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Getting

your annual

mammogram is

still important.

During the coronavirus

pandemic, we are:

Screening all patients,

ensuring only those without

COVID-19 symptoms are

seen in the office.

Houston Methodist West Hospital

can see you safely.

Getting your annual mammogram is one of the most

important steps you can take to stay healthy. That’s why

our Breast Care Centers are taking every necessary

precaution during the coronavirus pandemic to keep

you and our staff members safe.

Wearing masks and other

personal protective equipment

while providing patient care.

FRY ROAD

GREENHOUSE ROAD

PARK ROW

HOUSTON METHODIST

BREAST CARE CENTER

AT WEST HOSPITAL

BARKER CYPRESS ROAD

Implementing additional

sanitation processes

to disinfect all equipment

and surfaces.

Redesigning waiting rooms

and check-in procedures

to ensure social distancing.

Visit houstonmethodist.org/breast-care or call 832.522.7465

to schedule your mammogram today. We do not require a doctor’s

order for your annual screening mammogram.

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ELDRIDGE HELPFUL NUMBERS

Emergencies (Fire, Ambulance) 911

Sheriff - (non-emergency) (713) 221-6000

U.S. Post Office (Bear Creek) 1-800-275-8777

Harris County Animal Control (281) 999-3191

Poison Control Center 1-800-764-7661

Waste Management (Trash Pickup) (713) 695-4055

BFI Waste Systems (Trash pickup) (713) 635-6666

Boy Scouts of America (713) 756-3383

Girl Scouts of America 1-800-392-4340

SCHOOLS:

www.cfisd.net

Kirk Elementary (713) 849-8250

Truitt Jr. High (281) 856-1100

Cy-Ridge High School (281) 807-8000

Bear Creek Library (281) 550-0885

Centerpoint (713) 659-2111

To report gas leaks (713) 659-3552

Reliant Energy (713) 207-7777

AT & T - Repairs (800) 246-8464

Street Light Repair (HL&P) (713) 207-2222

Street Repair (281) 463-6300

Harris Co Children’s Protective Services (713) 394-4000

Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation (713) 468-8972

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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Stella - ready for Halloween!

NATIONAL DAYS IN DECEMBER

Did you know that every month has some sort of National day, week

or even the whole month is a National month? Some could be used to

plan a fun day with the family or create a project for the kids on a rainy

afternoon or maybe just start an interesting discussion! Here is a partial

list of what we found for the month of December:

December 1 st : National Pie Day

December 2 nd : Special Education Day

December 3 rd : National Roof Over Your Head Day

December 4 th : National Dice Day

December 5 th : Bathtub Party Day

December 6 th : National Gazpacho Day

December 7 th : National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 8 th : National Brownie Day

December 9 th : National Pastry Day

December 10 th : Dewey Decimal System Day

December 11 th : National Noodle Ring Day

December 12 th : National Ambrosia Day

December 13 th : National Cocoa Day

December 14 th : National Bouillabaisse Day

December 15 th : National Cupcake/Lemon Cupcake Day

December 16 th : National Chocolate-covered Anything Day

December 17 th : National Maple Syrup Day

December 18 th : Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day

December 19 th : National Oatmeal Muffin Day

December 20 th : National Sangria Day

December 21 st : Crossword Puzzle Day

December 22 nd : National Date Nut Bread Day

December 23 rd : National Pfeffernusse Day

BE NATURAL: THE KEY TO

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

B - Breathe deeply, it will help increase energy levels.

E - Exercise: 20 minutes, three times a week - and running from

errand to errand doesn’t count!

N - Nutrition: Three well-balanced meals each day.

A - Attitude: Negative attitudes are contagious and destructive. Try

to see the glass half full.

T - Time management: Set priorities and don’t take on more than you

can handle.

U - Uniqueness: Recognize and treasure your own uniqueness. Say

“no” when necessary.

R - Relaxation: Private time to read or listen to music - a time not to

focus on the next item to do.

A - Associations: Maintain contact with nurturing support systems -

colleagues, friends, family.

