Cypress South October 2020

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HOW TO HAVE A SPOOKY

QUARANTINE HALLOWEEN

FAMILY PROJECT:

CARVE A PUMPKIN

LIST OF AREA

GARAGE SALES

INSIDE!

Halloween Photos

Send us your costume photos

of your kids and/or family! Include the

subdivision you live in and first names!

Email to ads@krenekprinting.com

by 11/12/2020 (will be in the

December newsletters).

The advertisers that make

your newsletter possible

are small businesses

owned by your neighbors!

Please give them a call

when you need services

for your home.

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DO IT FOR

YOURSELF.

DO IT FOR

YOUR FAMILY.

MAKE YOUR MAMMOGRAM A PRIORITY.

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, so it’s

important to be proactive. At Memorial Hermann, we make it convenient to

get the care you need with online scheduling, 3-D mammography at all

locations and our enhanced Safe Wait safety measures. Make your

health a priority so you can be there for those who matter most.

SCHEDULE YOUR MAMMOGRAM.

877.40.MAMMO

memorialhermann.org/mammo

Advancing health.

Personalizing care.

LISTING ON GOLF COURSE LOT

The Reserve

Premium Lot on the Lake! Gated Community!

Just Reduced - $347,500

Villages of Cypress Lakes

1 Story Beauty on Golf Course Lot in Gated

Community in Leyland Shores | Just Reduced - $545,000

18723 Fairmont Springs Ct.

Cypress, TX 77429

14614 Cypress Links Trails

Cypress, TX 77429

KATHY RUE TEAM

for up-to-date market information on selling your home

KATHY RUE

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GUTTERS

SEAMLESS ALUMINUM GUTTERS

• Sales • Repairs • Cleanouts

NOW OFFERING FINANCING!

Ask us for more details!

281-492-1991

www.kustomgutters.com

Joni & Jimmy Rechner

Owners

Family owned &

operated for

over 45 years!

FREE Estimates • Lowest Price Guaranteed • LIFETIME LABOR WARRANTY

SECURITY

Cypress South Important Numbers

CCL - Harris County Constables 281-463-6666

Harris County Sherriff’s Department

Non-Emergency 713-221-6000

SCHOOLS

Pope Elementary School 281-373-2340

Wells Elementary School 832-349-7400

Warner Elementary School 281-213-1650

Smith Middle School 281-213-1010

Bridgeland High School 832-349-7600

Cy-Ranch High School 281-373-2300

www.cfisd.net

TRASH/WATER

CCL - Best Trash 281-313-2378

Waste Management 713-686-6666

ST Environmental 281-398-8211

Republic Waste 281-446-2030

CCL - MUD #374

www.hcmud374.com

CCR - MUD #371(Inframark) 281-579-4500

Lakeland Village - MUD #419 (Inframark) 281-579-4500

WCID #157

Parkland Village - MUD #489

WCID #157 (1-8), WCID #159 (9+)

HELPFUL NUMBERS

Fire/Ambulance 911

Poison Control 800-222-1222

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation 713-468-8972

Mosquito Control 713-796-6900

Children’s Protective Svs 713-394-4000

Harris Co. Public Health & Envir 713-439-6000

U. S. Post Office 800-275-8777

AT&T

www.att.com

Comcast Cable 713-341-1000

En-Touch Systems 281-225-1000

Reliant Energy (Repair) 713-207-7777

Centerpoint Energy 713-659-2111

Street Light Repair 713-207-2222

www.centerpointenergy.com/outage

Cypress South

To report gas leaks 713-659-3552

Street Repair 281-463-6300

METRO 713-635-4000

Cy-Fair Sports Association 281-970-8080

Langham Creek YMCA 281-859-6143

Northwest Library 281-890-2665

Boy Scouts of America 713-756-3383

Girl Scouts of America 800-392-4340

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(about one mile south of Hwy. 290 in the

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• Painting: Interior and Exterior all types

