything but tennis. Please reiterate to your children that use of the
courts is for tennis play ONLY. No soccer, rollerblading, skateboarding,
bike riding, basketball, etc. allowed. Children caught abusing the courts
may cause their parents to be financial penalized for any damages.
SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS
The City of Houston, in partnership with the Greater Harris County 9-1-1
Emergency Network, is now offering emergency notifications to mobile phones
through the Emergency Notification System (ENS). These emergency alerts will
help residents get more information about emergencies in their neighborhoods,
such as hazardous chemical spills, floods and large fires. Staying informed is an
important way of keeping yourself and your family safe when emergencies occur.
Landline home or work telephones are already a part of the ENS system and now
residents can register their cell or internet phone numbers so they can be alerted
about an emergency in their community. It’s simple and easy; sign-up at the City
of Houston Office of Emergency Management website http://alert.houstonoem.
org or http://911.org and register up to four telephone numbers. Houstonians can
also register for ‘Alert Houston,’ the City of Houston’s Email Notification System,
which sends emails to residents when emergencies affecting a large portion of
the city occur, such as severe weather and hurricanes. Find out more about both
AlertHouston and ENS by visiting http://alert.houstonoem.org.
RECREATION VEHICLES & TRAILERS
We have been receiving numerous reports about all terrain vehicles
being ridden along the drainage ditch areas and power line easements.
As a reminder, this is private property and we have instructed the
Constable Patrol to monitor the areas and write citations for trespassing,
as well as deterring safety hazards. We have also noticed personal utility
trailers being parked behind fences along the drainage ditch and will be
collecting license plate information to determine ownership for violation
notices from the Association, as well as the Constable Patrol issuing
citations for trespassing on private property. Towing of the trailers could
be an end result as well.
As a reminder, the Association has a patrol contract through Harris
County Precinct 5 Constable. We share 40 hours of patrol per week
at random time with Aberdeen Trails HOA. Please add the following
dispatch number to your cell phones or post in a visible place at home
in case you need support in a non life-threatening situation. Their nonemergency
dispatch number is 281-463-6666. The Constable Patrol
also offers a free vacation watch service. Log on to their website at
www.co.harris.tx.us/pct5/forms.aspx to obtain a form and learn more
about the program.
LOITERING AND VANDALISM
Please help us to keep our recreation areas safe and clean by reporting any
and all loitering after dark directly to the Constable and then to management.
Please also remember to report any suspicious persons walking around
the community or at the parks immediately to the Constable Patrol nonemergency
dispatch number at 281-463-6666. Better safe than sorry!
It’s that time of year again where everyone is out and about
sprucing up their yards and performing the “honey-do’s” on their
homes. Please remember that any change or improvement to the
exterior of your home or lot (even in the back yard) must be applied
for through the Association prior to starting. You can find a copy of
the home improvement guidelines and application on the website
CHRISTMAS PROJECTS TO DO WITH KIDS
Make reindeer ornaments or fridge art by tracing your child’s hands on to
two pieces of tan felt (antlers).
• Then trace their foot on to a piece of dark brown felt (reindeer face).
• Top with joggle eyes and a red pompom nose…instant reindeer!
• Thread at top for ornament or glue magnet on back.
• A simple shoe box can be turned into a winter wonderland for children.
• Cut a rectangle shape in the lid of the shoe box.
• On inside of lid, tape a piece of white tissue paper (this allows light to
• On side of shoe box cut another rectangle shape (this allows you to peer
• On inside of box, glue white or navy blue construction paper to the
sides of the box.
• Glue fiber fill to the bottom of box.
• Streak glue on fiberfill and shake sparkles on it. This is the snow.
• Cut out old Christmas cards and position pictures like a winter scene in
the shoe box.
• Wrap the outside of the box with pretty Christmas paper.
• Viola! Instant winterland viewmaster!
CHRISTMAS CARD GAME BOOK - MAKE A SCRAPBOOK
OF OLD CHRISTMAS CARDS INTO A GAME.
• Glue them onto construction paper and take a paper punch and put
three rings or tie heavy yarn.
• Simply find cards that resemble the title of a Christmas song or theme.
EXAMPLE: Baby Jesus In a Manger would be “Away in the Manager.” A
Snowman on a card would be “Frosty the Snowman.” This is a great way
for kids to remember songs!
• Cut 5-inch squares from green poster board.
• Cut a 1/2-inch circle from center to make a 3/4-inch circular base.
• Arrange 6 miniature pretzels on base. Mark the center of each large
pretzel loop with a pencil. Remove pretzels and with a hole punch make
holes at the marks.