L - Laughter: Still the best medicine.

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December 24 th : National Eggnog Day

December 25 th : National Pumpkin Pie Day

December 26 th : National Candy Cane Day

December 27 th : National Fruitcake Day

December 28 th : Pledge of Allegiance Day

December 29 th : National Pepper Pot Day

December 30 th : Bacon Day

December 31 st : Make Up Your Mind Day

MONTHLY EVENTS, HOLIDAYS

AIDS Awareness Month, Bingo’s Birthday Month, National Drunk &

Drugged Driving (3D), Prevention Month, National Human Rights Month,

National Tie Month, National Write A Business Plan Month, Quince and

Watermelon Month, Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month, Safe Toys

and Gifts Month, Spiritual Literacy Month, Tomato and Winter Squash

Month, Universal Human Rights Month, Worldwide Food Service Safety

Month.

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Northwest Houston’s longest running all volunteer playhouse. We are

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shows. Throughout the years, we have endeavored to provide quality,

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the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

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A.D. Players Performing Arts Academy is thrilled to present the timeless

Agatha Christie Murder Mystery The Mousetrap, as our Spring 2021

Aspiring Artists Blackbox Workshop. Come audition to be part of this

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Auditions are Saturday, December 12 th , 2-5 PM

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The Christmas Shoes - Through 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

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STAGEWORKS THEATRE

10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM

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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.

FEMFEST HOUSTON: BLACK WOMEN’S VOICES - December 4-6, 2020 at 14

Pews, 800 Aurora St, Houston TX 77009

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

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Community Events

HAPEN’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY ORNAMENT EXCHANGE

Join us on December 10 th Houston Area Professional Express Network

Luncheon, members and guests will enjoy a festive celebration during

the annual Holiday Luncheon and Ornament Exchange Event. It’s as easy

as bringing an ornament valued at $15.

As always, guests are welcome and encouraged to join in and network.

Please join us and be a part of the fun!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Registration/Networking 11 AM, Luncheon begins at 11:30 AM

Holiday Inn & Suites Houston West - Westway Park

4606 Westway Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77041

Early Registration Costs $30 or pay at the door.

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VIRTUAL “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”

The free virtual production of A Christmas Carol, presented by

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A highly inventive, digital adaptation of the Dickens classic, pared down

to its essential elements. A resident company of actors assemble online

to perform a new production of the heartwarming Christmas story. With

everyone performing from home, creating a magical world of holiday

make-believe is no easy feat. The socially distanced troupe brings this

holiday classic to imaginative new heights. It will be A Christmas Carol

like no other. This year, our digital performance of A Christmas Carol is

free to all Houstonians. Please consider a donation to the Alley Theatre so

we can continue to bring the magic of Theatre to you.

For the free viewing link go to: www.alleytheatre.org/plays/productiondetail/a-christmas-carol.

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Scouts

GIRL SCOUTS OF SAN JACINTO COUNCIL

COPPER CREEK MEADOWS COMMUNITY

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

following elementary schools (as well as the corresponding middle and

high schools): Birkes, Fiest, Hairgrove, Horne, Kirk, Lee, Lieder, Lowery,

Metcalf, Owens, Tipps, Wilson, Epiphany Lutheran Church and Harmony

School of Excellence. Home schooled and private school students are

always welcome.

More information about Girl Scouts may be found on the Girl Scouts of

San Jacinto Council website, www.gssjc.org The Council phone number

is 713-292-0300. To join: www.gssjc.org/join.

For information on the Copper Creek Meadows Community, please

contact us at ccmgirlscouts@gmail.com Girl Scouts builds girls of

Courage, Confidence and Character, who make the world a better place.

BSA TROOP 28 FOR BOYS

AND TROOP 82 FOR GIRLS

Calling all Boys and Girls ages 11-17! Are you looking for fun and

adventure? Join our Scouts BSA Troop 28 for Boys and Troop 82 for Girls!

