Colonies October 2021

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The Colonies Review

For Residents of Bradford Colony, Charlestown Colony, Concord Colony, Georgetown Colony One,

Georgetown Colony Two, Jamestown Colony, Langham Creek Colony and Yorktown Colony

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Bradford Colony I and II Board Members

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Ali Younes - President.

Harrison Guillory - Vice President

Debbie Lowery - Secretary

Bradford Colony Section Three (BCS3) Board

Josh Murray - Director

Rebecca Borrello - Director

Tom Backham - Director

Theodora Daly (ACMP) 281-855-9867

IMPORTANT COMMUNITY NUMBERS

MUNICIPAL ULTILITY DISTRICT 102

Municipal Utility District 102 - 15300 Falmouth

MDS (Water) - District Operator,

Customer Service/Billing Inquiries - 281-290-6507

Service Dept (leaks, emergencies) 281-290-6503

Coats, Rose, Yale, Holm,

Ryman & Lee, P.C. - Legal Council - 713-651-0111

Assessments of Southwest -

Tax Assessor/Collector 713-482-0216

Harris County Sheriff Department - Security -

713-221-6000

SCHOOLS

Cy-Fair School District Admin. 281-897-4000

Horne Elementary (K-5) 281-463-5954

Truitt Middle School (6-8) 281-856-1100

CyFalls High School 281-856-1000

Arturo Alcedo - Vice President

Pauline Dunglinson - Treasurer

PMG Management - 713-329-7100

11000 Corporate Centre Dr. #150 Houston, TX 77041

Roni Verrett, sverrett@pmghouston.com 713-329-7100

Charlestown Colony Board of Directors

Alex Vargo, President

832-498-7085 alexvargo@aol.com

OPEN POSITION, Vice-President

Silverio Sanchez Secretary

silveriogsanchez@gmail.com

Sharon Tipping, Treasurer 832-724-8901

Heather Palomo - Director 832-418-9020 h.palomo72@gmail.com

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Concord Colony Board of Directors

Simona Rohlf – President

Jeanne Pressler – Vice President

Heather Perez – Treasurer

Lance Adams – Secretary

Barbara Luce - Director

Georgetown Colony I Board of Directors

Brian Rogers, President 281-861-5411

Anthony Flores, Vice President, Treasurer

Tom Dolan - Secretary

COMMITTEE POSITIONS

Architectural Review - BOD

DVR - OPEN

Yard of the Month - Theresa Caldwell

Newsletter - Theresa Caldwell

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PMG Management - 11000 Corporate Centre Dr. #150 Houston, TX 77041

Robin Gard - Mgr Rgard@pmghouston.com 713-329-7133

Georgetown Colony II Board of Directors

Bruce Medley, President

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Richard Barbour, Vice President

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Joe Garza, Treasurer

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SCS Management Services, Inc.

Rita Havan/ Property Manager 281-500-7128

Emergency 911

Fire & Ambulance 713 466-6161 / 281-256-2266

Clay Rd. Courthouse Annex 281-463-2446

State Highway Dept. 713-802-5076

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Rape Crisis (24 hrs.) 713-528-7273

Suicide Prevention (24 hrs.) 713-228-1505

Battered Women & Children 713-528-5785

MISC.

Car Share/Van Share 713-227-0003

Alcoholics Anonymous (24 hours) 713-686-6300

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse 713-520-8620

Crisis Hotline (24 hours) 713 -228-1505

Harris Co. Children’s Protective

Services (24 hours) 713-394-4000

Poison Control (24 hours) 1-800-764-7661

Jamestown Colony Board Members

Jason Iken - President

Kelsey Heath - 1st VP

Larry Eggenberger- Treasurer

Steven Palmer - Secretary

Deby Carlin - Director

Wayne Modgling - Director

Erica Morgan, PMG emorgan@pmghouston.com 713-239-7186

Yvonne Rodriguez, PMG Yrodriguez@pmghouston.com 713-329-7164

Langham Creek Colony Board of Directors

William Thielen- President 281-444-2016

Olivia Mirelli - Vice President 832-326-5261

Renee Hill, PMG r.hill@pmghouston.com 713-329-7158

PMG Management - 713-329-7100

11000 Corporate Centre Dr. #150 Houston, TX 77041

Langham Creek Colony II

Kristin@GenesisCommunity.com

LCC2.hoa@gmail.com

Langham Creek Colonies Tennis & Swim Assoc, Inc.