• Place 6 pretzels over holes and glue them to the base; turn base over
and glue 6 more pretzels, matching them to pretzels on opposite side.
Let dry overnight.
• Spray both sides with varnish and let dry.
• Weave thin ribbon through the holes and tie a bow at the top to make
the wreath. (Note: An adult or an older child may use a hot-glue gun to
complete the project in about an hour.)
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• Combine 3/4 cup applesauce and a (3.88-ounce) jar ground cinnamon,
• Turn out onto work surface. Roll to 1/4-inch thickness; cut with 3- to
4-inch cookie cutters and cut holes for hanging with a plastic drinking
• Transfer to wire racks; let stand, turning occasionally, 4 to 5 days or until
dry. Or place on lightly greased baking sheets and bake at 225° for 1 1/2
hours or until dry.
• Insert thin ribbons through holes to hang. Yield: 1 dozen.
STARLIGHT MINT WREATH
• Cut out a cardboard donut.
• Insert a brass fastener and attach a raffia loop (for hanging).
• Or purchase a small wooden embroidery hoop. Glue on starlight mints
and add a bright red bow.
• Take an empty coffee can (with lid on) and cover with white construction
paper or white fabric.
• Glue on black buttons for eyes and mouth and orange felt for nose.
• Top with a small child’s knit cap or old fabric remnants and tie off the
• Add blush to cheeks.
MORE HOLIDAY FUN THINGS TO DO
WRAPPING PAPER PARTY
Get rid of the kids. Then have your friends bring all their gifts, wrapping
paper, tape, scissors and a snack over, sit in the living/family room and
talk and wrap. It goes by much faster than sitting up by yourself in the
middle of the night.
You can also do this with Christmas cards. It’s very productive and
everybody is in a great mood when they go home!
Get a group of 6-8 people together and everyone makes 1 kind of cookie.
Then you trade bags of 6 cookies with the recipe. Everyone goes home
with an assortment of cookies and you only had to bake one kind!
Everyone brings a dish to eat. You can gather together and sing Christmas
carols and catch up with friends. You could also take the kids to a local
nursing home or neighbor’s home to sing.
Start a tradition in your neighborhood where everyone lights his or
her homes the first weekend in December. Line your sidewalks with
luminaries and have a neighborhood walk that evening.
PROGRESSIVE CRAFT PARTY
Make a wreath at one house; move on to another house to make
ornaments. At the last house, sit in front of the fireplace with a mug of
warm spiced cider!
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HOLIDAY STITCH FEST
Invite your friends that sew in for an afternoon of Christmas music and
refreshments. Have them bring their projects that are in progress to stitch
with the company of friends. You could also have a cookie exchange!
Have a kid’s craft afternoon to make simple gifts and ornaments.
Invite your friends over for an afternoon. Serve a luncheon on china and
have a gift exchange afterwards. What a great way to get together with
your friends at the holidays.
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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 - email@example.com
Girls Director: Dan Hill - firstname.lastname@example.org
ECNL/Elite Director: Steve Firth - email@example.com
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.
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 Indoor Track and Field in November and Track
and Field in January. Track Houston is a registered 501 (c) (3) organization.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Cypress Lakes Golf Club at 281-304-8515.
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 email@example.com for
CY-FAIR SPORTS ASSOCIATION
Cy-Fair Sports Association is having registration for baseball, football,
cheerleading and soccer. Please see our website for more information
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Activities can be viewed by visiting the Precinct Three website at www.
more information, email the center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
center staff 713-274-3188.
THE THOMAS A. GLAZIER SENIOR EDUCATION
Commissioner Steve Radack, Harris County Precinct Three
The Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center is located at 16600 Pine
Forest Lane, 77084; one block south of the intersection of Hwy. 6 and
Clay Road. All classes/programs are FREE for Harris County residents aged
55+. Zumba, Yoga, Spanish, Dance, Legal, Watercolor, Wills and Probate,
Computer/IPhone and Wellness classes are offered among hundreds of
other classes/workshops. For more info, go online to www.pct3.com/
About/Calendars/Glazier-Senior-Center-Calendar for a schedule of all our
programs or call us at 713-274-3250.
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Our hours are: Monday - 1 PM - 8 PM, Tuesday/Thursday - 10 AM - 6 PM,
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HOURS: Monday through Thursday, 7 AM-10 PM, Friday-Saturday, 8 AM-6
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FESTIVALS & CRAFT SHOWS
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
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.
A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM
Visit Bethlehem this season on Saturday, December 7 th & Sunday,
December 8 th , 5-8 PM. This is a FREE event for the community!
