Katy West January 2020

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January

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KATY WEST IMPORTANT NUMBERS

SECURITY

Emergency (Police, Fire & Ambulance) 911

Ft. Bend Ct. Sheriff’s Dept. 281-341-4665

Harris Ct. Constables 281-463-6666

Fulshear Police Department 281-346-2202

Fort Bend County Sherriff 281-341-4666

Constable Precinct 3 281-342-3411

FIRE DEPARTMENT

West I-10 Volunteer Dept. Harris Ct 281-675-3600

Ft. Bend ESD2 (Willowfork Fire Dept) 281-395-0011

Community Fire Dept. (S. of Willowfork) 281-498-1310

Fulshear/Simonton Fire Dept 281-346-2800

SCHOOLS

KISD Administration 281-396-6000

KISD Transportation 281-396-7560

Davidson Elementary 281-234-2500

Jenks Elementary School 281-234-4100

WoodCreek Elementary School 281-234-0100

Kilpatrick Elementary School 281-237-7600

WoodCreek Junior High School 281-234-0800

Tays Junior High School 281-234-2400

Tompkins High School 281-234-1000

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Poison Control 1-800-222-1222

Ft. Bend Animal Control 281-342-1512

Harris Ct. Animal Control 281-999-3191

Children’s Protective Services 713-394-4000

Fort Bend MUD #58 281-482-0216

Severn Trent Service 281-398-8211

Best Trash 281-313-2378

Reliant Energy 713-207-7777

Centerpoint Energy 713-659-2111

Power Outage 713-207-2222

www.centerpointenergy.com/outage

Entex-leaking gas 713-659-3552

Texas One Call System (Call before you dig) 811

AT&T 800-288-2747

Metro 713-635-4000

Memorial Herman Hospital - Katy 281-644-7000

Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital 281-599-5700

Methodist West Hospital 832-522-1000

City of Fulshear 281-346-1796

Fort Bend County Tax Office 281-341-3710

Emergency Service District Tax 281-342-6414

Fort Bend County Animal Control 281-342-1512

Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce 281-491-0800

Katy Chamber of Commerce 281-391-5289

City of Katy 281-391-4800

Katy Christian Ministries 281-391-5261

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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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NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE, INC.,

AZALEA CHAPTER

The National Charity League, Inc., Azalea Chapter, was honored by the

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Katy Post 9182, Saturday, October 26, 2019,

for continued service and support of their mission - to provide selfless

service to the Veterans, Community and Youth. In addition to partnering

with the VFW for New Recruit Sendoffs, community celebrations such

as Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day and other Katy area events, the Azaleas

serve at the VFW meetings and potluck meals.

The NCL, Inc., Azalea Chapter was formed in 1999 and is one of five

NCL chapters in Katy. The Azalea Chapter currently has more than 300

members and serves over thirty local philanthropy partners in and

around Katy. It is a privilege to serve with such an honorable organization

and an honor to be recognized for service to the community.

NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH

The American Red Cross urges people to share their good health and

resolve to give blood regularly, beginning in January with National

Blood Donor Month. Below are key messages that can be relayed to

donors while scheduling appointments.

• Extreme winter weather in some parts of the country and seasonal

illnesses often make it difficult for the American Red Cross to maintain a

sufficient blood supply at this time of year. Healthy individuals are urged

to give now.

• The Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood donations every day

for patients in need.

• Do you know someone who has never donated before? Please encourage

them to make an appointment with you. Without more donors, patients

will not have the blood they need.

• Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency

personnel reach for in trauma

situations when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type.

• Type O positive is the most transfused blood type and can be transfused

to Rh-positive patients

of any blood type.

• Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh-positive or

negative patients.

• Save time by using RapidPass® to complete your pre-donation reading

and health history online before you come to your appointment. Get

started at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or by

using the Blood Donor App.

• For detailed donor eligibility questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-

800-733-2767) or

visit RedCrossBlood.org.