Langham Creek Colonies HOA #1

Langham Creek Colonies HOA #2

Genesis Property Management, Inc. 713-953-0808

Yorktown Colony

Shannon Abernathy, PMG 713-329-7130

s.abernathy@pmghouston.com

PMG Management - 713-329-7100

11000 Corporate Centre Dr. #150 Houston, TX 77041

The Colonies Recreation and Property Owners Association

Jason Iken, President (Jamestown)

Brenda Whiteman, Treasurer (Yorktown)

Brian Rogers, Secretary (Georgetown I)

Rick Barbour, Director (Georgetown II)

Jeanne Pressler, Director (Concord)

Debbie Lowery, Secretary (Bradford1&2)

Sharon Tipping, Director (Charlestown)

Alex Vargo, Director (Charlestown)

Terri Delaney, Director (Yorktown)

Simona Rohlf, Director (Concord) Simona.Rohlf@yahoo.com

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

Center Point Gas 713-659-2111

To report gas leaks 713-659-3552

Reliant Energy 713-207-7777

Street Light Repair 713-207-2222

AT & T 713-237-7304

Street Repair 281-353-8424

Harris County Animal Control 281-999-3191

Humane Wildlife Removal 281-377-5335

Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation 713-468-8972

Bear Creek Library 281-550-0885

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BRADFORD COLONY 1 & 2

(BC1&2) NEWS FROM THE BOARD

ANNUAL ASSESSMENT AND FEES

It is nearing end of the year and the new year’s assessment will be upon us

again. If you can prepay your annual assessment a little every month, you can

avoid monthly fees and interests (as opposed to being late or an approved

payment plan after due date when you incur fees every month).

DEED RESTRICTIONS

Please bear in mind that we have deed restrictions in our community. The

deed restrictions document can be found in TownSq. These restrictions are

created so that the property values in our subdivision can be maintained

and protected. Violations not corrected after repeat warnings may be sent

to attorney for legal actions to enforce the restrictions. This is only fair to all

the homeowners who always follow the restrictions and always submit ACC

requests to get approval prior to work done to the outside of their homes. It is

also a violation to have home businesses in our subdivision.

ACC requests are required and approval must be obtained prior to any outside

modification work done. Consequences of not doing so will include the

removal of what was done at owner’s expense and if warnings are ignored,

legal actions may follow. The Board does not like to take legal actions unless

really necessary. We are all homeowners in the same community and it is not

our preferred route to take care of issues. But if you are selling a home and

you have potential buyers coming to the neighborhood, you sure don’t want

them to have the impression that lawns are overgrown and yards are “junky”

and streets and driveways are crammed with cars resting on bricks…. The

curbside appearances of all homes do represent our entire neighborhood

and we do not want to be labeled as a “junky,” “appeared to be unsafe” or a

“run down” subdivision just because a few homes have out of control lawns

and home business which are making enormous amount of noise doing

work on their driveways every day. These are the main reasons citations go

out to the homeowners requiring corrective actions. The Board also wants to

thank all the homeowners and residents who have always comply with deed

restrictions or promptly corrected any problems., they do not go unnoticed

and we want to thank you to make this a pleasant community.

MONTHLY MEETING AND ANNUAL MEETING

Our monthly meetings is held on 2 nd Tuesday every month at 7 PM. We have

been holding the meetings via conference calls and will likely to continue

this format for a little longer. If you have registered in TownSq, you would

have received email notification every month with the phone number to join

the call.

Next meetings will be held on 10/12/21. Our 2021 annual meeting will be held

on 11/3/2021. Notice and proxy should be in the mail sometime in October.

The Board welcome our residents and homeowners to come and give

feedbacks and discussions, let us know your interests and things we can all

do together to make our community a more pleasant place to live in.

BRADFORD COLONY SECTION 3

GARAGE SALES

At present, there are no plans to have a neighborhood wide garage sale for

BCS3 this year. But the Bylaws allow for individual residents to have up to four

garage sales per year.