• Drywall, Textures

• Pressure Washing

• Hardi Plank Siding

• Install Doors and Windows

• Bathroom and Kitchen Remodels

• Electrical: Install Receptacles,

Light Fixtures, Ceiling Fans

• Decking and Fences

• Professional Pressure Washing

• Replace Water Heaters,

Faucets, Toilets

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Call for Honest,

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STEVE TOUCHY

Attorney At Law

Serving Businesses and Families Since 1983

Copperfield/Cypress

• Wills • Trusts • Probate

• Divorce • Employment

• Adoption • Consumer Law

• Incorporation • Collections

• Partnership • Liens

• Real Estate • Commercial Law

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FAMILY FRIENDLY OCTOBER IDEAS

October is not just for Halloween. When looking at the National

Observances for the Month of October, there are so many fun ideas of

things to do with the whole family! Here are a few ideas to spend quality

time together:

Right Brainers Rule! Month is observed in October. The right side of the

brain is considered to be the creative side. So do something creative like

writing a poem, sculpting, drawing a picture, etc to work the right side

of your brain. Maybe get the family together to carve pumpkins or make

homemade decorations. Have everyone think up ideas of HOW to do the

decorating and get those right brains going.

National Stamp Collecting Month is also observed in October. Add

to your stamp collection or start one. Have the kids help find where the

stamps came from on a map. Or talk about the importance/history of

the picture used on the stamps. Maybe take the whole family looking

through old family keepsakes for stamps or go to a flea market.

National Roller Skating Month is also observed in October. Gather

the family to go roller skating, either in a rink or enjoy the outdoors in a

park. Remember how much fun it was when you were younger to glide

around on your skates, maybe do some spins or go backwards? You can

rediscover that joy and share it with your kids.

National Cookbook Month is in October. Pick up a new cookbook,

maybe choose a new type of cuisine as a family to try. Talk about the

culture of where this type of food comes from. Have the kids help you in

the kitchen.

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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In or Around The Community

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GARAGE SALES

CONCORD BRIDGE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020, 8 AM TO 2 PM

West Little York between Eldridge and Hwy 6.

WESTGATE FALL GARAGE SALE - OCTOBER 3, 2020

Located off of Barker Cypress between Longenbaugh and FM529.

COPPERFIELD EASTON COMMONS FALL GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 RD , 7 AM-3 PM

Located in Copperfield between Longenbaugh and West Rd.

COPPERFIELD SOUTHDOWN VILLAGE FALL GARAGE SALE

OCTOBER 10 TH

Located in Copperfield off of Longenbaugh near Hwy. 6.

COPPER VILLAGE FALL GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 TH FROM 7 AM TO 12 NOON

West Road - between Hwy 6 & Queenston

ABERDEEN GREEN NEIGHBORHOOD WIDE GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 TH

Aberdeen Green is located on Telge Road at West Road,

south of Hwy. 290.

BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 TH

Located off of N Hwy 6 between West Little York and Kieth Harrow Blvd.

Lots of bargains!

COPPERFIELD MIDDLEGATE GARAGE SALE

OCTOBER 17 TH , 7 AM - 3 PM

Rain date is scheduled for the following Saturday. Located in Copperfield

between Longenbaugh and West Rd.

THE STAR OF DESTINY (KATY) CHAPTER GARAGE SALE

Star of Destiny (Katy) Chapter, National Society Daughters of the

American Revolution will hold our annual fundraising garage sale on

Saturday, October 24, 2020. The sale will be held from 8 AM to 12 PM at

Estates of Chesterfield Swim and Tennis Club, 1707 Briarchester Dr., Katy,

Tx. 77450. There will be household items, fine china, furniture, toys, books

and much more! The items are reasonably priced and this sale is our main

source of funds for patriotic activities with troops, schools, libraries and

military families. The Star of Destiny Chapter is an organization with over

100 members so there will be plenty of items from which to choose.

Please come and check out all the treasures! Due to Texas rules on social

distancing, masks will be required and we limit the number of people in

the clubhouse at the same time.