January 2020 | Katy West Community Newsletter


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COMMON VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES

As we embark on the journey each day to eat and live better, take note of

the common vitamin nutrient deficiencies that are easily treated:

1. Calcium: Calcium is important for maintaining strong bones and

controlling muscle and nerve function. Signs of severely low calcium

include fatigue, muscle cramps, abnormal heart rhythms and a poor

appetite. Make sure you’re getting enough with at least three servings of

milk or yogurt a day. Other good sources of calcium are cheese, calciumfortified

orange juice and dark, leafy greens.

2. Vitamin D: This vitamin is also critical for bone health. Symptoms

of a vitamin D deficiency can be vague - fatigue and muscle aches or

weakness. If it goes on long term, a vitamin D deficiency can lead to

softening of the bones. To get enough vitamin D, have three servings

of fortified milk or yogurt daily eating fatty fish, such as salmon or tuna,

twice a week; and spend some time outside in the sunshine every day.

3. Potassium: Potassium helps the kidneys, heart and other organs

work properly. You could become low in potassium in the short term

because of diarrhea or vomiting, excessive sweating or antibiotics or

because of chronic conditions such as eating disorders and kidney

disease, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Symptoms of

a deficiency include weight loss, muscle weakness, constipation and in

severe cases, an abnormal heart rhythm. For natural potassium sources,

consume bananas, whole grains, milk, vegetables, beans and peas.

4. Iron: Iron helps your body make red blood cells. When iron levels get

too low, your body can’t effectively carry oxygen. The resulting anemia

can cause fatigue. You might also notice pale skin and dull, thin, sparse

hair. To boost iron levels, eat iron-fortified cereal, beef, oysters, beans

(especially white beans, chickpeas and kidney beans), lentils and spinach.

5. Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 aids the production of DNA and helps make

neurotransmitters in the brain. With an increasing number of vegans

and people who’ve had weight loss surgery, vitamin B12 deficiency is

becoming more common. Symptoms of severe B12 deficiency include

numbness in the legs, hands or feet; problems with walking and balance;

anemia; fatigue; weakness; a swollen, inflamed tongue; memory loss;

paranoia; and hallucinations. You can get vitamin B12 from animal

sources: eat more fish, chicken, milk and yogurt. If you’re vegan, opt for

vegan foods fortified with B12, such as non-dairy milk, meat substitutes

and breakfast cereals.

6. Folate: Folate or folic acid, is a particularly important vitamin for

women of childbearing age, which is why prenatal vitamins contain such

a hefty dose. A folate deficiency can cause a decrease in the total number

of cells and large red blood cells as well as neural tube defects in an

unborn child. Symptoms of a folate deficiency include fatigue, gray hair,

mouth ulcers, poor growth and a swollen tongue. To get folate from food,

go for fortified cereals, beans, lentils, leafy greens and oranges.

7. Magnesium: Magnesium helps support bone health and assists in

energy production. Magnesium deficiency can cause loss of appetite,

nausea and vomiting, fatigue and weakness. In more severe cases, it can

lead to numbness, muscle cramps, seizures, abnormal heart rhythms,

personality changes or low potassium or calcium levels. To help your

levels return to normal, eat more magnesium-rich foods, such as almonds,

cashews, peanuts, spinach, black beans and edamame.

Courtesy of: www.everydayhealth.com/hs/guide-to-essential-nutrients/

common-nutrient-deficiencies

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What's Happening

Around the

Community

WALKS/RUNS

KATY ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION

ANNOUNCES REASON2RACE

Pick your race, pick your pace and raise funds for teacher grants with

every step. Run or walk with the Katy ISD Education Foundation in the

Katy Half Marathon/5K/1K on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Katy Mills

Mall to raise funds for the Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program.

The Katy ISD Education Foundation celebrated a spectacular milestone

this year with $1,600,000 awarded in its first seven years of Inspiring

Imagination teacher grants. Reason2Race and its proceeds play a key role

in reaching milestones such as this and will continue to garner support as

the foundation’s grant program expands.