If you are interested in having your own garage sale, please contact any Board

member to let them know you are planning to do this.

Thank you for your cooperation as to this issue.

CONTACT THE BOARD

As is the case with everything in our small neighborhood, every resident

should feel free to contact any Board member as to any issue or question

that you have about BCS3. Contact information for all the Board members is

located inside of this publication.

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CHARLESTOWN COLONY

(CHC) NOTES FROM THE BOARD

Happy Halloween!

Charlestown Colony is under new management. If you receive a deed

violation letter, please work quickly to resolve any home repair issues. The

new management company will be enforcing our deed restrictions to the

fullest extent allowed on a consistent basis.

COMMUNICATIONS:

Communications: The Associations will have the Inframark IMS TownSquare

website and downloadable app that will become the Charlestown Colony

Association’s official news channel for information, meeting notices and

announcements. The site is password protected and will host all governing

documents, policies and forms. Residents will have access to their own

Resident Portal to their Association account history, make payments

online, see open deed compliance items, set their account profile to receive

Association information via email, app or text, along with other options.

Customer Care: Inframark supports a team of trained personnel in the

Customer Care department. They are available from 7:30 AM to 6 PM by phone,

email or live chat from the www.inframarkims.com website. Customer Care

can answer general questions, make notations on your account or transfer

your call to the relevant department, such as Architectural Modifications or

Accounting.

ANNUAL HOA DUES:

Thank you to all who have paid your HOA dues! If HOA dues have not been paid

yet, expect a certified letter with penalties. In order to avoid additional costs

and fees, there are several options to make HOA payments. As of February 1 st ,

unpaid annual dues are considered delinquent and subject to late fees and

penalties. Our management company has new policies and procedures in

place to collect on past due HOA assessments. If these have not been paid yet,

please make every effort to pay or make a payment arrangement. The Board

worked diligently to maintain our HOA dues although the neighborhood

incurred additional expenses caused by the Artic Blast. There are several

payment options available.

GOT THE NEXTDOOR APP?

https://nextdoor.com/

It only takes a few minutes to sign up and it helps keep everyone informed on

current events in our area.

If you see something, say something, because we are our best defense against

crime and retaining our home values!

Report:

• Park Lights that are not working properly

• Safety issues in common areas

• Suspicious activity

• Abandoned Houses

• Homes where recovery efforts have not begun

• Other Violations of our Deed Restrictions

CONCORD COLONY

(CC) CONCORD COLONY REVIEW

UPCOMING EVENTS

Unfortunately due to the rise of DELTA/COVID we have decided to cancel all

of the fall/winter in person events. We were very much looking forward to

hosting NNO, Pot Luck in the Park and Cookies with Santa but wish to keep

everyones health in mind.

We have added a Spook-tacular Contest this year! We will have 2 houses in the

neighborhood crowned - Scariest and fall festive! They will receive a prize and

have a newly made yard sign placed in their yard for all to see. (Sign will be

installed and picked up 10/22 & 11/1)

• Please make sure your exterior Halloween decor is up and running. Winners

of our Spook-tacular contest will be announced 10/22!!

• We will be having our 2 nd annual Christmas Cheer contest! 3 homes will be

given gift cards from a grocery store just in time for Christmas dinner.

• Christmas Cheer winners will be announced 12/17!

• Though Concord Colony did have intentions of a community garage sale

(October 16 th -17 th ), with the rise of DELTA/COVID cases we suggest every

household proceed with caution. We do not encourage a community wide

garage sale, however households can choose to host one. Please be careful.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to our September winner of the Yard of the Month! THANK

YOU for keeping your yard and our community beautiful! Yard of the Month is

always and only announced on TownSquare for privacy reasons. There is only

1 more Yard of the Month award left for 2021!

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Our monthly HOA meetings are held virtually via ZOOM on the 2 nd Tuesday

of every month at 7 PM. Details are always and only shared on TownSquare

website/app. Signs are also placed at the entrance/exit of our neighborhood

as well as a reminder on Nextdoor.com. There is a call in option for those who

do not have ZOOM capabilities. We do have intentions of going back to in

person meetings one day.