CRAFT SHOWS

AMERICAN LEGION POST 200

15 TH ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFT SHOW

330 Legion Road, Wallis, TX

October 24, 2020: 9 AM-4 PM

October 25, 2020: 10 AM-4 PM

Musical Entertainment

Hamburgers & Chopped BBQ on Bun

Desserts & Drinks

$1 Admission for Hourly Door Prizes

For more information call 281-743-3678

Email: jgiese3866@aol.com

Facebook: Crafters * Wallis Legion Post 200

VENDOR REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Are you crafty? Are you a distributor for a specialty item? Saint Aidan’s

Episcopal Church has opened vendor registration for our 7 th Annual Fall

Festival and Holiday Market! The market and festival will be held Sunday,

October 25, 2020 from 10 AM-4 PM. We will have both indoor and outdoor

booths. Saint Aidan’s is located in Cypress at 13131 Fry Road – just south of

Hwy 290. Our festival features Market Booths, Children’s Area, Petting Zoo,

Pony Rides, Food Vendors, Silent Auction, Music, Cake Walk and a Trunk

N Treat. For more information and to register online, visit our website at

http://aidanschurch.org and click on the Fall Festival icon or if you prefer

to mail in your registration, you can obtain a Booth Reservation form by

contacting us at 281-373-3203 or email fallfest@aidanschurch.org. Saint

Aidan’s Episcopal Church is located at 13131 Fry Road, Cypress Texas 77433.

GOLF TOURNAMENTS

HOUSTON OPEN BIRDIES FOR CHARITY®

What is Birdies for Charity®? Birdies for Charity® is a fundraising program

designed to give local charities the opportunity to generate contributions

through the Houston Open. 100% of your donation goes directly to the

charity of your choice. The Houston Open will also award the top three

donation-collecting charities and one randomly drawn charity with an

additional bonus. In 2019, the Houston Open distributed $615,000 to

local nonprofits.

How can I participate in Birdies for Charity®? There are two ways to donate

to the Birdies for Charity program:

1. Make a pledge of one cent or more for every “Birdie” made by the PGA

Tour Pros during the Houston Open. If 1,500 birdies are made during the

2020 event, here are the totals for some typical pledge amounts:

• 1 cent pledge = $15 total pledge

• 3 cent pledge = $45 total pledge

• 10 cent pledge = $150 total pledge

• $1 pledge = $1,500 total pledge

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The minimum birdie pledge is $.01 and the maximum pledge is $1. The

last day to submit a pledge is Sunday, November 8, 2020. Last year, 1,244

birdies were made at the Houston Open. FYI we are playing at a new

course this year.

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2. Make a flat donation not tied to birdies. For flat donations, the minimum is

$20. To donate, please visit our Charity page at www.houstonopengolf.com.

Grand Prize: You are eligible to enter our “Guess the Birdie” contest when you

donate or make a pledge to one of our local charities. Guess the total number

of birdies that will be made by PGA Tour Pros during the Houston Open,

Nov. 2-8, 2020. One grand prize will be given to the person who guesses

the correct number. In case of ties, winners will be randomly selected. One

lucky supporter of the Houston Open Birdies for Charity® program will win

an Astros *Suite Night at Minute Maid Park. *Suite night 2021 date will

be determined by the Astros organization and sent to the winner once

determined. For more information about the Houston Open Birdies for

Charity® program, please contact Monica Whitt at info@astrosgolf.com.

33 ND ANNUAL B. F. ADAM GOLF CLASSIC

POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cy-Fair Educational Foundation

(CFEF) trustees graded 1200+ scholarship applications and met via Zoom

to award more than $635,000 in scholarships. For Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

graduating seniors planning to attend Lone Star College full-time in the

fall, our application is open now through May 11, 2020. This summer, the

Foundation will award $72,000 from the Edwin C. Schroeder Endowment

Fund. The Foundation looks forward to recognizing our 2020 scholarship

recipients this August. With the Stay Home - Work Safe Mandate through

the end of April, the Foundation has decided to postpone the B. F. Adam

Golf Classic until the COVID-19 risk is minimal within our community for the

safety of our 288 golfers and over 100 volunteers, trustees and staff, who

help make this event a tremendous success, as well as the staff at BlackHorse

Golf Club. Our 33 rd annual B. F. Adam Golf Class has been moved to Monday,

November 16, 2020. Celebrating 50 years as a non-profit raising money to

fund scholarships for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD high school graduates, the Cy-