Register and join Team Katy ISD Education Foundation, a Katy ISD campus

team or recruit your own team of co-workers and friends. The Katy ISD

Education Foundation has a goal of $60,000 for this year’s Reason2Race.

All proceeds will directly support Inspiring Imagination grants awarded

to teachers in May 2020.

Find more information and register at https://tinyurl.com/Reason2Race20

or www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org or contact the Katy ISD

Education Foundation at 281-396-6031.

GRAEME’S RUN - 5K & 1 MILE WALK

FEBRUARY 22, 2020

No Label Brewery • Registration 8 AM

Run Starts at 9 AM • Family Entertainment

No Label Brewery, Face Painting, Bounce

Houses, Food, Raffle, Chris Boise and Righteous

Cause Band

Register & Learn: www.graemessuperheroes.org

All funds raised benefit The Children’s Heart

Foundation

FUNDRAISERS

5K & 1 Mile Walk

February 22, 2020

KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES SOUPER BOWL No Label OF CARING Brewery

Registration 8:00am

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020

Run Starts at 9:00am

Katy Christian Ministries Souper Bowl of Caring - a National event to

restock the shelves of local food pantries Family across the nation. Entertainmen

Occurring

after the holiday season and before the No summer, Label Brewery, when the Face needs Painting, are the Bounce Ho

Food, Raff le, Chris Boise, and

greatest and donations typically decline due to so many people traveling.

Righteous Cause Band

Food Donations can be made at local grocery store “Red Barrels” (See list

of stores supporting KCM Food Pantry Register at www.ktcm.org/foodpantry & Learn or Mor

directly to the KCM Food Pantry at 5506 1 st Street, Katy, TX 77493 (back of

***all funds raised benefit

the building at Food Pantry door). Let them

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JOIN US AT THE HOUSTON WING HANGER DANCE

If you want to have a really good time and support a really good cause,

mark your calendar for the Houston Wing Annual Hanger Dance, set

for Saturday, February 22 nd at the West Houston Airport (Hanger B-5).

Dinner and dancing are on tap for the night.

Doors open at 5 PM and a swing dance lesson will take place from 5:30-

6:30 PM. Dinner will be served at 6:15 PM. The band “Third Coast Swing”

will keep the mood festive no doubt.

The CAF is an organization worthy of support, as it is dedicated to

preserving and honoring our military history by keeping historical

airplanes in flying condition. Tickets are only $45 for the dinner and

dancing or $25 for dancing only. Please visit houstonwing.org for more

information. And yes, you may bring your own libations. See you there!

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THEATER/ARTS

THE LANDING THEATRE COMPANY

Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101, Houston, Texas

77019 • www.landingtheatre.org

A.D PLAYERS AT THE GEORGE THEATER

5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

Box Office: 713-526-2721

Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday

MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATER CO.

MAINSTAGE SEASON : Chelsea Market Theater, 4617 Montrose Blvd.

#100, Houston, TX 77006

LADIES’ NIGHT WITH SAMUEL BECKETT (January 9-January 18, 2020)

Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 PM

Cost: All Shows Pay What You Can (Suggested: $25)

MORE INFO/RESERVATIONS: www.mildredsumbrella.com, info@

mildredsumbrella.com or 832-463-0409.

STAGEWORKS THEATRE

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Sunday matinees at 3 PM

Stageworks Theatre is located at 10760 Grant Road, Houston, Texas

77070. Website: www.stageworkshouston.org.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

SAVVY CAREGIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM

AT KINGSLAND BAPTIST CHURCH

20555 Kingsland Blvd, Katy 77450, Tuesdays, January 14 th -February

18 th , 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

This free, six-session, two-hour class will provide:

• Opportunities to practice new behavior management skills

• Interactive coaching to identify solutions for individual issues

• Feedback to assess how applied strategies are working at home

To register for an upcoming Savvy Caregiver program, please contact

Sharon Cantrell, Amazing Place Caregiver Educator: scantrell@

amazingplacehouston.org or 713-440-8177.

