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want to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we

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by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and the teens and their

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HELP US KEEP OUR COMMUNITY

SAFE AND CLEAN

We also have a website: copperbrookhoa.com and a facebook account.

Weekly and monthly inspections are done by our hired Inspection Team

“Twins Colors,” so if you see someone taking photos take the time to say

“Hi.”

DECOR OF THE SEASON:

Copperbrook Board has been handing out Beautiful Yard letters to

homeowners during inspections. Be a part of that trend as our community

begins to recover from last winter. We look forward to placing a beautiful

yard sign at your home and reaching out to you for advice on how to

share your information on keeping our landscaping in tip top shape.

Here is the schedule of awards:

Best Halloween Yard: October 31 st

Best Christmas Yard: December 25 th

POOL RULES AND PASSES:

Pool Hours Tuesday-Sunday: 6 AM - 10 PM

Cameras are active and monitored at all times, so please follow these set

rules.

We suggest you do not swim on Fridays before 9am as the pool inspector

will be utilizing chemicals to prepare for the weekend rush.

If you have not yet signed a waiver for pool access, there will be a $10-

$20 fee to access the pool. Contact Francesca Garcia at 832-265-8564 for

instructions on how to receive your cards. You may access the waiver at

copperbrookhoa.com. Have a safe and fun summer and please adhere to

the pool rules. No smoking, alcoholic beverages, extra guests, running,

improper behavior or violating any pool rules. These are printed at the

pool. Failure to comply will get your card deactivated.

Park Safety: Parents please accompany all children to the park and make

note the park closes at sundown. This area is monitored by our contract

deputies as well as our park/pool cameras.

VIOLATION LETTERS:

Our community is governed by CC&R’s. All HOA communities have their

own version of what is required to adhere to a cohesive look and maintain

the values of our properties. Governing documents are closely followed

by the HOA Board and Management along with Roach Law Firm. We ask

that you please become familiar with these restrictions and follow them

to avoid violation letters that can escalate to a 209 letter. 209’s letters are

accounts that are referred to the attorney. These letters are charged back

to your account, so please help us to avoid any letter getting to this point.

If you received a letter, the Board is willing to help you find a solution and

hear your concerns. You may attend any meeting via zoom by invitation

through our managing agent.

You may also email copperbrookhoa@gmail.com for a copy of the CC&R’s

or go to the website at copperbrookhoa.com.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH COMMITTEE:

If safety is a concern of yours, we have the perfect spot for you. We are

currently looking for more volunteers to be a part of the neighborhood

watch committee. Javier Garcia (832-689-9454) is currently working on

putting a plan together to attain “Block Captains” for each street. You get

notified via a group text concerning safety issues or suspicious activity.

Always contact non-emergency 911 when in doubt of suspicious activity

and know that MUD130 provides 3 full time contract deputies and 3-5

part time deputies for our district. It’s nice to live in a community that is

safe, but we know that living close to HWY6 can cause some challenges

at times. Keep your garage doors closed, cameras in working order and

front door lights on to help curtail crime in our neighborhood.

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS:

Surveillance cameras are installed at the pool house, both community

entrances and community park. HOA Board Members and Neighborhood

Committee head has access to the cameras 24-hours with notifications

alerts. The Board of Directors makes every effort in keeping this

community safe, but if you see something say something. Together we

can make a difference.

MONTHLY MEETINGS:

2 nd Thursday of every month via Virtual for homeowners at 5 PM. Contact

our managing agent for an invitation. We welcome homeowners to join

in and listen to all the exciting things the Copperbrook Board works on

a monthly basis.

WATER METERS:

Mud130 has EyeOnWater access to homeowners, which helps keep track

of your water usage. Visit www.eyeonwater.net and you will need your

zip code, account number and email to sign up. Let us know if you need

help getting this setup.

Have a safe summer and remember we are always here to answer any

questions. We look forward to meeting you soon.

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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.

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

Berkshire Community Garage Sale

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

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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

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5373 Franz Road, Katy, Texas 77449

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

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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. 8

OCT. 8-10

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Pumpkins, Pet adoptions, local vendors, garage sales!

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

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CHAPPELL HILL

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OCTOBER 9-10

5070 Main St, Chappell Hill, TX 77426

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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

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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!

OCT. 30

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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OCTOBER 30, 2021, 3 PM - 5 PM

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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,

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

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

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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.

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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

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Glue

Googly eyes

Marker (We used black and silver Sharpies.)

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yourself, you can use our bat wing template.)

3. Glue the wings onto the back of the cardboard tube.

4. Cut out some little triangles from your construction paper to make

ears. Glue these onto the bat, along with some googly eyes. Use a marker

to draw a mouth.

5. Punch two holes in the bottom of your cardboard tube. This is where

the legs will go.

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

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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.

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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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