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GEORGETOWN COLONY I

(GC1) NEWS FROM THE BOARD

DEED RESTRICTIONS

Please refer to our deed restrictions to avoid violations and fees. Here are

a few to avoid: RV’s, trailers, commercial vehicles parked for an excessive

amount of time in public view, growing agricultural, like corn in public view,

parking vehicles on your lawn, etc... Deed restrictions will be enforced

HOA ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW CHAIRPERSON OPEN POSITION

Anyone interested in serving as the HOA Architectural Review chairperson

and getting more involved in the community? If interested, please contact

Brian Rogers.

GARAGE AND YARD SALES

There is no City of Houston “garage sale permit.” The Office of the State

Comptroller regulates sales of this type. Residents are allowed to have only

two such sales within a twelve-month period. Any more than two and the

resident is recognized as a business and must obtain a sales tax permit from

the state.

YARD OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to homeowner Carmen Knezeak for earning the “Yard of the

Month.” Your hard work in maintaining a manicured lawn has paid off. You will

be the envy of your neighbors for a whole month.

HURRICANE SEASON

Hurricane season officially began June 1 st and ends on November 30 th . Always

be prepared by staying informed, planning and taking action. Visit www.

ready.gov/hurricanes for tips on preparing this season. Do not forget, FEMA

offers flood insurance to assist homeowners recovering from water ingress.

You can check with your homeowner’s insurance agent for details.

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VACATION WATCH

Did you know you can request a deputy to drive by and check on your house

during your vacation? Check out the Vacation Watch Program here: https://

bit.ly/2IfzXPo and submit a request.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Fall Spruce ups? Please submit an Architectural Review and Approval Form for

those home improvement projects impacting the appearance of your home

as seen from street view. Examples include new roof, exterior paint, fence,

outdoor home additions, landscaping, etc. All forms will be reviewed by

the HOA Board of Directors to ensure the improvements comply with GEO1

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STRAY CATS

To prevent an overpopulation of stray cats, please consider spay/neutering

your pets. Cats with clipped ears are part of the feral community program and

cannot be removed from their environment. TNR is an approved method of

feral or homeless cat population control by trapping, neutering and releasing.

If you need assistance with spay/neutering feral cats in your area, please

contact Theresa Caldwell at theresacaldwell10@yahoo.com or 832-489.8222.

All cats will Only be spayed and neutered and returned to their environment.

KEEPING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SAFE

Georgetown Colony supports our Harris County Sheriff patrol and contract

deputies keeping our neighborhood safe. Be vigilant and report suspicious

activity, by calling please the Sheriff’s Department, non-emergency line 713-

221-6000.

GEORGETOWN COLONY II

DEED RESTRICTIONS

We want to thank all of the homeowners in GCII who take the time and

expense to keep their property maintained! It shows pride in your ownership

and it keeps all of our property values up! Before doing home improvements,

please submit an Architectural Review Form to the Board for approval

prior beginning any exterior work. The forms may be obtained from SCS

Management at www.scsmngt.com or 281-463-1777.

REMINDERS FROM BOARD

Please remember that Georgetown Colony II homeowners must fill out ACC

forms for improvements to houses.

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JAMESTOWN COLONY NEWS

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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Make plans to attend the Annual National Night Out on October 5, 2021 at

the Section I and III Park. Meeting your neighbors and enjoy some food and

refreshments. 6-8 PM. Details to follow on Townsq.IO

NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE

October 16, 2021 - Neighborhood Garage Sale - Multiple Signs will be posted

at entrances. Great opportunity for a fall house cleaning. Your junk could be

someone’s prized treasure!

MONTHLY HOA MEETINGS

Monthly HOA meeting will continue to be held on the 3 rd Tuesday of the month.

Location will be broadcast via Townsq.io. Your input is very welcomed as the board

works to complete projects for 2021 including Perimeter Fence, Phase II of the

entrance / park landscaping and consolidation / upgrading of governing documents.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Looking to improve your home’s appearance as seen from the street by

replace your roof, fence, exterior painting, home additions, etc.? Please

submit an Architectural Control Form to PMG for the Architectural Control

Committee (ACC) to review and approve prior to starting the work. The

ACC Home Improvement Form can be found on Townsq.io under Tools,

Documents, Association Documents.