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• Sheetrock

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• Sheetrock Pressure Insulation Washing

• Cabinet Painting

• Interior Fence & Repair/Replacement

Exterior Door

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• Wood Replacement

• Replacements

Garage Floor Epoxy

• Interior

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• Stucco Custom Repair Staining

• Crown • Fence Molding Replacement

• Wallpaper Roofing removal and texturing

• Faux • Custom Painting Staining

• Crown Gutter Moldings Repair & Replacement

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KATY CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION (KCWC)

KCWC is part of Stonecroft, a ministry for women which provides Bible

Studies, Prayer Connections and fellowship luncheons around the US.

Katy Christian Women also sponsors monthly Prayer Coffees. Please visit

our website at Katycwc.org for locations.

The Katy group meets every other month for lunch and a program at

the Club at Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy. There are no

membership dues to pay and the luncheon is $20 all inclusive paid at

the door. Lunch reservations are required. For more information or to

RSVP for the luncheon, please Email KCWCReservations@gmail.com or

call Kathy at 816-517-9279.

KATY WOMEN’S AGLOW

Katy Women’s Aglow, a part of Aglow International, is a local, spirit-filled

women’s ministry fellowship. We meet monthly, usually on the fourth

Saturday 10-11:30 AM. We come together for fellowship, to worship

and to hear inspirational speakers and testimonies, as well as for special

events. Katy Women’s Aglow is a great place to make new friends! View

our website for information about current Bible studies. Prayer meetings,

special events and speaker biographies, www.katyaglow.com.

HOPE IMPACTS BIBLE STUDIES

Mondays at the Bagel Café 7-8:30 PM. Bible Study includes dinner.

Located 631 S Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450

Thursdays 12-1:30 PM, Ladies Discovery Bible Study and lunch on the

first 3 weeks of the month. Hope Impacts office is located at 802 Dominion

Suite 300, Katy, TX 77450. Registration is required and onsite childcare

provided upon advance request. Minimum participation 2, Maximum 10.

Questions call 713-705-7884 ask for Marilyn or Tina.

PROPHETIC BIBLE STUDY FROM THE TORAH

Prophetic Bible Study from the Torah starting with Leviticus chapter 23,

“the feasts of the Lord,” using authentic Hebrew Scrolls and the New

Testament.

The lessons are in English, Chinese and partially finished in the Russian

language. Lessons are web based until a group study is formed in Katy

http://scrolls4all.org. Contact: Gary Zimmerman scrolls4all.org@gmail.com.

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Road Trips

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.

Prismatica - Sunday, January 5 th , 8 AM, Avenida Houston, 1002

Avenida de las Americas, Houston, Texas 77010. Event is FREE and open

to the public. Bring the family down to Avenida Houston, Downtown’s

center for entertainment and enjoy our new, interactive art installation

comprised of 50 pivoting prisms more than two metres tall, transforms

the Place des Festivals into a giant kaleidoscope!

The Bridal Extravaganza Show - January 4 th -5 th , George R. Brown

Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, Texas 77010.

Two whole days of fashion shows, wedding seminars and over 650 booths

featuring 325 local wedding vendors. See in person what they have to

offer, including samples of their designs, photos and videos of reception

locations, displays and new ideas to make your wedding special. For

more info, visit www.bridalextravaganza.com.

8 th Annual ChocoLoco 5K/10K - Saturday, January 11, 2020, 7:30 AM,

Start/Finish: Sam Houston Park 1000 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002. Are

you crazy for chocolate? Then this race is for you! We will have hot cocoa,

chocolate fountains and more after the run! All participants receive a chip

timed race, ChocoLoco 5K & 10K finisher medal and unisex t-shirt! Kids K

participants receive a t-shirt and finisher medal. More info and to sign up:

https://raceassist.redpodium.com/2020-chocoloco-5k10k.

Festa Della Befana 2020 - January 12, 2020, 3:30-5:30 PM, Italian

Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Free admission,

Donations are welcome. Children from our Italian language classes will

be participating in a recital and all guests will receive sweets from Befana

when she comes to visit. Come learn about this Italian Christmas tradition

with your family! The ICCC is funded in part by the City of Houston

through Houston Arts Alliance.

