Twin Lakes October 2021

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OCTOBER 2021

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FUN (AND YUMMY) TO EAT

HALLOWEEN MEALS

FUN THINGS TO DO

FESTIVALS/CRAFT SHOWS

JUST FOR FUN

HALLOWEEN CRAFTS

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TWIN LAKES HELPFUL NUMBERS

www.twinlakeshouston.com Webmaster: David Dronet • 713-937-9223

Joyce Evans – 713-253-6114

TWIN LAKES MANAGEMENT COMPANY - Crest Management

Liz - Community Manager 281-579-0761

Dale - Assistant Manager

DianNe - Account Rep.

HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION OFFICERS

President – Jonathan Katzen 713-302-9000

Vice President – Colin McHattie 832-359-5906

Secretary – Cyril Andalcio

Treasurer – Tim Napp 713-775-5276

Director – John Breen 713-504-4575

TLHOA CONTACTS

•Landscape Jonathan Katzen 713-302-9000

•Clubhouse Cyril Andalcio 713-504-4575

Emely McHattie 713-443-7357

•Tennis Courts Brenda Tolbert 713-703-5644

TWIN LAKES SECURITY

Entrance Security Gate - 713-466-1629

Security Officer’s Cell - 832-953-9918

TWIN LAKES - MISCELLANEOUS

Clubhouse Reservations Crest Management 281-579-0761

Post Office James Griffith Station 1-800-275-8777

9320 Emnora Lane

HPD Dispatch - Addicks Reservoir only 713-222-3131

Harris Co. Sheriff's Office (non-emergency line) 713-221-6000

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Truitt Middle School 281-856-1100

Cy-Ridge High School 281-807-8000

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Cable -Comcast Communications 713-341-1000

Electricity - Reliant Energy 713-207-7777

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Residential outage or service 713-207-2222

Gas - Centerpoint 713-659-2111

Gas Leak & Fire ONLY 713-659-3552

AT & T phones 1-800-288-2020

Trash & Recycling - Republic Services 713-726-7300

Water - Harris Country MUD #255

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TLWA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Carol Monahan 713-305-9809

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BACK TO SCHOOL

SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2021

ADULT AND CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTIES

More details to come.

CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN GET-TOGETHER

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2021, 5:30 PM

At the Twin Lakes Clubhouse

Children in costumes and their families will meet at the clubhouse before

they go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood.

“BOO” YOUR NEIGHBOR

LAUNCHING OCTOBER 1 ST THROUGH HALLOWEEN

This was a lot of fun last year! BOOing will launch October 1 st . We are

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(1) Each Twin Lakes neighbor obtains their own bag/box/container to fill

with family appropriate gifts and treats. A candle, baked goods, candy

and fall-themed decorations are some thoughtful, welcome gifts! Get

your bag stuffings now so you’ll be ready to roll October 1 st .

(2) You will also need to create a We’ve Been BOO’ed sign on an 8.5” x 11”

piece of paper. Don’t fret over this paper sign! It can be very simple. It’s

also great fun for children or artistic adults. When you receive a BOO bag

or gift, place the We’ve Been BOO’ed sign you created on your front door

in a visible place to let others know you’ve already received a gift.

Whether you want to initiate BOOing or want to wait until you get

BOO’ed, you will BOO two other Twin Lakes neighbors (one you know

and one you do not) who do NOT already have a BOO’ed sign on their

door.

TWIN LAKES MONDAY GAME NIGHT

The Twin Lakes Clubhouse will be available to any Twin Lakes residents

every Monday from 7 to 9 PM for an evening of Social Games. You and

your spouse/significant other are welcome to join us in playing Fun

Bridge, Mexican Train, Uno…or any other fun game that you and a group

of adult friends would like to play. We bring drinks and appetizers to

share.

You may contact Cyril Andalcio at cyril_andalcio@yahoo.com or Darlene

Marmottin at dmarmottin@sbcglobal.net to put your name on our

contact list and/or for more information. Looking forward to seeing you

at Monday Game Night!

TLWA CUPPA TEA & COFFEE CONNEXION

“Meeting for coffee,” tea or brunch has been a long-standing tradition

in Twin Lakes for building connections across the community. We meet

from 10 AM-noon every other Thursday either at a resident’s home or the

clubhouse. Contact Carol Monahan at 713-305-9809 if you would like to

be a host.

TWIN LAKES SHARE & PRAYER

The Share & Prayer group meets in person alternate Tuesday evenings

at 6:45 PM at 13403 Sundowner Drive. We chat and relax, taking time to

get to know each other and we grow in faith and friendship together!

All residents of Twin Lakes are welcome to join. Contact Patty Napp at

patricia.napp@woodgroup.com or Carol Monahan at 713-305-9809.

REGISTAR FOR THE

TWIN LAKES ONLINE DIRECTORY

We no longer have a printed Neighborhood Directory, so please sign up

to be in our Online Directory, which is a part of the Twin Lakes website.

To have access, one must register as follows:

• Call Crest Management at 281-579-0761 for the registration code - ask for

the Manager or Assistant for Twin Lakes. If you get voicemail, you should

get a call back within 24 hours. A quicker method of communication may

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e by email - dale@crest-management.com.

• Go to www.twinlakeshouston.com and click on the “Register” link.

• Complete the online Registration form. Every question does not need

to be answered.

The registration code is required at the bottom of this form. Click on

Submit.

• Your registration must be approved by an administrator. After approval

(normally within 24 hours), an email will be sent to you with your

username. Then create your own password using guidelines from the

email, including clicking on the link provided. Note: Be sure to save your

username and password.

• You may then log into the website by clicking on the “Login” link.

• The Resident Directory and other password-protected pages can be

found under the Residents’ link on the website’s menu.

• After your initial registration, you can update your profile by logging

into the website and clicking on “Your Profile.”

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1. If you have not registered, please do so.

2. If you have already registered, you can update your profile AFTER

logging into the website by clicking on “Your Profile.”

3. If you see names in the Resident Directory of those who no longer live

in Twin Lakes (perhaps neighbors who have moved), please email Joyce

Evans at jetevans@comcast.net and she will remove those names from

the website’s directory.

HARRIS COUNTY MUD NO. 255

The next meeting for the Harris County MUD No. 255 Board of Directors

is to be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 beginning at 12 Noon at the

offices of Smith, Murdaugh, Little & Bonham, L.L.P. located at 2727 Allen

Parkway, Suite 1100, Houston, TX, 77019. All residents are welcome to

attend.

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If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the

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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

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fun recipes for

for halloween

ghost pizza bagels

INGREDIENTS

8 slices mozzarella

8 mini bagels

1/2 c. marinara

4 black olives

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut

mozzarella slices into ghost shapes using

a paring knife. • Spread a thin layer of

marinara over pizza bagel and top with

ghost. • Bake until cheese is melty, 10

minutes. • Meanwhile, cut olives into

little pieces for eyes. Dot the ghosts and

serve.

www.delish.com

spooky grilled cheese

INGREDIENTS

butter

8 slices pumpernickel or dark rye bread

4 slices cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

1. Using a Halloween themed cookie

cutter, take four slices of the bread and

cut out the centers.

2. Heat butter in a griddle or skillet over

medium heat.

3. Cook the cut side pieces of bread and

the whole pieces of bread in the saute

pan for 3 minutes. Flip the whole piece

of bread, cover with a slice of cheese and

top with the un-cooked piece of cut-out

bread cooking an additional 3 minutes or

until the cheese is melted.

4. Serve.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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fun crafts to do

for halloween

www.goodhousekeeping.com

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

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