Fair Educational Foundation is looking forward to our exciting Fall lineup

of events. The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation is incredibly grateful for the

unwavering generosity of the Cy-Fair community and the commitment of

our Board of Trustees. Over the last 50 years, the Foundation has grown

tremendously awarding more than $9 million to graduating seniors

from Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. CFEF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all

contributions are tax deductible, as allowed by the law. For more information

please contact marie@thecfef.org or visit our website at www.theCFEF.org.

THE WOMEN’S FUND FOR HEALTH EDUCATION AND

RESILIENCY: 10 TH ANNUAL ROCKIN’ RESILIENCY LUNCHEON

The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency, a nonprofit

providing Houston-area women and girls with the tools needed to be

advocates for their health, is pleased to announce its 10 th Annual Rockin’

Resiliency Luncheon on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at 11 AM. The Women’s

Fund along with Luncheon Chairs Christine and Steve Johnson are hosting

an in-person luncheon at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 2222 West South Loop,

Houston, TX 77027, along with a virtual event online for guests to celebrate

at a distance. Guests along with girls and women who participate in The

Women’s Fund’s Health Education classes are invited to the fun-filled

afternoon featuring a keynote speaker, silent auction and more. The

Women’s Fund invites everyone to support the mission to help more

adolescent girls and women lead happier, healthier and more resilient lives

by purchasing a sponsorship or tickets to the Rockin’ Resiliency Luncheon

at www.thewomensfund.org/events. For 41 years, The Women’s Fund has

educated girls and women in the Houston area through classes, workshops,

lectures and publications that teach resiliency skills and relate those skills

to current health risks. Dedicated to ensuring positive health outcomes for

individuals and communities, The Women’s Fund serves close to 12,000

women and adolescent girls and distributes 9,913 publications each year.

For more information, visit www.womensfund.org, call 713-623-6543 or

follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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Theater/Fine Arts

THEATRE SUBURBIA

4106 Way Out West Dr. Houston, Texas 77092, 713-682-3525

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 PM, Sunday matinees at 3 PM

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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.

A.D PLAYERS AT THE GEORGE THEATER

5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

2020-2021 SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

We are calling the 2020/2021 season, A Season Of Discovery. It is perhaps

our most ambitious season yet, featuring two commissioned World

Premieres, two Houston Premieres and two musicals!

Remember, the more shows you subscribe to, the more you save! Buy 6

shows and receive 20% off our regular ticket price (that’s a whole show

for FREE), buy 5 shows and receive 18% off our regular ticket price, 4

shows and receive 15% off or buy 3 shows and receive 10% off our regular

ticket price! ALL packages include FREE exchanges and the opportunity

to purchase unlimited additional single tickets at your subscriber rate!

You can choose between a 6, 5, 4 or 3 show package! We have limited

availability via phone at this time, so if you have questions or need

assistance, please email rather than call. A representative from our box

office will call you back as soon as possible. Be assured, as we prepare to

return in the fall, there will be a new focus on social distancing, as well as

expanded health and safety measures for your protection.

APOLLO 8 - SEPTEMBER 9-OCTOBER 4, 2020

The Christmas Shoes - November 25-December 27, 2020

Photograph 51 - January 20-February 7, 2021

The Spitfire Grill - March 3-21, 2021

Is He Dead? - April 21-May 9, 2021

Mary Poppins - June 16-July 18, 2021

Box Office: 713-526-2721

Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday

STAGEWORKS THEATRE

10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Sunday matinees at 3 PM

Website: www.stageworkshouston.org.

MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATRE COMPANY

ANNOUNCES 2020-2021 SEASON

Chelsea Market Theater, 4617 Montrose Blvd. #100, Houston, TX 77006

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater has put a hold on live productions until

December 2020, to insure the safety of our patrons and our artists. We

hope you are all safe and healthy and we miss you. In the meantime, we

have some other free treats in store while we wait for the time to be right

for live theater.

OH MY GOD - October 13-25, 2020 Online

FINE WINES - November 2020 (exact dates TBA) Online

FEMFEST HOUSTON: BLACK WOMEN’S VOICES - December 4-6, 2020 at

14 Pews, 800 Aurora St, Houston TX 77009

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WOMEN ROCK, annual concert fundraiser at RUDYARDS! - February 2021

Exact Date TBA

TOOTH AND TAIL: full production - March 18-April 3, 2021, Deluxe Theater,

3303 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020

Keep an eye on our website, www.mildredsumbrella.com for ticket sales

and developments. For more information, call 832-463-0409 or send an

email to info@mildredsumbrella.com.

CYPRESS CREEK FACE

Box Office: 281-440-4850, 6450 Louetta Rd, Suite 200,

Spring, Texas 77379

www.CypressCreekFACE.org

Community Events

GET OUT & VOTE

EARLY VOTING: OCTOBER 13, 2020 TO OCTOBER 30, 2020

7 AM-7 PM Monday-Saturday*

10 AM-7 PM Sunday

(*some locations may be open later)

ELECTION DAY: NOVEMBER 3, 2020

7 AM-7 PM

WHERE CAN I VOTE?

If you are a registered voter in Harris County, you may vote at ANY polling

location in Harris County with proper ID. You can find locations near you,

hours of operation and even WAIT TIMES at www.HarrisVotes.Com and

click Polling Locations.

REGISTER TO VOTE or change your registration before October 3 rd at

www.Hctax.net/voter/registration.

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10 Ideas for

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While Halloween might look different this year, that doesn’t

mean it should be boring. Who would have thought social

distancing recommendations that first came about in March

would still be in effect in October? However, given the

ongoing coronavirus pandemic, you’ll have to take some

precautions to make sure your Halloween is safe. But, just

because you’ll need to put some more thought into this

year’s spooky celebrations, doesn’t mean they need to be

any less fun. Here you’ll find our favorite (safe) ideas for

your quarantine Halloween. From a movie night to outdoor

outings, it’s time to get planning.

Watch a Spooky Movie: There’s certainly no shortage of

Halloween movies. From family friendly classics (Hocus

Pocus, Casper) to horror flicks (Halloween, Silence of the

Lambs), there’s something in the Halloween œuvre for

everyone. Swap your popcorn for candy corn and let the

movie marathon begin.

Visit a Pumpkin Patch: Already a great autumnal outdoor

activity, many pumpkin patches, apple orchards and farms

are implementing social distancing protocols for their visitors.

Make sure to grab some apple cider while you’re there.

Carve Jack-O’-Lanterns: Once you’re done

picking the pumpkins, it’s obviously time to

carve. Whether you’re aiming for a classic

jack-o’-lantern face or a more original design,

pumpkin carving is the perfect activity to do

outdoors, distanced from friends or with kids

at home.

Decorate Your House: Choose either a cute or

spooky aesthetic and then fashion your digs

appropriately. Grab a scarecrow, decorative

gourds and maybe even some hay to elevate

your porch.

Take a Drive or Hike: In many areas, October also brings stunning fall foliage. A

perfect way to embrace the season is to drive and observe the changing leaves. Better

yet, get outside and fully immerse yourself in autumn with a nature hike.

Bake Some Sweet Treats: Who says Halloween is all about the candy? This is the

perfect time to get creative with your baking. Decorate some spooky cookies or build

a (haunted) gingerbread house. You’ll have both an activity and a yummy dessert.

Host a Zoom Halloween Party: If you can’t physically attend a Halloween party this

year, don’t forgo celebrating. Get a group of friends together and plan a time for you

all to dress up, catch up and enjoy. Costumes mandatory (at least from the waist up).