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.

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

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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.

Chinese Cultural Showcase Performance - January 16, 2020, 10 AM-

11:59 PM, Chinese Community Center, 9800 Town Park Dr. Purchase

Tickets: $15/person General Admission (Online or in person at the Chinese

Community Center) $18/person at the door. A special performance lineup

showcasing an array of traditional Chinese dances, demonstrations,

musical performances and more! Join us as we celebrate days leading up

to 2020 Lunar New Year Festival.

14 th The Annual MLK Youth Parade-Houston - January 18, 2020, 12

Noon, Parade Route: San Jacinto St & Elgin Street N/B on San Jacinto to

Webster St. The Parade will feature participants from across the U.S. and

will be co-lead by The Stephen F. Austin High School Marching Band-

Houston, Texas and the Huntington HS Marching Band-Shreveport, LA.

Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest - January 18, 2020, 10 AM-6 PM, 2314

Strand, Historic Strand District. To participate in the Chili tasting, tickets

start at $12. Not to fear, the Chili & Beer is here, again! For the past ten

years, Yaga’s has brought a diverse crowd of Chili & Beer lovers from all

over the nation to Galveston, TX. This years festival will consist of the ever

so popular Chili & Beer tasting with a ton of added perks. Get ready for

live music, a 5K Fun Run/Walk, a washer pitching tournament, a jackpot

margarita contest, vendors and a historical strand merchant walk-about.

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 At Lucky Land - January 19, 2020,

10 AM-6 PM, 8625 Airline Drive, Houston, TX 77037. Admission: $10 for

adult, $7 for senior, $5 for kids, FREE for kids younger than 3 years old.

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 the year of rat with us. There are so many

activities, watching the live performances, feeding koi fish, riding the rick

shaw, ceramic painting, dress up the authentic costumes, shopping, enjoy

the delicious foods and get the red envelop for good luck!

19 th Annual MLK Battle of the Bands - Sunday, January 19, 2020, 3-7

PM, W.W. Thorne Stadium, Houston, Texas 77032. Marching Bands from

across the nation competing in friendly competition. Learn more at www.

mlkgrandeparade.org or call 713-953-1633.

26 th Annual MLK Grande Parade - January 20, 2020, 10 AM, Parade

Route: San Jacinto St & Elgin Street N/B on San Jacinto to Webster St. The

MLK Grande Parade is the third largest Parade in the U.S. behind The Rose

Parade and The Macy’s Day Parade.

24 th Annual Texas Lunar Festival - January 25, 2020, 10 AM-5 PM,

International Trade Center, 11122 Bellaire Blvd. Free Admission. In

the Chinese lunar calendar a different animal or mythological beast

represents every year in a twelve year cycle. The year of 2020 is the year

of the Rat. At the annual Texas Lunar Festival, we celebrate the impressive

qualities of every culture while celebrating the Asian Lunar New Year.

From the exciting entertainment to the remarkable cuisine, the Texas

Lunar Festival not only celebrates Houston… but every culture across

our beautiful planet.

16 th Annual All In For ALS - January 25, 2020, 10 AM-10 PM, Bayou

City Event Center Houston, 9401 Knight Rd, Houston, Texas 77045. The

ALS Association of Texas is excited to be part of the 16 th Annual All in for

ALS Poker Tournament, presented by Six Foot. Come enjoy a fun day of

poker and casino and arcade games, all to raise money for our mission

to discover treatments a cure for ALS and to serve, advocate for and

empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. Lunch

and dinner will be provided and the top 30 players will win prizes (valued

at over $100,000).

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.

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Recipes

Spaghetti Squash

You could make this on National Spaghetti Day January

4th! Everyone is trying to be a little healthier these days,

so instead of a pasta spaghetti, try using spaghetti

squash:

DIRECTIONS:

1. To start, cut your squash in half lengthwise. This is

definitely the hardest part of making spaghetti squash,

but with a sharp chef’s knife and some determination

you’ll do just fine.