ASSOCIA / PMG CONTACT INFORMATION

If you need immediate assistance regarding concerns with the Neighborhood,

please contact Associa / PGM representatives Yvonne Rodriguez 713-329-

7164 or Erica Morgan 713-329-7186. If during non-business hours, please

leave a message.

VISIT US AT WWW.TOWNSQ.IO

For Jamestown Colony notifications and information. Please contact Erica

Morgan at emorgan@pmghouston.com if you have questions on your

account setup.

** The Board is looking for your input, please use the TownSq application to

share your thoughts on how you want us to proceed.

TRASH COLLECTION

Trash collected Monday and Thursday. Heavy Trash (two heavy items per

service day). Recycle Mondays.

LANGHAM CREEK COLONY

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ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS

If you have any special needs or questions concerning your assessment

statement, call Principal Management Group at 713-329-7100.

YORKTOWN COLONY

YARD OF THE MONTH

The winner for the month of September was 15210 Cabots Landing Drive.

The yard is well-groomed with a raised evergreen bed surrounding an oak

tree. There is an arrangement of floodlights to highlight the tranquil setting.

Thanks for keeping our neighborhood one to be proud of.

PUMPKIN PATCH OCTOBER 30 TH FROM 11 AM TO 1 PM AT THE PARK

Come join us for fun at the park. Please wear masks due to Covid. Children

are encouraged to wear their costumes. Pick and paint a pumpkin from the

patch. We will provide music, games, snack bags for children, a great prize for

the best costume and - of course - CANDY! Come out and enjoy all the fun. It

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SECURITY CONCERNS

If you hear unusual noises outside your home late at night, PLEASE do not go

outside to investigate. We do not recommend investigating alone in the dark.

Call 911 and let the police check out the problem. Your life is more important

than someone getting into your vehicle or trespassing. Lock your car doors

and remove valuable items. Please file police reports even if nothing was

stolen. This will help show HCSD how serious this problem is.

BE SAFE

If you see something, say something. Call the sheriff’s department, 713-

221-6000. The officers that patrol our neighborhood are contracted by us

and are here to protect us and our property. They have no concern of your

immigration status, so please call the sheriff’s department. Lock your car

doors and take your valuables out of your car.

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MUD 102

Stay informed with the MUD District and sign up with www.hcmud102.org

to receive emails.

ARCHITECTURAL AND MODIFICATION REVIEW

Planning improvements / changes to the front of your home or property?

Please remember when you are making modification to the exterior of or

home and or your property you must submit an application for approval

before the work begins. To submit a request, log in on pmghouston.com

website using My Account. On the top left side, you will click on Services

and Amenities and then click Architectural Review. There you can submit a

request.

For fabor, alludanos a conservar limpia nuestra colonia.rebisa, el frente y lado

de tu casa, recoje los botes de basura, no, dejes cosas que se miran mal; en tu

patio aci, bamos a evitar las cartas de h.o.a. muchas gracias. Juntos acemos

la diferencia.

Management Company, the contact is Shannon Abernathy 713-329-7130

s.abernathy@pmghouston.com.

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Spanish Speaking Board Member Contacts are;

Martha Muzquiz 832-563-2207

HAVE YOU LIKED US YET ON FACEBOOK?

Yorktown Colony now has a Facebook, www.facebook.com/

YorktownColonyNeighborhood. This is to keep each other informed on events

and happenings going on in the neighborhood. Inappropriate behavior will

not be tolerated. If anyone has anything they would like see on the site please

let us know.

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.

CODE KEY: B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC -

RED CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT

SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR

CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING

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HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE OR HAVE SALES PENDING

Total

$160-

$190’s

Bradford 1 1*

$190 -

$220’s

$220 -

$250s

Yorktown 4 1* 1 12

Concord 5 2 3

Jamestown 0

$250 -

$280s $280+

Charlestown 3 2 1

Georgetown 2 2

Langham 3 1 1 1

Savannah 4 1 3

Total

SOLD in the Last Three Months

$160 -

$190’s

$190 -

$220’s

$220 -

$250s

Bradford 3 1 2

Yorktown 1 1

Concord 6 2* 1 3

Jamestown 4 4

$250 -

$280s $280+

Charlestown 5 1 1 2 1

Georgetown 6 2 1 3

Langham 0

Savannah 2 1 1

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fun Things to do

AROUND TOWN...