We meet most Wednesdays at 7 PM, but you can come when you are

able. Our location is Juergens Hall conveniently located off 290 and

Spring Cypress: 26026 Hempstead Rd, Cypress TX 77429.

We are a fun group of Adults and Scouts learning together and growing

leaders. We welcome all private school, public school and home school

youth. No previous Scouting experience required. Activities this year

include: disc golf, fishing, hiking, wake boarding, canoeing and river

tubing. Join us and learn about our group and meet our Awesome scouts.

We are here to grow leaders and provide a safe and fun environment to

get outside. Scouting is fun with a purpose! For more information text

Tess at 713-824-0858.

CUB SCOUT PACK 70

Pack 70 is part of Boy Scouts of America in the Sam Houston Area Council

and is sponsored by The Church Without Walls. The Pack is active units

with monthly activities that include camping trips, pinewood derby,

fishing, hiking, district pushmobile races and several community service

projects. We teach the core values of scouting and our goal is to provide

an opportunity for scouts and their parents to participate in fun activities

with other scouting families. Boys between the ages of 5 and 11, in grades

Kindergarten thru 5 th can join Cub Scouts throughout the school year

SAM HOUSTON AREA COUNCIL

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

FAMILY FOCUSED. VALUE DRIVEN. Cub Scouting is a year-round program

uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys & girls (kindergarten

through fifth grade) and their families. The program offers fun and

challenging activities that promote character development and physical

fitness. Family involvement is an essential part of the program and parents

are encouraged to play an active role. Cub Scouting helps parents make

the most of the short time they have to impact the lives of their children.

SOME KIDS AVOID OBSTACLES. SCOUTS OVERCOME THEM. Scouts BSA is a

year-round program for boys and girls in fifth grade through high school

that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge and responsibility to

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help them become the best version of themselves. In Scouts BSA, young

men and women go places, test themselves and have one-of-a-kind

adventures that can’t be found anywhere else. There is something for

everyone in Scouting!

New scouting units are starting in your community right now. Come

join an adventure of a lifetime in Scouting. For more information, please

contact Marcus Jackson marcus.jackson@scouting.org or Leslie Anderson

leslie.anderson2@scouting.org.

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

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, ame.lane@yahoo.com.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA -

COPPERHEAD DISTRICT

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

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

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

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

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

The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities

that allow them to:

• Try new things.

• Provide service to others.

• Build self-confidence.

• Reinforce ethical standards.

Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as

individuals while promoting activities that lead to personal responsibility

and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made,

peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.

Scouting provides a rewarding experience for boys ages 5 to 21. Scouting

through the local Packs and Troops teach outdoor and life skills which

help our youth Be Prepared. Your area is serviced by the BSA Sam Houston

Area Counsel - Copperhead District which includes 23 Cub Scout Packs

(boys 5 to 10 years old), 13 Troops (boys from 11 to 18 years old) and 10

Venturing units (boys and girls from 14 to 21). Our Units typically meet

weekly.

Many of our units are supported by the local Elementary Schools

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

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

Tipps, Walker and Wilson.

Other Community groups include: Autumn Creek Baptist Church,

Beck and Masten Automotive, Cornerstone United Methodist Church,

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

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

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

and Thornton Middle School.

Please contact Brendan Cronin, Copperhead District Executive (713-756-

3383 or email brendan.cronin@scouting.org) or to go www.copperhead.

shac.org to find join a Scouting 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 handson

experience of what Scouting has to offer and have the opportunity

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

things the troop has done during meetings and activities.

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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

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

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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 CUB SCOUT PACK 164

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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.

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AHFC offers JHSL (a recreational program for 5 - 10 year olds) at our Cy-Fair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite

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1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust

1 cup cold milk

2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix

1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin puree

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

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mix, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. When thickened,

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Source: allrecipes.com

Ambrosia Fruit Salad

You could make this on National Ambrosia Day on December 12th!

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1 (8 ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained

1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained

1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained

3 cups miniature marshmallows

1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained (optional)

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix together well and refrigerate for 30 to 45

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