Stir Up a Spooky Cocktail: Fetch the dry ice and grab the tequila-time to make some

on-theme drinks. And for the little ones? A Halloween mocktail is sure to excite.

Craft a Halloween Playlist: There are more Halloween-themed tunes than you’d

expect. There’s the age-old classic “The Monster Mash,” along with more modern

interpretations like “Heads Will Roll” and “She Wolf.” So, build a playlist curated to your

tastes and let the costumed dance party begin.

Decorate Themed Face Masks: There is perhaps no more “2020” Halloween activity

than decorating a face mask. Whether you’re doing it for yourself or with your kids,

make your mask match your costume or have it be a costume in itself. Some ideas

include animal faces, creepy grins or a pumpkin pattern, but feel free to get creative.

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How to Carve A Pumpkin

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

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

carving!

HOW TO PICK A GOOD PUMPKIN FOR CARVING

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

opposite the stem). Reject a pumpkin that has soft spots, they will cause it to

deteriorate quickly. Remember, your pumpkin doesn’t have to sit on its base, in fact,

that’s often its weakest spot.

Let the pumpkin guide the shape of the face: An elongated pumpkin should have an

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

HOLLOW OR WHOLE?

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

the mouth, etc.), it looks better if it is hollowed neatly. (2) If you plan to light the

pumpkin from the inside, it must be hollow. You can hollow it out from a hole

in the back instead of the top, so that the look of the face isn’t affected. If you’re

illuminating with a candle, you need to hollow from the top to allow the heat and

smoke to escape.

THE TOOLS

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

line down the center to establish symmetry. Then sketch the nose, the approximate

center of the face. Once you’re satisfied with the details, trace over the lines using a

permanent marker. For carving, basic kitchen implements, such as a paring knife or a

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

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

cutter to make circles, for example.

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MAKE A FACE

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

the features. (If you aren’t sure what teeth really look like or how the gum line works,

smile and look in the mirror.) If the pumpkin is frowning, carve wrinkles under the

mouth. To add character, carve a lot of “crow’s feet” lines around the eyes. Consider

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

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

CARVE WITH CARE

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

pressure with which you cut (and thus the depth). Take care not to jab the blade

into the pumpkin; you don’t want to cut all the way through the rind - except to

determine its depth. The thickness of the rind will vary, not only from pumpkin

to pumpkin, but also within one pumpkin. To determine your pumpkin’s average

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

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

ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS

Pumpkins, which are actually a fruit, not a vegetable, are 90 percent water, so after

carving they usually last only three days to a week. A jack-o’-lantern with a surface

carving will last longer than one that is cut all the way through. Putting a candle

or other light inside will shorten its life span, as the heat that results can “cook” the

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

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

However, if you decide to paint your pumpkin for decoration, use a water-based

latex paint and wait at least an hour after carving so that the cuts you have made in

the pumpkin have a chance to dry.

Source: www.almanac.com

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Celebrate Halloween Safely

YOU CAN STILL HAVE YOUR TRICKS AND TREATS—

WITH A TWIST.

By Lisa Milbrand

At this point, we’ve mastered the Zoom party, the socially distanced backyard soiree, and the safest

way to host family and friends. Now we get to put our newfound safe socializing skills to the test

with the first big event of the fall/winter holiday season: Halloween. With Halloween falling on

a Saturday this year and several challenging months behind us (and likely more to come), it’s

only natural that people want to celebrate, big time. But many of the traditional things to do on

Halloween—parties, parades, haunted houses, and crowds of kids trick-or-treating—may feel a

little questionable during a pandemic. But don’t cancel your Halloween costume order or forget

your ideas for easy Halloween costumes just yet. With a little creativity, you can still have a spooky

time without putting your health or the health of others at risk. Read on for our smart ideas for a

safe Halloween 2020 during coronavirus.