9TH ANNUAL FALL

FESTIVAL & CRAFT SHOW

OCTOBER 2, 2021, 9 AM TILL 3 PM

5373 Franz Road, Katy, Texas 77449

Free Admission!!!! Shopping, Children’s Activities, Petting Zoo

and food! Bring the entire family and friends for a fun filled

day! Vendors contact Mary @ saintpaulschurch@charter.net.

ST. IGNATIUS OF

LOYOLA CATHOLIC CHURCH

FALL FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 2 ND , 12 PM - 7 PM

OCTOBER 3 RD , 12 PM - 6 PM

7810 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379

Live Auctions, Silent Auctions, raffle, craft fair, live entertainment, bingo, attic

treasures, food, drinks, games and fun! Questions email festival@silcc.org.

KATY WINE FEST

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021

The Katy Wine Fest is a must for any wine lover! Highlighting

a wide selection of wines from Texas and beyond, guests will

sample rare finds and unique vintages not found in your local

grocery store. We’re certain you’ll find a few new favorites!

Along with a fantastic selection of wine, the Katy Wine Fest

will feature local restaurants serving delicious light bites. For those more into hops

and barley, craft beer will be available for sampling. Live musical entertainment, a

wine pull, silent auction and Big Board auction featuring fantastic items will round

out the evening. Proceeds of the event will directly benefit the Brookwood Center

for Learning. The Katy Wine Fest is perfect for a special date night or Girls Night

Out. Mark your calendars, grab your tickets and join the Cinco Ranch Rotary for the

Katy Wine Fest! We look forward to seeing you there!

KATY RICE FESTIVAL

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 TH , 6 PM - 10 PM

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 TH , 10 AM - 10 PM

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 TH , 12 PM - 6 PM

Kick the weekend off Friday evening with live music, food

trucks and beer! Bring the family and enjoy a full day of

great craft vendors, live music, food trucks & much more!

There will be fun for the whole family, including a kids/teen zone, craft beer and

expanded food area. Free Shuttle Service to and from the Merrell Center all day!

https://www.katyricefestival.com/

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OCT. 2

OCT. 2-3

OCT. 3-31

OCT. 8

OCT. 8-10

PLYMOUTH UNITED CHURCH

PUMPKIN PATCH

OCTOBER 3 RD -31 ST ,

5927 Louetta Rd, Spring • plymouthunited.org

Pumpkins, Pet adoptions, local vendors, garage sales!

OCT. 9-10

OCT. 9-10

OCT. 9-

NOV. 28

BAYOU CITY ART

FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 9-10, 2021, 10 AM - 6 PM

Located along Allen Parkway

and Sam Houston Park

Tickets: www.artcolonyassociation.org

CHAPPELL HILL

SCARECROW FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 9-10

5070 Main St, Chappell Hill, TX 77426

TEXAS

RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

WEEKENDS & THANKSGIVING FRIDAY

OCTOBER 9 TH -NOVEMBER 28 TH ,

9 AM - 8 PM

Since 1974, there has been a magical

kingdom about an hour north of the Houston area, where

guests can step through the gates and enter an enchanted

world filled with kings and queens, knights and nobles, fairies

and elves, pirates and peasants and other fanciful delights.

www.texrenfest.com

OCT. 16

PICK-A-DILLY

CRAFT FAIR

St. Peter’s UMC •

20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy

OCTOBER 16, 2021, 9 AM - 4 PM

St. Peter’s 30 th annual craft fair will be just in time for

Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! Proceeds from

Pick-a-dilly Craft Fair and Silent Auction will benefit St.

Peter’s United Methodist Church Missions.

OCT. 17

TREAT STREET

OCTOBER 17 TH FROM 5-8 PM

Join Cinco Ranch Church of Christ for our

annual Treat Street on October 17 th from 5-8

PM. This free event is for our families to enjoy a

safe evening where our community gets to wear costumes, get

candy, enjoy a hot dog dinner and play in the bounce houses.