Messiah’s A Night in Bethlehem is an outdoor, interactive event where
individuals and families are invited to stroll through Bethlehem at their
own pace. Imagine what life was like during this miraculous time in
history as you visit the Spice Merchant, the Produce Market, sample the
wonderful treats at the Bakery and taste the savory soup at the Soldier’s
Tavern. Listen to the storyteller and visit the shepherds & the Inn. Listen
for the Kings arrival at the stable with gifts for Jesus, as Mary & Joseph look
on. Don’t miss this living, interactive recreation of the original Christmas
story. Join us for free activities for the family including candle making,
creating a clay pinch pot, sewing a coin bag or playing Bethlehem dressup.
Sample the soldiers stew and enjoy cookies, hot cider and coffee.
Messiah A Lutheran Faith Community is a congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Messiah is located at 11522 Telge
Road, ½ mile north of Highway 290. For more information, 281-890-3013
or www.messiahlc.org. All people are welcome at Messiah.
10 TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HOUSTON METHODIST
The Houston Methodist Cy-Hoops Invitational is once again the place
to see the best high school boys’ basketball action this December. This
year marks the 10 th Anniversary for the Houston Methodist Cy-Hoops
The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation in partnership with Houston
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Houston Methodist West Hospital
will host the tournament December 12-14, 2019 showcasing 12 Cypress
Fairbanks ISD and 12 out of district boys’ varsity basketball teams. The
tournament continues to draw teams ranked in the top 25 for their
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host campuses Cypress Springs High School, Cypress Park High School
and Bridgeland High School, Thursday through Saturday, December 12-
14, 2019. The championship game will be played at the Berry Center,
Saturday, December 14 th at 5:30 PM The tournament bracket will be
posted on the Berry Center website after Thanksgiving. Sponsorships are
available. Please visit our website at www.theCFEF.org or contact marie@
ST. CUTHBERT EPISCOPAL CHURCH BLOOD DRIVE
St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will be hosting a Blood Drive on Sunday,
December 15 th , beginning at 8:30 AM. A mobile unit will be in the
parking lot until 12:30 PM. To donate, you must be a least 17 years of
age, at least 110 lbs. and in good general health. If just 20 people donate,
we can save 60 lives! It only takes about 15 minutes, so please stop by.
Save a life - donate blood. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road (at
Queenston). For more information, visit us at www.st.cuthbert.org.
HOUSTON REPERTOIRE BALLET’S 21 ST ANNUAL
PERFORMANCE OF THE HOLIDAY CLASSIC THE NUTCRACKER
Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB), Houston’s premier pre-professional
ballet company, celebrates its 24 th season, beginning with its 21 st annual
performance series of The Nutcracker, featuring professional guest artist
Jared Matthews as the Cavalier and Joseph Modlin as Herr Drosselmeyer,
with the Cypress Philharmonic directed by Glynnes Lanthier. Performances
will begin on Friday, December 6 th at 7 PM, which is the abbreviated Arts
& Education performance and is perfect for young children. The Friday
night ticket prices are just $15. The performances continue Saturday,
December 7 th at 2 PM & 7 PM and Sunday, December 8 th at 1 PM & 4:30
PM at the Tomball High School Theatre, 30330 Quinn Road, Tomball, Texas
77375. For ticket information, call 281-940-HRB1 (4721) or visit www.
hrbdance.org. Tickets are $20 for students/seniors and $25 for adults.
4106 Way Out West Dr. Houston, Texas 77092, 713-682-3525
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 PM, Sunday matinees at 3 PM
Reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets: $18 Adults, $15 Students
& Seniors and $16 Sunday Matinees. Cash, Check and all Major Credit
Cards are accepted in payment. For reservations, call 713-682-3525 or
reserve seats online at www.theatresuburbia.org. Theatre Suburbia is
Northwest Houston’s longest running all volunteer playhouse. We are
currently celebrating our 58 th season and have now produced nearly 400
shows. Throughout the years, we have endeavored to provide quality,
live theatre to the Houston area. Theatre Suburbia is funded in part by
the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
CYPRESS CREEK FACE
Box Office: 281-440-4850, 6450 Louetta Rd, Suite 200, Spring, Texas 77379
Star-Lit! Series: Canadian Brass presents “Christmas Time is Here:”
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 5 PM
Performance location: Klein High School Performing Arts Center, 16715
Stuebner Airline, Spring 77379. Tickets: $25, $35, $45, $55. This is a child
friendly performance. All ages are welcome.
Buddy, Roy & Elvis: Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 7 PM
Performance location: Cypress Ridge High School Performing Arts Center,
7900 N. Eldridge Pkwy., Houston 77041. Tickets: $45, $55, $65, $75. This is
a child friendly performance. All ages are welcome.