1 - Tweak your trick-or-treat routine

Trick-or-treating may still be in the cards, as long as the COVID-19 numbers near you are relatively

low. “Just like we check the weather on Halloween to see what precautions and extra gear might be

needed, knowing the current state of COVID-19 in your community will be important in determining

if it is safe or not,” says Michelle Barron, MD, medical director for infection prevention and control at

UCHealth in Aurora, Colo. “Follow the current rules and guidance being given at the state

and local level, and do a risk/benefit analysis based on the health of the individuals

trick-or-treating and those who live in the household and decide if the risk of getting

potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19 is worth the bag of treats.” If you can’t

trick or treat the traditional way due to the pandemic, look for ways to manage it creatively. You

can buy your kiddo’s favorite candy and let her trick-or-treat door to door within your house, or

have her walk through the neighborhood so she can show off her costume, then come home to a

special treat or toy.

2 - Find a safe way to give out treats

Dr. Barron recommends individually wrapping up treats and putting them out in your yard or on

your stoop so there’s space between the bags for people to easily pick them up. You can put them

on a blanket on the lawn or a table on your driveway or porch. And if you’re game to go through a

lot of hand sanitizer and wear a mask, you could still hand out the treats yourself. “If you are going

to hand out candy, I would recommend having a small bottle of hand sanitizer and using it before

handing out the treats,” Dr. Barron says. “This is probably a better approach than having a bowl that

many hands can reach into at one time.”

3 - Work a (real) mask into your costume

This is the year to break out your ninja costume—or slip a second safety mask under your

Michael Myers or ghost masks: whatever you have to do to make a Halloween costume with a

mask. Doubling up the masks is safe, Dr. Barron says, but comfort is also key. “If you are wearing

another mask under a rubber mask, you want to make sure that it doesn’t get too hot and that the

person wearing it can easily breathe,” she says. Sadly, your Halloween mask probably isn’t up to par

as a safety device. “Most Halloween masks are not designed to contain droplets,” Dr. Barron says.

4 - Keep the party outdoors

As with most entertaining these days, outdoors (and small) is best if you want to throw a Halloween

party. “Masking and social distancing are still important,” Dr. Barron says. “Food and drinks should be

prepackaged or in single servings and hand sanitizers should be readily accessible. Setting up chairs and

tables so that everyone can be social but still maintain space between each other should be considered.”

5 - Research events before you go

If you’re a big fan of picking pumpkins, hay mazes, costume parades, and haunted houses, you may

still be able to take part. But do your research beforehand to see how they’re planning to make it

safer (such as limiting participants or requiring masks), to see if you’re comfortable with their plans.

And as with everything else, outdoors is better. “Outdoor activities like pumpkin picking and corn

mazes are great things to do and are probably lower risk than other types of indoor activities as long

as masks are used and social distancing is adhered to,” Dr. Barron says.

6 Get creative with your celebrations

There are plenty of ways to get your Halloween on, so think outside the box. Set up a movie

projector and screen and host a marathon of your favorite Halloween movies on Netflix in your

backyard for a few friends, or host a Zoom dance party where your friends can gather and learn the

“Thriller” choreography or do the “Time Warp” all together. “Let creativity reign!” Dr. Barron advises.

“I never thought I would have fun at Zoom Dance party, but I did this for a friend's birthday and it

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How to Make Basic Pasta

You could make this on National Pasta Day October 17th!

Ingredients

1 egg, beaten

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons water

DIrections

In a medium sized bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in

the flour, add the slightly beaten egg and mix. Mixture should

form a stiff dough. If needed, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons water.

On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for about 3 to 4 minutes.

With a pasta machine or by hand, roll dough out to desired

thinness. Use machine or knife to cut into strips of desired width.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

You could bake this on National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day October 21st!

!Ingredients

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust

DIrections

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese,

sugar and vanilla. With an electric mixer, beat on medium speed until

smooth. Blend in eggs. Reserve 1 cup of cream cheese mixture and set

aside. Pour remaining mixture into pie crust.

Into the reserved cream cheese mixture, stir pumpkin puree, cinnamon,

cloves and nutmeg. Pour over the top of the plain filling in the crust. Bake

in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until center of pie is almost

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