If you would like more information on this event, please visit

www.cincochurch.com/crkids. We can’t wait to see you there!

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OKTOBERFEST HOUSTON

OCTOBER 22 ND , 5 PM - 10 PM

OCT. 22-23

OCTOBER 23 RD , 12 PM - 10 PM

Join us for the 9th annual Oktoberfest Houston,

showcasing German and Texas culture in one

fantastic day! First 250 tickets sold are 50% off! The

Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007.

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE

HOLIDAY MARKET

OCT. 23

LADIES AUXILIARY OF

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON

OCTOBER 23, 2021

It’s Holiday Shopping Time! The Ladies Auxiliary

from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is holding their annual Gingerbread

Village Holiday Market on October 23, 2021! It is held at 6646

Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, TX 77086. The event opens at 9

AM and continues until 4 PM. Admission is free! Arts, crafts, unique

products and many, many more items will be featured. Get a head

start on your holiday shopping all in one place! A wonderful lunch

menu will be offered including barbecue pork sandwiches, baked

potatoes, etc. Come join the fun!

Aberdeen Green Community Garage Sale

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Come shop for great bargains in Aberdeen Green at West Road and Telge.

Southcreek Village Fall Garage Sale

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 nd , 7 AM-2 PM

Located in Copperfield between Longenbaugh and Queenston Rd.

Middlegate Fall Garage Sale

October 9 th - October 16 th as a rain date.

Located in Copperfield between Longenbaugh and West Rd.

Northmead Fall Garage Sale

Saturday, October 9, 2021, 7 AM to 3 PM

Rain date is October 16 th . Located in Copperfield off of West Road.

Lone Oak community garage sale

Saturday, October 9 th - Located at Barker Cypress and Longenbaugh.

OCT. 30

HOWL-O-WEEN

KATY DOG PARK

OCTOBER 30, 2021, 9 AM - 11 AM

Costume Contest, games, door prizes &

vendors Event entry is a donation of pet food

for our local shelter

Southdown Village Fall Garage Sale

Saturday October 9 th , 8 AM-2 PM

Located in Copperfield off of Longenbaugh near Hwy. 6

Westcreek Fall Garage Sale

Saturday October 9 th , 8 AM-2 PM - Barker Cypress and Longenbaugh area

Copper lakes Garage sale

October 9 th - Barker-Cypress, between Longenbaugh and West Road

Copper Village Fall Garage Sale

Saturday, October 9 th , 7AM to Noon - West Road - between Hwy 6 & Queenston

OCT. 30

EPIPHANY LUTHERAN

BOO BASH

OCTOBER 30, 2021, 3 PM - 5 PM

14423 West Rd, Houston, TX 77041

Drive-thru trunk or treat!

OKTOBERFEST

OCTOBER 30, 2021, 11 AM-9 PM

Family Fun Event at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic

OCT. 30 Church - International Food, Vietnamese, Pupusas,

Tacos, BBQ, Hotdogs, Desserts, Hamburgers, Funnel

cakes, Beer and Wine Garden, Music, Dance, Hayride,

Pumpkin Patch, Arts and Crafts, Hay Maze, Camel

Ride, Pony Ride Petting Zoo, Exotic Animal shows, Ice Skating

Performance by Paul and Gillian Schatz, Face painting, Games, Prizes,

Model Railway Train Exhibition, Bingo, Auction, Free Candy, and so

much more. Wear your favorite Saint Costume! Free Shuttle, Free

Parking, Free Entrance. See Bulletin or website for schedule and for

more details: www.seascatholic.org.

Berkshire Community Garage Sale

Saturday, October 16 th - Rain Date following Saturday, October 23 rd . Located off

of North Highway 6 between West Little York and Kieth Harrow Blvd. LOT’S OF

BARGAINS. DON’T MISS IT!

Eldridge Park Fall Community Garage Sale

Saturday, October 16 th , 7 AM until everything is gone. We are located at the

intersection of N. Eldridge Parkway and W. Little York (behind the Toshiba facility).