Promenade Series: Mané Galoyan, soprano: Tuesday, December 10,
2019, 3 PM
Performance location: John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830
Bermuda Dunes Dr., Houston 77069. Tickets: $12 adult, $10 senior, $6
student/child. This is a child friendly performance. All ages are welcome.
Free Children’s Series: Rhythm & Wreaths: A Holiday Extravaganza!:
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 11 AM
Performance location: Mangum-Howell Community Center in Doss
Park, 2500 Frick Rd., Houston 77038. Tickets: FREE This is a child friendly
performance. All ages are welcome.
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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! For more information about
Troop 10 please contact us at Troopwebhost.org/troop10houston/index.
htm or contact Chris Kubiak at email@example.com or 281-382-2643
or contact Taunia Berg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-217-6076.
Troop 113103 consisting of 3 rd -5 th graders earned their Robotics patch at
Code Ninja in October. The Junior level Scouts presented their creations to
the group. They had so much fun and Mike the manager was amazing and
GIRL SCOUTS OF SAN JACINTO COUNCIL
COPPER CREEK MEADOWS COMMUNITY
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 annual cookie sale will begin February 1, 2020.
Girl Scouting is open to all girls ages 5 (must be in kindergarten) through
18 who are willing to accept the Girl Scout Promise and law. Copper
Creek Meadows Community serves girls in the residence areas for the
elementary schools listed below, as well as the corresponding middle
and high schools. Home schooled and private school students are always
welcome. Our elementary schools are: Birkes, Fiest, Hairgrove, Horne,
Kirk, Lee, Lieder, Lowery, Metcalf, Owens, Tipps, Wilson, St. Elizabeth Ann
Seton, Texas Christian School and Christian Life Center. More information
about Girl Scouts may be found on the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
website, www.gssjc. The Council phone number is 713-292-0300. For
information on the Copper Creek Meadows Community, please contact
email@example.com. Girl Scouts builds girls of
courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
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.
Troop 1865 runs a diverse program of outdoor and service activities,
with events selected by the scouts themselves. We meet Mondays at 6:30
PM, at the Copperfield HOA building on Willow River and Hwy 6, behind
Labay. We’ve gone backpacking through the National Forest, rappelling
off Enchanted Rock, Survival camping, boating, canoeing and anything
else the scouts can dream up. We do high-adventure camping at
Philmont and Seabase. Our advancement program has enabled scout to
achieve the coveted rank of Eagle Scout at 10 times the national average
rate. We see scouting as a practice run on adult life. Scouts learn about
leadership and teamwork through having to work together in the field.
We learn about responsibility through fund-raising activities that have
allowed the entire troop to pay for their own summer camp each year.
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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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA -
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 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 email@example.com)
or to go www.copperhead.shac.org to find join a Scouting unit near you.
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 hands-on 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 3
Boys, are you yearning for exciting outdoor programs that stir your
imagination and interest? How about camping, fishing, canoeing, hiking,
backpacking and off-road biking? Do you want to learn wilderness survival,
cooking, first aid, orienteering and shooting skills? Scouting is Fun… with a
Purpose - where boys grow into men instilled with values of duty to God and
Country, community service, citizenship, leadership and self-confidence.
Troop 3 is a boy-lead troop where the boys plan an exciting year-round
outdoor program. We camp monthly and include rock climbing, backpacking
and canoeing. Troop 3 also participates in a weeklong winter camp, as well
as a weeklong summer camp. We welcome all young men, 11-18 years old
to visit Boy Scout Troop 3 at 7 PM Monday nights at Richard & Meg Weekley
Community Center located at 8440 Greenhouse Road, Cypress. No previous
scouting experience needed! Come see for yourself what Boy Scouts has to
offer and visit with the Scouts to learn more about our troop. Please visit our
website www.houstontroop3.com for more information.
PACK 4 CUB SCOUTS
Come Join Pack 4 Cub Scouts at Lieder Elementary for the first 3 Tuesdays
of each month at 7 PM. We help turn young boys into men with fun and
games while learning new skills that will help them grow. We also work
around tough sport schedules. So come see what Pack 4 is all about!
HOMESCHOOL 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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Holly Jolly Jingle - December 5, 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
Dickens On The Strand - December 6-8, 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, 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, , 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, holiday-themed 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, 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, 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
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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, 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, 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, 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.
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 well-loved 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-mountainenergy/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.
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, fourlegged
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 Annual Comedy competition which is held in December. Prizes
in the amounts of $100 and $75 gift cards are given to the 4 winners.
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