2. Remove the seeds. Drizzle the cut sides with olive oil

and season with salt and pepper. Flip the squash cut-side

down on a baking sheet.

3. Pop it in a 400°F oven for 40 minutes. Depending on

the size of your squash, this could take more like an

hour. If 40 minutes have passed and you’re not sure if the

squash is ready, pull it out of the oven and drag the tines

of a fork on the cut side. If spaghetti-like strands easily

release from the skin, it’s ready. If not, continue baking

and check on it every 5 to 10 minutes. Over-roasting can

lead to soggier “spaghetti,” so it’s best to keep a close eye

on the squash.

4. Shred it! When it’s ready, let cool slightly before creating

“spaghetti” with your fork.

Top with spaghetti sauce or for an even healthier and

lower calorie option, go with a marinara sauce.

Single Serving Healthy

Homemade Strawberry

Ice Cream

You could make this on National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

January 15th!

Ingredients

1 banana, frozen

1 cup (5-6 whole) strawberries, fresh or frozen

1/4 cup milk of choice

DIrections

Place all 3 ingredients in a food processor and pulse for

about 1-2 minutes. Scoop into bowl. ENJOY!!

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Gardening

Tips

• Birds: Provide food and fresh water. More birds die from lack of

water than from lack of food.

• Cacti: Semi-dormant now. Reduce watering.

• Camellias: Plants may be moved. Pick up and discard fallen blooms.

• Cultivation: Changes in design may now be made, new beds dug and

old ones rebuilt. Correct defects in drainage. Incorporate gypsum into

heavy soils: repeat in three weeks. Dig granite dust, rock phosphate

and quantities of organic matter into soil. Allow time for settling before

planting.

• Fertilize: Daylilies, spuria, Louisiana and bearded irises with complete

fertilizer. Give strawberries 1 teaspoon ammonium sulfate, keeping six

inches away from plant. Fertilize pansies with manure tea or blood meal.

Water in.

• Fruits: Plant fruit trees. Mulch figs with grass or straw to prevent freeze

damage to crown.

• House Plants: Water, when surface soil is crumbly dry. Wash dust off

leaves to open pores. Mist often. Inspect for diseases and insects. Reduce

water for poinsettias.

• Lawns: Remove thatch aerate, and feed with low nitrogen mixture.

• Pests: For petal blight prevention, spray azaleas and camellias as flowers

open. Spray for scale with dormant oil solution if temperature will

be above 35˚ and below 85˚ for next 48 hours. Always read and heed

manufacturer’s directions before spraying.

• Propagation: Ivy cuttings root easily this month and next. Root cuttings

of shrubs in mixture of loam and coarse sand; keep damp and semishaded

until rooted.

• Prune: Fruit trees in advance of new growth. Prune to groom and shape.

Do not remove too much. Remove dead wood from trees and shrubs

before spring buds swell, but do not prune spring bloomers. Prune crape

myrtles. Prune nandina and others of similar growth habit by cutting

unwanted canes out at base of plant.

• Roses: Annual pruning about the middle of February, just before the

spring buds break. To prevent later appearance of disease in the old

beds, keep garden clean of debris and weeds. Complete preparation of

new beds for roses.

• Transplanting: January is one of the best months to transplant woody

plants, both evergreen and deciduous, especially trees. Energy will be

expended on roots instead of foliage. Learn ultimate size and cultural

needs of tree or plant before buying. Consider dwarf varieties to avoid

crowding later. Group plants of similar cultural needs. Do not work wet

soil. Assure good drainage. Keep plants moist.

• Vegetables: Prepare beds, preferably raised for drainage, with about

50% humus, including rotted manure.

• Winter Protection: Expect freeze any time; plan for protection of tender

plants. Water. Remove coverings, particularly plastic, when temperature

rises. Protect low plants with dry leaves, pine needles or soil mulch, but

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