Jamestown Neighborhood Garage Sale

October 16, 2021 West Little York between Eldridge and Hwy 6

Hearthstone Fall Garage Sale

Saturday, October 16 th , 7AM-2 PM - Residents who participate set-up in their

garages or driveways. Located north of FM 529, east of Highway 6.

Copperfield Place Village Fall Garage Sale

October 23 rd - Located near Hwy 6 between Cherry Park and Glen Chase Dr.

Stonegate II Communities fall Garage Sale

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 7 AM-12 Noon

A map will be handed out at the Canyon Lakes West gatehouse on the day of the

garage sale. Located off Queenston between Barker Cypress and West Road

Sydney Harbour Fall Garage Sale

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 RD , 7AM-3 PM - Cypress Rosehill and Huffmeister.

Villages at Lakepointe Fall Community Garage Sale

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 8AM to Noon

Located off of West Little York (north side) and east of Eldridge

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fun crafts to do

for halloween

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1. Start with the right pumpkin.

Choose one that's fresh, with a sturdy stem, no bruises, and a

flat bottom so it won't roll while you carve.

2. Cut from the bottom, not the top. Michael

Natiello, pumpkin carving pro and creative director for The Great

Jack-o'-Lantern Blaze, says cutting your "lid" from the bottom of

the pumpkin helps prevent the sides from caving in later.

3. If you do carve from the top, cut out the lid

on an angle. This way it won't drop inside the pumpkin

when you put it back on top, like it would with a straight upand-down

cut. A boning knife should work well for this.

4. Scoop out all the pulp (and then some). You

can buy a special "claw" for pumpkin gutting, but an ice cream

scoop will do just fine. Thin the inner wall of the "face" area to

1¼-inch thick, so it will be easier to pierce the shell.

5. Sketch out your design on paper first. If you

draw your jack-o'-lantern face to size, Natiello says you can

use it as a pattern: Just tape it to the front of your pumpkin

and use a fork or pencil to poke holes along the lines you want

to carve. (Or save yourself from creative blocks by getting a

pumpkin carving kit, complete with a marker, scraper, cutting

tools, and pre-made patterns.)

6. Hold the pumpkin in your lap. It's easier to create

features when the face is gazing up at you. Natiello suggests

using a serrated kitchen knife or an X-Acto knife for carving,

but to make intricate designs, you could try using a small saw.

Just don't cut on a slant — clean up-and-down slices look best.

How to carve a pumpkin

7. Start by making simple rough cuts. If you get

the big pieces of pumpkin out of the way first, you can go back

and clean up the edges of your design later.

8. Use your scraps creatively. Make a tongue, pipe,

or hair accessories out of a discarded piece of pumpkin shell,

for example.

9. Keep your pumpkin fresh. Natiello recommends

spreading petroleum jelly on the cut edges to seal in moisture.

If your pumpkin still shrivels a few days later, you can revive it

with a facedown soak in cold water for up to eight hours.

10. Create a chimney. First, leave the lid on for a few

minutes while the candle burns. Then make a small hole where

the lid has blackened. Or, save yourself the stress and go with

battery-operated votives instead.

11. Sprinkle cinnamon inside the lid. That way,

when you light the candle, your jack-o'-lantern will smell like

a pumpkin pie. Yum.

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Hanging Bat Craft

Here’s a simple hanging bat craft for kids using empty toilet paper rolls. These

adorable cardboard tube bats are a great way for kids to help decorate for

fall or Halloween. They also make a great activity to go with the children’s

book, Stellaluna! (Free bat wing template is provided on website www.

buggyandbuddy.com.)

Materials for Bat Craft

Cardboard tube (We used an empty toilet paper roll.)

Tempera paint (black or brown) and paintbrush

Construction paper (black or brown)

Black pipe cleaners

Scissors

Single hole punch (This is my favorite! It can punch through multiple

sheets without making your hand sore!)

Glue

Googly eyes

Marker (We used black and silver Sharpies.)

Bat wing template (optional)

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6. Cut a black pipe cleaner in half. Twist one end of each pipe cleaner

through each punched hole.

7. To make the feet, snip off the last inch of each leg. Wrap the one-inch

piece of pipe cleaner around the bottom of each leg. Fold the middle part

of the foot to make a hook for hanging.

8. Hang your bat up for fall or Halloween!

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